In order to receive your parchment/testamur, regardless of whether or not you will be attending a graduation ceremony, you must accept or decline your invitation.
Name on testamur
The testamur on which your degree is printed will have your name and course as it appears on your Statement of Academic Record, which you can view in SIMO.
Change of name
If you have changed your name, you must provide copies of relevant documentation (such as a marriage certificate or passport) to Student Central prior to responding to your Invitation to Graduate.
Change of name requests subsequent to responding to your graduation invitation must be directed to the Student Records Office immediately to ensure your testamur is not printed with your previous name. The graduation name can only be changed on the testamur prior to issue as per the ECU Policy for Testamurs - Issue and Control.
A fee of $50 is applicable in some instances.
Correct ordering of name
If it is the custom in your country to write your name in a different sequence (for example Chan, Ping Ping) and you wish your name to appear like this on your testamur, please ensure that you have amended your name order on your accept or decline your invitation online response. If you do not advise us of this request we will print your testamur with your family name/surname last - Ping Ping Chan.
You must ensure you have responded to your Invitation to Graduate in order for your testamur to be ready for your collection.
- If you have registered to attend the graduation ceremony you will receive your testamur at this time.
- If you have registered to attend the graduation ceremony and are then unable to attend, please contact us to advise us of your non-attendance. Your testamur will then be made available for collection three working days after the ceremony.
- If you register to decline attendance at the ceremony you can arrange to either have your testamur posted to you or to collect.
Please phone us the day before you intend to collect your testamur to ensure it is ready for collection. Photo ID is required for collection and may be collected from:
Student Records Office
270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup
Building 31 (Library), Room 4.453
Monday to Friday, 9.00am―4.30pm
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 3912
Collection on your behalf
If you are unable to collect your testamur, another person may collect it on your behalf provided that person brings a letter of authority signed by you and an item of ID bearing your signature for comparison purposes. The other person's name must be mentioned in the letter and the ID in that name will have to be sighted.
Postage of testamurs
If you have indicated on the online response to your Invitation that your testamur be posted to you, it will be sent by registered mail within approximately 10 working days after the graduation ceremony.