GraduationEach year students of the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) who have successfully completed their studies may attend a CIT Graduation and receive formal recognition of their success at the Institute. Here is some useful information about CIT Graduation.

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What is the CIT Graduation?

Graduation is an important event for the Institute. Graduation ceremonies provide a public occasion to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of our graduands and the expertise and dedication of their teachers.

All CIT graduation ceremonies are robed occasions. Academic dress consists of a black gown with long sleeves, a hood or stole and/or a black mortarboard (cap) depending on the qualifications. It has its origins in the everyday dress of scholars and teachers in the Middle Ages. Nowadays ceremonial occasions would not be the same without colourful regalia celebrating the achievements of students, staff and family.

A Graduation ceremony will be held annually in May, however there is also an International Graduation event held in December for international students who are returning home and can’t make the following years graduation. Around 200 international students attend this graduation along with their families and friends.

How do I apply to Graduate?

You no longer need to apply to have your completed CIT qualification sent to you. When you complete your qualification, you will be issued a *CIT Testamur (for you to frame and hang on the wall) and your Record of Results (listing the subjects you studied and your results) within 30 days of your teacher entering the final pass result for your last subject.

If you do not receive your CIT Testamur and/or Record of Results within 30 days of completion, please contact your CIT teacher, or email with your name, your CIT ID number and the name and course code of the course in which you were enrolled. Some of the possible reasons for the delay are listed below and you can check these by logging on to CIT Self Service.

Check that your address is correct; if your address is not correct update it immediately via CIT Self Service. If your qualification has already been posted there will be a charge to have it reissued.

Check your unofficial transcript via CIT Self Service to see if all your results have been entered. If your transcript shows that you have been unsuccessful in a subject/s and you don't think that the result is correct or there are results missing contact your teacher directly or email so that this issue can be resolved.

Check whether you have a hold on your record (a hold on your record will prevent any academic paperwork from being released). If you do have a hold on your record call CIT Student Services on 6207 3188 to resolve this issue. Don't forget to email after your hold has been lifted so that your qualification can be issued.

* Certificate I - IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Degree, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma qualifications - students graduating from these qualifications will be eligible for both a CIT Testamur and a Record of Results.

** For short courses or partial completion of one of the qualifications listed above (this includes Statements of Attainment in Elementary, Pre-Intermediate and Advanced English) - students will be issued with a Transcript only (no CIT Testamur)

For more Information

For all graduation enquiries e-mail or Phone 6207 4111.