Events: Graduation

Graduation celebration event information is available via this link.

Note: Avondale will publish the list of graduands eligible to march during the 2019 graduation ceremony on Monday, December 2, 2019.


Academic dress

Graduands must wear full academic dress (trencher, gown and hood or stole) appropriate to their course to the consecration service (Lake Macquarie campus), consecration service (Sydney campus), valedictory service and graduation ceremony and for discipline photographs (see graduation ceremony).

Graduation and Awards Conferral Policy

The Graduation and Awards Conferral Policy states the eligibility for students to graduate from Avondale and the protocols for award conferral and attending the graduation ceremony.

Academic Documents Policy

The Academic Documents Policy ensures the academic documents provided to current, graduating and former students are accurate, verifiable and secure, and that they meet the requirements of relevant Commonwealth and state governments, accreditation bodies and legislation.

Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement

Graduands will receive a Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement during the graduation ceremony.

Graduation ceremony

The Academic Office needs information from graduands by Friday, November 22, 2019 for the graduation ceremony. Graduands should also read about tickets, seating, photography, the processional, the presentation of awards and the recessional.

Food Services

Cafeteria: Hours

Saturday, December 7
President’s Breakfast, 8-9 am*
Lunch, 12.30-1.30 pm (pre-order and pay at the door available)
Saturday Dinner ( pre order & pick up only ) (collect 5.30pm)
Pre order closes Thurs 5pm

Sunday, December 8
Coffee cart, cold drinks & sandwiches available outside Chan Shun Auditorium, 8-12 pm

* Entry to President’s Breakfast is free but by ticket only. Graduands do not need to pre-book tickets but must collect tickets when collecting academic dress.

Meal tickets

Purchase meal tickets from the cafeteria. $15 (Sat Lunch)


Financial clearance

Students must ensure they have financial clearance by Tuesday, November 19, 2018 at 5 pm to graduate. Contact Student Finance.

Graduation fees

Students must pay graduation fees by Friday, November 15, 2019. Pay fees online, at Student Finance or at Student Services. The fees for 2019 are:

Award Fee
PhDs/Master’s/Graduate Diplomas/Bachelor’s (except nursing)/Associate Degrees $160
Bachelor of Nursing $185
Diplomas $155
Certificates $155
Note: A breakdown of these fees is:
Hire of trencher $20
Hire of gown $60
Hire of hood (PhDs/Master’s/Graduate Diplomas/Bachelor’s/Associate Degrees) $30
Hire of stole (Diplomas/Certificates) $25
Official photograph $35
Class gift (all except Bachelor of Nursing) $15
Lamp (Bachelor of Nursing) $40