Current Students

Your Guide to Graduating


Congratulations on your achievement!

Your graduation

We hold our graduation ceremony each year in May. If you are eligible to graduate, you will receive your invitation in April, so please ensure your address is correct. You’ll need to RSVP to this invitation, so we know you’re coming. You’ll be sent a graduation pack, which contains all the key information you need to know.

Professional photographers will be available on the night and are not included in the graduation fee.

2018 Graduation Ceremony:

Melbourne Recital Centre

Wednesday 2 May and Thursday 3 May

Applying to graduate

All Melbourne Polytechnic students who are awarded for a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or a Higher Education Degree will automatically be invited.

At the ceremony

The ceremony takes approximately two hours. You will need to arrive early to register and pick up your graduation gown, please allow roughly four hours for the whole event. All these details will be in the Information Pack that is made available to graduands before the event.


You can also purchase additional tickets for your friends and family.

Professional photographers will be available on the night and are not included in the graduation fee.

Academic dress

Your graduation fee includes the cost of hiring a black graduation gown and coloured hood/stole. As this event is an official occasion, it is recommended you dress in ‘smart casual’ attire with suitable footwear (no jeans, runners, sandals or thongs).

Please arrive early to avoid delays – if you fail to be gowned within the stated times, you will not be permitted to enter the ceremony.

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Important Information: 

If you are graduating with a certificate, please note that you won’t be invited to attend this major Graduation Ceremony. Your graduation certificate will be posted out to you. If your details need to be updated, please use the Amend Personal Details form.

Return the completed form to the Melbourne Polytechnic Awards Officer (details on the form) before February. If you have not qualified for graduation, your department will contact you and let you know.

There is a non-refundable fee associated with attending the Graduation Ceremony.

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