To be eligible to graduate, you will need to have successfully:
From January 1st 2023, all students studying must hold a Unique Student Identifier (USI) if studying onshore within Australia.
A USI is also required for students to gain their qualification when they complete their studies.
This means any students who do not have a USI at the time of completion will not be eligible to graduate.
If you do not have a USI, or haven’t provided one to us, please do so as soon as possible.
The eligibility to graduate 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' or contact Student Services for further information.
Higher Education graduands
Vocational (VET) graduands
You will receive your graduation documents 30 days after you've been approved by the exam committee. We will post your documents to you after this date. It will include:
More details about completion documents are available on the Results page.
If you have already received your graduation documents, you will receive a congratulatory letter inside a graduation folder at the city-based ceremony.
Higher Education graduands
In order to receive your final documents, we need to ensure you have been through all the appropriate approvals from our Examination Committee and Academic Board. Once approved your award will be conferred on Graduation Day and your official documents will be available for you to collect after your ceremony concludes.
Vocational (VET) graduands
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 confirm your completion. Your official documents will be posted to you within 30 days of approval.
Your invitation and academic documents are dependent on your graduand approval and university fees being fully paid. Once this has been confirmed, you will be invited.
Students wishing to defer to a later graduation ceremony (eg. a future ceremony in 2024) may do so once only. This option can be selected in the formal RSVP to your emailed invitation.
If you do not wish to attend a ceremony and would prefer to graduate in absentia (with your documents mailed to you 30 days after the graduation ceremony) you may select this option when you RSVP to the formal email invitation.
Any potential graduands that do not RSVP to the invitation by the RSVP date will automatically graduate in absentia.
If you are a Higher Education student, you will be graduated in absentia. Please check the Graduate Absentia link below.
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 check the personal email 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 checklist button below.
For city-based graduation ceremonies, the ticket fee is $145 AUD per student (the online ceremony is free.).
The ticket fee includes:
Graduands are required to hire the official regalia for the day. The cost for this is $110 AUD and it includes:
If you are having trouble making payment of my graduation fee please contact the National Events Team.
*The graduation fee is only paid if you confirm your attendance at the face-to-face graduation ceremony.
The link on the official invitation 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 note: Due to venue capacity limits we can only offer two (2) Guest Tickets per Graduand. Graduands will be emailed closer to the time if additional Guest Tickets are available to purchase for your Ceremony.
Thursday 20 April
Friday 28 April
Thursday 8 June
Friday 21 July
Saturday 29 July
The schedule of the day will be sent after the RSVP has closed, however, you can read more about the usual routine of the day.
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/flip flops allowed.
The academic regalia is the academic dress you will wear to receive your award at your Graduation Ceremony. The robe is called a gown and the hat is called mortarboard, the hood and stoles are to distinguish your faculty and degree.
Academic regalia for your course:
Can I leave the venue to have pictures taken with my family?
You may, but if you want to leave the venue, you will need to return the academic regalia you have rented for the day.
Torrens University is very proud to have programs in five (5) different verticals/faculties. The colours that identify each are:
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 graduand the identifies as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin to wear a cultural stole. You can request this to be provided to you during the registration process for your Graduation Ceremony.
Yes, the complete ceremony will be live-streamed as well as recorded for your families to watch in real-time or at a later date.
If you want to watch the ceremony live stream, please visit the Torrens University Australia Facebook or YouTube page on the day of your ceremony.
Graduation ceremonies are live-streamed and provide an accessible way for families and friends to experience the ceremony, no matter where they may be located. Re-live and share your special moment on the Torrens University Australia YouTube channel.