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Postponed Graduation Ceremonies FAQs

In response to the COVID-19 lockdown, ECU made the difficult decision to postpone graduations originally scheduled for 6-7 February 2021.

  1. The graduation ceremonies are currently scheduled to take place on Saturday 27 February and Sunday 28 February - subject to subsequent Government regulations.
  2. The ceremonies will take place in the same order as they were intended originally, i.e.:
    1. Ceremony 1 – Business and Law – 10am, Saturday 27 February
    2. Ceremony 2 – Education (undergraduates) and WAAPA – 2pm, Saturday 27 February
    3. Ceremony 3 – Education (postgraduates) and Science – 6pm, Saturday 27 February
    4. Ceremony 4 – Nursing and Midwifery – 10am, Sunday 28 February
    5. Ceremony 5 – Engineering, Medical and Health Sciences – 2pm, Sunday 28 February
    6. Ceremony 6 – Arts and Humanities – 6pm, Sunday 28 February
  1. In response to the COVID-19 lockdown, ECU made the difficult decision to postpone graduations originally scheduled for 6-7 February.
  2. We did not take this decision lightly and did so to protect the health and safety of our students, staff and community.
  3. The COVID-19 lockdown has impacted our ability to coordinate the events as originally planned.

Due to a number of factors outside of our control, unfortunately, we cannot hold the ceremonies earlier than 27-28 February. The COVID-19 lockdown has restricted our ability to coordinate the events as originally planned and venue availability and advice from the WA Government are also factors in our decision to postpone. We understand the new dates won’t suit everyone but we are doing the best we can under the unexpected and sudden change in circumstances.

We have chosen these dates based on a number of factors including venue availability and advice from the WA Government. We know it won’t be suitable for everyone but are doing the best we can under the unexpected, sudden change in circumstances. If you are not able to attend this round of ceremonies, you are very welcome to defer to a later date that is more suitable for you.

Yes, they are. Please hold onto your tickets and treat them like cash. They will be valid for your new ceremony date and/or time.

  1. Please send an email to and advise us if you wish to defer your graduation ceremony to 4-5 September or if you wish to decline any subsequent graduation invitations. If you don’t attend a graduation ceremony, we can arrange for you to receive your testamur via post.
  2. It is critical that you let us know whether you wish to defer your ceremony attendance or decline as we must update your record accordingly to ensure you receive your printed testamur (either via post, collected or via a later graduation ceremony).

If you are attending the new ceremony dates in February, please hold onto your existing regalia and/order. If you are no longer wishing to attend this round of ceremonies, you can speak directly to our supplier GFP Graduations to arrange a refund or credit.


Local phone: 1300 360 445

International phone: +61 8 8154 1388

Yes, you can. You will need to return your physical (not email) tickets to ECU during the ticket collection dates listed below, or by post. Once you have returned your physical tickets, we can process a refund for you.

Pending any further lockdowns or restrictions set by the Western Australian Government, ticket collection will be available at the ECU Joondalup Campus (Building 1) from Monday 22 February to Thursday 25 February, 9am to 4pm.

We will closely be assessing the number of tickets that may become available due to students withdrawing from this round of ceremonies. Should any tickets become available, we will notify those students on the wait list for tickets. You can add your name to the waitlist via the following links:

  1. Ceremony 1
  2. Ceremony 2
  3. Ceremony 3
  4. Ceremony 4
  5. Ceremony 5
  6. Ceremony 6

If you choose to decline future graduation ceremony invitations, you can receive your testamur via post to the address we have on your student record. If you need to update your postal information, please log into SIMO immediately.

The next round of graduation ceremonies are currently scheduled for 4-5 September. Exact timings and School events will be confirmed closer to the time.

While we continue to be impacted by the pandemic, you may continue to defer your graduation ceremony.

Like you, we are disappointed we’re unable to hold graduations as originally planned. We recognise that graduations are an important milestone in our student’s journey and we enjoy celebrating and recognising our students’ outstanding achievements. However, the health and safety of our students, staff and community remains our absolute top priority, so we have rescheduled the ceremonies until we know more about the evolving COVID-19 situation.

We are closely following the WA Government’s latest advice. Please refer to the WA Government’s website for the latest advice and guidance.

We will be following all advice given by the Western Australian Government and WA Health Department including, but not limited to:

  1. Observing all social distancing requirements
  2. Reduced capacities in the theatre
  3. Hand sanitiser stations available
  4. SafeWA contact tracing in place
  5. Symptomatic students asked to stay home
  6. Changes to the order of proceedings (i.e., no hand shaking)
  7. Venues to undergo deep sanitisation between each ceremony

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate new registrations. The new ceremony dates are only applicable to those students who were registered as attending graduation ceremonies on 6-7 February.

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