Academic transcripts and statements

Testamurs, transcripts and other academic statements can be accessed digitally or order hardcopies.

Hard copy statement orders: There will be a delay in issuing hard copy academic statements from 12 November until 31 January. We appreciate your patience during this time. Completing and graduating students receive digital academic statements automatically and free of charge.

Temporary grading changes for courses in the second half of 2021: Fail grades will be converted to 'Withdrawn from course' (WDR). All students, please wait for your grades to be officially released and finalised before ordering a transcript, so that these results are included. For more information, go to the Grades page.

Completed your study at RMIT? You’ll lose access to your RMIT email and systems when you graduate. Please make sure you save any information that’s stored in your student email or on RMIT systems to your personal device or cloud storage before you graduate.

Types of academic statements

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

Note, you must pay any debts to RMIT before you can order any hardcopy 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. 

A transcript can be used when you need to provide evidence of the courses you have enrolled in and the results you achieved, or providing evidence of your GPA.
 

Who can get a transcript?

All current and past RMIT students can get a transcript.
 

How to get your transcript


Current students

Graduates

  • View and share online (My eQuals): Once you graduate, 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 final results release 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 (Express mail: $65 , International mail: $90)
     

Students who studied prior to 1982

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
     

Who can get a testamur?

Higher education and foundation studies graduates are eligible to receive a testamur when they graduate at a ceremony or in absentia. Vocational education students will receive a VE Qualification Statement (see below).
 

How to get your testamur

  • View and share online (My eQuals): A digital copy of your testamur 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 recieve 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 2021 in absentia graduates.
 

Replace your testamur

If want a replacement testamur, you can order a full set of digital academic statements for $25. Alternatively, you can order a replacement hardcopy of your testamur for $170 including tracked postage. Please note, a replacement testamur will take up to 4 weeks to process, plus postage time.

Example testamur

Download a sample testamur

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. 

A VE Qualification Statement can be used for national program and course recognition (e.g. when applying for credit at another institution), professional registration (e.g. entry to a Vocational Board) and 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.
 

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 recieve 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 2021 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 (express mail) or $90 (international mail).
 

Example VE Qualification Statement

Download a sample VE Qualification Statement

Vocational Education Qualification Certificate

What is a Statement of Attainment?

If you complete a skill set or accredited short course, you’ll receive a digital Statement of Attainment. A Statement of Attainment may be issued for partial completion of your vocational education program or for completion of a skill set or accredited short course.

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. 

A Statement of Attainment can be used for national program and course recognition (e.g. when applying for credit at another institution), professional registration (e.g. entry to a Vocational Board) and 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) when they graduate at a ceremony or in absentia.
 

How to get a Statement of Attainment
 

Current students

  • View and share online (My eQuals): A digital copy of your Statement of Attainment will be available free via My eQuals (see below) after you graduate
  • Digital: Order a full set of digital academic statements for $25 at any point in your program and you current Statement of Attainment will be included. This means your statement will include results available at the time of order
  • Hardcopy: Order a hardcopy of your Statement of Attainment for $55* including tracked postage. A Statement of Attainment will take 2 business days to process, plus postage time

Graduates

Replace your Statement of Attainment

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 (express mail in Australia) or $90 (international mail).
 

Example Statement of Attainment

Download a sample Statement of Attainment

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.

An AHEGS can be used to demonstrate your qualification level internationally, or to provide evidence of the courses you have enrolled in and the results you achieved.
 

Who can get a AHEGS?

Higher education students who graduated from 1 December 2011 onwards.
 

How to get your AHEGS

Example AHEGS

Download a samle AHEGS

Sample Higher Education Graduation Statement

What is a SAC?

A Statement of Academic Completion (SAC) is a hardcopy 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).

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 completed their program from 2005 onwards.
 

How to get your SAC

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

If you did not study a certificate I-IV, you can order a hardcopy of your SAC directly (Express mail: $65 , International mail: $90). Please wait approximately two weeks after the final results release for your program before ordering your SAC. A SAC will take 2 business days to process, plus postage time.
 

Example SAC

Download a samle SAC

Sample Statement of Academic Completion

My eQuals – digital academic statements

Access your academic statements, including your testamur, free and online via My eQuals.

My eQuals is a world-class, secure online platform that gives you access to all of your digital academic statements, including your RMIT transcript.

Your academic statements can be viewed online via My eQuals, plus you can instantly share secure academic statements with employers, universities and other institutions.

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.

All RMIT students who complete programs after July 2017 are automatically issued with access to My eQuals free of charge when they graduate. RMIT students get lifetime digital access to My eQuals so you can always access your transcript and other academic statements at any time, from anywhere in the world.

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 result 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.

Follow the instructions in the 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).

Getting your academic statement authenticated

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 Distinction or Honours First Class.

Lists of graduates and award

If you are an employer who needs to verify the qualification of a potential employee, you can do so via the lists below. The lists detail all RMIT graduates, by year of graduation.

Download the relevant list and search for the candidate’s records (search using ‘Ctrl’ + ‘F’ on a PC or ‘⌘’ + ‘F’ on a Mac).

If you need to verify the award of someone who graduated from RMIT prior to 2003, submit an Award Verification Request Form.

There is a fee of $20 per award verification request. Allow up to 10 business days for the award verification request to be processed.

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

  • Candidate name
  • Award name
  • Graduation date 

If you require more details, please submit an Award Verification Request Form.

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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