Attending graduation is one of the most exciting parts of obtaining your qualification.

Graduation is a formal event, and an important part of recognising your academic progress. University Medals of Excellence are awarded and a Valedictorian speaks on behalf of the graduating cohort.

As a public acknowledgement of your achievement, you will celebrate surrounded and supported by fellow graduates, friends, family and the VU community.

Melbourne ceremonies

VU has two rounds of graduation ceremonies held in Melbourne for Higher Education students per year, in March and September. Two ceremonies are held in Malaysia, in October.

VET student have a single ceremony, in March.

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

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

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

Graduation ceremonies will be held at Sunway Resort & Spa and further details will be provided in your invite. 

CEREMONY 1 - SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER, 12.00PM

  • Victoria University Business School

CEREMONY 2 - SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER, 6.00PM

  • Victoria University Businsess School

Have a question?

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

Graduation costs

The cost to attend a graduation ceremony, including gown hire and the graduation reception, is AUD$120.

Guest tickets (up to two per graduate) cost AUD$44.

The graduation attendance fee doesn't include any photography packages.

Academic dress (regalia)

You'll need to wear the University’s academic dress at your graduation ceremony.

Academic dress can be hired or purchased through GFP Graduations. We'll provide you with information on how to go about this in your invitation to attend a graduation ceremony.

Photography, framing & flowers

You can purchase extra graduation items, including flowers, on the day.

Pre-order your photos, degree frames, and souvenirs through GFP Graduations

Speeches

Speeches are an important part of VU graduation ceremonies.

You can watch addresses from our ceremonies on our VU Graduations YouTube channel.

Contact us

  • Find answers and ask questions on ASKVU.
  • Call us on +61 3 9919 6100
  • Visit a VUHQ to see us in person.