COVID-19 Graduation 2021 Update
The situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been and continues to change rapidly. Melbourne Institute of Technology (MIT) has deliberated in response to the safety of holding a physical graduation at its campuses in December 2021 noting:
Therefore, the decision has been made that the 2021 Graduation Ceremony be cancelled (i.e.: there will be no physical or virtual graduation ceremony). Although the ceremony has been cancelled, students are able to ‘Graduate in Absentia’, meaning the degree will be conferred by MITs Academic Board.
This decision was not made lightly, and we understand how disappointing this decision is for our students and their families. We apologise for any inconvenience and seek your understanding as this decision was made to protect the health and safety of our graduates, staff and our community are our priority.
If you believe you are eligible to graduate from your course, please take time to read the information carefully so that you are familiar with all the procedures associated with the graduation process. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for their graduation.
This information and graduation application is only applicable to all MIT students.
Note: Federation University students, please refer to the University graduation site at http://federation.edu.au/students/essential-info/administration/graduations
Graduation from Melbourne Institute of Technology certifies the achievement of a satisfactory level of academic and professional proficiency in all courses as defined in the individual's program plan. The requirement for graduation for undergraduate and postgraduate programs is the attainment of a minimum cumulative credit points.
For example, all undergraduate courses at MIT require completion of 24 units equivalent to 360 credit points and the Masters Programs require a total of 240 credit points. Course credits that have been completed elsewhere, where appropriate and credit transfer has been approved, will count towards determining the student's credit points.
Students, who have applied for graduation, but do not complete their program requirements before the graduation date, must apply again to become re-eligible for the next graduation date.
Students who are eligible to graduate can collect their course completion letter and academic transcript from MIT, two weeks after the result publication date in their final trimester.
To graduate ‘in-absentia’ you need to complete the online graduation application. Due to the uncertainty re COVID-19 restrictions, all testamurs will be mailed out via registered post to the address listed in the graduation portal after the Graduation conferral. The cost of express post within Australia is $25 and $60 for International. Students that graduate in absentia will not be allowed to attend a subsequent graduation ceremony.
Personal information disclosed to MIT will not be released to a third party, unless required for the specific organisation of the Graduation to confirm Graduate eligibility or if MIT is compelled or authorised to do so by Law.
MIT is committed to maintaining the security of any personal data collected and protecting it from loss, theft or alteration. This applies to demographic information, client site usage, and personally identifiable information. Email addresses may be used to communicate with candidates at a later date. Data collected is stored on a secure server that can be accessed by authorised MIT personnel only.
To safeguard all information collected, MIT and its employees adhere to and follow the legally required Privacy Legislation.
Applications and payment for the MIT Graduation are to be completed online. Apply online by logging into the MIT Graduation Application site with your Student ID and Date of Birth.
MIT Graduation Application site: https://graduation.mit.edu.au
The MIT Student Services team will be in contact with you once your application has been processed and closer to the graduation date.