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Higher Education Graduation

Eligibility to Graduate

To be eligible to attend a graduation ceremony, you must have:

  • met the course completion requirements (successfully completed correct number of subjects including both core and electives);
  • completed all assessment activities required in your course;
  • resolved any outstanding subject results; and
  • paid any outstanding fees or debts to TAFE NSW (tuition, loans, library fines, equipment fees).

From 1 January 2023, all higher education students will need a USI in order to graduate and receive their award unless an exemption applies regardless of when study was completed.

If you have completed or are nearing the end of your Higher Education course, please confirm with your Course Coordinator whether you are eligible to graduate.

Once you have confirmed that you are eligible to graduate, please complete this form to register your interest to course complete and attend the 26 October 2023 graduation ceremony.

Note: Registrations and RSVPs to attend the 5 April 2023 graduation ceremony are now closed.

Graduation Ceremonies

TAFE NSW Higher Education graduation ceremonies are held at Ultimo campus twice a year.

The next graduation ceremonies will be held on 5 April 2023.

Higher Education Graduation Ceremony - 5 April 2023
10.00am – 11.30am 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Bachelor of Community Services
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5)
Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering)
Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security)
Diploma of Adult Education
Diploma of Information Technology
Undergraduate Certificate in Data Engineering
Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation
Bachelor of Applied Commerce majoring in accounting
Bachelor of Applied Commerce majoring in financial planning
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)
Bachelor of Fashion Design
Bachelor of Property Valuation
Diploma of Applied Commerce
Diploma of Sustainable Practice
Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
Undergraduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Engineering
Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Practice


TAFE NSW Higher Education graduation ceremonies are held at:

TAFE NSW Ultimo Campus
Turner Hall
19 Mary Ann St
Ultimo NSW 2007


If you are eligible to attend a graduation ceremony, your Graduation Invitation will be sent to your TAFE email address four to six weeks before your graduation date. The invitation will address relevant information regarding your graduation ceremony.


If you wish to attend the next graduation ceremony you must RSVP and pay the graduation fee by the due date. We cannot accept payment on the day of the ceremony.

Completion Letter

If you are a TAFE NSW international student and wish to obtain a completion letter or require evidence to support visa applications for family members to attend the graduation please email your International Customer Experience Coordinator.

Fees and Payments

The graduation fee of $130 includes the following:

  • Tickets to the ceremony for you and two (2) guests
  • An official graduation program for your ceremony*
  • Hire of your academic gown and hood*
  • A graduation cap for you to keep*
  • Light refreshments served to you and your guests after the ceremony

* These items will be given to you on the day of your ceremony at registration.

NOTE: The academic gown and hood should not leave the TAFE Ultimo campus. They must be returned to the Muse (Building C) within one hour after the ceremony ends. A replacement fee will be charged for academic regalia that is not returned.

Change of Name

Graduation documents are issued in the name you have registered on the TAFE Student Management System. Should you wish to change the name that will be printed on your testamur you need to send an email from your student email address to requesting a name change together with a completed Enrolment adjustment change of personal details form and evidence to support your proposed name change. Name change requests must be submitted no less than 2 weeks prior to the graduation ceremony. Please contact 131 601 for additional support.

On the day of your Ceremony


You must register on arrival at Ultimo campus. Registration opens 90 minutes before your ceremony, and you will be able to collect your seating tickets and academic gown at registration. Registration is at The Muse – North Wing (Building C) Ultimo campus.

Ceremonies take approximately 90 minutes. A full schedule will be published closer to the graduation.


  • You must arrive no later than 45 minutes before commencement of the ceremony
  • Graduands and their guests should be seated 20 minutes before the ceremony in the seat corresponding to the number on their ticket and for the instructions to the ceremony proceedings
  • Guest seating is provided inside Turner Hall and it is non-allocated
  • Lift access is available for prams, strollers and wheelchair via the back entrance of Turner Hall

Live Streaming of Ceremony

There will be livestreaming available during the event and the details will be updated on this page.


Graduates and their two guests are invited to enjoy light refreshments after the graduation ceremony.


During the ceremony, professional stage photographs will be taken of each graduate as they receive their testamur.

Photography services will be set up in The Muse – South Wing (Building C) where you will be able to purchase a professional photography package, testamur framing, and graduation memorabilia before and after the ceremony.

Parking and Public Transport

TAFE NSW is unable to provide parking on campus, however there is 2 hour metered parking in surrounding streets as well as several parking stations within short walking distance to TAFE Ultimo campus. TAFE Ultimo campus is conveniently located close to Central Railway Station and the Central Station Bus Interchange on George Street.

COVID Impacts

All graduation ceremonies are subject to COVID health orders in place at the time and may require ceremonies to be cancelled at short notice.

Cancellation of Ceremony

A full refund of the Graduation Fee will be issued if you decide to cancel your attendance and notify us prior to 24 hours of your ceremony. The cancellation link will be available on your invitation email.