Regulation 8.1.1 – Academic dress (Rescinded)

This Regulation is rescinded from 4th March 2014 and is replaced by the Academic Dress Regulations. Please refer to this document for any transitional arrangements or for reference purposes.

Pursuant to Statute 8.1 Academic Dress the Council of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology makes the following Regulation entitled – Regulation 8.1.1 - Academic Dress.

1.The academic dress of members of the University is as follows:

(a) Chancellor - a gown of black cloth with trimming of metallic gold lace with finer silver edging cord and bearing the coat of arms on each sleeve, red satin lining and a black velvet bonnet with gold trimming;

(b) Deputy Chancellor - a gown of black cloth with trimming of metallic gold lace with finer silver edging, red satin lining and a black velvet bonnet with gold trimming;

(c) Vice-Chancellor - a gown of black cloth with trimming of silver lace and bearing the coat of arms on each sleeve, red satin lining and a black velvet bonnet with silver trimming;

(d) President, RMIT International University Vietnam - a black gown with less silver metallic trimmings and a black velvet bonnet trimmed with a silver metallic cord and tassel;

(e) Member of the Council - the habit of their degree, or a gown of black cloth with fine gold metallic trim, red satin lining and a black trencher with gold trimming;

(f) Staff of the University - the habit of their degree; or a black gown and black cloth trencher if they are not a graduate of any university;

(g) Degree of Doctor of Philosophy - a festal gown of black cloth similar to that worn by Doctors in the University of Oxford faced with scarlet silk together with a hood of scarlet cloth edged with scarlet silk and a black velvet bonnet with a scarlet tassel;

(h) Professional Doctorate - a festal gown of black cloth similar to that worn by Doctors in the University of Oxford faced with silk the colour of the discipline of the award together with a hood of black cloth edged with the same colour silk as the facing of the gown and a black velvet bonnet with a scarlet tassel;

(i) Degree of Doctor other than Doctors of Philosophy or Professional Doctor - a festal gown of scarlet cloth similar to that worn by Doctors in the University of Oxford faced with silk the colour of the discipline of the award together with a hood of black cloth lined with the same colour silk as the facing of the gown and a black velvet trimmed bonnet with a scarlet tassel;

(j) Masters Degree and Juris Doctor - a black gown similar to that worn by Masters of Arts in the University of Oxford with a hood of black silk lined with silk the colour of the discipline of the degree and a black trencher with a black silk tassel;

(k) Bachelors Degree - a black gown similar to that worn by Bachelors of Arts of the University of Oxford and a hood of black silk edged with white braid and lined with silk the colour of the discipline of the degree and a black trencher with a black silk tassel;

(l) Associate Degree - a black gown similar to that worn by Bachelors of the University of Oxford and a black trencher with a black silk tassel and a square collared silk stole faced with silk the colour of the discipline of the award and edged with black braid;

(m) Graduate Diploma - a black gown similar to that worn by Bachelors of the University of Oxford and a black trencher with a black silk tassel and a square collared black silk stole faced with silk the colour of the discipline of the award;

(n) Diploma and Advanced Diploma - a black gown similar to that worn by Bachelors of the University of Oxford and a black trencher with a black silk tassel and a square collared silk stole faced with silk the colour of the discipline of the award and edged with white braid;

(o) Associate Diploma - a black gown similar to that worn by Bachelors of the University of Oxford and a black trencher with a black silk tassel and an ecclesiastical black stole faced with silk the colour of the discipline of the award edged with white braid;

(p) Fellowship Diploma - a black gown similar to that worn by Bachelors of the University of Oxford and a black trencher with a black silk tassel and a square collared black stole faced with coffee silk trimmed with white braid and then black braid;

(q) Associateship Diploma - a black gown similar to that worn by Bachelors of the University of Oxford and a black trencher with a black silk tassel and a square collared black stole faced with coffee silk trimmed with white braid centred with black braid.

2. The academic dress for enrolled students other than graduates and diplomates is a plain black gown similar to that worn by graduates of the University of Oxford.

3. Indigenous graduands may wear a square collared black stole faced with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island colours in conjunction with their graduation gowns.

4. The colours for disciplines are defined by reference to the British Council Dictionary of Colour Standards as follows:

Applied Science

honeysuckle

BCC62

Architecture

cherry

BCC185

Arts

magenta

BCC198

Business

heliotrope

BCC178

Design

silver grey

BCC153

Education

turquoise

BCC119

Engineering

spectrum blue

BCC86

Health Science

violet

BCC179

Law

white

BCC1

Nursing

fuchsia

BCC199

Pharmacy

spectrum orange

BCC57

Public Health

peacock green

BCC123

Social Science

buttercup

BCC53

Social Work

powder blue

BCC193

Technology

spectrum green

BCC100

Corresponding (rescinded) Statute

Statute 8.1 – Academic dress

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