Graduation Information

Graduation is an important milestone for each student and 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 effort of all involved. 

Please see below information regarding the 2020 November Graduation Ceremonies. Please DO NOT hire academic dress or purchase guest tickets or photography if you have not received an invitation to the ceremony via email.

 


General Information

 Academic Dress Hire

As a graduand, you are required to wear the full academic dress of the award you are graduating from at the ceremony.

Hiring Academic Dress:

Your academic dress is available for hire or purchase through Reed Graduations

The cost associated with the hire of academic dress is approximately $65 for all graduands.

Please ensure that you order your academic dress by

  • Sydney Ceremony - Friday 28th February 2020
  • Melbourne Ceremony - Wednesday 4th March 2020
  • Adelaide Ceremony - Friday 13th March 2020
  • Brisbane Ceremony - Friday 20th March 2020

Collection of Academic Dress:

Your academic dress will be available for pick up on the day of your ceremony from the ceremony venue. 

 Guest Tickets

We encourage you to invite your friends and family to celebrate your achievement with you.

Graduands are not required to obtain a ticket for themselves, but will be asked to register their names when ordering guest tickets.

Any children attending the ceremony must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (not including the graduand) as child minding facilities are not available.

Ticket orders for guests will close on the following dates:

  • Sydney Ceremony - Friday 28th February 2020
  • Melbourne Ceremony - Wednesday 4th March 2020
  • Adelaide Ceremony - Friday 13th March 2020
  • Brisbane Ceremony - Friday 20th March 2020

Guest tickets can be arranged through Reed Graduations 

 Photography

Professional photography will be available to you on the day of the ceremony.

Please visit the Graduation Photography website to pre-order your graduation photos, and save up to 25%.

Please note: Additional photography will be taken during the ceremony and may be used on internal LCD screens at ACAP campuses, in the ACAP Facebook Closed Groups and for future Graduation invitations. Please notify us at statementsandgraduation@acap.edu.au if you wish to exclude photos of you from this use.

 Alumni Network & Professional Development

Alumni Network:

The ACAP Alumni team provides you with access to professional development seminars, networking and social events with your fellow graduates. To join, please complete the Alumni Application Form.

Keep in touch with other ACAP graduates and find out about our events and Professional Development Sessions.

Social Media

Join us on social media and connect with other ACAP graduates on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Continuing Professional Education & Development:

ACAP has a collaborative relationship with the Professional Development People who provide continuing education seminars in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane. ACAP Students & Graduates can attend PDP Seminars at 30% off. To join the PDP Student and Graduate Program here.

Venue & Arrival

 Sydney

The Venue:

The Sydney Graduation Ceremony will be held in the heart of Sydney’s CBD at Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

Accessability:

The venue has a number of stairs to access the auditorium, however there is an escalator down to the foyer as well as a lift.

The auditorium has graded stairs to seating and two steps on to the stage (for graduands).

If you or your guests require accessibility access please advise the Graduation Team as soon as possible at statementsandgraduation@acap.edu.au.

Transport and Parking:

As street parking is limited, we recommend that you use public transport on the day of the ceremony.

The nearest train station is Town Hall and buses run along Castlereagh Street and Elizabeth Street.

If you would like to drive on the day Secure Parking or Wilson parking facilities are available in the CBD.

 Melbourne

The Venue: 

The Melbourne Graduation Ceremony will be held in the heart of Melbourne's CBD at Melbourne Town Hall, 90-120 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.

Accessability:

Melbourne Town Hall is wheelchair accessible. Enter the venue via the Copper Doors which are situated on the left hand side when facing the main entrance of the Melbourne Town Hall, then take the lift to Level 1.

If you or your guests require accessibility access please advise the Graduation Team as soon as possible at statementsandgraduation@acap.edu.au.

Transport and Parking: 

As street parking is limited, we recommend that you use public transport on the day of the ceremony.

If you would like to drive on the day Secure Parking or Wilson parking facilities are available in the CBD.

 Brisbane

The Venue:

The Brisbane Graduation Ceremony will be held in the heart of Brisbane's CBD at Customs House at 399 Queens Street, Brisbane QLD 4000.

Accessability: 

If you or your guests require accessibility access please advise the Graduation Team as soon as possible at statementsandgraduation@acap.edu.au.

Transport and Parking:

As street parking is limited, we recommend that you use public transport on the day of the ceremony.

If you would like to drive on the day please see the Parking in the Brisbane CBD guide.

 Adelaide

The Venue:

The Adelaide Graduation Ceremony will be held in the heart of Adelaide's CBD in the Meeting Room at the Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000.

Accessability: 

The Adelaide Town Hall is accessibility friendly.

If you or your guests require accessibility access please advise the Graduation Team as soon as possible at statementsandgraduation@acap.edu.au.

Transport and Parking:

As street parking is limited, we recommend that you use public transport on the day of the ceremony.

If you would like to drive on the day please see the Adelaide Town Hall's Parking/Transport guide.

On the Day Schedule

 Sydney

Schedule:

10.00am Doors open for graduand registration
11.30am Graduand registration closes
11.45am Graduands proceed to hall for briefing
12.10am Guests enter the hall to be seated
12.30pm Ceremony commences
2.15pm Ceremony concludes
3.30pm Event concludes

Graduand Registration:

All graduands must register at the registration desk upon arrival at the venue. You will receive your seat number and further instructions.

Please note: Graduands cannot take their bags or any personal items into the ceremony, these items can be left with your guests or in the cloakroom provided at the venue.

Academic Dress Collection:

Regalia will be available for collection from the venue on the day of the event and must be collected no later than 11.30am.

Photography:

Professional Photography will be available before and after the ceremony

Guests:

Your guests are invited to arrive by 12.00pm. All guests must have a ticket. Guest tickets will be checked at the entrance to the venue.

Academic Dress Return:

Graduands are required to return their academic dress before leaving the venue. All academic dress must be returned by 3.15pm at the lastest.

Post Ceremony Celebration:

To celebrate your graduation a variety of light refreshments will be served at the following the ceremony.

 Melbourne

Schedule:

11.30am Doors open for graduand & guest registration and photography
1.20pm Graduand registration closes
1:30pm Graduands seated in hall for briefing
1:55pm All Guests must be seated in hall
2:00pm Ceremony commences
3:00pm Ceremony concludes and refreshments served
4:00pm Event concludes

Graduand Registration:

All graduands must register at the registration desk upon arrival at the venue. You will receive your seat number and further instructions.

Please note: Graduands cannot take their bags or any personal items into the ceremony, these items can be left with your guests or in the cloakroom provided at the venue.

Academic Dress Collection:

Regalia will be available for collection from the venue on the day of the event and must be collected no later than 1.20pm.

Photography:

Professional Photography will be available before and after the ceremony.

Guests:

Your guests must be seated by 1.55pm. All guests must have a ticket. Guest tickets will be checked at the entrance to the venue.

Academic Dress Return:

Graduands are required to return their academic dress before leaving the venue. All academic dress must be returned by 4.15pm at the lastest.

 

 Brisbane

Schedule:

12.30pm Doors open for graduand registration
1.30pm Graduand registration closes
1.45pm Graduands proceed to hall for briefing
2.10pm Guests enter the hall to be seated
2.30pm Ceremony commences
4.00pm Ceremony concludes
5.00pm Event concludes

Graduand Registration:

All graduands must register at the registration desk upon arrival at the venue. You will receive your seat number and further instructions.

Please note: Graduands cannot take their bags or any personal items into the ceremony, these items can be left with your guests or in the cloakroom provided at the venue.

Academic Dress Collection:

Regalia will be available for collection from the venue on the day of the event and must be collected no later than 1.30pm.

Photography:

Professional Photography will be available before and after the ceremony.

Guests:

Your guests are invited to arrive by 2.00pm. All guests must have a ticket. Guest tickets will be checked at the entrance to the venue.

Academic Dress Return:

Graduands are required to return their academic dress before leaving the venue. All academic dress must be returned by 5.00pm at the lastest.

Post Ceremony Celebration:

To celebrate your graduation a variety of light refreshments will be served at the following the ceremony.

 Adelaide

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO GRADUATION CEREMONY IN NOVEMBER IN ADELAIDE

Schedule:

12.00pm Doors open for graduand registration
1.00pm Graduand registration closes
1.30pm Graduands proceed to hall for briefing
1.45pm Guests enter the hall to be seated
2.00pm Ceremony commences
2.30pm Ceremony concludes
3.30pm Event concludes

Graduand Registration:

All graduands must register at the registration desk upon arrival at the venue. You will receive your seat number and further instructions.

Please note: Graduands cannot take their bags or any personal items into the ceremony, these items can be left with your guests or in the cloakroom provided at the venue.

Academic Dress Collection:

Regalia will be available for collection from the venue on the day of the event and must be collected no later than 1.30pm.

Photography:

Professional Photography will be available before and after the ceremony.

Guests:

Your guests are invited to arrive by 1.45pm. All guests must have a ticket. Guest tickets will be checked at the entrance to the venue.

Academic Dress Return:

Graduands are required to return their academic dress before leaving the venue. All academic dress must be returned by 3.30pm at the latest.

Post Ceremony Celebration:

To celebrate your graduation a variety of light refreshments will be served at the following the ceremony.

Key Dates & Contacts

 Key Dates
Date Deadline
Monday 19th October 2020 Invitations to attend a Graduation Ceremony sent
Friday 30th October 2020 Last day to RSVP, order regalia and order guest tickets for the Sydney Graduation Ceremony
Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Last day to RSVP, order regalia and order guest tickets for the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony

Wednesday 4th November 2020

Last day to RSVP, order regalia and order guest tickets for the Adelaide Graduation Ceremony

Friday 6th November 2020

Sydney Graduation Ceremony 

Last day to RSVP, order regalia and order guest tickets for the Brisbane Graduation Ceremony

Tuesday 10th November 2020 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony
Wednesday 11th November 2020 Adelaide Graduation Ceremony
Friday 13th November 2020 Brisbane Graduation Ceremony
 Key Contacts

Ceremony Enquiries:

Melbourne

Cassie Watson, Melbourne Campus Industry & Alumni Advisor

Email: graduations@acap.edu.au

Sydney

Damian Thompson, Sydney Campus Industry and Alumni Advisor

Email: graduations@acap.edu.au

Brisbane

Will Speirs, Brisbane Campus Industry and Alumni Advisor

Email: graduations@acap.edu.au 

Adelaide & Perth

Meagan Johnson, National Career Development Manager

Email: graduations@acap.edu.au 

 

Absentia, Eligibility & Documentation Enquiries:

Lisa Anderson, Graduations Coordinator

Email: statementsandgraduation@acap.edu.au