All graduating students must wear full academic dress – black gown, black trencher/bonnet and the appropriate hood/stole for your award.
Your Academic Regalia will be ordered upon payment of the Graduation fee. Sizing is not required as gowning professionals provide all sizes on the day.
Dress code at graduation ceremonies is smart. We suggest you wear an appropriate seasonal outfit, keeping in mind the weather on the day and that the gowns are quite warm.
Attire that is not suitable includes:
The length of the gown is below the knee so female graduands that wear knee dresses knee length or shorter will often appear to the audience as though they are only wearing the gown.
Graduands will need to negotiate stairs during the presentation and therefore very high heels can be problematic.
The hoods (faculty colours) worn by Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral graduands can often be difficult to hold in place. Most hoods have a loop that can be slipped over a button on a buttoned shirt to assist holding it in place.
We also recommend a simple hairstyle that will accommodate wearing your trencher (graduation hat), which is close-fitting.
|Faculty||Colour Name||Approximate Shade|
|Faculty of Education and Arts||Malachite Green|
|Faculty of Health Sciences||Peach|
|Faculty of Law and Business||Burgundy|
|Faculty of Theology & Philosophy||Purple|
|Degree||Gown||Hood or Stole||Trencher or Bonnet|
|Non-Award Certificate or Diploma||Black Oxford Bachelor's pattern||Not applicable||Black Trencher|
|Bachelor||Black Oxford Bachelor's pattern||Hood, black Oxford pattern, lined with Faculty colour||Black Trencher|
|Diploma, Associate Degrees, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate||Black, Oxford Bachelor's pattern||Stole, black Oxford pattern, lined with Faculty colour||Black Trencher|
|Graduate Certificate in Higher Education||Black, Oxford Bachelor's pattern||Stole, black Oxford pattern, lined with Faculty colour||Black Trencher|
|Masters||Black, Oxford Master's pattern||Hood, black Oxford pattern, lined and edged (10mm) with Faculty colour||Black Trencher|
|Master of Philosophy||Black, Oxford Master's pattern||Blue, Oxford pattern, lined edged 10mm with Scarlet||Black Trencher|
|Doctor of Psychology||Black, Cambridge Master's pattern faced 10cm with Faculty colour||Hood, black Cambridge pattern lined edged 10mm with Faculty colour||Bonnet, black with cord and tassel in Faculty colour|
|Doctor of Education||Black, Cambridge Master's pattern faced 10cm with Faculty colour||Hood, black Cambridge pattern lined edged 10mm with Faculty colour||Bonnet, black with cord and tassel in Faculty colour|
|Doctor of Philosophy||Blue, Cambridge Master's pattern faced 10cm with Scarlet||Hood, blue Cambridge pattern lined and edged 10mm with Scarlet||Bonnet, black with scarlet cord and tassel|
If you wish to purchase your regalia the ACU supplier is P Blashki & Sons Pty Ltd. Their contact details are:
Unit 12/5 Kelletts Road, Rowville, Victoria, 3178, Australia