Fremantle Graduation

  • February 2021 Graduation

    The State Government has announced that Perth, Peel and the South West region will enter a lockdown from 6pm Sunday 31 January 2021 until 6pm Friday 5 February 2021. This is based on health advice following a hotel quarantine worker testing positive for COVID-19.

    Consequently, we must unfortunately postpone the Graduation Ceremonies that were scheduled to take place on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 February at the RAC Arena, Wellington Street, Perth. The Graduation Mass on Tuesday 2 February at 6pm in St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth will also be postponed.

    We recognise that this will be a great disappointment for you, as well as your families and our staff. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of our community for your understanding, and we will continue to update you in the coming weeks.

    Graduates who have collected their Regalia from Regalia Craft should keep their regalia until more information concerning the Graduation Ceremonies is made available. All questions regarding regalia should be directed to Regalia Craft, who can be contacted at info@regaliacraft.com.au.

    Physical testamurs of those graduates who had not already collected theirs can be collected after lockdown. All graduates have already received their digital testamur, transcript, and Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) via My eQuals.

  • When and where will the physical Graduation Ceremonies take place?

    The physical Graduation Ceremonies for 2020 graduates which were scheduled to take place on 2nd and 3rd February 2021 at the RAC Arena in Perth are now postponed due to the current lockdown in place in Perth, Peel and the South West region. We will update 2020 graduates as more information becomes available.

  • Do I need to wait until a new date for the Graduation Ceremonies is set before my degree can be conferred and I can receive a testamur?

    All students who have been approved to graduate will have their awards conferred at a Virtual Conferral of Qualifications event.  Students can either attend the virtual event (through Zoom) or have their qualification conferred in absentia (i.e. conferral without the graduand being present). Digital transcripts and digital testamurs will be available within a week of the event via My eQuals 

    Physical testamurs can be collected from Student Administration after the event or you may wish to pay for this to be posted to you.  Please request the posting of your testamur and pay for postage by contacting the Cashier on 08 9433 0542.

  • When will I be able to receive my final transcript and Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) via my eQuals?

    Digital transcripts, testamurs and AHEGS will be progressively issued and uploaded to My eQuals from the day of the Virtual Conferral of Qualifications event.  You will receive an email to your ND student email account from My eQuals informing you when this is available for you to access.  Please remember to use your student ID number in your email address (not your name) when registering for My eQuals.

  • Where can I check my graduation status?

    You can check your graduation status in Student Centre under:

    • Student Centre > Self Service > Degree Progress/Graduation > View Graduation Status.

    The possible Graduation Statuses are:

    • Approved: The academic requirements of your program have been met, and so you are eligible to graduate. Congratulations!
    • Applied for Graduation: Your application to graduate is still under assessment. Please contact your School, or fremantle.graduation@nd.edu.au should you have any questions, and keep checking your Student Centre for future updates.
    • Program in Review: Your application to graduate is still under assessment. Please contact your School, or fremantle.graduation@nd.edu.au should you have any questions, and keep checking your Student Centre for future updates.
    • Denied: Unfortunately, the academic requirements of your program have not been met, and so you are not currently eligible to graduate. Please contact your School to discuss.
  • Am I now an alumnus / alumna of the University?

    Yes! Once a student graduates through having their qualifications conferred, they become part of the University’s alumni community. Further details can be found on the Notre Dame Alumni page.

    The Office of University Relations is responsible for Alumni relations and the first step is to ensure we have your correct and up-to-date details upon graduation. Please take the time to update these details in your Student Centre, or visit the Alumni web page.

  • Academic Regalia for Physical Graduation Ceremonies

    If you are planning to attend your physical graduation ceremony, you will need to wear full academic regalia appropriate to your degree. Regalia Craft are the University’s supplier of regalia and have details of the full academic wear appropriate to your degree. If you are receiving more than one award, the regalia of the higher of the two awards, or the regalia of the first named award for double degrees, should be worn.

    All orders to either hire or purchase regalia need to be made through the Regalia Craft website by filling out their online form.

  • Will I have my photo taken at the ceremony?

    GFP Graduations provide a range of ceremony and portrait photography and video services for each physical graduation ceremony. Their professional photographers will take a photo of each graduand as they are congratulated by the Chancellor on stage. They will also video each ceremony and this will be available for purchase at the end of your ceremony. GFP will also be doing studio photography before or after your ceremony where you can also have your testamur framed.

  • Graduation Mass details

    The Graduation Mass, which was to be held on Tuesday 2 February at 6:00pm in St Mary’s Cathedral Perth, has been postponed due to the current lockdown in place in Perth, Peel and the South West region and State Government's health advice. We recognise that this will be a great disappointment for you, and thank you for your understanding. We will continue to update you in the coming weeks.

  • Collecting your Qualifications

    You can collect your physical testamur from Student Administration in building ND7.  If you wish to have your Testamur posted a $10 fee is required as this document is sent via registered post, please contact the fees office on 9433 0542 and ensure your address is correct in Student Centre.

    Electronic versions of Transcripts, AHEGS and Testamurs have also been uploaded to the My eQuals Portal, check your student email account to find the link to your My eQuals qualifications.

  • Fremantle Virtual Conferral of Qualifications July 2020

    Congratulations to the students who had their qualifications conferred on the 21st of July!

    In a historic first, the University of Notre Dame Australia has conferred qualifications virtually.  In Zoom ceremonies, attended by over 150 staff, graduands and the friends and families of the graduands, the University celebrated the graduates’ mid-year completion of qualifications
    in a joyous, yet contemporary, way. Video recordings of each ceremony can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

    Ceremony 1 – School of Nursing and Midwifery


    Ceremony 2 – Schools of Arts and Sciences , Business and Law

    Ceremony 3 – Schools of Education, Health Science, Physiotherapy, Medicine, Philosophy and Theology

    When circumstances permit, the physical Graduation events will be rescheduled and we look forward to seeing the graduates at them and celebrating their achievements.

    Please see the Conferral of Qualifications July 2020 booklet.

  • Virtual Conferral of Qualifications December 2020

    Congratulations to the students who had their qualifications conferred on 16th and 17th December 2020!

    In a historic first, the University of Notre Dame Australia has conferred qualifications virtually in July and December 2020.  In Zoom ceremonies, attended by over 150 staff, graduands and the friends and families of the graduands, the University celebrated the graduates’ completion of qualifications in a joyous, yet contemporary, way. Video recordings of each ceremony can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

    Conferral of Qualifications December 2020 Booklet

    Ceremonies
    Ceremony 1 – School of Arts and Science, School of Business, School of Philosophy and Theology
    Ceremony 2 – School of Medicine
    Ceremony 3 – School of Education – undergraduate
    Ceremony 4 – School of Education – postgraduate and research
    Ceremony 5 – School of Health Sciences
    Ceremony 6 – School of Law, School of Physiotherapy
    Ceremony 7 – School of Nursing and Midwifery – undergraduate
    Ceremony 8 – School of Nursing and Midwifery – postgraduate and research
  • Early Program Complete

    If you have completed all the courses for your award and the marks and grades for every course are displayed on your record then you can apply for Early Program Complete if you need this urgently.  Please note that if you have any outstanding marks/grades the process will be held in abeyance until these have been formally ratified and included on your record. Please liaise with your School if you have any outstanding marks/grades.

    Please note that all email correspondence must be through your Notre Dame student email account.

    Once this process is finalised ‘Program Complete’ will display on your transcript.  It will not show a conferral date on your transcript until you have applied for the next graduation/conferral ceremony and the date for this ceremony is past.

    Please email fremantle.graduation@nd.edu.au to request Early Program Complete.  Include your name, student ID number, your award name and your School.  The School will review your record to ensure you have met all the requirements for your award.  Once this is finalised the Graduation Coordinator will let you know by email to your student email account that you have been recorded as Program Complete and that you can purchase a transcript displaying this if you wish.

    The transcript you purchase will be uploaded to My eQuals for you to access at any time and as often as you wish.  You can then use this transcript for registration with an industry body or to apply for employment or further study. If you wish your transcript sent to the Teachers’ Registraton Board then please let the Graduation Coordinator know and there is no cost for this.

    The Early Program Complete process usually takes approximately two to three weeks.

    Recording Program Complete onto your record automatically records you as applying to graduate or to have your degree awarded in the next conferral of awards ceremonies.  If you do not wish to graduate or be a part of the next conferral of awards ceremonies (either by attending or in absentia) then please let the Graduation Coordinator know.  Please keep monitoring your student email account (which will always be available to you) so that you can keep abreast of emails or the Student Newsletter that will provide information regarding the next graduation or conferral of awards ceremonies.

  • Any further questions?

    Should you have any specific questions not addressed above or on the Fremantle Campus Graduation webpage, please contact fremantle.graduation@nd.edu.au. Any questions regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) not covered on the University’s webpage should be directed to coronavirusadvice@nd.edu.au.

    We will continue to provide updates as soon as decisions have been made, with your patience during this time being greatly appreciated.

  • Fremantle Virtual Conferral of Qualifications July 2020

    Congratulations to the students who had their qualifications conferred on the 21st of July!

    In a historic first, the University of Notre Dame Australia has conferred qualifications virtually.  In Zoom ceremonies, attended by over 150 staff, graduands and the friends and families of the graduands, the University celebrated the graduates’ mid-year completion of qualifications
    in a joyous, yet contemporary, way. Video recordings of each ceremony can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

    Ceremony 1 – School of Nursing and Midwifery


    Ceremony 2 – Schools of Arts and Sciences , Business and Law

    Ceremony 3 – Schools of Education, Health Science, Physiotherapy, Medicine, Philosophy and Theology

    When circumstances permit, the physical Graduation events will be rescheduled and we look forward to seeing the graduates at them and celebrating their achievements.

    Please see the Conferral of Qualifications July 2020 booklet.

  • Collecting your Qualifications

    If you had your qualifications conferred on 21st July you can now visit Student Administration in building ND7 to collect your physical Testamur.  If you wish to have your Testamur posted a $10 fee is required as this document is sent via registered post, please contact the fees office
    on 9433 0542 and ensure your address is correct in Student Centre.

    Electronic versions of Transcripts, AHEGS and Testamurs have also been uploaded to the My eQuals Portal, check your student email account to find the link to your My eQuals qualifications.

  • Overview

    You need to apply to graduate to receive your Award from the University.

    You can either receive your Award at the Graduation Ceremony or apply to graduate in absentia.

    If your Award is conferred in absentia, you cannot attend a future graduation ceremony for that specific Award. The date printed on your Award is the date your qualification was conferred and not the date you completed the program. The conferral date cannot be backdated to your completion date.

  • Enquiries

    Contact your School or fremantle.graduation@nd.edu.au should you have any enquiries and keep checking back for future updates. Your Notre Dame email account will be used for all correspondence. Please note you will not receive any notifications of your Graduation Status via email.

  • Graduation status

    You can view your graduation status in Student Centre under:

    Student Centre > Self Service > Degree Progress/Graduation > View Graduation Status.

    The possible Graduation Statuses are:

    • Applied for Graduation: Your application to graduate was received for assessment.
    • Program in Review: Your application to graduate is under assessment.
    • Approved: Your application to graduate has been approved. The academic requirements of your program have been met, and so you are eligible to graduate.
    • Degree Awarded: You have already completed your studies, have not yet graduated, and have applied to become “Program Complete” or the academic requirements of your program have been met, and you are eligible to graduate.
    • Denied: Unfortunately, the academic requirements of your program have not been met, and so you are not currently eligible to graduate. Please contact your School to discuss.
  • Apply to Graduate

    If you believe you are in your last semester of study you must apply to graduate via the online process in your Student Centre by the published deadline. You may apply to graduate if you have satisfied the requirements of the relevant Award; and paid all fees, charges or fines which are outstanding.

    The How to apply for graduation guide will show you step-by-step how to apply. You will also receive an email from the Head of Campus inviting all eligible students to apply to graduate with the How to apply for graduation guide.

    Once you have applied, your Graduation Status will show as “Applied to Graduate”.

    Applications for July Graduation are open from Monday, 9th March, 2020 to Sunday 29th March.

    Your Testamur is an official document and should list your full legal name. Your name on your Testamur cannot change after the conferral of your Award. Please ensure your personal information is correct in your Student Centre. You can change your name by completing the Amendment to Personal Details form and submitting the relevant documentation to Student Administration and Fees.

  • Upon Receipt of your Application to Graduate

    Your School will assess whether you have fulfilled all of the requirements of your Award or will fulfil all of the requirements of your program pending successful completion of your current semester's courses. Your Graduation Status will change to “Program in Review”.

  • Ceremony Attendance, RSVP and Graduation Tickets

    Ceremony Attendance & RSVP
    You need to confirm your attendance (Yes or No) at your graduation ceremony irrespective of whether you will be attending or graduating in absentia. If you wish to graduate in absentia please respond with ‘No’ as you will not attend.

    The Graduation Coordinator will send you an email with instructions on “How to RSVP” for the ceremonies. You need to record your attendance and guest numbers for your ceremony and the Graduation Mass. You will be able to indicate if you and/or your guests have any special seating requirements. The University will contact you to discuss your requirements.

    If you are unable to attend your ceremony and choose to graduate in absentia, please note, you will miss the opportunity to attend a future ceremony for that specific Award.

    Graduation Tickets
    You are offered two (2) tickets for guests to attend your ceremony. Once the number of Graduands has been confirmed there may be a small allocation of extra tickets but this is not guaranteed. There is no charge for tickets to the graduation ceremonies.

  • 2020 Graduation Events

    July Graduation

    The dates and time of the Graduation Mass and Graduation Ceremonies will be confirmed when finalised.

    Venue: Drill Hall (ND25), Mouat Street, Fremantle Campus,
    The University of Notre Dame Australia
    Time: Ceremony 1 – 1:00 PM
    Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Health Science and Law

    Ceremony 2 – 5:00 PM
    Schools of Medicine, Nursing & Midwifery, Philosophy & Theology and Physiotherapy

    December Graduation

    The dates and time of the Graduation Mass and Graduation Ceremonies will be confirmed when finalised.

  • Graduation regalia

    Graduands are required to wear the full academic regalia appropriate for their degree. Only those Graduands in correct academic regalia will be permitted to participate in the ceremony. Regalia Craft are the University’s supplier of regalia and have full details of correct hoods and sashes. If you are receiving more than one award, the regalia of the first named award should be worn. The first named award also indicates the ceremony that you will be required to attend.

    Regalia Craft will be taking orders for the July Graduation from May 2020.

    All orders to either hire or purchase regalia need to be made through the Regalia Craft website, www.academicwear.com.au. Graduands must collect their regalia from Regalia Craft. Regalia is available for collection the week leading up to Graduation.

    Regalia for Mass:  Graduands wear only their Academic Gown to the Mass. Please do not wear the hood (colours) and/or mortar board.

    Regalia for Graduation Ceremony: Graduands are required to wear full academic regalia to the Graduation Ceremony (gown, hood and mortar board).

  • Dress code

    As Graduation Ceremonies are formal occasions, it is suggested that male Graduands wear a business suit or jacket and tie.  Shirt collars and shoes are required. Female Graduands are expected to wear neat, semi-formal attire.

  • Photographers

    GFP Graduations provide the photography and framing services for the University’s Graduation Ceremonies. GFP will be in attendance for each ceremony and framing and photography services will be available before and after each graduation ceremony. You can register and pay for your studio sitting and skip the paperwork on ceremony day. GFP also offers a free softcopy download of the Presentation Ceremonial Pose to every graduate.

    Additional information regarding graduation services available at your ceremony can be viewed at the GFP Graduations webpage www.gfpgraduations.com.au.

  • Official Academic Documents

    The University is now issuing digital versions of Academic Transcripts, the Australian Higher Education Graduation Statements (AHEGS) and a copy of their Testamur to graduates through My eQuals.

    My eQuals is a secure platform used by all universities in Australia and New Zealand to issue and authenticate academic records in a digital format. You can use My eQuals to safely share your digital documents with anyone you choose, such as employers, universities, and other parties.

    Whenever an academic document is uploaded to My eQuals, you will receive an email from My eQuals to your Notre Dame email account.

    You will need to complete a registration with My eQuals the first time a document is uploaded, and for subsequent ones you will need to simply log in. Further details can be found in the My eQuals Registration & Login Process document.

    Upon graduation you will receive a hard copy Testamur. You can access your official Transcript through the My eQuals site.

    If you cannot attend the graduation ceremony you can graduate in absentia. You will be able to collect your Testamur from Student Administration from the day following the graduation ceremonies. You may nominate someone else to collect your testamur on your behalf by providing written consent via your student email account to fremantle.graduation@nd.edu.au. Alternatively, your proxy can bring your authorisation when they come to Student Administration. Your proxy must also have photo identification.

  • Alumni

    The Office of University Relations is responsible for Alumni relations and the first step is to ensure we have your correct and up-to-date details upon graduation. Please take the time to update these details in your Student Centre, or visit the Alumni web page.