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An Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS or Graduation Statement) will be issued to all UWA graduands completing the requirements for their award on or after 16 November 2010 upon graduation. Graduation Statements are not available to students who completed their course prior to this date.

The Graduation Statement provides a description of the nature, level, context and status of the studies that were pursued by the individual named. Its purpose is to assist in both national and international recognition of Australian qualifications and to promote international mobility and professional recognition of graduates. The statement complements and should be read in conjunction with your UWA Statement of Academic Record since it provides additional information about the course from which you are graduating.

The Graduation Statement is an initiative of the Commonwealth Government. Background information is available from the Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations.

  1. What information is on the Graduation Statement? 
  2. Will a Graduation Statement be issued to all graduands?
  3. When will I receive my Graduation Statement?
  4. What is the difference between the Graduation Statement and a Statement of Academic Record?
  5. Will my fail / withdrawn units be on my Graduation Statement?
  6. Will my grade point average (GPA) and weighted average mark (WAM) appear on my Graduation Statement?
  7. What do I do if there is an error on my Graduation Statement?
  8. Will I receive two Graduation Statements if I was enrolled in a combined course?
  9. Can I order additional copies of my Graduation Statement?

What information is on the Graduation Statement?

A UWA Graduation Statement conforms to nationally agreed specifications. It consists of five sections, plus certification as follows:

Section 1:  The Graduate

Section 2:  The Award

Section 3:  Awarding Institution

Section 4:  Graduate’s Academic Achievements

Section 5:  Description of the Australian Higher Education System.

The Graduation Statement is compiled to summarise information that is factual and relevant at the time. It is date-stamped to indicate the date of issue.

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Will a Graduation Statement be issued to all graduands?

No, only those who complete the requirements for an award on or after 16 November 2010 will be eligible to receive a Graduation Statement.

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When will I receive my Graduation Statement?

Your Graduation Statement will be provided at your Graduation Ceremony or by post, if you choose to graduate in absentia, with your award certificate.

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What is the difference between the Graduation Statement and a Statement of Academic Record?

A UWA Statement of Academic Record is a comprehensive statement of a student's academic history and any current enrolment details as at the date of issue. It can be issued at various stages of a student’s career. A Graduation Statement is only issued upon graduation with an award. Subsequent copies of the document will contain the same information as the original.

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Will my fail / withdrawn units be on my Graduation Statement?

Yes, all unit attempts contributing to the completed course are recorded on your Graduation Statement. This includes any failed or withdrawn units.

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Will my grade point average (GPA) and weighted average mark (WAM) appear on my Graduation Statement?

Yes, your GPA and WAM will appear on your Graduation Statement if you commenced your course in or after 2005. Formal GPAs and WAMs were not calculated prior to 2005.

For more information about GPA calculations click here.

For more information about WAM calculations click here.

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What do I do if there is an error on my Graduation Statement?

Every effort is made to ensure that your Graduation Statement is correct. However, if you find that there is an error on the statement, such as a misprint or missing information, please seek advice from Student Administration. You will be required to return your original before you receive a replacement.

Student Administration will not be able to act on any changes to your Graduation Statement until after the ceremony round has been completed.

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Will I receive two Graduation Statements if I was enrolled in a combined course?

Yes, you will receive two Graduation Statements when you have completed and graduated from both awards.

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Can I order additional copies of my Graduation Statement?

Yes, you may order additional copies of your Graduation Statement from Student Administration. The cost is $25 for the first statement and $10 for subsequent copies purchased in the same transaction. Additional copies of the Graduation Statement will not be available to order until after graduation.

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