Graduation documents

From 28 May 2018, all graduating Higher Education and Vocational Education students will be provided with digital graduation documents known as 'My eQuals' as well as hard-copy documents.

My eQuals is being adopted by all universities across Australia and New Zealand. It allows students to view and securely share digital versions of our documents with anyone, including employers and other universities.

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My eQuals

From May 2018, all HE and VET graduates will be provided with digital graduation documents as well as hard-copy documents.

Access to your free certified digital copies doesn't expire, and you'll be able to provide them instantly for employment or study applications.

You will receive an email containing a URL, with instructions on how to access the secure site. You can share this link with employers or other institutions as you choose.

If you graduated prior to May 2018 you can request a digital transcript via eQuals. This incurs a fee and you must submit a “Academic document request via eForms.

Secure digitial storage access

My eQuals protects your credentials, guaranteeing the integrity and authenticity of your digital documents.

The underlying systems have been independently tested by security experts to ensure documents are authentic, tamper-evident and legally valid when viewed online.

All documents have digital signatures that meet the legal requirements of certified digital documents in countries around the world.

On request, you can provide access to your official CDU credentials through the My eQuals portal. This guarantees the document's authenticity as students and graduates can't upload or modify documents in My eQuals. Only accredited universities from Australia and New Zealand can issue documents through this platform.

Verifying authenticity

Please note that digital transcripts do not show the grading system as the original hardcopies do, therefore we have provided the CDU Official Grading System here.

Online
You can provide anyone with a link, directing them to your official documents. Recipients should check they're viewing the document through the My eQuals portal - the link should start with 'www.myequals.net'.

PDF file
Certified documents viewed in Adobe Acrobat Reader have a blue ribbon above the document stating, Certified by Charles Darwin University… all signatures are valid. Documents that have been tampered with or modified show a red X and error message in the blue ribbon. 
Recipients need to ensure they're viewing documents using the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (not their browser), while connected to the internet. Slow internet speed may limit Acrobat Reader's ability to verify the document's signature.

Printed
Digital documents can only be guaranteed when viewed online using Adobe Acrobat Reader. We can't verify a document's authenticity in printed format unless it's a certified hard copy issued directly by the University.

If you’d like to buy official, certified hard copies you can request this through the Academic document request via eForms.

Questions

Further information can be found by visiting the My eQuals website.

Testamur

A Testamur is provided to you free of charge at the Graduation ceremony or posted to you afterward.

The replacement fee for a hardcopy Testamur is $100.00 per completed award, capped at $300. The fee for a digital copy is $50 total for all completed awards.
A request for a Testamur reprint must be accompanied either by the original or by a Statutory Declaration form stating what happened to the original testamur.

In the case of a change of name, you must complete an Person Details Amendment eForm.
CDU requires proof of a student's former name for those who are divorced or separated and wish to revert to their former name such as a marriage certificate, drivers licence, birth certificate or divorce papers.

Requests for Testamur can be made through the Academic document request via eForms.
Please allow up to one week for processing.

Academic Transcript

An Academic Transcript is provided to you free of charge upon completion of course requirements.

Additional Academic Transcripts can be obtained at a cost of $40 for hardcopy or $20 for digital copy.
Please note that digital transcripts do not show the grading system as the original hardcopies do, therefore we have provided the CDU Official Grading System here.

Requests for Academic Transcript can be made through the Academic document request via eForms.
Please allow up to one week for processing.

Completion Certificate

A Completion Certificate is provided to you free of charge upon complete of your VET award.

Copies of Completion Certificates can be obtained at a cost of $30 for hardcopy, no digital copy is not available at this time.

Requests for Completion Certificate can be made through the Academic document request via eForms.
Please allow up to one week for processing.

Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS)

Your AHEGS will be issued upon the conferral of your award in addition to your Testamur.

The replacement fee for a hardcopy AHEGS is $40 or the digital copy for $20.

Requests for AHEGS can be made through the Academic document request via eForms.
Please allow up to one week for processing.

The AHEGS is a new Commonwealth Government initiative which has been introduced to make Australian qualifications more easily recognisable for employers and Institutions worldwide.

It is the Australian equivalent of the European Diploma Supplement.

The AHEGS includes details of the award, the institution and a description of the current Australian Higher Education System.

The AHEGS will be distributed from October 2010 to all Higher Education graduates.

Students graduating from a combined degree course will receive two statements, one for each award.

For more information on AHEGS please refer to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations or email graduation@cdu.edu.au

Contact us

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