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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.

2019 Confer Dates:

  • Term 3 2018 – 25 March;
  • Term 1 2019 – 29 July; and
  • Term 2 2019 – 25 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 Course Advice Team at spc@cqu.edu.au. The University reserves the right to close registrations for specific ceremonies when venue capacity is reached.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Conferral Date is the date on which you are officially conferred with your award. This date will be printed onto your testamur (certificate) and academic history and is the date when you are officially recognised as a CQUniversity graduate.

You cannot register for graduation until you have been conferred with your degree. Conferral dates are also published in the Key Dates Calendar.

For any enquiries relating to the conferral of your degree, please contact the Course Advice team on spc@cqu.edu.au.

Access the "My Graduation" tile in MyCentre and follow the prompts to complete the Graduation Registration. If you have forgotten your password or you are having difficulties accessing MyCentre, you will need to speak with the IT Helpdesk and they will reset your password for you or assist in resolving your issues. The contact number is 1300 666 620. If you are a VET student you will need to be registered manually. Please email the Awards and Results Team at aar@cqu.edu.au and include which graduation ceremony you would like to attend, along with your head circumference and height in centimetres.

Graduates may attend a Graduation Ceremony that occurs on a date after the end of the relevant GEP. A condition of attendance at a CQUniversity Graduation Ceremony is that studies must have been completed in accordance with the relevant timelines that apply to each respective ceremony. Other restrictions may apply to some ceremonies. CQUniversity graduates are permitted to attend a ceremony at any of the locations we host.

With your Graduation Registration fee, you automatically receive two complimentary guest tickets (you as a graduate do not require a ticket). Depending on venue capacity, additional tickets may be available for purchase. If so, the Graduation team will send information regarding additional tickets via the Ceremony Information Sheet emailed to all registered students for a ceremony, following the ceremony closure date. Please do not contact the Graduation team in regards to these additional tickets, as they will not be released earlier. Tickets are sold on a first in, first served basis, so we recommend purchasing these tickets as soon as we send the purchasing link through to the graduate via the Ceremony Information Sheet, to avoid disappointment.

To attend a Graduation Ceremony, the Graduation Registration fee is $160.00. This fee includes your attendance to the ceremony, the hire of your academic regalia, your mortarboard (hat) which we gift to you to keep, light refreshments after the ceremony and two complimentary guest tickets (you as a graduate do not require a ticket). This registration fee is a standard fee for all graduates. No reductions to this fee will be made, irrespective of regalia you may already own.

You must still complete an electronic Graduation Registration via MyCentre. You can choose to either collect your testamur - available from the Awards and Results Office, Building 2, CQUniversity North Rockhampton campus only - at no cost or have your testamur mailed (testamurs are sent by registered post). Costs differ if you elect for the testamur to be mailed within Australia or mailed to an overseas address. For any enquiries relating to the printing or posting of your testamur, please contact the Awards and Results team on aar@cqu.edu.au.