Changing your graduation details or preferences

Deferring graduation

You can defer your graduation only once, to the next graduation event. You will need to select the 'attend a future event' option when completing your attendance details online.

If you register and do not attend your graduation ceremony you will automatically graduate 'In Absentia' and your testamur will be mailed to the address on your student record. Ensure your address is current on My Student Centre (MySC). No refunds will be given.


If you have paid but cannot attend your ceremony and now wish to graduate In Absentia, your money (or part thereof) may be refunded, provided that the Graduation Office is advised in writing at least 7 days prior to your ceremony. If applicable, refunds will be issued 2 to 3 weeks after the final ceremony for the relevant graduation event.  If no advice is received prior to the graduation ceremony, your degree will be mailed to you. No refund will be issued as costs have already been incurred.

There is no refund for extra guest tickets purchased.

Changing your name details

The name used at graduation and printed on your testamur, will be the same as your enrolled name. Any changes must be advised in writing with appropriate documentary evidence (ie. passport, birth certificate etc), You can send documents by post to Graduation Office, SMB Campus, PO Box 663, Ballarat, VIC 3353.