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 Colours

FacultyColour NameApproximate Shade
Faculty of Education and ArtsMalachite Green 
Faculty of Health SciencesPeach 
Faculty of Law and BusinessBurgundy 
Faculty of Theology & PhilosophyPurple 
University AwardsScarlet 
DegreeGownHood or StoleTrencher or Bonnet
Non-Award Certificate or DiplomaBlack Oxford Bachelor's patternNot applicableBlack Trencher
BachelorBlack Oxford Bachelor's patternHood, black Oxford pattern, lined with Faculty colourBlack Trencher
Diploma, Associate Degrees, Graduate Diploma, Graduate CertificateBlack, Oxford Bachelor's patternStole, black Oxford pattern, lined with Faculty colourBlack Trencher
Graduate Certificate in Higher EducationBlack, Oxford Bachelor's patternStole, black Oxford pattern, lined with Faculty colourBlack Trencher
MastersBlack, Oxford Master's patternHood, black Oxford pattern, lined and edged (10mm) with Faculty colourBlack Trencher
Master of PhilosophyBlack, Oxford Master's patternBlue, Oxford pattern, lined edged 10mm with ScarletBlack Trencher
Doctor of PsychologyBlack, Cambridge Master's pattern faced 10cm with Faculty colourHood, black Cambridge pattern lined edged 10mm with Faculty colourBonnet, black with cord and tassel in Faculty colour
Doctor of EducationBlack, Cambridge Master's pattern faced 10cm with Faculty colourHood, black Cambridge pattern lined edged 10mm with Faculty colourBonnet, black with cord and tassel in Faculty colour
Doctor of PhilosophyBlue, Cambridge Master's pattern faced 10cm with ScarletHood, blue Cambridge pattern lined and edged 10mm with ScarletBonnet, black with scarlet cord and tassel

Purchasing Regalia

If you wish to purchase your regalia the ACU supplier is P Blashki & Sons Pty Ltd. Their contact details are:

Phone:
03 5482 4788 (Freecall 1800 803 584)
Email:
sales@bredin.com.au

Unit 12/5 Kelletts Road, Rowville, Victoria, 3178, Australia

www.blashki.com.au