Academic transcripts and statements

Testamurs, transcripts and other academic statements can be accessed digitally and by ordering a hard copy.

Types of academic statements and how to get them

See below for information on the different types of academic statements and how to access digital and hardcopy versions.

You must pay any debts to RMIT before you can order any academic statements.

What is a transcript?

A transcript is your official record of your studies at RMIT University. It documents all of your programs, courses, results and any exemptions granted or withdrawals from courses after the census date. Results can't be removed from your transcript.

Where applicable, transcripts include details of completion, conferral (graduation) and University-awarded prizes and recognition. 
 

Useful for 

  • Employment opportunities or applying for study at other institutions.
  • Providing evidence of the courses you enrolled in, the results you achieved and your GPA.
     

Who can get a transcript?

All current and past RMIT students can get a transcript.
 

How to get your transcript

Current students

  • View online: Current students can view their results free of charge online via Enrolment Online.
  • Digital: Order your transcript for $25 at any point in your program. Your digital transcript will include results available at the time of order and is not updated automatically each semester, only after the final semester of your program.
  • Hardcopy: Order a hardcopy transcript (Australia Post: $65 , International mail: $90).

Graduates

  • View and share online (My eQuals): Once you graduate and your School has confirmed and processed your completion*, a digital copy of your transcript will be available free via My eQuals (see My eQuals section below). This will be uploaded to My eQuals approximately two weeks after the release of the final results for your program. You can instantly share a secure, certified digital version of your transcript with employers, universities and other institutions via My eQuals.
  • Digital: Order a full set of digital academic statements (including a transcript) for $25.
  • Hardcopy: Order a hardcopy transcript (Australia Post: $65 , International mail: $90).

*Note, this process takes two weeks as your School must assess and confirm you have completed your program. This is not an automatic process. 

Students who studied prior to 1982

Sample transcript

What is a Testamur?

A Testamur (or graduation certificate) is a legal document that satisfies Australian Qualifications Framework requirements. Your Testamur includes your name, the qualification you completed, the date of conferral and the University seal. Testamurs are available to higher education students when they graduate at a ceremony or in absentia.

  • Name on your Testamur – The name on your Testamur must appear exactly as it is on your RMIT student record. You can change the order of your names when you apply to graduate.
  • Date on your Testamur – The date on your Testamur is your graduation date, when your award was officially conferred either in absentia or at a graduation ceremony. Note, the conferral date is not the same as the date you completed your program.
  • Award level on your Testamur – When you graduate, your award will be conferred with an ‘award level’; for example, Pass, Pass with Distinction or Honours First Class. See information on award levels below.
     

Useful for 

Proof of graduation for employers and other opportunities. A hard copy Testamur is suitable for framing, to showcase your achievements. 
 

Who can get a Testamur?

Higher education and foundation studies students are eligible to receive a Testamur when they graduate at a ceremony or in absentia. Vocational education students will receive a VE Qualification Statement.
 

How to get your Testamur

  • View and share online (My eQuals): A digital copy of your Testamur will be available free via My eQuals after you graduate.
  • Hardcopy
    • If you are graduating at a ceremony, you will receive a hardcopy of your Testamur at the ceremony. The cost of your Testamur is included in the ceremony fee.
    • If you are graduating in absentia, you can order a hardcopy of your Testamur for $55* including tracked postage.

*This will be subtracted from the ceremony fee for 2022 in absentia graduates.
 

Replace your Testamur

You can order a replacement hardcopy of your Testamur for $170 including tracked postage.  Please note, alumni are entitled to only one hard copy of their Testamur.

Alumni from 2005 onwards can order a digital Testamur as part of their full set of digital statements, for $25. 

Testamur - Bachelor of Nursing

What is a VE Qualification Statement?

The VE Qualification Statement lists competencies or modules achieved under the nationally endorsed curriculum. Your VE Qualification Statement is a graduation document that satisfies ASQA requirements. It replaces the VE certificate that was issued prior to September 2018.

Note, your statement may not include competencies or modules completed before 2002. 
 

Useful for

  • National program and course recognition (e.g. when applying for credit at another institution).
  • Professional registration (e.g. entry to a Vocational Board). 
  • Employment purposes (e.g. apprentices seeking to qualify for a higher level of income).
     

Who can get a VE Qualification Statement?

VE Qualification Statements are available to vocational education students (students in certificate I-IV and diploma programs) when they graduate at a ceremony or in absentia.  If you are currently studying in your VE program, you will not be able to request a VE Qualification Statement until you graduate.
 

How to get a VE Qualification Statement

  • View and share online (My eQuals): A digital copy of your VE Qualification Statement will be available free via My eQuals (see My eQuals section below) after you graduate.
  • Hardcopy
    • If you are graduating at a ceremony, you will receive a hard copy of your VE Qualification Statement at the ceremony. The cost of your statement is included in the ceremony fee. 
    • If you are graduating in absentia, you can order a hardcopy of your VE Qualification Statement for $55* including tracked postage.

*This will be subtracted from the ceremony fee for 2022 in absentia graduates.
 

Replace your VE Qualification Statement

If you want a replacement statement, you can order a full set of digital academic statements for $25. Alternatively, you can order a replacement hardcopy of your statement for $55 (Australia Post) or $90 (international mail).
 

Example VE Qualification Statement

Download a sample VE Qualification Statement (PDF)

Sample - Vocational Education Qualification

What is a Statement of Attainment?

If you complete a skill set or accredited short course, you’ll receive a digital Statement of Attainment. 

The Statement of Attainment lists competencies or modules achieved under the nationally endorsed curriculum. Your Statement of Attainment is a graduation document that satisfies ASQA requirements.

Please note your statement may not include competencies or modules completed before 2002. 
 

Useful for

  • National program and course recognition (e.g. when applying for credit at another institution).
  • Professional registration (e.g. entry to a Vocational Board). 
  • Employment purposes (e.g. apprentices seeking to qualify for a higher level of income).
     

Who can get a Statement of Attainment?

Statements of Attainment are available to vocational education students (students in certificate I-IV and diploma programs) who have completed or discontinued their program. If you are currently studying in your VE program, you will not be able to request a copy of your Statement of Attainment until you have completed your program.
 

How to get a Statement of Attainment

Completed students

Discontinued students 

  • View and share online (My eQuals): A digital copy of your Statement of Attainment will be available free via My eQuals should you discontinue your studies in your program. The statement will include results that you attained at the time you discontinued your studies
  • Hardcopy: Order a hardcopy of your Statement of Attainment for $55 including tracked postage.

Graduates

  • See the VE Qualification Statement section above.

 

Example Statement of Attainment

Download a sample Statement of Attainment (PDF)

Sample Statement of Attainment

What is an AHEGS?

Your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) provides details of your studies in a higher education program. It can be used to have your qualification recognised internationally.

AHEGS are an Australian Government initiative designed to promote the national and international professional recognition of Australian qualifications, and the international mobility of Australian graduates.
 

Useful for

  • Demonstrating your qualification level internationally.
  • Applying for study at other institutions, to provide evidence of the courses you have enrolled in and the results you achieved.
     

Who can get an AHEGS?

Higher education students who graduated from 1 December 2011 onwards.
 

How to get your AHEGS

Example AHEGS

Download a sample AHEGS (PDF)

Sample Higher Education Graduation Statement

What is a SAC?

A Statement of Academic Completion (SAC) is a document that confirms you have completed all the requirements of your program. A SAC is an optional completion document and is different to a Testamur (graduation certificate). 
 

Useful for

A SAC can be used to prove your study dates for visa requirements. For most other purposes we recommend using your academic transcript (see above), which also includes completion and conferral dates, where applicable.
 

Who can get a SAC?

Students who have completed their program from 2005 onwards.
 

When to order your SAC

You can order your SAC once you have received your completion transcript. This will be approximately two weeks after the release of the final results for your program, once your School has confirmed and processed your completion*. Following this, an email notification from My eQuals will be sent to your personal email account giving you access to your completion transcript. You can then order your SAC. 

Please note, if you require a conferral date on your SAC, you need to wait until after you graduate to order your SAC.

*Note, this process takes two weeks as your School must assess and confirm you have completed your program. This is not an automatic process. 
 

How to get your SAC

If you studied a certificate I-IV, you must order your SAC from your School. For more information, contact Student Connect.

If you did not study a certificate I-IV, you can order a:

  • Digital Certified SAC for $15 via Student Forms. Your SAC will then be emailed to your nominated email address.
  • Hardcopy SAC for $65 (Australia Post) or $90 (International mail) via this form
     

Example SAC

Hardcopy SAC

Download a hardcopy digital SAC (PDF)

Sample Statement of Academic Completion
sample digital sac

My eQuals – digital academic statements

Access and share secure, certified digital copies of your transcript and other academic statements.

My eQuals is a globally recognised, secure online platform that gives you lifetime access to digital academic statements, including your RMIT transcript.

My eQuals digital academic statements are certified, legally valid and tamper-proof. They contain digital signatures that meet legal standards set by the European Union for authentic electronic documents, and exceed requirements in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.


Useful for 

  • Viewing your academic statements online. 
  • Instantly sharing secure academic statements with employers, universities and other institutions. 
  • Access to your transcript and other academic statements at any time, from anywhere in the world. 

All RMIT students and graduates. Those who complete programs after July 2017 are automatically issued with access to My eQuals free of charge when they graduate. Students who completed a program prior to 2017 can order My eQuals digital statements online
 

Students who studied prior to 2005

Students who studied at RMIT prior to 2005 may not have access to digital Testamurs due to data limitations. 
 

Students who studied prior to 1982 

If you studied at RMIT University prior to 1982 or at an historical institute that merged with RMIT, you can order an archive hardcopy transcript for $70 (including postage).

Your digital transcript (see above) will be uploaded to My eQuals after your School confirms your program completion, which is approximately two weeks after the release of the final results for your program.

Your updated transcript and remaining digital academic statements, including your Testamur or VE Qualification Statement (see above), will be uploaded one week after you graduate

After you graduate, an email from My eQuals will be sent to the personal email address* you have provided to RMIT (Need to change your personal email? Update your personal details). You may need to check your spam/junk folder.

You must follow the instructions in this email to log in to your My eQuals account.

*For SIM students, communications about My eQuals will be sent to your SIM campus email account (xxxxx@mymail.sim.edu.sg).

DFAT authentication

Some foreign governments may require proof the signatures of Australian officials on documents are genuine before they can be accepted. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) legalisation services provides Authentication Certificate and/or Apostilles.

For more information, see the DFAT: Apostilles and authentications or the Smartraveller: Legalising documents.
 

How to get your academic statement authenticated

Prior to submitting your RMIT academic statement/s to DFAT, they must be verified as a ‘True and Correct Copy’ by authorised RMIT staff.

To have your academic statement verified, email a PDF copy of your academic statement/s or submit via My eQuals to academic.registrar@rmit.edu.au.

RMIT will provide verification by return email and this email must be submitted with your academic statement/s to DFAT. RMIT does not charge for this service.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), through the Australian Passport Office, will certify that a signature, stamp or seal on an official Australian public document is genuine.

For information about how to submit your documents to DFAT and fees and charges, go to Smartraveller: Legalising documents.

Award levels

When you graduate, your award will be conferred with an award level, such as Pass with Distinction or Honours First Class.

Verification of graduate qualifications

Potential employers can check details such as conferral date and award title of a potential employee via RMIT's award verification service.

As a matter of public record, the following information is available: 

  • candidate name 
  • award title
  • graduation date.

There are three ways to verify an RMIT graduate's qualification (award).

1. Check the list of graduates below (2003 onwards). For students who graduated from 2003 onwards, you can check the free online list of graduates below. Download the relevant list and search for the candidate’s records. You can search using ‘Ctrl’ + ‘F’ on a PC or ‘⌘’ + ‘F’ on a Mac. 

2. Ask the student to share their award via My eQuals. You may also ask the student to share their RMIT authenticated digital version of their transcript/VE Qualification/testamur via My eQuals. If the graduate doesn’t have access to My eQuals, they can purchase their digital documents online via Student Forms.

3. Complete the award verification form (pre-2003). For students who graduated prior to 2003, or if you need information in addition to what is publicly available (candidate’s name, award title and graduation date), please complete the Award Verification Request Form and pay the $35 fee. Please allow up to 10 business days for processing. 

Abbreviations of award titles

Award abbreviations are the letters after a graduate's name that indicate academic achievement. Once you have graduated from an award program at RMIT, you are entitled to use the abbreviated title of the award after your name.

Need help?

For more information, contact Student Connect.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.