Academic regalia

Graduands of Avondale College of Higher Education 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).

Collection

Campus Contact Date and time
Lake Macquarie Student Services November 30, December 1, 9 am-5 pm
Sydney (all nursing graduands) Rachel Cardwell December 7 and 8, 9 am-4 pm
Note: If studying by distance or as a postgraduate student, complete this form by Tuesday, November 22, 2016 to collect your academic dress, graduation tickets and yearbook.

Return

Return academic dress to Student Services by 2 pm after the graduation ceremony.
Note: Late return incurs a charge of $50 per day to a maximum of $250.

Purchase

Contact Student Services by the first week of September to purchase academic dress.

Dress code

Sex Dress code Notes
Male Semi-formal Collared shirt and tie with dark, long trousers and polished shoes
Female Semi-formal No stiletto heels—they damage the floor of the graduation service venue
Note: If culturally appropriate, you may wear a lavalava, sulu, ta’ovala or tupenu with sandals.

Instructions

View the following videos for instructions on how to wear academic dress.

PhD
Postgraduate
Undergraduate
VET

Colours

Higher degree research courses

Course Colours
Doctor of Philosophy Cherry red gown, gold hood, black bonnet
Note: Academic dress for courses below includes trencher, black gown and black hood lined with discipline-specific colour.
Master of Philosophy Old gold lined with red

Postgraduate courses

Course Colours
Note: Academic dress for courses below includes trencher, black gown and black hood lined with discipline-specific colour.
Master of Arts Pearl lined
Master of Education Jade lined
Master of Leadership and Management Pearl lined with magenta
Master of Nursing International orange
Master of Teaching (Primary) Jade lined with pastel yellow
Master of Teaching (Secondary) Jade lined with pastel yellow
Graduate Diploma of Leadership and Management Pearl and magenta
Graduate Diploma in Lifestyle Medicine Honeybird with pearl
Graduate Diploma of Ministry and Theology Steel blue, pearl, spectrum violet
Graduate Diploma in Nursing International orange with pearl
Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies Jade with silver grey
Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management Magenta with pearl
Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine Honeybird with pearl
Graduate Certificate in Nursing International orange with pearl

Undergraduate higher education courses

Course Colours
Note: Academic dress for courses below includes trencher, black gown and black hood lined with discipline-specific colour.
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Honours) Pearl and jade with red
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (Honours) Pearl and jade with red
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (Honours) Pearl and jade with red
Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) Jade with red
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours) Jade with red
Bachelor of Ministry and Theology (Honours) Spectrum violet, steel blue and pearl with red
Bachelor of Arts Pearl
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching Pearl and jade
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Birth-12 Years) Pearl and jade
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) Pearl and jade
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) Pearl and jade
Bachelor of Business Ultramarine
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) (Birth-5 Years) Jade
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary) (Birth-12 Years) Jade
Bachelor of Education (Primary) Jade
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Jade
Bachelor of Ministry and Theology Spectrum violet, steel blue and pearl
Bachelor of Nursing Apricot
Bachelor of Science Topaz
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching Topaz and jade
Bachelor of Theology Steel blue and pearl
Associate Degree in Theological Studies Spectrum violet with steel blue
Note: Academic dress for course below includes trencher, black gown and stole with discipline-specific colour.
Diploma of Community Health Education Turquoise
Diploma of General Studies Pearl

Vocational education and training courses

Course Colours
Note: Academic dress for courses below includes trencher, black gown and sash with discipline-specific colour.
Diploma in Outdoor Recreation Sapphire blue
Certificate IV in Presenting Community Health Education Programs Turquoise
Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation Sapphire blue