Congratulations on completing your studies! You're about to achieve a major life milestone by graduating from Victoria University.

Most students don't need to apply to graduate – we'll advise you once you've completed your course requirements and are eligible.

You can then choose to attend a formal graduation ceremony, or collect your Testamur (award/certificate) at your convenience (see our Awards and Testamurs Procedure).

You need to apply to graduate if you completed your course before 2015 or wish to exit with a lower (alternate) award. Information on how to apply in these circumstances is detailed on this page.

2022 ceremonies

VU has two rounds of graduation ceremonies held in Melbourne for Higher Education students per year, in March and September. VET student have a single ceremony, in March.

Graduation ceremonies will be held at Flemington racecourse and further details will be provided in your invite.

The following table details your ceremony eligibility and other key associated dates:

  September 2022 rounds March 2023 rounds
What are the planned graduation ceremony dates? 14–16 September 2022 27–31 March 2023
Which graduation ceremony round will I be invited to? Your course notice of completion date is between 1 April 2022–31 July 2022 Your course notice of completion date is between 1 August 2022–31 January 2023
When will my award be conferred by? 3 August 2022 3 February 2023
When will I receive my digital copies of my academic transcript, and testamur (certificate) by? 5 August 2022 6 February 2023
When will my graduation ceremony invite be sent by? 15 August 2022 15 February 2023
When will I receive my hardcopy testamur (certificate)? At your ceremony. Students not attending graduation are provided details on how to order a copy after your graduation ceremony rounds.  
When is my College scheduled to graduate? See September schedule below To be published by 1 February 2023

CEREMONY 1 - WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER, 9.30AM

  • College of Health & Biomedicine - Midwifery/Nursing only

CEREMONY 2 - WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER, 1.30PM

  • College of Health & Biomedicine - all other courses
  • College of Sport & Exercise Science

CEREMONY 3 - WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER, 5.30PM

  • College of Engineering and Science

CEREMONY 4 - THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER, 9.30AM

  • College of Arts & Education (UG)

CEREMONY 5 - THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER, 1.30PM

  • College of Arts & Education (PG)

CEREMONY 6 - THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER, 5.30PM

  • Victoria University Business School (UG)
  • VU College
  • College of Law and Justice

CEREMONY 7 - FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER, 10.00AM

  • Victoria University Business School (PG)
  • VU Research
  • **Honorary Degree

Guest tickets

Guest ticket information will be sent in early August with your invite.

Take part in graduations online

Graduation ceremonies will be live streamed to friends and family who can’t attend. To watch the live stream visit vu.edu.au/WatchGrads.

Have a question?

If you have any questions, you can:

 

Higher Education students

You are eligible to graduate if:

  • you have completed and passed all assessment requirements for the course
  • your results are officially published
  • you have no outstanding fees or fines.

When your College confirms your completion, you'll receive a notification of completion via email.

You'll then receive a graduation invitation approximately six weeks before the next round of ceremonies.

From 1 January 2023 you will also need to have a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) to graduate.

TAFE/VE students

You are eligible to graduate if:

  • you have completed and passed all assessment requirements for the course
  • your results are officially published
  • you have no outstanding fees or fines
  • you have a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI).

You'll receive a notification of completion via email.

Notifications are sent on the 15th and 30th/31st of each month, followed by your Testamur and academic transcript via post within 10 working days.

Early/alternate exit

You'll need to apply to graduate if you are enrolled in a course and want to exit with a lower award.

Use the  application for an award - alternate exit form.

Completed before 2015

If you completed a course prior to 2015 and haven't graduated you need to:

  1. lodge a query through ASKVU
  2. provide your course details and completion date
  3. enquire if you are eligible to graduate.