​Graduation documents


A testamur is a certificate issued to you upon graduation that confirms you are the recipient of an award from ACU. It is a legal document imprinted with the Academic Seal of the University and is issued only once in its original form.

Your testamur and other important graduation documentation will be issued with your full name exactly as it appears in Student Connect. Check that spelling, capitalisation and middle names are recorded correctly.

If changes to your name are required for Autumn 2017 graduation, you must complete and lodge a Change of Name (CN) form with documentary evidence (eg marriage certificate, drivers license, birth certificate, passport) to an AskACU Student Centre by 5pm Friday, 24 February 2017.

Graduands who attend a ceremony will be presented with their testamur at the ceremony. Graduands who choose not to attend or to defer their attendance will receive their testamur via registered post after all ceremonies for the semester have concluded.

Replacement testamurs

You may apply for a replacement testamur if your original document has been irretrievably lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged, or if you have changed your name and would like your testamur to be replaced in your new name.

Replacement testamurs show the original date of graduation, and also include an annotation indicating that the document is a replacement, the date of replacement, and the name that the original testamur was issued in (for cases of replacement due to name change).

A replacement testamur cannot be issued if the original testamur is still in your possession. The original must either be returned to ACU, or a Statutory Declaration outlining the circumstances of the loss must be submitted before a replacement can be issued.

To make a request for a replacement testamur, please complete the Request for Replacement Testamur form.

There is a replacement fee of:

  • $150.00 (per testamur) for postage within Australia
  • $175.00 (per testamur) for postage overseas

Applications for a replacement testamur are processed within 7 working days, allowing additional time for postage.

If you require a new testamur due to a change of gender, please email graduations@acu.edu.au

Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS)

An Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) is provided to all Australian university graduates on completion of the requirements for their course. It provides a description of the nature, level, context and status of your studies to help with both national and international recognition of your Australian qualifications. The Statement should be used to complement your academic transcript. If you have credit for prior studies, details of those prior studies are not shown on your AHEGS, but will be captured on the transcript for the original study.

AHEGS were first issued to ACU graduates at the Spring 2009 graduation ceremonies. AHEGS are not available to students who completed their course prior to the end of Semester 1 2009.

Replacement AHEGS

Graduates are provided with an AHEGS at the time of graduation free of charge. Additional or replacement AHEGS may be requested by completing the Request for Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement form. There is a charge of $65.00 (incl. GST) per AHEG Statement, plus an additional charge of $15.00 for international postage.