About academic dress

The graduation fee for attending graduands includes the cost of the hire of your academic gown for the ceremony. Should graduates wish to hire academic dress at any other time, a hire fee is applicable.

What colour will I wear at graduation?

TAFE

Certificate I and II gownCertificate III and IV gownDiploma and Advanced Diploma gown
Certificate I and II
Black Oxford gown

Certificate III and IV
Black Oxford gown and a gold woollen stole with two stripes of blue and maroon satin.

Diploma and Advanced Diploma
Oxford gown and a gold woollen stole with two strips of blue and maroon satin with black trencher cap.

Higher education

Bachelor

Bachelor including applied degree recipients

Black trencher cap and a black Oxford gown together with a black hood edged with white binding and lined with the colour of the discipline to which the studies undertaken for the degree relates.

Science gownArts gownBusiness gownEducation gown

Science, applied science, sports science, mathematical science and information technology

Colour: Oyster

Arts (including psychology, information management/ librarianship, social sciences and community services

Colour: Magenta

Business (including hospitality and tourism)

Colour: Heliotrope

Education and children's services

Colour: Spectrum Green

Engineering gownEngineering gownJoint degrees gown

Engineering (including manufacturing services)

Colour: Spectrum Blue

Nursing and health science

Colour: Apricot

Joint degree

For bachelors who have undertaken a joint degree

Colour: Violet


Graduate certificates and graduate diploma

Black Oxford gown together with a black stole lined with the colour of the discipline to which the studies undertaken for the degree relates.

Science gownArts gownEducation gownMining gown

Science, applied science, sports science, mathematical science and information technology

Colour: Oyster

Arts (including psychology, information management/ librarianship, social sciences, nursing and community services

Colour: Union Jack Red

Education and children's services

Colour: Spectrum Green

Mining and occupational hazard management

Colour: Spectrum Blue

Business and Management gown


Business and management

Colour: Aqua




Masters

Black Oxford gown, black trencher cap together with a black-lined hood with the colour of the discipline to which the studies relate.

Science gownArts gown - MastersBusiness gown - MastersEducation gown - Masters

Science, applied science, sports science, mathematical science and information technology

Colour: Oyster

Arts (including psychology, information management/ librarianship, social sciences and community services

Colour: Magenta

Business (including hospitality and tourism)

Colour: Heliotrope

Education and children's services

Colour: Spectrum Green

Engineering gown - MastersNursing and Health Sciences gown - Masters

Engineering (including manufacturing services)

Colour: Spectrum Blue

Nursing and health science

Colour: Apricot



Indigenous stole and Torres Strait Islander Australians

Indigenous stoleTorrest Strait Islander gown

Indigenous stole

Depicts the colours of the Aboriginal Australian flag (a yellow, red and one black stripe running the length of stole) worn over left shoulder. The Indigenous stole can be worn over any academic dress. Displayed in this instance over diploma and advanced diploma.

Torres Strait Islander Australians

Depicts the colours of the Torres Strait Islander flag, with one green, one blue and one black stripe running the length of the stole. Displayed in this instance over a masters, the colour oyster, but can be worn over any discipline.



Higher doctorate and honorary doctorates

Maroon bonnet with gold silk cord and tassel, maroon Oxford style gown with gold satin facing and sleeves and a maroon hood lined with gold satin.

Doctor of Business Administration gownDoctor of Education gownDoctor of Psychology gown

Doctor of Business Administration

Colour: Heliotrope

Doctor of Education

Colour: Spectrum Green

Doctor of Psychology

Colour: Magenta


Doctor of Philosopy gownHigher doctorate gownUB Council member gown

Doctor of Philosophy

Blue bonnet with a maroon silk cord and tassel and Oxford gown of blue polyester and wool cloth with a facing of maroon satin and blue polyester and wool cloth hood lined with maroon satin.

Higher doctorate

Maroon bonnet with gold silk cord with gold satin facing and sleeves and a maroon wool cloth hood lined with gold satin.

Federation University Australia Council member

In habit of their degrees or a black light-weight woollen gown and a stole of gold.