Graduation documents and books

Your graduation documents include:


How will my name be printed on my testamur?

Your name will appear on your testamur and in the graduation book exactly as it appears on your invitation letter. The testamur is a legal document and we can only print your legal names. It must be the same name as your other official documents i.e. birth certificate and passport.  Titles are not printed on graduation documents.

For UoN Singapore graduates, your family name will be capitalised on your testamur. All documents will be printed in the Western name format of given names, followed by family name.

Can I get my testamur before my graduation ceremony?

If you require your testamur prior to your graduation ceremony, you will need to complete a Request Early Release of Testamur form (PDF, 196KB). There is a cost of $100 and it will take up to four weeks once you have completed your degree.

Applications will not be processed two weeks before or during the graduation ceremony period.

UoN Singapore graduates will have their testamurs posted to UON Singapore upon completion and may collect their documents prior to the graduation ceremony.

If you need a replacement testamur, please complete the Request for Replacement of Testamur form (PDF, 473KB).

I didn't attend my graduation ceremony, how do I apply for my testamur?

You can choose to collect your graduation documents at Student Central Hunter (Callaghan Graduation Ceremonies) or Student Central Ourimbah (Central Coast Campus Graduation Ceremonies only) or to have your documents posted to you.

Your graduation documents will be produced after the graduation ceremonies have concluded.

Please email to advise whether you would like to collect your documents or have them posted.

Please note: Graduates who responded via the online graduation registration form have already advised Graduation of their choice and only need to email if they would like to change this.

Statement of academic record

A Statement of Academic Record or official transcript, is a document the University can provide that details your name, student number, program of study, term and courses enrolled. It also includes the unit value of those courses, your marks for any courses completed, and your grades.

If you have completed a degree, the name of this qualification and the date awarded will also appear on your transcript e.g. Awarded Bachelor of Design (Architecture) on 12 December 2011. You receive a Statement of Academic Record at graduation with your testamur and AHEGS.

You may also need a transcript during your degree, e.g. for work placement, etc.

A Statement of Academic Record can be purchased at any time through the online Student Payment system.  There is a $10 fee per copy and further charges will apply if you need Express Post.

Australia Higher Education Graduation Statement

The University of Newcastle provides students with an Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS). The AHEGS doesn't replace the testamur or statement of academic record, but instead, it describes your qualification in a clear and consistent way to potential employers and other higher education institutions.

The AHEGS lists the following information:

  • your award
  • awarding institution
  • your academic achievements
  • description of the Australian Higher Education System.

If you need a replacement or additional form, please complete the Request for Replacement or Additional AHEGS form (PDF, 125KB).

The Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement Structure, Guidelines and Appeal Process (PDF 52.1KB) provides further information.

Verification of award

Information about what is included in this letter and how to order one can be found at Ask UoN.

You can also view a sample of the verification of award letter

Graduation ceremony books


17 February 2017, Port Macquarie


20 to 22 April and 27 to 28 April 2017l, Callaghan Campus


6 and 7 July 2017 at Central Coast Campus


28 and 29 September 2017, Callaghan Campus


18 November 2017, Singapore


19 February 2016, Port Macquarie


31 March, 1, 2, 7 and 8 April 2016, Callaghan Campus


7 and 8 July 2016, Central Coast Campus


29 and 30 September 2016, Callaghan Campus


26 November 2016, Singapore

February20 February 2015, Port Macquarie February28 February 2014, Port Macquarie
April9, 10, 11, and 17 April 2015 at Callaghan Campus, 16 April 2015 at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle April23, 24, 30 April and 1, 2 May 2014, Callaghan Campus
July1 and 2 July 2015 at Central Coast Campus July3 and 4 July 2014, Central Coast Campus
October1 and 2 October 2015, Callaghan Campus October2 and 3 October 2014, Callaghan Campus
November28 November 2015, Singapore November22 November 2014, Singapore
February1 March 2013, Port Macquarie February24 February 2012, Port Macquarie
April4, 5, 6, 12 and 13 April 2013, Callaghan Campus April12, 13, 14, 20 and 21 April 2012, Callaghan Campus
June27 and 28 June 2013, Central Coast Campus June28 and 29 June 2012, Central Coast Campus
October3 and 4 October 2013, Callaghan Campus October4 and 5 October 2012, Callaghan Campus
November16 November 2013, Singapore November17 November 2012, Singapore
November19 November 2013, Hong Kong November21 November 2012, Hong Kong
February26 February 2011, Port Macquarie February18 and 19 February 2010, Central Coast Campus
April28, 29 and 30 April 2011, Callaghan Campus (2 books) April7 to 10 April 2010, Callaghan Campus
May6 and 7 May 2011, Callaghan Campus October7 and 8 October 2010, Callaghan Campus
June29 June 2011, Central Coast Campus November22 November 2010, Singapore
October6 and 7 October 2011, Callaghan Campus November24 November 2010, Hong Kong
November19 November 2011, Singapore   
November22 November 2011, Hong Kong   
1953 to 2009
Graduation Books from 1953 to 2009 can be viewed in the Library archives.

Occasional speakers

The list of Occasional Speakers at graduation ceremonies from 1970 to the current time is available here.