Wed 5 April


Swan Hill Town Hall & Performing Arts Centre

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SuniTAFE Graduation & Awards 2022 Academic Year

SuniTAFE takes celebrating the achievements of our students, industry partners and staff very seriously, and the SuniTAFE Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement. SuniTAFE holds a graduation ceremony each year for those students who successfully complete a diploma or advanced diploma qualification.

Click here to book your tickets. 
Graduate Tickets (Diploma and Adv Diploma) - 1 x Free ticket 
IMPORTANT* You must use the promo code TAFE2023 when booking this ticket. 
(Please note if any tickets booked by this code are not graduating students they will be voided) 

Guest tickets - $20 each

Can I bring a guest?
If you would like to bring along family or friends, tickets are available for purchase.   Guest tickets are $20 each and will be available until venue capacity is reached. 

Swan Hill Town Hall doors open from 4.30pm.  It’s important to arrive at the Swan Hill Town Hall, report your attendance and present your ticket (provided by the Swan Hill Town Hall when booking) to the registration desk.  A light supper will be served from 5pm.  Drinks will be available at bar prices.  Guests are asked to be seated in the Auditorium by 5.50pm for the ceremony to begin at 6pm

Graduands and Trainees: Why do I need to arrive by 5pm?
Please arrive by 5pm at the latest.  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 or in the cloakroom.  All graduation gowns and sashes are to be returned at the conclusion of formalities and family/group photos.  

Guests: Why do I need to arrive by 5.40pm?
If you have invited guests coming, they will need to arrive by 5.40pm to be seated by 5.50pm.  Remember, your guests will need a ticket.

I’m an Award Nominee, what do I do on the evening?
All Award Nominees will be invited to the evening and will be listed in the program.  All nominees will need to report to the registration desk on arrival.    

The winner of each of the award categories will be announced on the night.  Only the award winners will be called onto the stage for the presentation of the award and photo.  

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. 

What will I receive on the evening?
A presentation will be made to you as you cross the stage and your photo taken as you should have already received the accredited certificate.  If you have not received your certificate, please contact Student Administration at the SuniTAFE Swan Hill 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/certificate, pose for a photo and then be directed off stage back to your seat.  
  • You will not be required to speak.
  • There will be a number of awards presented. 

We are keen to ensure that all graduands, 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. 8pm.

Will there be professional photos taken?
Jane McLean Photography will take professional photographs of all graduands and award finalists/winners.  Photos are free of charge. 

Diploma and Advanced Diploma graduands will have a group photo taken prior to the commencement of the ceremony.  Graduands will be gowned and should ensure that they are not holding bags, tickets or other material to ensure this process moves smoothly.  A photo will be taken on stage when receiving their Diploma, Certificate and/or award.  Individual, group and family photos may be taken before and after the ceremony.

Photographs will be available following the evening.  A closed photo platform will be set up and you will be able to review and download the photos – details of how will be shared with you.

All students in attendance, as well as award sponsors and VIPs are deemed to have provided consent to have their photo taken.  If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please contact or alternately you can let the photographer know on the night.

Can my friends/family take photos? 
Your guests may take photographs, however photography inside the theatre is not permitted.

What time does the Graduation and Awards Evening conclude?
The ceremony will commence in the auditorium at 6.00pm and will conclude at approximately 8pm.  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. 

Our event photographer (Jane McLean) will also be on hand to take photographs.  Please be advised that if you, or your guests do not wish to have their photo taken they should alert Jane directly or contact following the event.