A Testamur (known also as 'Award') is the certificate you receive when you graduate.
Receiving your Testamur
If you are a Higher Education student attending a graduation ceremony, you'll receive a hard copy Testamur at the ceremony and a link to a digital version afterwards.
The information will be sent within 24 hours of your graduation to your personal email address or, if you didn't register one with us, to your VU email account.
Graduating 'In Absentia' (not attending)
If you don't attend a graduation ceremony, you can receive your Testamur by completing the Request for Awards & Graduation Documentation.
- Your testamur will be available as per the option selected in Section 4 of the form.
- If a postage payment is required (Section 4), refer to Section 5, make relevant payment and lodge the form per the instructions.
Higher Education students
For our university graduates, information on collecting your Testamur is included in your 'invitation to graduate', which will be emailed to you.
Information on your digital documents is available at My eQuals.
If you're graduating from VU Polytechnic, you'll receive two emails - one for notification of completion and another with a link to your digital certificate via My eQuals.
Notifications are only sent when your completion is confirmed and your award is conferred. Conferrals occur every two weeks.
Name printed on your award
The name printed on your award is the same name on your student enrolment record.
Any variations will require you to complete and submit a personal details amendment form with supporting documentation, either original or a certified copy.
When you submit your amendment form at VUHQ you need to let them know that a copy needs to be sent to the graduation office.