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When are graduation ceremonies held?

When are graduation ceremonies held?

The graduation ceremonies dates for 2023/2024 are yet to be announced.

When can I expect to receive an invitation to my graduation ceremony?

Invitations are generally sent six weeks prior to the first ceremony.

Individuals who successfully complete their qualification between SP1 2023 and SP6 2023 will be invited to the ceremonies held in 2024.

Where are they held?

Graduation ceremonies are held in CBD locations across Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Once you receive your official invitation, you can select which city you prefer to attend your ceremony in.

What time is graduation held?

Our graduation ceremonies are held in the evening, allowing graduands who work full-time to attend.

Can I receive my testamur before I graduate?

Yes. Testamurs are sent to all eligible graduates by mail approximately six weeks after a qualification is completed. This means you’ll receive your testamur before graduation. Please ensure you keep your postal address details up-to-date in your Student Portal.

What can I expect at my graduation ceremony?

The ceremony will include official proceedings with a welcome from a member of Kaplan Professional’s executive team, plus addresses from a guest and student speaker.

Each graduand will be officially presented with a congratulatory letter inside a graduation scroll.

The Dux for each qualification and highest performing student for each subject will be presented with an award on the night.

Drinks and canapés will be served at the conclusion of the official proceedings, which also provides our graduands and their guests an opportunity to network.

Will there be a photographer at the ceremony?

Yes, a professional photographer will attend the ceremony and take a photograph of each graduand receiving their graduation scroll on stage. You’ll also have the opportunity to have additional photos with your guests before and after the official proceedings.

Photographs will be available for you to download approximately 48 hours after the graduation ceremony.

How long does it go for?

The evening will run for approximately two hours.

Can I bring family and friends along to the ceremony?

Yes, we encourage our graduands to celebrate with friends and family.

Each graduand can bring up to two guests.

Due to room capacity, any additional guest requests can be placed on a wait list and you’ll be contacted prior to your ceremony to advise if space for your additional guests becomes available

Can I bring children to the ceremony?

Yes, most venues will allow under 18s to attend their venue.

Children will be included in your two-guest limit.

Do I need to pay to attend my graduation ceremony?

Graduation is a complimentary event, which is free to attend.

What happens if I can't attend my graduation ceremony?

If you’re unable to attend your city’s graduation ceremony, you’re welcome to attend a ceremony in another city. You’ll be able to make this selection once you receive your official invite. It is not possible to defer attending a graduation in another year.

I have another question that is not answered here?

Have a question or query regarding graduation?

Feel free to call 1300 135 798 (select option 1) or email studentadvice@kaplan.edu.au.