The University of Wollongong first issued the Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) for students graduating in December 2010. This is a Commonwealth initiative that has been introduced to make Australian qualifications more widely recognised internationally.
The Graduation Statement includes information about the award, the awarding institution and the Australian higher education system, providing potential employers and other institutions a greater understanding of the achievements of the graduate.
UOW provides its graduates with a Graduation Statement in addition to a Testamur and Academic Transcript. The template for the UOW Graduation Statement is based on nationally agreed specifications approved by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).
Graduation Statements may assist Australian graduates in obtaining employment or pursuing further education abroad.
For more information about AHEGS, please go to frequently asked questions.
Last reviewed: 12 December, 2011