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Kent Institute Australia’s graduation ceremony is the highlight of the events calendar and marks a celebration for our graduates.
Kent Institute Australia graduation ceremony

Graduation Ceremony



A Celebration of Achievement


Kent conducts one graduation ceremony annually in December for each campus. This event is the official conferral of a student’s award and qualification, the ceremony marks a celebration of graduands academic achievements at Kent and is a time to celebrate with staff, family and friends.


The Kent Student Services Unit will distribute a Graduation Invitation by email, advising of the date, time, venue, registration costs and guest information to those who are eligible to attend in October/November. Kent graduands are advised that the Kent Testamur is issued at the Graduation Ceremony. If graduands are unable to attend the Graduation Ceremony and therefore graduate in absentia, the Student Services Unit will provide details on how you can advise of your preference in receiving your Testamur after the Graduation Ceremony.


Enquiries can be sent to


Meet Our 2017 Graduation Guest Speakers


Sydney Graduation Ceremony
7th December 2017



Sonya Ibrahim
Sonya is the Head of HR Direct at Grant Thornton, one of the world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms.


Sonya has over 20 years’ experience partnering with business leaders to provide human resource advice, guidance and support across diverse industries, having previously worked with JP Morgan, Woolworths, Coca-Cola and Star Casino.


Melbourne Graduation Ceremony
8th December 2017



Neil Edwards
Neil has had a distinguished career in public policy and management, including serving as chief executive of a government department, several statutory authorities and a tertiary educational institution. Neil has addressed in depth challenges across a vast range of industries and government including tertiary education, infrastructure, industry development, international trade and investment, budget strategy, science, regional development, multiculturalism, health and welfare, and administrative law.


He is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Click here for pictures from the 2016 graduation ceremony! Students can continue to share their photos through the hashtag #KentGrad2016.


Click here to view our Graduation and Conferral of Awards Policy & Procedure.