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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.

2018 Confer Dates:

  • Term 3 2017 – 19 March;
  • Term 1 2018 – 23 July; and
  • Term 2 2018 – 19 November.

2019 Confer Dates:

  • Term 3 2018 – 18 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.

Graduation ceremonies 2018
DateCeremonyCeremony TimeVenueRegistrations OpenRegistrations Close
Thursday, 15 March 2018Townsville2 pmThe VilleNovember 2017Midnight 19 February 2018
Tuesday, 17 April 2018Bundaberg2 pmMoncrieff TheatreJanuary 2018Midnight 26 March 2018
Thursday, 19 April 2018Gladstone2 pmGladstone Entertainment Convention CentreJanuary 2018Midnight 26 March 2018
Thursday, 10 May 2018Mackay2 pmMackay Entertainment and Convention CentreJanuary 2018Midnight 12 April 2018
Thursday, 31 May 2018Perth2 pmPerth Convention CentreJanuary 2018Midnight 3 May 2018
Thursday, 9 August 2018Sydney2 pmSydney International Convention CentreJanuary 2018Midnight 24 July 2018
Tuesday, 28 August 2018Rockhampton2 pmCQUniversity Community Sports Centre,
Rockhampton North Campus
January 2018Midnight 2 August 2018
Tuesday, 18  September 2018Cairns2 pmCairns Convention CentreJanuary 2018Midnight 30 August 2018
Thursday, 4 October 2018Noosa2 pmMaroochy RSLJanuary 2018Midnight 13 September 2018
Tuesday, 4 December 2018Rockhampton10 am*
Graduates from the School of Business and Law, School of Education and the Arts and School of Engineering and Technology.
CQUniversity Community Sports Centre,
Rockhampton North Campus
January 2018Midnight 23 November 2018
Tuesday, 4 December 2018Rockhampton3 pm*
Graduates from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences, School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences and all Doctoral graduates. 
CQUniversity Community Sports Centre,
Rockhampton North Campus
January 2018Midnight 23 November 2018
Wednesday, 12 December 2018Sydney2 pmSydney International Convention CentreJanuary 2018Midnight 23 November 2018
Friday, 14 December 2018Brisbane10 am*
Graduates from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences, School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences and all Doctoral graduates. 
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition CentreJanuary 2018Midnight 23 November 2018
Friday, 14 December 2018Brisbane2 pm*
Graduates from the School of Business and Law, School of Education and the Arts and School of Engineering and Technology. 
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition CentreJanuary 2018Midnight 23 November 2018
Monday, 17 December 2018Melbourne1.30 pmCrown MelbourneJanuary 2018Midnight 23 November 2018

*Please note the Rockhampton December and Brisbane December graduation ceremonies are split into two ceremonies based on academic school. Please check which academic school you belong to as this will indicate your ceremony time.

Graduation ceremonies 2019
DateCeremonyCeremony timeVenueRegistrations OpenRegistration Close
Tuesday, 2 April 2019Cairns2 pmCairns Convention CentreJanuary 2019Midnight 21 March 2019
Thursday, 4 April 2019Townsville2 pmThe VilleJanuary 2019Midnight 21 March 2019
Tuesday, 9 April 2019Noosa2 pmMaroochy RSLJanuary 2019Midnight 21 March 2019
Monday, 15 April 2019Bundaberg1.30 pmThe MultiplexJanuary 2019Midnight 25 March 2019
Tuesday, 30 April 2019Gladstone2 pmGladstone Entertainment CentreJanuary 2019Midnight 25 March 2019
Thursday, 9 May 2019Mackay2 pmMackay Entertainment and Convention CentreJanuary 2019Midnight 16 April 2019
Thursday, 30 May 2019Perth2 pmPerth Convention CentreJanuary 2019Midnight 16 April 2019
Tuesday, 13 August 2019Sydney2 pmThe StarJanuary 2019Midnight 2 August 2019
Thursday, 22 August 2019Rockhampton2 pmCQUniversity Community Sports Centre, Rockhampton Campus NorthJanuary 2019Midnight 2 August 2019
Friday, 6 December 2019Rockhampton

10 am*
Graduates from the School of Business and Law, School of Education and the Arts and School of Engineering and Technology

CQUniversity Community Sports Centre, Rockhampton Campus NorthJanuary 2019Midnight 28 November 2019
Friday, 6 December 2019Rockhampton3 pm*
Graduates from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences, School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences and all Doctoral graduates.  
CQUniversity Community Sports Centre, Rockhampton Campus NorthJanuary 2019Midnight 28 November 2019
Monday. 9 December 2019Melbourne1.30 pmCrown MelbourneJanuary 2019Midnight 28 November 2019
Wednesday, 11 December 2019Sydney2 pmThe StarJanuary 2019Midnight 28 November 2019
Friday, 13 December 2019Brisbane10 am*
Graduates from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences, School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences and all Doctorate graduates 
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition CentreJanuary 2019Midnight 28 November 2019
Friday, 13 December 2019Brisbane2 pm*
Graduates from the School of Business and Law, School of Education and the Arts and School of Engineering and Technology 
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition CentreJanuary 2019Midnight 28 November 2019

*Rockhampton December and Brisbane December graduation ceremonies will be split into two ceremonies based on academic school – this will happen automatically at registration. Please check which academic school you belong to as this will indicate your ceremony time.