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Graduation Ceremonies

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It's more than just being presented with a certificate.

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Ceremonies are attended by:

  • Graduates and their Guests
  • Academic and administrative staff of the University
  • Swinburne University's Council members
  • Memorabilia suppliers

Memorabilia Supplier

The following services are offered by:

Southam Studios
Telephone: 1300 361 806

  • Photography
    Professional photographers will be at the venue before and after the ceremony for individual and group portraits.
  • Graduation plaques
    Preserve and display your award with an individually laser engraved plaque. There are a variety of styles available.
  • Graduation rings and teddy bears
    Rings and teddy bears make an ideal gift for Swinburne graduates and can be personalised according to your award.
  • Frames
    Quality frames to compliment and enhance the prestige of your award.
  • Academic regalia
    Regalia is the ideal keepsake for your graduation day. Please note regalia is made to order through an external supplier, therefore allow ample time to ensure it will be available in time for your ceremony.

Graduation Ceremonies Schedule

The graduation schedule is correct at time of publication and may be subject to change. It is not recommended that you arrange flights or make other preparations until you receive confirmation of your eligibility to graduate.

September 2014

Monday, 8 September 20142pmFaculty of Business and Enterprise
Swinburne Online, Open Universities Australia and Swinburne Research like programs
Tuesday, 9 September 201411amFaculty of Health, Arts and Design
VE Centre for Health, Science and Community
Swinburne Online, Open Universities Australia and Swinburne Research like programs
Tuesday, 9 September 20144pmFaculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
VE Centre for Engineering, Technology and Trades
VE Centre for Business, Design and ICT
Swinburne Online, Open Universities Australia and Swinburne Research like programs

December 2014

Monday, 15 December 2014 1pmInternational students

Mail Out

If you do not wish to attend a ceremony, mailouts of awards occur on monthly basis. You can nominate this option on 'Graduation' under the 'Manage my Course' section of the Current Students page, or email

Graduation Venue

All ceremonies are held at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf

Click here for details on the venue and getting there.

Ticketing Information

Applicants will be notified when tickets are on sale.

Things to be mindful of:

  • Students graduating must book an allocated seat ticket
  • Seating is not allocated for guests
  • Tickets are non refundable
  • Entry to the venue will not be permitted without a ticket
  • Students graduating must book a seat ticket
  • Children below 3 years who do not require their own seat do not need a ticket
  • We recommend that children under 10 years do not attend as they may become restless
  • Enquiries about ticket purchases

Academic Regalia and appropriate dress

All graduands attending a ceremony must wear the correct academic regalia in order to participate.

Your gown will be open, therefore clothing will be visible. Semi-formal or business attire is recommended. Jeans, board shorts, thongs or trainers are not suitable.

Special Needs / Disabled Students and Guests

Please inform the Graduation department by emailing if you or your guests have a disability or special requirements at least one week prior to the ceremony.