Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement
An AHEGS is a statement which recognises students' participation in a wide range of activities during their studies.
An AHEGS may be issued in addition to other documents, such as testamurs and academic transcripts. It provides a description of the nature, level, context, and status of studies that were pursued by the individual named as well as information about the education provider.
Its purpose is to assist in both national and international recognition of Australian qualifications and to promote international mobility and professional recognition of graduates.
Students of Macquarie University who have their qualification for an Award ratified by Academic Senate or a Faculty Board on or after 16 December 2010 may be eligible to receive an AHEGS.
The AHEGS consists of five sections:
The Graduate – Student details (family name, given names and student number)
The Award – Full title and details of the award, and details of any course accreditation
The Awarding Institution – Details of the awarding institution
The Graduate’s Academic Achievements – includes major(s)/specialisation(s), details of the individual graduate's achievement, listing details of units undertaken toward the award. This section also includes details about special achievements, recognition and prizes. It may also include additional achievements outlining student's involvement in recognised co-curricular activities.
Description of the Australian higher education system – The content for this Section is provided by the Australian Government and will be included as required.
For further information about AHEGS please refer to the AHEGS Policy.
Request an AHEGS
Before you request your AHEGS, ensure you have no outstanding fees. AHEGS can only be requested after your graduation period.
The time frame for processing your request is end of the next business day.
If there is an error on your original AHEGS, or you received a prize after graduation that is not included, contact us at AskMQ (you are required to surrender your original AHEGS before receiving your amended copy).
You will need to submit a Change of Personal Details form providing documentary evidence supporting any change of name, such as a:
- Marriage certificate
- Change of name certificate
- Doctor’s certificate
Graduated after December 2010
Collect AHEGS in person
- Visit the payment portal to request and pay for your AHEGS. Ensure you or your nominated collector bring a valid official form of photo identification, eg driver licence or passport, when collecting your document.
- AHEGS can be collected from Student Connect at Level 2 MUSE, 18 Wally’s Walk, Macquarie University, NSW 2109
Post AHEGS to nominated address
Visit the payment portal to request and pay for your AHEGS. Allow three to five days delivery for postage within Australia.
International delivery times vary between countries.
Graduated before December 2010
AHEGS statements are not available for graduates prior to December 2010.
A hard copy of your AHEGS will cost you $25 per copy with additional postage costs where applicable.
Postage will be applied if you have requested your documents be sent to you
- Express Post within Australia: $15
- Express Post International: $50
- Students of Macquarie University who have their qualification for an Award ratified by Academic Senate or a Faculty Board on or after 16 December 2010 may be eligible to receive an AHEGS.
- Students who completed a double degree or combined degree and received two separate awards may receive an AHEGS for each award.
- Students who completed a double degree or combined degree as one award may only receive one AHEGS.
- All recorded results related to the specified program of study will appear on the AHEGS. This includes any fail grades.
- A reprinted AHEGS contains the same content as at the time of original issue as it is designed to provide a snapshot of a graduate’s qualification at the point of completion.
- The information appearing on the AHEGS is from your official student record. Should you have any further queries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 (2) 9850 6410.
For further information about AHEGS, refer to the AHEGS Policy.