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Graduation ceremony schedules

Dates and times of ceremonies may be subject to change without notice and this document will be updated with any amendments as soon as possible. The University, its agents and employees are not liable for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from the possession, publication, use of or reliance on information obtained from this document. It is provided in good faith without express or implied warranty. Graduates are advised to complete Graduation Registration for ceremony attendance as soon as possible after being conferred. Please note that you cannot complete the Graduation Registration until you have been conferred with your degree.

2017 Confer Dates:

  • Term 3 2016– 20 March;
  • Term 1 2017 – 24 July; and
  • Term 2 2017 – 20 November.

Please be aware of the conferral dates as above and ensure you register for the graduation ceremony of your choosing prior to the registration closure date.

For more information regarding the conferral of your degree, please email the Student Course and Careers spc@cqu.edu.au. The University reserves the right to close registrations for specific ceremonies when venue capacity is reached.

Graduation ceremonies 2017
DateCeremonyVenueRegistrations Close
Thursday 30 March 2017Gladstone
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre
Midnight 22 March 2017
Thursday 4 May 2017Mackay
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre
Midnight 12 April 2017
Wednesday 12 July 2017Perth
Perth Convention Centre
Midnight 20 June 2017
Wednesday 9 August 2017
Townsville
Rydges South Bank Townsville
Midnight 26 July 2017
Thursday 10 August 2017CairnsCairns Convention CentreMidnight 26 July 2017
Thursday 24 August 2017RockhamptonCQUniversity Community Sports Centre, Rockhampton North CampusMidnight 2 August 2017
Tuesday 12 September 2017SydneySydney International Convention CentreMidnight 22 August 2017
Tuesday 26 September 2017BundabergMoncrieff Theatre and Civic CentreMidnight 5 September 2017
Thursday 28 September 2017NoosaMaroochy RSLMidnight 7 September 2017
Tuesday 5 December 2017RockhamptonCQUniversity Community Sports Centre, Rockhampton North CampusMidnight 24 November 2017
Monday 11 December 2017MelbourneCrown MelbourneMidnight 24 November 2017
Wednesday 13 December 2017SydneySydney International Convention CentreMidnight 24 November 2017
Friday 15 December 2017Brisbane Morning 10.00am Ceremony
(School of School of Health,Medical and Applied Sciences, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Futures and All PhD graduates)
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition CentreMidnight 24 November 2017
Friday 15 December 2017Brisbane Afternoon 2.00pm Ceremony
(School of Business and Law, School of Education and the Arts, School of Engineering and Technology)
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition CentreMidnight 24 November 2017


You will be advised of the time of your graduation ceremony upon registration closure for that particular ceremony.

Graduation ceremonies 2018
DateCeremonyVenueRegistrations OpenRegistrations Close

Thursday 15 March 2018

TownsvilleThe Ville

November 2017

Midnight 19 February 2018

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Bundaberg

Moncrieff Theatre

January 2018

Midnight 26 March 2018

Thursday 19 April 2018

Gladstone

Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre

January 2018

Midnight 26 March 2018

Thursday 10 May 2018

Mackay

Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre

January 2018

Midnight 12 April 2018

Thursday 31 May 2018

Perth

Perth Convention Centre

January 2018

Midnight 3 May 2018

Thursday 9 August 2018

Sydney

Sydney International Convention Centre

January 2018

Midnight 24 July 2018

Tuesday 28 August 2018

Rockhampton

CQUniversity Community Sports Centre,

Rockhampton North Campus

January 2018

Midnight 2 August 2018

Tuesday 18  September 2018

Cairns

Cairns Convention Centre

January 2018

Midnight 30 August 2018

Thursday 4 October 2018

Noosa

Maroochy RSL

January 2018

Midnight 13 September 2018

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Rockhampton

CQUniversity Community Sports Centre,

Rockhampton North Campus

January 2018

Midnight 23 November 2018

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Sydney

Sydney International Convention Centre

January 2018

Midnight 23 November 2018

Friday 14 December 2018

Brisbane

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

January 2018

Midnight 23 November 2018

Monday 17 December 2018

Melbourne

Crown Melbourne

January 2018

Midnight 23 November 2018

You will be advised of the time of your graduation ceremony upon registration closure for that particular ceremony.