Graduation documents and books
Your graduation documents include:
How will my name be printed on my graduation documents?
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.
Can I get my graduation documents before my graduation ceremony?
If you require your graduation documents prior to your graduation ceremony, you may request an early release. A digital copy of your graduation documents will also be made available to you via the My eQuals system at this time. This will include your testamur, Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement (AHEGS) and transcript.
There is a $150 fee for the early release of graduation documents and you may purchase this through the Student Payment System.
As part of your early release, a digital copy of your graduation documents will be made available to you via the My eQuals system. This will include your testamur, Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement (AHEGS) and official academic transcript.
- If you have not yet received an email from your Program Advisor confirming that you have completed your degree, do not purchase your early release;
- Processing of these requests will take place after official approval has been received from the University’s Executive which may take up to six weeks to be received;
- Graduation documents will not be released if you are indebted to the University;
UoN Singapore graduates will have their graduation documents sent to UON Singapore upon completion and may collect their documents prior to the graduation ceremony. A digital copy of these graduation documents will also be made available via the My eQuals system at this time. This will include testamur, Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement (AHEGS) and official academic transcript.
If your testamur has been lost or damaged, or you have changed your name, you may request a replacement testamur for a fee of $150. A digital copy of your replacement testamur will also be made available to you via the My eQuals system.
Please complete and submit the Request for Replacement of Testamur form (PDF, 473KB). Payment may be made through the Student Payment System.
As part of the application you will be required to complete a Statutory Declaration and provide any additional supporting documentation which verifies why you require a replacement.
For further information, please contact Graduation.
I didn't attend my graduation ceremony, how do I apply for my graduation documents?
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 and a digital copy of these documents will also be made available to you via the My eQuals system. This will include your testamur, Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement (AHEGS) and official academic transcript.
Please email email@example.com 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.
Official academic transcript
An Official Academic 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 qualified will also appear on your transcript e.g. Qualified for the award of Bachelor of Design (Architecture) on 9 December 2017. You receive an Official Academic Transcript at graduation with your testamur and AHEGS. A digital copy of these documents will also be made available to you via the My eQuals system shortly after your graduation ceremony.
You may also need a transcript during your degree, e.g. for work placement, etc.
An Official Academic Transcript can be purchased at any time through the online Student Payment system.
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 copy, please complete the Request for Replacement or Additional AHEGS form (PDF, 125KB).
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
|February||20 February 2015, Port Macquarie||February||28 February 2014, Port Macquarie|
|April||9, 10, 11, and 17 April 2015 at Callaghan Campus, 16 April 2015 at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle||April||23, 24, 30 April and 1, 2 May 2014, Callaghan Campus|
|July||1 and 2 July 2015 at Central Coast Campus||July||3 and 4 July 2014, Central Coast Campus|
|October||1 and 2 October 2015, Callaghan Campus||October||2 and 3 October 2014, Callaghan Campus|
|November||28 November 2015, Singapore||November||22 November 2014, Singapore|
|February||1 March 2013, Port Macquarie||February||24 February 2012, Port Macquarie|
|April||4, 5, 6, 12 and 13 April 2013, Callaghan Campus||April||12, 13, 14, 20 and 21 April 2012, Callaghan Campus|
|June||27 and 28 June 2013, Central Coast Campus||June||28 and 29 June 2012, Central Coast Campus|
|October||3 and 4 October 2013, Callaghan Campus||October||4 and 5 October 2012, Callaghan Campus|
|November||16 November 2013, Singapore||November||17 November 2012, Singapore|
|November||19 November 2013, Hong Kong||November||21 November 2012, Hong Kong|
|February||26 February 2011, Port Macquarie||February||18 and 19 February 2010, Central Coast Campus|
|April||28, 29 and 30 April 2011, Callaghan Campus (2 books)||April||7 to 10 April 2010, Callaghan Campus|
|May||6 and 7 May 2011, Callaghan Campus||October||7 and 8 October 2010, Callaghan Campus|
|June||29 June 2011, Central Coast Campus||November||22 November 2010, Singapore|
|October||6 and 7 October 2011, Callaghan Campus||November||24 November 2010, Hong Kong|
|November||19 November 2011, Singapore|
|November||22 November 2011, Hong Kong|
1953 to 2009
The list of Occasional Speakers at graduation ceremonies from 1970 to the current time is available here.