Start Date: 24 June 2022
End Date: 24 June 2022

Swan Hill Campus - Graduation and Awards
When: June 24th 2022
Where: Swan Hill Town Hall (53-57 McCallum St, Swan Hill VIC 3585)
Who: Diploma and Advance Diploma students will be invited to attend alongside award nominees and sponsors  

Swan Hill - Graduation and Awards

Your Invitations will be on the way soon!
Invitations to the Swan Hill Graduation and Awards evening will be posted out the week commencing May 30 to all eligible students. Graduands are initially allocated two complimentary tickets to attend the evening; one for you and one for a guest.  If you are an apprentice or trainee, your employer will also be allocated one complementary ticket. Additional tickets will be released closer to the ceremony date.


How do I RSVP

RSVP by Friday June 17th via

How do I reserve and collect my tickets?

Click on the Eventbrite link from here and book your tickets.
You need to reserve your tickets by Friday 17th June 2022.

How many guests can I bring?

Graduands and Award nominees are allocated a ticket for themselves and four complimentary tickets for guests. If you are an apprentice or trainee, you will have a ticket for yourself, one for your employer plus two complimentary guest tickets. 


What do I do when I arrive on the evening?

Graduands, Apprentices and Trainees: After reporting your attendance to the registration desk, you will be given directions by SuniTAFE staff about the proceedings of the evening and seating arrangements. 

If you are a Diploma or Advanced Diploma Graduand you will wear a gown and sash, supplied by SuniTAFE on the evening, worn over your attire.  Graduands should leave all bags/cameras/valuables with guests on the night.  All graduation gowns and sashes are to be returned at the conclusion of formalities and family/group photos. 

When do my guests need to arrive?

If you have invited guests coming, they will need to arrive by 5.45pm to be seated by 6pm. 

Why do I need to arrive by 5.30pm?

It’s important to arrive at the Swan Hill Town Hall and report your attendance to the registration desk by 5.30pm at the latest.  Guests are asked to be seated in the Auditorium by 6.00pm for the ceremony to begin.


What will I wear to the evening?

The dress code for the evening is smart casual or semi-formal.  If you are a graduand or award winner you will be required to negotiate steps up to an elevated stage, so please dress appropriately. 


We are keen to ensure that all graduands, apprentices, trainees and award winners are recognised on the night.  We welcome the enthusiasm and applause of all attendees as they are presented with their certificate or award.  In respect to other graduands or award winners we ask that all attendees and their guests remain in the Auditorium until the conclusion of the evening at approx. 7.30pm.


Will there be professional photos taken?

A photographer will take a photo of each graduand after they have received their Diploma, Certificate and/or award. You will then also have a photo taken off stage. Group photos may be taken once the ceremony has finished. 

Can my friends/family take photos? 

Your guests may take photographs of the graduation as long as they do not interfere with the proceedings or interrupt the view of other guests in the venue.


What I receive on the evening?

You will receive a graduation tube for the presentation and photo as you should have already received the accredited certificate.  If you have not received your certificate, please contact the Swan Hill SuniTAFE Campus on 03 5036 0220.
What should I expect on the night?

  • You will be called to the stage to shake hands and collect your graduation tube. 
  • You will not be required to speak.
  • Once you have received your certificate, you will walk off stage where a professional photo will be taken. You will then be directed back to you seat.
  • There will be a number of awards presented. 


What time does the Graduation and Awards Evening conclude?

The ceremony will commence in the auditorium at 6.00pm and will conclude at approximately 7.30pm.  There will be no intervals during the evening and drinks and a light supper will be served at the conclusion of formalities in the foyer of the Swan Hill Town Hall.