Graduation options and ceremonies

Find out about the different RMIT graduation ceremonies and what it means to graduate in absentia.

Academic statements

If you apply to graduate at a ceremony, you'll be able to access your Testamur or VE Qualification Statement at the time of the ceremony. 

If you apply to graduate in absentia, you'll be given access to your digital Testamur or VE Qualification Statement one week after you graduate, when you can also order a hardcopy to be sent to you by post. 

Graduation ceremonies

Important information about ceremonies and COVID-19: RMIT University may be required to change the date of a ceremony to comply with Victorian public health guidelines. We reserve the right to do so to ensure the safety of our community. If there is a change to your graduation date, we will let you know as soon as possible. Please don't book travel until you have received confirmation of your ceremony date and time. 

 

2022 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony (HE and VE students)

Date

Wednesday 14 December 2022  at 3pm
Apply by Apply and confirm attendance by Monday 24 October 2022

Who can attend?

Students who will complete their program in Semester 2 2022

Apply and confirm your attendance now

Alumni who have graduated in absentia since 2020

Confirm your attendance by completing and submitting this form

Guest tickets

A maximum of 6 guest tickets are guaranteed (in addition to the graduating student). Extra guest tickets will be subject to availability and will be confirmed in due course.
Graduation fee

Students who will complete their program in Semester 2 2022

$250 which includes:

  • hard copy testamur
  • guest tickets
  • academic dress loan (hats can be kept as a memento)
  • catering for graduates.

Alumni who have graduated in absentia

$195 which includes:

  • guest tickets
  • academic dress loan (hats can be kept as a memento)
  • catering for the graduates.
Venue Marvel Stadium

2023 Melbourne Doctoral Degrees Ceremony

2023 in absentia doctoral graduates will also be invited to attend this ceremony. Please check your personal email address for updates closer to the time.

Date and time

3pm, Friday 12 May 2023
Apply by Doctoral active students: Friday 31 March 2023
Doctoral alumni (already graduated) will be invited in April 2023

Who can attend?

Doctoral students

Venue

Storey Hall (Building 16), RMIT City Campus. 

336/348 Swanston St, Melbourne

Ceremony details

Date Time Activity Location
Thursday 11 May 2023 3-6pm

Academic dress and ticket collection

Photography services

Storey Hall (Building 16), Level 7
Friday 12 May 2023  1.45pm Rehearsal in academic dress Storey Hall (Building 16), Auditorium, Level 5
2.40pm Guests can enter the auditorium Storey Hall (Building 16), Auditorium, Level 5
3-4pm Ceremony Storey Hall (Building 16), Auditorium, Level 5
4-5pm Post ceremony refreshments Storey Hall (Building 16), Seminar Rooms 1 and 2, Level 7
4-5pm Photography services Storey Hall (Building 16), Level 7, Rooms 1 and 2
4-5pm Academic dress return/drop-off Storey Hall (Building 16), Level 5 foyer

2023 SUIBE Graduation Ceremony

Date

June 2023 (date TBC)

Who can attend? All SUIBE-enrolled students
Location Shanghai, China
Contact zhangkk@suibe.edu.cn

Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) Graduation Ceremonies

Date

Late August 2023 (dates TBC)

Who can attend? All SIM-enrolled students  
Location Singapore
Contact students@sim.edu.sg

2022 Kaplan Graduation Ceremony

Date 4 November 2022
Who can attend? All Kaplan-enrolled students . 2022 in absentia Kaplan graduates will also be invited to attend the 2022 ceremony. Please check your personal email address for updates closer to the time.
Location Singapore
Contact Submit an enquiry to Student Connect

2023 Kaplan Graduation Ceremony

Date Mid-October 2023 (Date TBC)
Who can attend? All Kaplan-enrolled students .
Location Singapore
Contact Submit an enquiry to Student Connect

Hong Kong Graduation Ceremony

2022 in absentia Hong Kong graduates will also be invited to attend the Melbourne 2022 ceremony. Please check your personal email address for updates closer to the time.

2023 ceremony

Date

VTC Shape – 17 January 2023

HKAS – October 2023 (date TBC)

Who can attend? Students in Hong Kong enrolled at VTC Shape and HKAS
Location Hong Kong
Contact Submit an enquiry to Student Connect

Vietnam Graduation Ceremony

Date

Ho Chi Minh City – 17 and 18 April 2023

Hanoi – 21 April 2023

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.
Contact graduations@rmit.edu.vn

Graduate in absentia

If you graduate in absentia, you'll confer (graduate) at the end of the month that your school confirms you have completed your program.

Within one week after you graduate, you'll automatically be given access to your digital Testamur or VE Qualification Statement via My eQuals and will be able to order your hardcopy of your Testamur or VE Qualification Statement to be sent to you by post. See Academic transcripts and statements for more information about accessing or ordering your academic statements.

If you don’t apply to graduate, you’ll automatically graduate in absentia at the end of the month that your School confirms you have completed your program (excluding SIM and SUIBE students).

Attend a 2022 ceremony

Students who graduate in absentia in 2022 will also be invited to celebrate their achievements with their classmates, friends and family at a 2022 ceremony (excluding SIM and SUIBE ceremonies).

Graduation flow chart

Cultural and religious practices

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.

Need help?

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.