Graduating students are able to defer their attendance at a ceremony for a maximum of 12 months. Graduands can register to defer their ceremony via Student Connect during the applicable graduation registration period.

Students that defer their attendance will still have their awards conferred at the relevant Faculty ceremony in the current graduation period. All students who do not attend their ceremony, including deferred students are known to be graduating ‘in-absentia’. The mail out of in-absentia graduation documents occurs after all ceremonies for the given semester have concluded. Documents, including the testamur are sent by registered post to the students’ address on Student Connect.

Deferred graduates are contacted 6-8 weeks prior to the relevant ceremonies to confirm their attendance and finalise payment of the graduation ceremony fee.

If you are finishing your course mid-year and your campus does not have a Spring ceremony, your award will still be conferred at a Spring ceremony. If you wish to then attend graduation at your home campus in the following Autumn, you must select the option to defer attendance at graduation when you register. Graduation registration is done via Student Connect and information is sent to all students upon course completion.

IMPORTANT: Your graduation documents will be sent to your current mailing address. It is critical to make sure that your contact details are correct in Student Connect before graduation registration closes. If you are an international student returning home to an overseas address, please make sure that all address fields are entered correctly, and include a city and a country.