Graduation Day Information - Class of 2020

We look forward to sharing this special event with you on 17th March, 2021!

Time and Location Confirmed

The Ceremony will be held here at MST/Eastern Campus (5 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna 3152), and will commence promptly at ** 7pm** on Wednesday 17th March 2021.  Please take note of the following arrival time options for the graduates:

4pm – for those students who wish to participate in fellowship and small group prayer with Eastern faculty and other graduates; or

5pm – for all students to run through rehearsal, gowning and photographs.

7pm - Graduation Ceremony will commence

Graduation Ceremony

Graduands who are not attending the Graduands Prayer at 4pm, must be at the venue no later than 5:00pm for graduation gowning, rehearsal, and photographs.
Please note: You must attend the rehearsal to be eligible to graduate and if you are late you will miss being in the Class of 2020’s photograph.

The actual graduation service will begin promptly at 7pm. Your guests should be seated comfortably before that time and will need to have been registered for the event before the day.

Graduation Attire

Graduation is a formal event so we ask that you dress accordingly. In the interest of aesthetics, we ask our graduands to wear smart casual. All graduands are to wear black shoes where possible. (Thongs are not appropriate footwear for this event). If you wear a jacket on the day, it will be stored and labelled in the gowning room while you are wearing your graduation gown.

We will supply your Academic Regalia for the evening, including your stole or hood (colour), trencher (cap) and gown. You will need to provide us with your head circumference and height as part of your application to graduate. Please be aware your gown may be pinned to your attire.

Academic Regalia

Course Gown Hood / Stole Colour Trencher
Certificate III in Christian Ministry & Theology Black N/A No
Certificate III in Education Support Black N/A No
Certificate III Spoken and Written English Black N/A No
Certificate IV in Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care Black N/A No
Certificate IV in Christian Ministry & Theology Black N/A No
Certificate IV in Youth Work Black N/A No
Diploma in Arts Black Yellow No
Diploma in Theology Black Red No
Associate Degree in Arts Black Yellow Satin Hood No
Associate Degree in Theology Black Red Satin Hood No
Bachelor of Applied Social Science Black Blue Hood Yes
Bachelor of Arts Black Yellow Hood Yes
Bachelor of Education (Primary) Black Green Hood Yes
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Black Green Hood Yes
Bachelor of Theology Black Red Hood Yes
Graduate Certificate of Arts Black Yellow Stole Yes
Graduate Diploma of Arts Black Yellow Stole Yes
Master of Community Counselling Black Yellow Hood with white trim Yes
Master of Education Black Green Hood Yes
Master of Practical Theology Black Red Hood Yes
Master of Teaching Black Green Hood with white trim Yes
Master of Transformational Development Black Yellow Hood with white trim Yes

If you believe you are eligible and have not yet applied to graduate with the Class of 2020 please complete and submit the Graduation Application Form. All your results for the year do not need to be on your record before you apply.

Other Important Information

Survey After graduation, you will be asked to complete an online survey about your course and post-course experience. Through this survey, we hope to achieve the following:

  • Improve career advice and assistance for students and alumni
  • Improve students’ course experience
  • Compare Eastern’s students with other colleges and universities in Australia

You will have the opportunity to complete the survey from 1st May 2021 and will be provided with further details via email after the Graduation Ceremony.

Photography A professional photographer will also be available after gowning for individual photographs and again after the service for family and group photographs. As a gift from the college, each Graduate will be emailed a copy of the 2020 Class Photo after the event. Further information regarding prices of photos will be provided closer to the event.

Fees: There are two fees associated with graduation - the late application fee and the gowning fee. Graduation applications submitted prior to 6th November, 2020 have the first fee waived. Graduation applications received on and after 27th November 2020 through to Friday, 1st January, 2021 will incur a fee of $100. All Students attending the Graduation Ceremony will be invoiced $60 to cover gowning costs after their application is submitted..