Want to know what goes on at a ceremony?
It's more than just being presented with a certificate.
Ceremonies are attended by:
- Graduates and their Guests
- Academic and administrative staff of the University
- Swinburne University's Council members
- Memorabilia Suppliers
As a souvenir of your special day, a variety of graduation memorabilia will be available for purchase.
- Graduation Ceremonies Schedule
- Graduation Venue
- Ticketing Information
- Academic Regalia and appropriate dress
- Special Needs / Disabled Students and Guests
Guests will require a ticket for entry to the graduation ceremony. We recommend that children under 10 years do not attend as they may become restless/bored. Children below 3 years who do not require their own seat do not need a ticket.
The following services are offered by:
Telephone: 1300 361 806
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.
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.
All ceremonies are held at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
First round, 2014
|Wednesday, 26 March 2014||11am||Faculty of Life and Social Sciences and Centre for Health, Science and Community|
|Wednesday, 26 March 2014||4pm||Faculty of Business and Enterprise|
|Thursday, 27 March 2014||11am||Faculty of Engineering & Industrial Sciences and Centre for Engineering, Technology and Trades|
|Thursday, 27 March 2014||4pm||Faculty of Design,|
Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Centre for Business, Design and ICT
Second round, 2014
|Monday 8 September, and|
Tuesday 9 September 2014
|TBA||All faculties and centres|
|Monday, 15 December 2014||TBA||International students|
If you do not wish to attend a ceremony, mailouts of awards occur on the following dates:
|January 2014||Higher Education awards|
|February 2014||Vocational Education awards|
|April 2014||All awards|
|October 2014||All awards|
Melbourne Convention Centre
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
Getting to the Venue
The Melbourne Convention Centre is well serviced by several types of public transport.
By Train: Southern Cross station is a 15-20 minute walk from the venue.
By Tram: All trams are an approximately 5-10 minute walk from the venue.
- Route 96 - St Kilda to East Brunswick
- Route 109 - Port Melbourne to Box Hill
- Route 112 - West Preston to St Kilda
Please note, once you arrive at the venue, it can take 5-10 minutes to make your way to registration on the second floor.
There are three car parks available for visitors at the venue.
The least expensive is at the South Wharf Retail Car Park, and is a 10 minute walk from the venue. Parking in this area can cost $16-$20 per vehicle (for 3-5 hours, increasing for longer time periods).
Parking in the Melbourne Convention Centre car park can cost around $32 per vehicle, and is a 3-5 minute walk from the venue.
If your guests would like to stay within close proximity to the venue, there are a number of accommodation options available.
Applicants will be notified when tickets are on sale.
Things to be mindful of:
- Seating is not allocated
- Tickets are non refundable
- Tickets are not available for sale at the door
- Entry to the venue will not be permitted without a ticket
- There are no free guest tickets
- 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/bored
- Enquiries about ticket purchases email@example.com
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 if you or your guests have a disability or special requirements at least one week prior to the ceremony.