Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement
The Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) was introduced to assist in the recognition of Australian qualifications and to promote international mobility and professional recognition of Australian graduates. The AHEGS describes your higher education qualifications such as the award, the awarding institution and a description of the Australian Higher Education System.
The UTS AHEGS will contain details of
- your course,
- a description of UTS as the awarding institution,
- your marks and the final assessment attributed to the course (including the GPA if awarded for the course),
- special achievements, such as prizes and awards,
- course related achievements, if available.
Details of the Australian Higher Education System will also be provided.
Graduating students are issued digital copies of their AHEGS via My eQuals.
If you receive a prize(s) from UTS after you graduate you may request a free digital replacement AHEGS from a UTS Student Centre that includes the details of the awards.
If you find that there is an error on your statement, such as a misprint or missing information, please complete the AHEGS correction form. For new graduates, UTS will revoke the incorrect statement on your My eQuals account and issue a replacement.
Further information regarding the AHEGS may be obtained from the Department of Education and Training (opens an external site).
For graduates who had their degree set to Passed before 2018:
Graduates who have had their award conferred on or after the 18 August 2010 conferral date will have received a copy of their printed AHEGS along with their testamur and academic transcript whether they attended a ceremony or elected to collect or have the documents mailed to them. Graduates do not receive an AHEGS for awards conferred prior to the 18 August 2010 conferral date.
If you find that there is an error on your statement, such as a misprint or missing information, please complete the AHEGS correction form. You will be required to return your original statement before a replacement will be issued.
Your testamur is the certificate of degree or diploma certificate that you receive after:
- the completion of your course and
- your award has been conferred upon you by the University Council.
Your testamur contains:
- your formal name
- your award title
- level of award (if applicable)
- the conferral date
- an official testamur number
- the university seal
- the signatures of the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor.
How to get a copy of your testamur
UTS issues testamurs for graduate diplomas and bachelor, masters and doctorate degrees. Graduates receive a digital copy via My eQuals and a printed copy at their graduation ceremony.
If you are not attending your graduation ceremony, you have the option to collect your printed testamur at a later date. If you wish to proceed with this option, you should log in to My Student Admin during the graduation registration period and select the option 'collect'. Your testamur will be available for collection from the Building 10 Student Centre.
To authorise a friend or relative to collect on your behalf, complete the testamur proxy collection form (pdf, 23kB).
If you cannot collect your printed testamur in person, you can arrange to have it mailed out to you. Please select the option 'not attend: mailout' in My Student Admin during the graduation registration period, and complete the payment via the online payment form. Your testamur will be sent to you 2-3 weeks after the graduation ceremony.
Please note: It is important that your address is up to date in My Student Admin. UTS will not accept responsibility if official communications fail to reach a student who has not notified a change of address.
Printed testamurs, academic records and AHEGS that are returned to UTS after being mailed are considered undeliverable and are held by UTS. Returned, uncollected or unclaimed printed testamurs are kept by UTS for 12 months and then destroyed in compliance with recordkeeping requirements.
If your testamur is confirmed to have been destroyed by the university, you can apply for a replacement printed testamur certificate using the application for replacement of a testamur form. There is an administrative cost associated with replacing your printed testamur.
Replacing a testamur
A testamur is a legal document issued under the seal of the university and is issued in original form only once for each specific award conferred and as such; original testamurs cannot be re-issued for any reason, including formal name correction or changes.
A re-issue of an original testamur can only occur under strictly limited circumstances, including:
- where the spelling or the sequence of the graduate's name is incorrect due to an administrative error, or
- where the testamur has been issued with the incorrect award or level of the award due to an administrative error.
If you believe that you qualify for a replacement testamur, please complete the application for a replacement testamur form. There is an administrative cost associated with replacing your testamur. You will be issued with a corrected printed testamur, and also digital testamur if you are eligible for My eQuals.
If you have lost or damaged your testamur, you can apply for a replacement testamur certificate using the application for replacement testamur form.
For graduates who had their degree set to Passed before 2018:
If your original testamur has been lost or destroyed an appropriately witnessed statutory declaration to that effect must be submitted with the application. If the original testamur has been damaged it must be returned with the application.
The application must be accompanied by copies of two forms of identification which are certified by a qualified witness, and one must contain a current address.
A replacement testamur does not bear the university seal but is printed on the same paper stock as that being used for testamurs at the time the replacement is produced.
If you have any further questions, concerns or discrepancies with any of the critical details listed above prior to your graduation, please contact your UTS Student Centre online via Ask UTS or phone on 1 300 275 887 or +61 2 9514 1222.
Student and related rules:
What happens if I receive a prize from UTS after I graduate?
If you receive a prize(s) from UTS after you graduate you may request a free digital replacement AHEGS that includes the details of the awards.
What happens if there is an error on my AHEGS?
If you find that there is an error on your AHEGS, such as a misprint or missing information, complete the AHEGS correction application form.
Instructions on completing and submitting this form are provided on the form. If you are eligible for a digital AHEGS, UTS will revoke the incorrect statement on your My eQuals account and issue a replacement.