FAQs

Do I have to wear Academic Dress to participate in my Graduation Ceremony?

Yes. You will be required to wear the prescribed academic dress for the Degree or Diploma in which you are graduating. This includes a gown, a mortar board, hood and/or stole in the appropriate colour. Please contact the university in regards to this.

How long is the graduation ceremony?

The length of the ceremony is dependent on the number of graduands, you need to allow up to two hours. Most ACU graduation ceremonies are 90 mins long.

What time do I need to arrive for my graduation ceremony?

You need to arrive at least 3 hours before your ceremony time, to allow adequate time for registration, gowning and the option of professional photography services.

All graduands must attend the compulsory student briefing which commences 1 hour before the ceremony. The briefing covers the ceremony proceedings, when and how you cross the stage for the presentation of your award and the protocols to be followed during your ceremony.

Where are the graduation ceremonies held?

The Canberra ceremony is held at the National Convention Centre

The Ballarat ceremony is held at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention centre

The Brisbane ceremonies are held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Sydney ceremonies are held at the Grand Pavilon, Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill

The Melbourne ceremonies are held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf

Where and when can I collect my Academic Dress?

Canberra Ceremony 
Academic Dress can be collected from National Convention Centre 
Registration and academic dress will open 3 hours prior to your ceremony

Ballarat Ceremony 
Academic Dress can be collected from Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre 
Registration and academic dress will open 3 hours prior to your ceremony

Brisbane Ceremonies 
Academic Dress can be collected from Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 
Registration and academic dress will open 3 hours prior to your ceremony

Sydney Ceremonies 
Academic Dress can be collected from Rosehill Gardens 
Registration and academic dress will open 3 hours prior to your ceremony

Melbourne Ceremonies 
Academic Dress can be collected from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 
Registration and academic dress will open 3 hours prior to your ceremony

How much will my Academic Dress hire cost?

Academic Dress hire prices vary depending on your requirements - as a general rule:

Set Hire Price Sale Price

Non Award Diploma or Certificate

Included in graduation fee

Additional $40

(on top of graduation fee)

Diploma, Associate Degree, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate

Included in graduation fee

Additional $60

(on top of graduation fee)

Bachelor Set

Included in graduation fee

Additional $60

(on top of graduation fee)

Masters Set

Included in graduation fee

Additional $60

(on top of graduation fee)

PHD Set

Included in graduation fee

Additional $200

(on top of graduation fee)

Doctor of Education

Included in graduation fee

This regalia is hire only and

not available for purchase

Master of Philosophy

Included in graduation fee

This regalia is hire only and

not available for purchase

Where can I park on the day of the graduation ceremony?

For Canberra, Ballarat, Brisbane and Melbourne transport and parking options please refer to the venue website’s for further information:

Canberra http://www.nccc.com.au/convention-centre-parking

Ballarat http://meetinballarat.com.au/explore-ballarat/getting-there/

Brisbane https://www.bcec.com.au/visit/car-parking/

Melbourne http://mcec.com.au/visit/visit-information

In Sydney, Rosehill Garden’s has parking for graduands and guests that is accessible via Grand Avenue, off James Ruse Drive.

Where can I get further information about ACU graduation?

Please refer to the ACU Graduation pages for all information about graduation and the ceremonies: http://www.acu.edu.au/study_at_acu/graduation

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