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Graduations are very important occasions, as they mark the culmination of many years of study. The Graduation team at the University of Canberra puts a lot of effort into ensuring the graduation ceremonies run smoothly. The Graduation Office coordinates the ceremonies, with the assistance of many people across the campus.

All outstanding fees (including SSAF) must be resolved prior to being invited to graduate.

Graduation booklet (PDF, 855.94 KB)


Please note: The University of Canberra with the National Convention Centre Canberra are operating under the approved set of COVID-normal restrictions as outlined by the ACT Government.

Should the Australian or ACT Governments advise of any changes we will advise graduands and graduates immediately. We recommend that you continue to visit the University of Canberra website where advice on our ceremonies will be updated.

Please ensure you read the corresponding information on our web pages regarding the dates below.

  • Graduation Ceremonies: 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd April 2021
  • Deadline for lodging results for cross-institutional study: 14th February 2021
  • Resolve all outstanding debts by: 2nd April 2021
  • Deadline for Name or Award changes: 2nd April 2021
  • Deadline for RSVP to invitation: 2nd April 2021
  • Guest Tickets on sale (limited to 2 guest tickets per student): 18th March 2021
  • Guest Tickets closes: 2nd April 2021

Testamurs sent to graduates conferred in absentia: May/June 2021 (up to 6-8 weeks)

Important Dates

Tuesday 20th - 23rd April Conferral of Awards

Ceremony Dates and Times

Tuesday 20th April  1 10:00AM

Faculty of Science and Technology

  • Academic Program Area - Science
  2 2:30PM

Faculty of Science and Technology

  • Academic Program Area - Technology
  3 6:00PM

Faculty of Education

  • Postgraduate
Wednesday 21st April 4 10:00AM

Faculty of Health

  • Discipline of Diagnostic Pathology
  • Discipline of Medical Radiation
  • Discipline of Speech Pathology
  • Discipline of Midwifery
  • Discipline of Nursing
  • Discipline of Pharmacy
  5 2:30PM

Faculty of Health

  • Discipline of Psychology
  • Discipline of Public Health
  • Discipline of Counselling
  • Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics
  6 6:00PM

Faculty of Health

  • Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Discipline of Physiotherapy
  • Discipline of Occupational Therapy
Thursday 22nd April 7 10:00AM

Faculty of Business Government and Law

  • School of Politics, Economics and Society
  • School of Law and Justice
  • Institute for Governance Policy Analysis
  8 2:30PM

Faculty of Business Government and Law

  • Canberra Business School
    • B. Accounting
    • B. Business Administration
    • B. Commerce
    • B. Finance
    • Dip. Business
    • Grad Cert/Dip Accounting
    • Master of Professional Accounting
  9 6:00PM

Faculty of Business Government and Law

  • Canberra Business School
    • All remaining courses
Friday 23rd April 10 10:00AM

Faculty of Arts and Design

  • Discipline of Design and the Build Environment
  11 2:30PM

Faculty of Arts and Design

  • Discipline of Arts and Communication
  12 6:00PM

Faculty of Education

  • Undergraduate


The Graduation ceremonies will be held at the National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC).

The NCCC offers underground parking for graduates and guests. There is also public parking across the road from the NCCC and the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT).


31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra, ACT 2601

Parking is available within the NCCC Building, Refer to the below link for further information.
Visit Information - National Convention Centre Canberra (

There is also available parking across from the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT).


We welcome any feedback regarding this new venue after the ceremonies have been held.

Disability Assistance

Students and/or guests who have a disability and/or accessibility requirements, are to please contact the Graduation Office. Staff will be available at the ceremonies to assist with any access requirements such as reserved aisle seating for guests in wheelchairs or with other requirements and seating in front rows for people with hearing or vision impairments.

To assist in this process, email the Graduation Office with your ceremony details, student name, number of guests and assistance required.

Unable to Attend

Testamurs for students who have requested to confer inabsentia will be available for collection from the Student Centre for the week following the graduation ceremonies. Students must present valid photo identification to collect the testamur. Students may also provide authorisation for someone to collect a testamur on their behalf.

The Graduation team will contact all graduates who do not attend a ceremony via their University email and any registered non-University email in order to confirm a suitable mailing address and contact telephone number for students preferring their graduation documents to be sent via courier. The testamur cannot be posted until your address is confirmed, so please ensure you are monitoring your email account after the ceremony to avoid delays.


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries regarding your graduation.

Location: Student Centre, Building 1