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Veronica Flores (Bolivia) - Graduate from Master of Business Administration & Master of Global Project Management at Adelaide Graduation Ceremony 2018.


Torrens University Australia and Think Education Graduation Ceremonies

Your graduation ceremony is the moment to celebrate all your hard work, sacrifices and effort you have gone through to complete your degree.

Torrens University Australia and THINK Education holds four (4) annual Graduation ceremonies in different cities and times of the year so our students have the opportunity to join in the location of their convenience.

Graduation Information

Melbourne Graduation Ceremonies 2021

We are thrilled to announce we will be holding graduation ceremonies in person in 2021.  

Our next graduation ceremony for 2021 will be in Melbourne - Victoria on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th of August. 

Your graduation day is a special celebration to recognise your achievements alongside your peers, academics, family and friends, however, as we have become accustomed to in the past year, circumstances may change in line with the latest health advice from State or Federal Governments. We will promptly inform you of any changes that may affect you. 

In the meantime, we look forward to welcoming you to your graduation ceremony. 

Important details you need to know about your important day: 

How do I know if I will be invited to the Melbourne graduation ceremony?

Once your course completion is approved and Student Finance has confirmed you do not have any outstanding monies owed to the university, you will be invited to the graduation ceremony according to the residential address we have for you on file. This means the state of your mailing address.  

If your mailing address state in our system is VIC or TAS, you will be invited to the Melbourne graduation ceremony 2021. 

As the Melbourne graduation ceremony in 2020 was cancelled, whilst you were also invited to the Graduation Without Borders celebration, you will also be invited to attend the 2021 graduation ceremony. 

For more information, please check the 'Invitation' and 'FAQ' tab. 

When will I receive more information about the Melbourne graduation ceremony 2021?

We will notify all eligible graduands with a pre-grad notification outlining all the information you need to know before you get your official invitation. The communication will be sent to your personal email address registered on our system. 

Please make sure your contact details are up to date as some graduands miss their graduation ceremony due to outdated contact details in our system. 

If you do not have access to the Student Portal anymore, please contact Records and Results team.

When should I expect the official invitation to the Melbourne graduation ceremony?

Your invitation and academic documents are dependent on your graduand approval and university fees being fully paid. 

Your official graduation invitation will be sent five (4) weeks before the graduation day to your personal e-mail address*: 12th of July. The last day to confirm attendance or RSVP is by 4th of August

*No physical invitations will be sent to postal addresses

When will I receive my academic documents?

Vocational students – Once you have finished your final subjects, our Examination Committee will finalise your results and determine the successful completion of your course. If successful, they will sign off on your completion. 

Your documents (including Academic Transcript, Transcript of Results and Testamur) will be posted to you within 30 days of approval. 

Higher Education students – In order to receive your final documents, we need to ensure you have been through all of the appropriate approvals from our Examination Committee and Academic Board. Once these have been approved, your award will need to be conferred at your graduation ceremony. 

If you do not wish to attend the graduation ceremony, you can choose to graduate in Absentia. Your award will be conferred in your absence and will be posted to you within 30 days of conferral day. Please check the 'Graduating in Absentia' tab. 

Important note: The awards of higher education Melborurne graduands will be conferred on the graduation day. The Records and Results Team will be posting your graduation documentation 30 calendar days from the 13th of August 2021.

All details surrounding completion documents are available on the Results page. 

Where will my graduation documents be posted to?

The Records and Results Team will be posting the graduation documentation of all higher education students who graduate in Melbourne graduation ceremonies to the residential address registered in the system within 30 days of conferral date.

It is very important that you ensure all your details are updated and correct such as:

  • First Name
  • Middle Name
  • Last Name
  • Personal e-mail address
  • Mobile number
  • Postal/Mailing/Residential address

To update any of the contact details above please complete the ‘Change of Details’ form, and email the Records and Results team with the supporting documentation (if required).  

Important note: Attending the ceremony is optional but receiving your academic documents are dependent on your university fees being fully paid. The final day for Melbourne graduands to pay outstanding fees and update contact details such as Name, E-mail address, Mobile, Mailing Address is the 7th of July 2021.

If graduates are not receiving academic documents on the day, what do I receive instead on the graduation day?

All Melbourne graduates will receive their academic documents by post, so on your graduation day, you will receive a ‘Congratulations Graduation’ folder on stage in place of your testamur.

How much is the graduation fee?

The graduation fee is $150 per student. This fee includes:

  • your place at the ceremony; 
  • hire of academic regalia; 
  • a trencher/graduation hat for you to keep; 
  • a printed booklet outlining the graduation program;
  • a digital photo of you on this special day taken by a professional photographer.
  • Two (2) guest included* - This may change if ceremonies are reaching capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions.

*Children older 5 years old may attend in addition to allocated guest tickets

How do I pay my graduation fee?

The registration to the Melbourne graduation ceremony and payment of your graduation fee has to be done through the online invitation we will send you to your personal email address.  

In the registration link, you will be able to pay your graduation fee. 

Please do not pay through the University portal otherwise you will need to request a refund of your payment and pay again via the link provided. 

Do I have to pay the graduation fee if I am not attending the ceremony?

No, the graduation fee is only paid if you confirm your attendance at the face-to-face graduation ceremony that will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

What happens if I cannot attend the Melbourne graduation ceremony 2021?

If personal circumstances do not allow you to attend the Melbourne graduation ceremony, you will have other two (2) options to select on the registration link:

  • Decline the invite- For Higher Education graduands means that they are opting to graduate in absentia and academic documents will send by post. Please see the 'Graduating in Absentia' tab for more information.
  • Change of Date- You can select to change to attend the Adelaide graduation ceremony on November 23 or any ceremony in 2022*, however, If you are a Higher Education graduand and postpone your ceremony you will not receive your graduation documents (certificate & transcript) until the ceremony you have selected to attend. 

Please note you have until the 4th of August to RSVP to the option best suits you.

*The exact dates will be published in January 2022

How do I request to attend the 2021 Melbourne graduation ceremony?

Please contact Records and Results before the 7th of July 2021 to change your graduation ceremony location. 

When are the times and venue details of Melbourne graduation ceremony 2021?

  • City of the ceremony: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Venue: MCEC - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Ceremony Dates and Times per Faculty:
    • Design - 11th of August 2021 at 11 AM
      • Graduand Registration*: 9 AM  to 10 AM
      • Guest Registration starts from time: 10 AM
      • Estimated event finish time: 1 PM
      Education and Health - 11th of August 2021 at 5 PM
      • Graduand Registration*: 3 PM to 4 PM
      • Guest Registration starts from time: 4 PM
      • Estimated event finish time: 7 PM
    • Business and Hospitality - 12th of August 2021 at 11 AM
      • Graduand Registration*: 9 AM  to 10 AM
      • Guest Registration starts from time: 10 AM
      • Estimated event finish time: 1 PM

*Late arrivals will not be allowed to enter the graduation ceremony

What is the agenda of the day for the Melbourne graduation ceremony?

We are in the process of getting everything ready for this special day. As we do not have the exact times yet, under the 'Ceremony' tab you can find how a typical graduation day usually runs.

Are guests allowed at the ceremony?

Yes, we are now able to extend the graduation invitation to your friends and family. 

You are able to register a maximum of 2 guests, however, this may change if ceremonies are reaching capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

Children under five (5) years old do not need a guest ticket.

If you cannot join the event in person, the complete ceremony will be also live-streamed as well as recorded for your families and friends to watch in real-time or at a later date. The link will be provided closer to the graduation day

How do the guests' tickets work?

We are now able to extend the invitation to your friends and family. Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions and venue capacity we are only able to offer two guest tickets per graduand.

On the invitation link, you will need to provide the First Name and Last name of any guests you wish to invite (Maximum 2). Children under five (5) years old do not need a guest ticket. Please note that if restriction circumstances change TUA reserves the right to increase or decrease guest numbers.

Further guest tickets may become available for purchase closer to your graduation ceremony. We will email you if the opportunity arises to purchase more tickets.

On the graduation day, we do not issue guests tickets however your guests will need to supply their name at guest registration. Guest registration desk opens a different times than graduands times. Please carefully check the information on your invitation.

Is the ceremony going to be live-streamed?

Yes, the complete ceremony will be live-streamed as well as recorded for your families and friends to watch in real-time or at a later date. The link will be published in the 'Key Dates' section closer to the graduation day otherwise click here*.

*No password required on the day

If I cannot attend the ceremony, would it be possible to get the graduation hat and the booklet?

The graduation hat is only for graduands confirming attendance on the graduation day. We use a 3rd party provider who supplies these on the day. 

A digital version of the program will be made available to all graduates in the weeks following graduation. You will be able to download the program from the 'Gallery' tab. 

What should I wear for my graduation day?

You can find all the information under the 'Regalia' tab. 

Can I leave the venue with my academic regalia to have pictures taken with my family?

If you want to leave the venue, you will need to return your academic regalia first. 

I am a higher education graduand but I am not allocated to the Melbourne ceremony and I need my academic documents. What should I do?

You have until the 7th of July 2021 to submit your application to graduate in absentia. Please carefully read the information under the 'Graduating in Absentia' tab. If you did not submit your application, you will need to wait until the Adelaide graduation ceremony for your award to be conferred.

What are the deadlines that I need to keep in mind?

Key dates for Melbourne Graduation Ceremony 2021
Deadline Event Status
Tuesday, July 5, 2021 Pre-grads notification with all the information Melbourne graduands need to know about coming graduation ceremony Done
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
  • Final day for you to update your contact details
  • Final day to pay outstanding such as course/subject fees and/or library fines (the graduation fee is not part of the university fees)
  • Final day to request a change of ceremony location
  • Final day to submit the application to graduate in absentia
Closed
Monday, July 12, 2021 Official graduation invitation for the Melbourne ceremony was sent to the graduand's personal e-mail address to confirm attendance and pay the graduation fee Done
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

RSVP / confirm attendance to Melbourne Graduation Ceremony 2021 by Wednesday 4th and pay the graduation fee. Date and time are based on Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). 

With the ever-changing restrictions due to COVID, TGES reserves the right to update the Terms and Conditions of registration without notice to the Applicant.

The registration site is closed due to major updates
Thursday, August 5, 2021 Receive barcode and information about ceremony day Not started
Monday, August 9, 2021 Receive a live-stream link to share with family and friends, otherwise, click here to access the link (no password required on the day) Not started
Friday, August 13, 2021 Start of delivery of academic documents of all higher education graduates.  Not started

To be eligible to graduate, you will need to have successfully:

  • Completed the total number of subjects (core and electives) required to complete your award.
  • Paid all your fees with the university including Library fees.
  • Provided all documents required for graduation, for example, your verified USI or placement completion documents (IF your award requires these documents).
  • Updated your personal contact information at the Student Portal, such as mailing address, personal e-mail address and mobile phone.

The next step in assessing your eligibility to graduate is academically assessing your work against the course requirements. If this assessment is successful you will proceed to graduation.

The assessment and approval process involves the review by the Examination Committee (VET/Vocational AND Higher Education students) and ratification by the Academic Board (Higher Education students only) prior to the conferral of the award to ensure that the student met all course requirements.

Please refer to the 'Graduation and Certification Policy' that can be found on the links below or contact Student Services for further information.

Where and When is my graduation ceremony?

You have successfully completed your studies and approved as Graduand, congratulations! You'll be invited to attend the ceremony in your nearest state. For instance: If your mailing address state we have in the system is NSW, you will be invited to the Sydney Graduation Ceremony. Please see the table below for your reference:

The state where I reside and I have in the Student Portal is... So, I will be invited to... And the 2021 ceremony is on
New South Wales (NSW), Australian Capital Territory (ACT) OR Overseas Sydney 21-22 April 2021*
Queensland (QLD) OR Northern Territory (NT) Brisbane 29-30 June 2021*
Victoria (VIC) OR Tasmania (TAS)

Melbourne

11-12 August 2021*

South Australia (SA) OR Western Australia (WA)

Adelaide 23 November 2021*

*As we have become accustomed to in the past year, circumstances may change in line with the latest health advice from State or Federal Governments. We will promptly inform you of any changes that may affect you.

We highly recommend you to not do any travel arrangements until you have been approved as a graduand. 

Can I change the location of my graduation ceremony?

Yes, you can change and attend to any location of your preference as long as you have been approved as a Graduand and met all the requirements.

You can request the change of location up to six (6) weeks before the ceremony. Please contact the Records and Results Team to submit this request.

We highly recommend you to not do any travel arrangements until you have been approved as a graduand. 

When do I receive the invitation to my graduation ceremony?

The invitation to your graduation ceremony will be sent to your personal email address registered in the system five (5) weeks before the graduation date. You will also receive an SMS* notification so you are aware of when the invitation was sent.

*Noting: SMS will only be sent to Australian mobile numbers.

My family is abroad and they want to come to my graduation ceremony. Is it possible to get a letter from the university so they can apply for their visa?

No, these letters are not issued by any of our colleges. Please refer to the Home Affairs website for further information. 

Why haven't I been invited to the ceremony?

Please check the personal e-mail address you have registered in the Student Portal, your invitation might have landed in your spam/junk/promotional/social folder.

If you didn't find it in there continue with the following checklist:

  • Check your personal contact information is up-to-date in the Student Portal, such as mailing address, personal e-mail address and mobile phone.
  • Check you completed the total number of subjects (core and electives) required to complete your award. If you are not sure, please contact your Program Director.
  • Check you don't have outstanding fees with the university including Library fees. The graduation fee is not an outstanding fee. If you are not sure if you owe money to the university, please contact Student Finance.
  • Check you provided all documents required for graduation, for example, your verified USI or placement completion documents (IF your award requires these documents), please contact your Program Director.

If you are unsure about any of the options mentioned above, this might be the reason you have not received an invitation. Please contact Student Services to request further information. 

How do I reserve my place at the ceremony?

If you have been successfully approved as a Graduand and your contact details are correct in the system, you will receive an email to the personal e-mail address you have registered on your Student Portal.

The link on the e-mail will take you to the registration site of your ceremony. Follow the steps within the email to proceed with the payment of your graduation fee.

Please be aware that you need to register before the deadline otherwise you won’t be allowed to attend the ceremony.

It is vital you verify your contact details, as the main reason students miss the graduation ceremony is due to outdated contact details in the system. Please check the 'Preparing to graduate' section on the right-hand side of this page.

How much is the graduation ceremony fee and what is included in it?

The graduation fee is $150 per student. This fee includes your place at the ceremony; hire of academic regalia; a trencher/graduation hat for you to keep; a program of the day and a digital photo of you on this special day.

How do I pay my graduation ceremony fee?

Please pay the graduation fee on the link provided on the invitation. Do not pay on the University portal, otherwise, the payment won't be transferred to your graduation fee. 

How many guests can I invite to the ceremony?

We are hopeful that we will be able to extend a graduation invitation to your friends and family, however, due to the everchanging circumstances and state/territory laws surrounding the current Covid-19 pandemic, we cannot guarantee guests will be permitted to attend.

Guest attendance will be in accordance with state/territory Covid-19 restrictions and venue Covid-19 restrictions.

You will be advised during registration of the possibility of guests attending your graduation ceremony

Where do I collect my tickets for graduation?

On the day of the event, you will need to show the confirmation e-mail of your registration and/or QR code sent after you confirmed attendance and paid the graduation fee. 

I'm having trouble making payment of my graduation fee, who should I contact?

Please contact National Events Team.

If I do not reply to the graduation invitation, how do I get my academic documents?

If you are a Higher Education student, you will be graduated in absentia. For more information about this, please check the 'Graduating in Absentia' tab.

If you are a Vocational student who has been approved as Graduand and you have not received your documents yet please contact Student Services.

Please make sure your information is updated in the Student Portal / My Account otherwise we cannot guarantee the delivery of your documents to the correct mailing address (academic documents cannot be sent by e-mail). For more information, please check the 'Results' page

How can I register for my graduation ceremony?

Five (5) weeks before the graduation day you will receive an email to your personal email address you have registered in the Student Portal. This email will have a link to click on it to register your attendance and pay for your graduation fee.

If you no longer have access to your Student Portal, please contact Student Services to update your details. Attach the 'Change of Details' form that can be found here.

How long is the ceremony?

The ceremony is approximately two (2) to two and a half (2.5) hours, however, please take into consideration that we will ask you to arrive earlier so you can get your academic regalia.

How is a typical Torrens University Australia and Think Education graduation day?

The exact time schedule of the day will be sent after the RSVP has closed, however, the usual routine of the day is:

Registration: Check-in of graduands. Only graduands are to be present at the registration area.

Guest Registration: If guests are permitted to attend they will also have to register when they arrive. This will be detailed in your ceremony reminder email closer to the graduation day.

Gowning: After you have registered, you will proceed to the academic robing area.

Cloakroom: All graduands are required to leave any belongings in the cloakroom. To prevent accidents while students walk up to the stage, only mobile phones are allowed to be held during the ceremony.


Graduand registration closes- Graduands who arrive late will not be allowed to enter the ceremony from this point onwards.


Briefing: All graduands are required to go to the main room where important information about the ceremony will be provided.

Ceremony: The ceremony will be approximately two (2) hours. As a sign of respect to other graduands, academics, speakers, and sponsors we require all attendees to stay until the end of the ceremony.

Photography: A professional photographer will be available on the day. A digital photo of you on stage is included in your graduation fee. You will be able to purchase further photography packages from them if you wish to. If you want to take pictures outside the venue, you will need to return your academic dress first.

Can I leave the venue with the academic regalia?

No. If you want to leave the venue please return the academic regalia you have rented for the day.

What is academic/graduation regalia?

The academic regalia is the academic dress you will wear to receive your award on your graduation ceremony. The robe is called gown and the hat is called mortarboard, the hood and stoles are to distinguish your faculty and degree.

Please find below the academic regalia depending on the course you are graduating from:

Degree Academic Regalia
All Vocational courses, Higher Education Associated degree, and Diplomas Black gown and black mortarboard. View here*
Bachelor degree  Black gown and black mortarboard and colour hood. View here*
Graduate Certificate & Graduate Diploma degrees Black gown and black mortarboard and colour stole. View here*
Master degree Black gown and black mortarboard and colour hood with white trim. View here*

*Please note the academic regalia photos are for reference only

Am I able to hire academic/graduation regalia (gowns/robes, hood, stoles, hats, bonnets etc.)?

Hiring academic/graduation regalia will be only available on the graduation ceremony day. This service will be included in your graduation fee. Please return your academic regalia at the end of the ceremony, except your graduation hat, that one is for you to keep. 

Can I purchase the academic/graduation regalia from the University?

At the moment we do not sell any academic regalia garments.  

You can use the academic regalia photos as a reference and look for an academic regalia provider in your prefered browser.

Which colour identifies my faculty?

Torrens University is very proud to have programs in 5 different verticals/faculties Business, Design, Education, Health and Hospitality. The colours that identify each faculty are:

  • Faculty of Business - Gold
  • Faculty of Design - Pink
  • Faculty of Education - Blue
  • Faculty of Health - Purple
  • Faculty of Hospitality - Teal

What is the dress code for the ceremony? 

As this is a formal event, we suggest you wear smart casual attire that allows you to be comfortable the whole day with the academic regalia on top.

Please note that the graduation venue has varied surfaces and there are a number of ramps and stairs to negotiate during the ceremony, so please wear appropriate footwear. No thongs allowed.

Can I wear my cultural attire with my academic/graduation regalia? 

Graduates are welcome to wear cultural attire that represents their cultural traditions and beliefs. Make sure you wear the academic regalia as well.

We encourage any Aboriginal or/and Torres Strait Islander graduate to wear the stole we have available with any of these 2 origins.

What is Graduating in Absentia?

Graduating in Absentia means that you are a Higher Education (HE) student and your degree will be conferred at the academic board OR graduation ceremony but you will not be attending in person.

Who can graduate in Absentia?

Only Higher Education (HE) students who have been approved as Graduands.

This option is not available for Vocational (VET) students as their awards do not need to be conferred.

Does Graduating in Absentia speed up the delivery of my academic documents?

NO. Your degree needs to be conferred at the academic board. The testamur and academic transcripts will be posted to the postal address you have registered in the Student Portal within 30 calendar days after the ceremony. 

If I graduate in absentia, can I attend another Graduation Ceremony?

NO. Students who graduate in absentia will not be invited to attend a future Graduation Ceremony for that same qualification.

NOTE: Excepting 2020 Graduates whose ceremonies were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

How can I apply to graduate in absentia?

Before applying you need to make sure:

  • You have met all your course requirements.
  • You have successfully completed all your subjects/units
  • You do not have outstanding fees with the university
  • You are an approved graduand

Once you have completed the above requirements please fill your 'Application to Graduate in Absentia form' and send it to Records and Results Team before the deadline (check Key Dates section on the right) so your award can be conferred on the next Academic Board. 

You can find the 'Application to Graduate in Absentia in the links below

Find TUA - 'Application to Graduate in Absentia' Form here

Find Think - 'Application to Graduate in Absentia' Form here

You will need to send your form before the deadline so your degree can be conferred at the next academic board.

What happens after I send my application to graduate in absentia?

In order to graduate in absentia, for all High Education students, results are reviewed by the Examination Committee and ratified by the Academic Board prior to the conferral of the award to ensure that the student met all course requirements. 

We will be able to send you documents just until you have been approved as Graduand. 

Once you have been approved, your award will be conferred at the next academic board. Your academic documents will be sent within 30 calendar days after the academic board meeting.

In the meantime, please make sure you don't have any outstanding fees with the University and your information is updated in the Student Portal otherwise we cannot guarantee the delivery of your academic documents.

If you want to find out more, please visit the Results page or contact Student Services.

Where will my documents be sent?

Your academic documents will be sent to the Residential Address you have registered at the Student Portal.

Please refer to the Results page for further information.

When do I get to graduate?

Once you have met the course rules, you will be identified as a potential graduand. Your Program Director will review your completed subjects against the course rules and approve accordingly.

All students must go through this process and be signed off by our Examination Committee and if you’re a Higher Education student, also go through the approval of our Academic Board. Records and Records Team will notify you via email once these approvals have been granted.

What happened with the graduation ceremonies in 2020?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of student and staff safety all face-to-face Graduations were cancelled. Instead, we held the amazing "Graduation Without Borders". The live-stream was on Friday 6th November 2020. Watch it here.

The Graduation Without Borders event was a graduation ceremony?

No, Graduation Without Borders was a casual and fun event to celebrate 2020 graduates achievements and great efforts. Together, Torrens University Australia and Think Education wanted to celebrate you, with special guests, and a few fun surprises. 

If you miss it, watch it HERE!

Was Graduation Without Borders my official ceremony?

No, you will have the opportunity to attend your official graduation ceremony in 2021 in the location that suits you the most. 

We will communicate further details by e-mail and SMS once previous to each graduation ceremony location. 

Do not forget to keep your contact details up to date in the system.

Can I get my parchment now?

Vocational students – Once you have finished your final subjects, our Examination Committee will finalize your results and determine the successful completion of your course. If successful, they will sign off your completion.

Your documents including Academic Transcript, Transcript of Results and Testamur will be posted to you within 30 days of approval.

Higher Education students – in order to receive your final documents, we need to ensure you have been through all of the appropriate approvals from our Examination Committee and Academic Board. Once these have been approved, your award will need to be conferred at the graduation ceremony you have been allocated. Your graduation documents will be given at the graduation ceremony otherwise you will be graduated in absentia and they will be sent by post on the next 30 calendar day after the ceremony.

All details surrounding completion documents are available on the Results page. 

Am I able to receive my graduation documents online or in a digital format?

No. If you need evidence of the completion of your degree, you can request a 'Completion Letter'. More information on the Results page.

When can I receive my certificate/testamur/academic documents?

If you recently finished your course please check the Results page for further details.

Can I apply to graduate in absentia?

Yes, only if you are higher education student and have received a confirmation email informing you that you have been approved as a graduand. In the meantime, your award is conferred, you can request a 'Completion Letter'. Otherwise, you can find more information on the Results page.

Please check the 'Graduating in Absentia' tab to understand what are the requirements for this.

Is it compulsory to attend the graduation ceremony?

Please note that attending the ceremony is optional but receiving your invitation and academic documents are dependent on your university fees including library fines being fully paid.

We encourage all graduates to attend as it is a day of joy and recognition of your hard work and effort.

Graduation day is a special time to celebrate with all your peers, teachers, friends and family all students' achievements across Torrens University Australia and Think Education.

When are the graduation ceremonies in 2021?

Torrens University and Think Education graduations ceremonies are organized at different times during the year in different locations

*As we have become accustomed to in the past year, circumstances may change in line with the latest health advice from State or Federal Governments. We will promptly inform you of any changes that may affect you.

For more information check the 'Invitations' tab. 

I am a 2020 graduate, shall I register for my graduation ceremony in 2021?

If you were invited to the Graduation Without Borders celebration, you are one of the 2020 graduates whose ceremony was cancelled. In this case, you do not need to do anything unless you want to change your graduation ceremony location.

You will be invited to the ceremony you were allocated initially in 2020. We will send further information about the 2021 graduation ceremonies by e-mail and SMS. If you need further information please contact the Records and Results team at your earliest convenience.

In the meantime, the most important is you keep your contact details up to date in the system.

What were the Brisbane Graduation Ceremony 2021 key dates?

Key dates for Brisbane Graduation Ceremony 2021
Deadline Event Status
Thursday May 13, 2021 Pre-grads notification with all the information Brisbane graduands need to know about coming graduation ceremony CLOSED
Tuesday May 18, 2021
  • Final day for you to update your contact details
  • Final day to pay outstanding such as course/subject fees and/or library fines (the graduation fee is not part of the university fees)
  • Final day to request a change of ceremony location
  • Final day to submit the application to graduate in absentia
CLOSED
Monday May 24, 2021 Official graduation invitation for the Brisbane ceremony was sent to the graduand's personal e-mail address to confirm attendance and pay the graduation fee CLOSED
Sunday June 20, 2021

RSVP / confirm attendance to Brisbane Graduation Ceremony 2021 by Sunday 20th and pay the graduation fee. Date and times are based on Sydney time (AEST). 

With the ever-changing restrictions due to COVID, TGES reserves the right to update Terms and Conditions of registration without notice to the Applicant.

CLOSED
Friday June 25, 2021 Receive barcode and information about ceremony day DONE
Monday June 28, 2021 Receive live-stream link to share with family and friends DONE
TBC

Start of delivery of academic documents of higher education students who graduated in absentia.

NOT STARTED

What happened with the Brisbane graduation ceremony 2021 for graduands of Business and Hospitality?

Unfortunately, the Brisbane graduation ceremony 2021 for Business and Hospitality graduands had to be postponed until a later date. 

We appreciate that this is very disappointing news for many of our graduands who have been looking forward to this occasion. Please know that we are fully committed to delivering the graduation ceremony you deserve at a time when it is safe to do so.

We will provide you with further details about a new date as soon as possible.

Your tickets will be honoured for the rescheduled date. If you can no longer attend, you will be eligible for a refund. Please get in touch with our National Events Team to discuss your individual circumstances.

What will happen with the academic documents of the Education and Health graduates who couldn't be collected at the Brisbane graduation ceremony 2021?

The academic documents will be sent by post to the residential address we have in the system. Please contact Records and Results to make sure your contact details are the most updated in the system. 

The Records and Results Team will send you an email with tracking details once your documents have been posted.

Who do I contact if I need further information about my graduation status?

National Events Team is responsible for the organization of your graduation ceremony, the event itself. We are unable to help you with any enquiry regarding academic graduation processes, allocation of graduation ceremonies or graduation documents. If you need information about this please read below.

If you did not find the information you were after in any of the tabs of the graduation page, please be aware of the information below:

  • To update your contact details, please do it through the Student Portal, contact Student Services or Records and Results Team. It is very important you check this as the main reason students miss the graduation ceremony is due to outdated contact details in the system.
  • Please contact Records and Results team if your enquiry is in regards to the following matters:
    • Academic documents. More information can be found on the Results page. 
    • Identification of graduands/eligibility to graduate.
    • No communications received in regards to your Graduand status.
    • Update of contact details (full name, postal address, mobile, personal e-mail address)
    • Requests to change the location of your graduation ceremony - only 1 time is possible in the next 12 following months.
    • Graduate in Absentia (only for Higher Education students). 
  • For any enquiries about university outstanding fees and library fines (the graduation fee is not an outstanding fee), please contact Student Finance

If you require urgent assistance or any other information, please do not hesitate to contact Student Services on the following contact details:

Student Services Hours:

Monday to Friday 8am – 7pm AEST

Torrens University: Phone:  1300 575 803 / E-mail: studentservices@torrens.edu.au

Think Education: Phone: 1300 209 112 / E-mail: studentservices@think.edu.au

When are the graduation ceremonies in 2022?

We understand you want to plan ahead, so you do not miss this special day, however, the Graduation Ceremonies exact dates for 2022 will be decided around December 2021/January 2022.

We highly recommend you to not do any travel arrangements until you have been approved as a graduand.

In the meantime, it is very important you verify your contact details, as the main reason students miss the graduation ceremony is due to outdated contact details in the system.

How do I sign up for the Alumni program?

Where can I request copies of my academic documents?

You can find the information on the Results page

Graduations 2021

While graduations are often synonymous with endings, we know that this is just the beginning for our graduands and we look forward to following their journeys and seeing how they use the knowledge, skills and values they have learnt at Torrens University Australia to change the world. 

Check below the ceremony recording, booklet and photography link of your ceremony... and why not take a snap with our special Instagram filter. Just click here to find the filter and start snapping away!

Congratulations to all our Torrens University Australia and Think Education 2021 graduates on this amazing achievement. We wish you success in all your future endeavours.

 

Sydney Graduation Ceremony 2021 - April 21-22 2021

Last April in Sydney, we celebrated our first in-person graduation in more than 12 months. Over two days, and four separate ceremonies, almost 1,000 students walked across the stage at the International Convention Centre in Sydney in celebration of their achievements, resilience and courage.

Watch some highlights from our graduations here.

Graduation Ceremony Recordings

Photography

Using your Student ID*, click HERE to download the pictures; otherwise please contact the Photography Team.

*Please note that you might have two different Student IDs due to the new system implemented at the University. Use the student ID included in the communications we sent you about the graduation ceremony.

Booklets

Click on the link below according to your faculty to download your digital version of your Sydney Graduation Ceremony 2021 booklet.

 

Brisbane Graduation Ceremony 2021 - June 29 2021

Everyone might have been wearing masks, but the joy and excitement was clear in the eyes of our graduates, their families and friends, and their lecturers on Tuesday at our Design and Education & Health graduations in Brisbane. 

Watch the highlights from our amazing speakers here and read more about our Design and Health and Education graduations here.

Graduation Ceremony Recordings

Photography

Using your Student ID*, click HERE to download the pictures; otherwise please contact the Photography Team.

*Please note that you might have two different Student IDs due to the new system implemented at the University. Use the student ID included in the communications we sent you about the graduation ceremony.

Booklets

  • Click on the link below according to your faculty to download your digital version of your Brisbane Graduation Ceremony 2021 booklet.
 

Latest News

Key Dates:

Next ceremony:

Melbourne – 11th and 12th of August 2021

Venue: MCEC - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center

  • Design - August 11th at 11 AM
  • Education and Health - August 11th at 5 PM
  • Business and Hospitality - August 12th at 11 AM

The registration site is closed temporarily. Thank you for your patience.

COVID-19 Restrictions:

Deadlines:

July 7 - CLOSED

  • Final day to update your contact details
  • Final day to pay outstanding fees*
  • Final day to request a change of ceremony location
  • Final day to submit the application to graduate in absentia

*The graduation fee is not part of the university fees

Other ceremonies in 2021:

  • DONE - Sydney – 21st and 22nd of April 2021*
  • DONE - Brisbane – 29th of June 2021 (Design, Education and Health)
  • Brisbane – TBC Business and Hospitality
  • Adelaide – 23rd of November 2021

*More information under the Gallery tab

Graduation documents

Please check the FAQ tab or go to the 'Results' page.

TUA Gift Shop

Get the perfect graduation gift in our TUAmerch Shop

TUA Graduation Instagram filter

Take a snap with our special TUA Instagram filter. Just click here to find the filter and start snapping away!

 

Preparing to graduate

Student details

Make sure the following information is up to date in your Student Portal:

Full legal name
This is the name that will appear on your testamur and graduation documents.

Email address
Your graduation invitation will be sent here.

Residential address
We'll invite you to the graduation ceremony closest to where you live.

Mobile
We wil be sending SMS notifications regarding the graduation ceremony.

If we need to reissue your official graduation documents because we cannot contact you, you may be charged a re-issue fee.

If you are unable to update your details in the Student Portal, please contact your Student Services team to confirm.