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Graduation documents

Graduation documents

On your conferral date, you will be issued with a certified digital copy of the following documents via the My eQuals portal:

  • Testamur (degree certificate)
  • Official Academic Transcript

Details about how to access your digital graduation documents will be emailed to your Bond student email address on your conferral date.

You will also be issued with a paper testamur at your ceremony (if attending) or by post or collection from our Student Assist office if not attending a ceremony.

A testamur is a degree certificate issued by University Council to confirm that you have been awarded your degree by Bond University. A testamur can only be issued after your degree has been conferred by University Council. Please refer to our conferral dates for more information. Your testamur will contain your full legal name, your degree title and the date of conferral. It will also show the official University seal and the signatures of our Chancellor and Vice Chancellor.

An official academic transcript lists all subjects you have undertaken and the grade achieved for each subject. Upon graduation, it also states your award title and the date your degree was conferred.

In 2007, a consortium of universities from across Australia were commissioned by the former Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) (currently the Department of Education and Training (DET)) to develop a single agreed template for the Australian Diploma Supplement formally referred to as the Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS). The AHEGS is a Commonwealth initiative in response to the Bologna Process and will also assist in improving the recognition, portability and transparency of Australian qualifications within Australia and overseas.

Bond University introduced the AHEGS for students who had their award conferred from February 2011. The statement is issued in addition to the testamur and academic transcript and seeks to describe higher education qualifications in an easily understood way. It describes the award, the awarding institution and the Australian higher education system and will assist potential employers and other institutions in gaining a better understanding of the graduate’s achievements.

The format of the graduation statement complies with the conditions and guidelines set by DEEWR. Bond has implemented all mandatory stipulated fields of the AHEGS as well as several optional elements relating to special student achievements. Additional information may be included in subsequent revisions.