When you apply to graduate, you can choose to graduate at a ceremony or in absentia.
All RMIT students must apply to graduate. This is when you'll choose your graduation option. You'll get your digital Statement of Academic Completion and other statements at different times depending on when you graduate. Find out when you'll get your Statement of Academic Completion and other statements.
If you choose to graduate at a ceremony, you'll officially graduate (be conferred) at the ceremony. This means that your conferral date and ceremony date are the same.
See below for details about the different RMIT graduation ceremonies.
If you choose to graduate in absentia, you’ll usually graduate (be conferred) at the end of the month in which your School marks you as complete. There are a couple of exceptions – click the dropdown below to see all 2023 in absentia conferral dates.
Students who graduate in absentia in 2023 will be invited to celebrate their achievements at the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony in December.
Students who graduated in absentia in 2022 and 2023 will be invited to attend the 2023 Graduation Ceremony.
|Wednesday 13 December 2023 at 3pm|
|Apply by||Apply and confirm attendance by Monday 23 October 2023. See the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony page for details.|
|Who can attend?||
Important note: RMIT Online students will need to check their eligiblity with their relevant school. For students that are due to complete in October 2023, your eligibility will not be confirmed until mid November and we strongly recommend that you do not book any travel plans until then.
Students who complete their program in Semester 2 2023
$250 which includes:
In absentia graduates from 2022 and 2023
$195 which includes:
2023 in absentia Hong Kong graduates will also be invited to attend the Melbourne 2023 ceremony. Please check your personal email address for updates closer to the time.
Sunday 15 October 2023
Session 1: 10am – VTC SHAPE ceremony
Session 2: 3pm – HKAS ceremony
|Who can attend?||Students in Hong Kong enrolled at VTC Shape and HKAS|
|Location||Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong|
|Contact||Submit an enquiry to Student Connect|
Ho Chi Minh City – April 2024 (TBC)
Hanoi – April 2024 (TBC)
|Apply by||The RMIT Graduation Vietnam team will send an invitation to your personal email address closer to the time. More information about the Vietnam Ceremony is available on the RMIT Vietnam Graduation website.|
|Who can attend?||All bachelor degree and higher students studying in Vietnam and higher education students studying in Melbourne who have family and friends in Vietnam.|
2024 in absentia doctoral graduates will also be invited to attend the 2024 Doctoral Degrees Ceremony. Please check your personal email address for updates closer to the time.
Date and time
|Friday 17 May 2024|
Doctoral active students: TBC
Doctoral alumni (already graduated) will be invited in April 2024
Who can attend?
Storey Hall (Building 16), RMIT City campus.
336/348 Swanston St, Melbourne
June 2024 (date TBC)
|Who can attend?||All SUIBE-enrolled students|
5th floor, Information Building, Songjiang Campus, SUIBE
No. 1900, Wenxiang Road, Songjiang, Shanghai, China
If you're enrolled in Australia, you will automatically graduate in absentia.
If you're enrolled outside Australia, you will automatically be included in the next local graduation ceremony.
When your school has marked you as 'complete' in your program, you’ll be given access to your digital Statement of Academic Completion (SAC) and completion transcript via My eQuals. You'll be notified by email to your personal email account, so please check this account regularly (including your junk and other folders).
Your remaining digital academic statements, including your testamur or VE Qualification Statement, will be uploaded to My eQuals one week after you graduate (your conferral date). For students who choose to graduate at a ceremony, this will be one week after the date of your ceremony.
RMIT University acknowledges cultural and religious practices and will respect requests for non-contact protocols to be put in place for graduations, celebratory and ceremonial events.
Contact Student Connect.
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.