Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS)


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.

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.

*Australian qualifications are based on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF comprises a set of national qualifications (i.e. awards), titles and descriptors, and also specifies the main criteria for defining qualifications based on the general characteristics of learning outcomes at each level.

All qualifications awarded by registered higher education institutions must comply with the AQF.

For more about your qualification go to information on the Australian Qualifications Framework.