Congratulations, you're nearly there!
It may seem like only yesterday that you signed up for a new adventure in study. Or it could feel like so long ago as so much has passed between now and then. Either way, all of your hard work and dedication has brought you to the final stretch as you approach Graduation.
Graduation is a multi-step process that is best started early (where possible) in order to enable our staff to help guide you through any final requirements you need to complete. When you realise that you are nearly ready to graduate, start working through the below stages and our staff will be in contact.
Keep in mind that the journey doesn't end here. Whether it was a calling, a need or a passion that had you start out, learning is an ongoing process throughout your vocation. Check out the accredited and unaccredited opportunities through ACOM that are available to you as Alumni, and continually grow in the places that God is leading you.
The Stages of Graduation
Follow the below stages step by step, or click on the stage to skip to where you are up to.
Apply to Graduate
The Alumni Network
Apply to Graduate
Intent to Graduate
To begin the journey towards graduation, first submit an intent to Graduate form on Moodle.
Eligibility to Graduate
Upon receipt of your Intent to Graduate, the ACOM Registrar will confirm that you have met the requirements of your award via email. Your name will then be forwarded to Sydney College of Divinity for formal approval to accept you as a graduand approximately two months prior to the SCD graduation ceremony date.
All students must complete their required units in Trimester 3 of the previous year to graduate in the next calendar year.
Note that while you wait for your confirmation you can start the steps to prepare for graduation.
Prepare to Graduate
Up until this point you have been working hard with your Student Engagement Manager to create a personalised course plan to train you in the areas that are important to you. If you are registered in your final units, you will of course, need to successfully complete these units. If you have submitted your Intent to Graduate early, the Registrar will give you some guidance on any final unit requirements to complete in order for you to be eligible for graduation.
To graduate you will need to ensure all fees have been paid. If you have any outstanding payments, or are unsure about your account status, please contact us at [email protected] to make arrangements.
ACOM is accredited by the Sydney College of Divinity (SCD), so when receiving your graduation documents they will contain both SCD and ACOM branding. At the point of graduation you will receive both an Academic Transcript and an Official Testamur. An Academic Transcript is an official record from the SCD of the units of study you have completed and the grades you have received for each unit. Your Official Testamur is the certificate.
If you require documentation to demonstrate your eligibility to graduate prior to the ceremony, please send your request to the Registrar at [email protected].
Once your ability to graduate has been confirmed by the Registrar, eligible graduands will be emailed a graduation invitation and requested to RSVP to a graduation celebration. There are a number options available to help you celebrate in a way that suits you.
The formal Sydney College of Divinity Ceremony gives students the chance to celebrate with the classic ceremony, dressed in full academic regalia. Meanwhile, our smaller informal online and state based celebrations may give more flexibility to attend, but without the formality.
Please read the details and cost of your celebration options, then select and register for one (or more) using the below:
2023 Graduation Options
Attend the formal Sydney College of Divinity ceremony at Sydney University in NSW.
Attend an informal online ACOM celebration from your digital device.
Attend an informal ACOM celebration in various states. Check the tickets to see which states are holding events this year.
Do not attend a celebration and receive your certificates in the mail.
See below for the 2023 Graduation options and dates.
|SCD Graduation Ceremony||NSW||22nd July 2023||Sydney University Great Hall, Sydney|
|ACOM State Celebration||VIC||13th Aug 2023||One Church, Blackburn|
|ACOM State Celebration||QLD||TBD||TBD|
|ACOM State Celebration||WA||TBD||TBD|
|ACOM Online Celebration||N/A||TBD||Online (Zoom)|
Our team are working hard on organising the remaining 2023 events, and your RSVP options will be opened and linked above. Check back here later.
If you RSVP ‘no’ or do not RSVP at all, your documents will be posted to the address we have on file. If you have recently moved, please let us know. The documents will be posted within 4 weeks after the SCD ceremony.
Check out our Graduation Galleries2022
2024 Graduation Options
For those completing their studies by the end of 2023, click here to submit an Intent to Graduate. The graduation celebration dates have not yet been released for 2024 but will be found here when they are available.
The Alumni Network
Learning doesn't stop after Graduation, and we want to help support our alumni to keep connecting, learning and growing where God has planted them. Whether you are interested in further study and research, are looking to keep your skills sharp through ongoing professional development, or want to partner with us to start a learning experience in your church or organisation, we have options for you.
Feel free to browse some of our options below, or contact your Student Engagement Manager.
Lost your certificates?
All students receive one copy of each their Academic Transcript and Testamur at graduation. If you need to order a new copy of these documents, this can be done through the Sydney College of Divinity (fees may apply).