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Testamurs

To receive your parchment/testamur, regardless of whether you’ll be attending a graduation ceremony, you must respond to your invitation via SIMO.

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. You can view this in SIMO.

Change of name

If you change your name, you must provide copies of relevant documentation (such as a marriage certificate or passport) to Student Hub, 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 amend your name order on your invitation response. If you don’t advise us of this change, we’ll print your testamur with your family name/surname last - Ping Ping Chan.

Name pronunciation

When responding to your invitation you will be asked for the correct pronunciation of your name. This is because when you are called to the stage to receive your degree during the ceremony, it may be by someone who doesn't know you.

Please provide the pronunciation of your full name as you would like it to be read. For example:

  • Aundraea Pereira = On-Dre-Ya Per-Ray-Ra
  • Yuqian Wu = Woo You-Tsee-An

Testamur collection

You must have responded to your Invitation to Graduate for your testamur to be ready for your collection.

  • If you’ve registered to attend the graduation ceremony, you’ll receive your testamur at this time.
  • If you’ve registered to attend the graduation ceremony, but are unable to attend, please call us on (61 8) 6304 2011 or email graduations@ecu.edu.au so we know you’re not attending. Your testamur will be made available for collection three working days after the ceremony.
  • If you register to decline attendance at the ceremony, you can arrange to have your testamur posted to you or you can collect it.

Note: There’s an administrative charge for any testamur requests made more than 12 months after course completion.

Collecting your testamur on-campus

Please phone us the day before you intend to collect your testamur to ensure it’s ready for collection from the Student Records Office. Photo ID is also required.

Student Records Office
Joondalup Campus
270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup
Ngoolark (Building 34), Level 2

Open: Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 4.30pm

Note: Please use the wall-mounted phone in the reception area on Level Two, to contact the Student Records office. The extension number is 3912.

Collection on your behalf

If you’re 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 require your testamur to be posted to you, it will be sent by registered mail during the week of your graduation ceremony.

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