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.
MIT makes arrangements for the Academic Dress (Regalia) for each eligible candidate. Candidates must pay for such arrangements in accordance to their course. Current pricing details are shown below:
|Diploma graduates||Gown + Stole||$48|
|Graduate Diploma graduates||Gown + Stole + Mortar||$64|
|Bachelor graduates||Gown + Hood + Mortar||$63|
|Masters graduates||Gown + Hood + Mortar||$63|
Note: the gown and accompanying stole and/or mortar is compulsory for all graduates. Failure to select the correct regalia could make your application void.
* Disclaimer: These costs and charges are subject to change without prior notice. MIT gives no warranty and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of pricing and you should contact MIT Student Services to confirm the pricing.
If you do not wish to attend the graduation ceremony you still need to complete the online graduation application to graduate in absentia and receive your testamur. You will have the option of collecting your testamur from your MIT Campus or have it sent it you by registered post after the Graduation Ceremony. The cost of registered post within Australia is $25 and $60 for International. Students that graduate in absentia will not be allowed to attend a subsequent graduation ceremony.
Candidates are required to pick up and return the Academic Regalia at the venue on the day. It is recommended that students pick up their regalia 1.5 hours prior to the ceremony. Regalia must be returned within forty five minutes after the ceremony.
If a candidate fails to return the regalia within the prescribed time they will be required to pay a PENALTY. Late return of the regalia will attract a charge of $70.00 + GST per day. If the regalia are not returned within 2 days the candidate will be asked to pay the replacement cost of the regalia, plus a $30 +GST administrative fee.
The Candidate is responsible for the academic dress for the entire time of hire and must return the dress without damage. Damage to dress will be charged to the Candidate. Candidates may be required to pay the full replacement cost of the regalia.
Graduands are provided with two guest tickets as part of the graduation fee. Additional guest tickets may be requested however, due to venue capacity additional tickets are subject to restrictions and approval.
Any order for academic dress hire that is cancelled up to 10days before the ceremony, will be given a full refund. If an order is cancelled after 10 days prior to the ceremony, or where the academic dress is not collected, the Candidate will not be entitled to a refund. Candidates who fail to attend the ceremony will ibe ineligible for refund unless it is due to the following:
Where a Candidate is unable to attend the nominated ceremony because of illness or for other serious reason/s, but can attend another. A credit for the full amount will be given towards the Candidate’s subsequent order for another ceremony. The Candidate will be required to submit evidence of their exceptional circumstances and will need to complete another application by the relevant closing date.
Personal information disclosed to MIT will not be released to a third party, unless required for the specific organisation of the Graduation Ceremony, to confirm Graduate eligibility or if MIT is compelled or authorised to do so by Law.
Credit card details received for payment will only be retained until such times as hired property is returned and the charging of any PENALTY fees for damage or non-return have been levied.
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 Ceremony 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 Office of Student Administration and Experience team will be in contact with you once your application has been processed and closer to the graduation ceremony date.