Graduation is an important milestone for each student that recognises the realisation of academic goals achieved through years of commitment, dedication and hard work. It is an opportunity to gather with family, friends and colleagues to celebrate and acknowledge the efforts of all involved.
ACAP currently holds three graduation sessions a year in March, July and November occurring after the results are released for each trimester. Ceremonies are held twice a year and coincide with the March and November graduation sessions. As we do not hold a ceremony in July, students who graduate in the July session are invited to attend the November Ceremony.
Once the results have been released for your final trimester of study the college will assess your eligibility to graduate. If you are deemed eligible to graduate you will be sent further information regarding graduation via email.
Invitations to the ceremonies will be sent to eligible students in the month prior to the graduation ceremony. The invitation contains all of the information for the relevant ceremony, including costs, number of guests and details of academic dress requirements.
Graduates who attend the graduation ceremony are required to wear full academic dress. Academic dress hire is usually around $90 for Higher Education students and $75 for Vocational Education and Training students and is arranged through the same sorts of processes as for a university at approximately the same cost.
In Absentia & July Graduates
You may also elect to graduate in absentia which means that you will not need to attend the ceremony and your award will be sent to you by registered post after the date of the ceremony.
Students who graduate in July will automatically graduate in absentia as there is no ceremony held in July, however these students will be invited to attend the November Graduation Ceremonies to celebrate with family and friends.
Every graduate receives their Award Testamur and an Official Statement of Results upon graduation. Your full legal name will appear on your award. Your award is an official document, therefore, it is very important that your student file contains your full legal name including middle names. Your full legal name according to our records will appear in the 'Personal Details' section of your Student Portal.
If you need to update your full legal name please complete the Change of Name Application Form and forward with relevant documentation to the college.
To update your address details you may do this through the Student Portal or contact the Student Experience Team at your relevant campus.
Should you need extra copies of your Official Statement of Results or require a copy prior to graduation please complete and return the Official Statement of Results Application Form.
A charge of $30 applies for each copy and takes approximately 10 business days to be processed and posted to you.
If you do not receive your graduation documentation and fail to notify us within 12 months, you will be charged for a replacement.
The Alumni Network
Many graduates of the College desire to maintain ongoing contact and engagement with fellow graduates and to maintain personal and professional contact with educators and college staff. The Alumni Network was established to facilitate this objective. All graduating students are invited to join the network and benefit from the contacts, activities and information that membership of the Alumni Network offers.
Key Graduation Contacts
Student Experience Team
Tel: 1800 061 199
Absentia, Eligibility & Documentation Enquiries
Tel: 1800 061 199