FAQs

Do I have to wear Academic Dress to participate in my Graduation Ceremony..?

Yes. You will be required to wear the prescribed academic dress for the Degree or Diploma in which you are graduating. This includes a gown, a mortarboard, hood and/or stole in the appropriate colour.

I am receiving a Double Degree, how do I order my Academic Dress?

If you are receiving a Double Degree, you only need order and wear one hood on graduation day.
Faculty colours for both Degrees will be represented in the one hood.

How do I book my Academic Dress?

GFP Graduations provide an easy on-line solution to order and pay for your gown hire. Simply go to www.swin.graduations.com.au and follow the prompts. Once you have completed your order you will receive an email confirmation. Please present your student Id at the Gowning counter to collect your gown.
If you have any queries, please contact Customer Service on info@gfp.com.au or 1300 360 445.

When do I hire my Academic Dress?

Academic Dress will be open for booking 4-6 weeks before your ceremony

How do I work out my Gown Size?

When you place your order online you will have the option to select your size e.g. extra small, small, medium, large etc and we will also ask for your height, this will allow us to ensure you have the correct size.

Where and when can I collect my Academic Dress?

Academic Dress is available for collection on the day of your Graduation Ceremony.

Pick up location: Plenary 3, lower ground level, MCEC.

Pick up times:

  • 11 am Ceremony, pick up from 8:30am - 10am
  • 4pm Ceremony, pick up from 1:30pm – 3pm

When do I return my Academic Dress?

Gowns must be returned after you have finalized your photographic and graduation services within 2 hours of the ceremony finishing. Failure to return your Academic Dress within this period will incur a late fee. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions below.

What if I don't have credit card - can I pay cash?

Bookings are essential! Due to the large numbers of attending graduates, processing orders and payments at the ceremony can cause significant delays, we highly recommend you use our secure online ordering system. Alternatively, you can contact us on 1300 360 445 to make a booking to pay on the day using cash and/or debit transactions.

Do I have to wear anything specific under my gown?

It is important to note the gown is open at the front; therefore what you are wearing underneath is visible. It is for this reason we recommend you wear business attire, and comfortable shoes. If the day is warm, you may want to remove your jacket as the gowns are quite heavy and it may be hot in the auditorium.

How much will my Academic Dress cost?

Set Hire Price Sale Price

Advanced Certificate, Certificate & Apprenticeship
(gown only)

Included in graduation fee

Additional $25

(on top of graduation fee)

Associate Diploma, Advanced Diploma & Diploma
(gown and stole only)

Included in graduation fee

Additional $65

(on top of graduation fee)

Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
(gown, stole and mortar board)

Included in graduation fee

Additional $75

(on top of graduation fee)

Bachelor Set

Included in graduation fee

Additional $75

(on top of graduation fee)

Masters Set

Included in graduation fee

Additional $140

(on top of graduation fee)

PHD Set
(Only available as set)

Included in graduation fee

Additional $340

(on top of graduation fee)

Doctor of Bus. Admin Set
(Only available as set)

Included in graduation fee

Additional $340

(on top of graduation fee)

Professional Doctorate Set
(Only available as set)

Included in graduation fee

Additional $340

(on top of graduation fee)

Terms and Conditions

Academic Dress MUST be booked before you attend the ceremony day. Return of Academic Dress - Academic Dress is to be turned within 3 hours of conclusion of your ceremony. Failure to return Academic Dress on time will incur a charge equivalent to the balance of the purchase price of the regalia.
Cancellation of Order - If you need to cancel your order please contact Customer Service to arrange your refund. Generally refunds are not applicable if your cancellation occurs within 3 days of your ceremony.

I don’t want to miss my graduation; what are the important dates I need to know about?

Dates vary from year to year. You can find all the important graduation dates and deadlines on the Graduations website.

What should I wear to my graduation?

All graduates who attend their ceremony must wear the appropriate academic attire: gown, with hood and mortar board or bonnet. It is important to note that the gown is open at the front, therefore what you are wearing underneath is visible. We recommend wearing business attire under your gown and comfortable shoes. Information regarding gown hire and academic dress rules can be found on the Graduations website.

Can I apply for or buy more tickets for my graduation ceremony?

There are two guest tickets included in your graduation fee. You can purchase an additional 10 tickets at $44 per ticket. If you wish to secure more tickets, please contact us on 1300 360 445 or email info@graduations.com.au 

Guest Ticket Info

Guests may enter the Hall one hour before the ceremony begins. All guests should be seated 10 minutes prior to commencement of the ceremony and remain seated until the conclusion of the ceremony.

All guest must print and present their UNIQUE ticket to gain entry to the ceremony hall.

Children are most welcome to attend graduation ceremonies.

Children will require a ticket if they are going to occupy a seat. Infants or young children do not require a ticket if they will not be occupying a seat.

How long is the graduation ceremony?

The presentation ceremony in Swinburne takes about 90 minutes but can go slightly longer depending on the length of the commencement speech.

How much does it cost to graduate?

Information regarding costs involved in graduating can be found on the Graduations website.

What happens in a graduation ceremony?

Ceremonies differ depending on where/when they are held and if you are sitting on the stage or in the body of the hall. You will get a full overview of what happens in a graduation ceremony at your pre-ceremony briefing. It is very important that you attend your briefing.

What time do I need to arrive for my graduation ceremony?

You are required to assemble for a pre-ceremony briefing no later than 60 minutes prior to the commencement time. Please ensure that you are wearing the appropriate academic attire for this briefing, as you will be going straight from the briefing to the presentation hall. Further information regarding when to arrive and where to go on the day of your ceremony can be found on the Graduations website.

Where can I park on the day of the graduation ceremony?

Ceremonies are held at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

If you’re driving to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre or Plenary, there are five car parks available for use.

For more parking information, visit the MCEC Website

A number of public transport run regularly. For up to date bus schedules please check the Melbourne Tram website: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/

Where are the graduation presentation ceremonies held?

Ceremonies are held at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

Contact us

For any issue, please contact our Customer Support Representatives at:

EMAIL

info@graduations.com.au

PHONE

Australia: 1300 360 445
International: +61 8 8154 1388