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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. 

Before you hire academic dress or purchase guest tickets/photography, please wait until you have received an invitation to the ceremony via email. 

General Information

Due to Covid restrictions and venue capacities, there are ceremonies with capped guest numbers, please check with your campus. Each ceremony will be live streamed over You Tube and details will be emailed to all Graduands to forward on.

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.

 

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 graduations@acap.edu.au if you wish to exclude photos of you from this use.

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 and is booked when you RSVP.

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

Collection of Academic Dress:

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

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.

 

 

Venue & Arrival

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.

Accessibility:

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 graduations@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.

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.

Accessibility:

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 graduations@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.

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.

Accessibility: 

If you or your guests require accessibility access please advise the Graduation Team as soon as possible at graduations@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.

The Venue:

The Adelaide Graduation Ceremony will be held in the heart of Adelaide's CBD at the Hilton Hotel, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000.

Accessibility: 

The Hilton Hotel is accessibility friendly.

If you or your guests require accessibility access please advise the Graduation Team as soon as possible at graduations@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 Hilton Hotel's Parking/Transport guide.

On the Day Schedule

Schedule: TBC

 

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 specified in the schedule above

Photography:

Professional Photography will be available before and after the ceremony

Guests:

All guests must have a ticket. Guest tickets will be checked at the entrance to the auditorium.

Academic Dress Return:

Graduands are required to return their academic dress before leaving the venue. All academic dress must be returned before the graduate leaves the venue

Post Ceremony Celebration:

Unfortunately due to Covid-19  restrictions light refreshments will not be served after the ceremony.

Schedule:

TBC

Graduand Registration:

All Graduands must register at the registration desk upon arrival at the venue. You will receive your seat number and gowning directions

Please note: Graduands cannot take their bags or any personal items to their allocated seat, any items must be left with your guest as the cloakroom is not open due to Covid restrictions

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 9.30am for the morning Ceremony and 1.45pm for the afternoon ceremony otherwise you will be unable to participate

Photography:

Professional Photography will be available before and after the ceremony.

Guests:

Your guest must be seated by 9.45am for the morning ceremony and 2pm for the afternoon ceremony otherwise they will need to wait in the foyer until after the Academic Procession. There will be no additional guest tickets on the day, if this changes, you will be notified by email BEFORE the 17th March. Your Guest ticket will be checked at the entrance to the venue.

Academic Dress Return:

Graduates are required to return their academic dress before leaving the venue. All academic dress must be returned by 11.50am for the morning ceremony and 4.05pm for the afternoon ceremony.

 

Schedule:

Please be aware that these times may change and that you will be advised of any changes

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.

Schedule:

Please be aware that these times may change and that you will be advised of any changes

12.30pm Doors open for graduand registration
1.30pm Graduand registration closes
1.45pm Graduands to be seated for the briefing
1.55pm Guests enter the hall to be seated
2.00pm Ceremony commences
2.45pm Ceremony concludes
3.30pm Event concludes

Graduand Registration:

All graduands must register at the registration desk upon arrival 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 1.55pm. 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 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 Contacts

Absentia, Eligibility & Documentation Enquiries:

Lisa Anderson, Graduations Coordinator

Email: statementsandgraduation@acap.edu.au 

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

Industry & Alumni Team

Email: graduations@acap.edu.au