Congratulations! After all of your hard work it's almost time to graduate!
Graduation is not automatic, so you will need to register to attend before the 24 November 2017 and graduates under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
The Townsville Graduation will be held on Thursday 7 December 2017 from 2pm to 4:30pm at The Ville Resort and Casino (finish time is approximate only).
The Cairns Graduation will be held on the Friday 8 December 2017 from 2pm to 4:30pm at Pullman International Hotel (finish time is approximate only).
Tickets are on sale from Monday 15 May 2017 until Friday 24 November 2017 at 11.59pm.
General Admission Graduate | $35
General Admission Guest | $19
Children under 12 years old - FREE
When to apply
You don't need to wait for your results to apply to graduate! If for any reason you aren't eligible to graduate, you will be refunded in full. To attend the 2017 ceremonies, you must apply before the closing date 24 November 2017 at 11.59pm.
If you have applied, but you are not eligible to graduate, we will advise you of this and you will receive a refund. You will need to contact your teacher if you have any queries about your eligibility. If you have not completed your qualification in time to graduate, your application will be withdrawn and you will need to apply to graduate at the next ceremony.
When you purchase your tickets, if you are participating in the ceremony (want to wear a gown and walk across stage to receive a certificate) you must register as a graduate. If you register as a guest, you will not be participating in the ceremony.
Please visit our Eventbrite site (link located above) to purchase your tickets to the event. When you purchase the tickets, you are also applying to graduate. Eventbrite will email you a PDF of your ticket that you and your guests must bring to the event.
A limited number of tickets are available, so please apply early to ensure you and your guests are able to attend.
Please wear neat, casual clothing and sensible shoes.
Caps and Gowns
All students are required to wear a cap and gown if they are participating in the graduation ceremonies. On your Eventbrite application to graduate, please specify your gown size.
On the day of the event, you will pick up your gown an hour before the ceremony. Gowns must be returned after the ceremony or you will be charged.
You will be allowed to keep the tassel off your cap.
Receiving your qualification
You will receive your formal qualification in the mail within 30 days of completing your course. Please ensure that your postal address in our system is current. At the graduation ceremony, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement for photo purposes.
If you have a family emergency or extenuating circumstances and are no longer able to attend the graduation, this will be assessed on a case by case basis. Refunds are otherwise not available.
If you have any questions, please email: Marketing.North@tafe.qld.edu.au