Official academic documents
Following the successful completion of your studies, you are eligible to receive a testamur (certificate) when you graduate. The testamur is a legal document, issued by the authority of the Secretary to Council and the Chancellor, and imprinted with the University Seal. It will state the name of your qualification and the area(s) of major study. One copy of your academic transcript (an official record of all subjects attempted and corresponding results) and our Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) is also provided with your testamur.
YOUR ACADEMIC DOCUMENTS WILL BE POSTED TO YOU BY DHL COURIERS OR THIRD PARTY COURIER
- If you complete your course in November, your official documents will be sent to you by the end of January of the following year.
- If you complete your course in July, your official documents will be sent to you by the end of September.
Documents will be sent regardless of whether you choose to attend a graduation ceremony or not (or if your ceremony is scheduled for the next year) but you still must apply to graduate.
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Official UOW academic documents have special features that protect against fraud and in turn, protect the integrity of your hard work.
IF YOUR TESTAMUR IS LOST OR DAMANGED
All official documents will be sent via DHL, third party couriers or Australia Post (for Australian PO Boxes). You will be contacted to obtain your tracking number. Please contact Student Central on 1300 275869 or firstname.lastname@example.org if your documents have not arrived by the end of January or September, depending on when you are graduating.
All addresses will be written in English. DHL has translators in countries all over the world to ensure your package will arrive at the address you provided to us when you applied to graduate.
Additional copies of transcripts and AHEGS can be purchased from Student Central, refer to the Student Charges page for information on applicable charges. You can apply for additional copies via the Student Forms & Documents page.