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(3) This policy applies to all RMIT University awards, including those offered through RMIT controlled entities, international partners and Open Universities Australia, AQF award programs and non-AQF award programs offered through RMIT Training or RMIT creds. (13) The Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Training and Development (ADVC RT&D) is responsible for confirming a student has fulfilled the requirements for completion of their higher degree by research award or higher doctorate.
Conferral and Graduation Policy
The regalia, comprising gowns, hoods, caps and stoles, which identify the holders of academic awards. RMIT academic dress is described in the Academic Dress Regulations and Guidelines.
A list of courses undertaken, and results achieved by a student, which is authorised by the Academic Registrar.
Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement – a statement issued to a graduate of an AQF qualification providing information to supplement the testamur and record of results, ensuring that students, employers, industry and professional associations understand the qualification. Issued for each award conferred.
A degree, diploma or certificate approved by Academic Board which may be conferred or granted by Council.
Where a student has fulfilled all requirements of an award.
The act of granting an award to a student either in person or in absentia at an official ceremony after completion of their program requirements.
A person who has completed all the requirements for an award but has not had the award conferred upon her/him.
The university ceremony at which awards are formally conferred.
An award for which the requirements are a subset of the requirements for a higher award.
Official platform providing secure access to qualification documentation. Certified, digital versions of official academic statements. These are authentic, tamper-proof and legally valid, and contain digital signatures that meet the legal standards set by the European Union for authentic electronic documents.
A set of programs that are configured and offered sequentially that can lead to qualifications at different AQF levels. Programs at the lower qualification levels are described as ‘nested’ within the programs leading to qualifications at the higher levels.
Where a student obtains approval to fulfil program learning outcomes by completing courses other than those specified in the program guide.
Statement of Academic Completion
A statement authorised by the Academic Registrar, that a student has completed all requirements of a program.
Statement of Attainment
A statement authorised by the Academic Registrar, listing one or more units of competency that a student has achieved. It is only issued where a student has not completed a whole AQF program, as per the AQF Issuance Policy.
A document that is binding on and certified by the university and issued to the students on conferral of a higher education award.
An interim digital document authorised by the Academic Registrar, certifying that a student has completed a vocational education program, and which lists the courses or units of competency they have achieved.
VE Qualification testamur
A hard copy document authorised by the Academic Registrar, certifying that a student has completed a vocational education program, and which lists the courses or units in which they have achieved competency. This document includes completion and conferral dates and the RMIT coat of arms. It is issued to students on conferral.
(3) This policy applies to all RMIT University awards, including those offered through RMIT controlled entities, international partners and Open Universities Australia, AQF award programs and non-AQF award programs offered through RMIT Training or RMIT creds.
(13) The Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Training and Development (ADVC RT&D) is responsible for confirming a student has fulfilled the requirements for completion of their higher degree by research award or higher doctorate.