Changing your graduation details or preferences
If you have opted to attend a graduation ceremony but can no longer attend, you need to advise the Graduation Office in writing at least 4 weeks prior to the ceremony. Submit an online contact request to the Graduation Office. No refunds will be given if less than four weeks notice is received.
You can defer your graduation only once, to the next graduation event. Your attendance details, including payment, must be completed online for the current event, to secure your place at the next graduation event. You will need to select the 'attend a future event' option when completing your attendance details online.
If you defer to the next graduation event and then do not attend that ceremony, you will automatically graduate 'In Absentia' and your testamur will be mailed to the address on your student record - please 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 four weeks prior to the ceremony. 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.
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 either send documents by post to Graduation Office, SMB Campus, PO Box 663, Ballarat, VICTORIA 3353, or attach documents to our online contact form.