Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement
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 graduation statement 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.