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.

2021 ceremonies

A decision has been made to postpone our 2020/2021 in-person graduation ceremonies until March 2022. Victoria University wants to deliver a positive and meaningful graduation experience with your family, friends and the VU community present.

The safety and wellbeing of our graduates, guests, and the University community remain our greatest priority. The nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that government regulations and public health orders can change rapidly and we are hopeful that by March 2022 this situation in Victoria will have stabilised.

What happens next?

You will be sent an email with an update on the progression of our planning in early December.

Have a question?

If you have any questions, you can access ASKVU, email us, speak to us via live chat or call us on +61 3 9919 6100.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to celebrating your success with you in person in March 2022.

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.