Information for AIB Graduands 2023
If you’ve recently completed your AIB qualification, or if the end of your degree is near, it’s time to start getting excited about Graduation.
In 2023, AIB will be hosting two Graduation Ceremonies in Adelaide, South Australia.
Graduation represents the conclusion of a very important phase in your life. It’s a single day in your calendar, but one that represents so much. If you’re in a position to be able to attend a Graduation to receive your AIB parchment and, most importantly, celebrate your achievement with your peers and loved ones, we encourage you to do so.
Graduation Day: Friday, 13 October 2023
Ceremony starts at 2:30pm
Graduands will need to be available from 12:00pm to allow enough time for gowning before the ceremony commences.
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide SA
Disability access – the venue is wheelchair accessible. If you have any special requirements, please email email@example.com after completing your booking.
Dress Attire: Smart/Business casual
- $165 Graduand ticket (includes gowning)
- $35 Guest ticket
- Children under 2 are free when sharing a seat with a parent/guardian (but still require a ticket to be purchased for entry into the venue)
- $80 Cocktail Event (over 18s only) – optional post-ceremony celebration for graduands and their guests
Please note: An event programme will be provided with all of these details closer to the time.
Photography and videography will be taken on the day – attendees consent to their filming and sound recording as members of the audience. By entering this event site you agreed to being filmed or photographed which may be used for marketing or promotional purposes.
Notwithstanding the date and time of the Graduation, AIB may at its absolute discretion change, vary or amend the date, time or venue of the Graduation by giving 30 days written notice (the Change). You acknowledge and understand that if you are given notice of a Change, AIB is not liable to you for any loss, damages, claim, expenses, costs or liabilities that touch or concern the Change. Accordingly, where you are making travel or accommodation arrangements, it is always recommended that you use your own due diligence to ensure you have the ability to change or alter your bookings in the event of a Change. AIB is also not responsible or able to help any students with VISA applications.
Am I eligible to graduate this year?
To be eligible to graduate at the October 2023 graduation ceremony, you must fulfil the Eligibility Requirements by the Cut-Off date being 17th of July 2023.
All graduands who have successfully completed their studies from Term 1 2023 to Term 3 2023 will be eligible to attend the October 2023 graduation event.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Students
Students who receive official confirmation (typically via email) from AIB that they have completed their MBA course by the Cut-Off Date are automatically eligible to attend the Graduation Ceremony for their MBA..
Graduate Certificate in Management (GCM) or Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM)
Students who have been awarded a GCM or GDM by the Cut-Off Date are eligible to attend the Graduation Ceremony to graduate with that qualification, provided that they have not completed their MBA by the Cut-Off date.
Students who receive official confirmation from AIB that they have completed their qualification by the Cut-Off Date are automatically eligible to attend the October 2023 Graduation Ceremony.
For further information regarding eligibility requirements, please email AIB Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIB may change its eligibility requirements from time to time, and this shall apply to all students notwithstanding when they enrolled in their course.
How do I register?
You must register within your allocated ticketing window to attend the October 2023 graduation ceremony – this is based on the term you completed your award. With tickets in high demand, we recommend you purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
|Pre-Sale Tickets|| Pre-sale is offering 5% discount on Graduand & Guest tickets + Cocktail Tickets|
(excludes memorabilia purchases)
|Ticketing opens||Monday 14th of August 2023|
|Ticketing closes||Sunday 20th August 2023|
|Ticketing opens||Monday 21st August 2023|
|Ticketing closes||Friday 22nd September 2023|
When registering, please make sure that you provide your full name as per your student enrolment information. You will also need to provide the full contact details for all guests attending in line with venue requirements.
Graduand tickets: $165 per graduand
These tickets will be issued approximately 1 week prior to Graduation Day. This ticket will also contain your seat number.
Guest tickets: $35 per person (aged 3 years and over)
Children aged 2 years and under are free when sharing a seat with a parent/guardian (but still require a ticket to be purchased for entry into the venue)
These tickets will be issued approximately 1 week prior to Graduation Day. You will receive an email confirmation and your guest’s Digital Tickets to your nominated email, which will confirm that you have successfully registered.
Guest tickets are allocated as general admission and seating will not be reserved.
Cocktail Event tickets: $80 per person (aged 18 years and over)
Please note that there will be no tickets available for sale at the venue on the day of graduation.
What to expect on the day?
The October 2023 graduation ceremony will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre in Halls MN. You will be seated with your fellow graduands during the ceremony, whilst your guests cheer you on. Please note that all guest tickets are allocated as General Admission, so we encourage guests to arrive early to get the best seats.
Graduands will be able to purchase guest tickets (which includes any tickets for children). Children 2 years and under who do not require their own seat are free.
Additional information regarding graduation will be available here on the Graduation page closer to the ceremony date, so please ensure that you revisit this page regularly to be kept updated.
What is the refund policy for tickets?
If, after booking your tickets, you are unable to attend the event you can request a full refund provided it is within your allocated ticketing window. After this time, tickets will be non-refundable.
For graduands :
Final day for refunds is Friday 22nd of September 2023
If, after booking your tickets, any of your guests are unable to attend the event you can request a full refund for those tickets as long as it is within your allocated ticketing window (as per above). Alternatively, you can nominate someone else to attend in their place by updating the guest details through the ticketing portal. After this time, tickets will be non-refundable.
AIB is not liable for the refund of any additional costs that may be associated with not attending the October 2023 Graduation Ceremony outside of the ceremony and cocktail ticketing (within the refund policy time). This includes payments for flights, car rentals and accommodation for you and your guests.
What is included in the price?
- Gowning hire
- Mortarboard – to keep as a memento of the day
- Commemorative parchment scroll
If you wish to purchase a ticket to both the Graduation Ceremony and the optional Cocktail Event it is advised that you purchase all tickets within the one transaction to avoid missing out.
What will happen on the day?
On the day:
12:00pm – Graduand gowning opens
2:00pm – Graduand briefing (a run through of the graduation procession to ensure that all graduands are familiar with the process and are comfortable getting up on stage)
2:20pm – Guests to be seated
2:30pm – Graduation Ceremony commences
4:30pm – Graduation Ceremony concludes, gowns to be returned
5:00pm – Cocktail Event begins
7:00pm – Cocktail Event concludes
Please note that a detailed event programme will be available closer to the date.
Can I purchase photos and memorabilia?
Photos of the day can be purchased from Scene to Believe, AIB’s official graduation services partner.
Scene to Believe will be providing the following photographic services on the day:
- Official Graduation Portrait (taken for all students prior to the ceremony immediately after gowning)
- On-Stage Award photos (taken for all graduands as they cross the stage to receive their award)
- Family Portraits (prior to and immediately after the ceremony)
Photo Packages can be either pre-purchased prior to your graduation, or on the day. However, to streamline your special day, we recommend that you pre-purchase your photo packages online prior to the event.
All print purchases will be printed instantly and available for collection on the day. All your digital photos from the day can also be accessed via your own personalised online photo gallery. A link to your online photo gallery will be sent to you by Scene to Believe in an email within 24 hours after the event. You can also make additional photo purchases from your online photo gallery.
Scene to Believe also offer a range of certificate, photo frames, and merchandise, which are available for purchase either prior to the event, or on the day. All frames purchased include Scene to Believe’s professional onsite framing service at the event, so your precious memories will be ready for you to take home for display on the day.
Will the event be live streamed on the day?
We understand that there will be graduands and guests that will not be able to join us, in person, on Graduation Day. We don’t want you to miss out on the celebrations so the event will be live streamed on the day. Further information will be posted here closer to the graduation date.
What is the Cocktail Event?
Join us for drinks and canapes post-ceremony to celebrate your academic achievement! Mingle with your fellow graduands and AIB staff, overlooking the magnificent River Torrens, Adelaide Oval and waterfront precinct.
Where: Foyer AB, Adelaide Convention Centre
When: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Dress Attire: Smart/Business casual
Ticket costs: $80 adult ticket.
* As this is a licensed event it is only open to guests aged 18 years and over *
Do I need to bring my parchment with me on the day?
Receiving Your Parchment on Stage
Your parchment and transcript have already or will be mailed to you in the months following the completion of your degree. Due to this, official documentation will not be presented to you on the day of graduation.
Upon walking across the graduation stage, you will be presented with a generic parchment scroll for the purpose of your stage photo. This scroll will not be personalised individually with your name but is yours to keep as a momento of the day.
Graduands Name on Parchment
Your full legal name, as recorded in the AIB student management system, will appear on the parchment and official academic transcript and this is what will be read out on the day. If you wish to change your name from what is recorded in the student management system, you will be required to provide a certified true copy of legal documentation by the cut-off date, as noted in your course completion email.
If you wish to provide the phonetic spelling of your name, please email email@example.com by Friday,29th of September 2023.
What do I wear on the day?
It is compulsory for graduands participating in a graduation ceremony to wear the appropriate AIB academic regalia. The hire fee is included in the graduand ticket price and when you place your order you will be able to select your size and height – this will enable us to ensure you have the correct size on the day.
It is important to note the gown is black in colour, and open at the front, therefore what you are wearing underneath is visible. It is for this reason we recommend you wear business attire, and comfortable shoes. If the day is warm, you may want to remove your jacket as the gowns are quite heavy and it may get hot in the auditorium.
We ask that you please return your hire items straight after the ceremony, apart from your mortarboard, which is yours to keep! Unfortunately, if they are not returned to us, you will be invoiced the full replacement cost of the academic regalia.
Where can I stay?
The Adelaide Convention Centre is conveniently located to a variety of hotels within walking distance. If you are planning to stay nearby, these venues are in close vicinity. We are currently in the midst of organising discount codes with venues and will announce here once confirmed.
How can I get to and from the event?
The Adelaide International airport is 6.6km from Adelaide Convention Centre.
If you wish to use public transport to/from the airport to the CBD, Adelaide Metro offers a convenient JetBus service (Single trip and daytrip tickets can be purchased from the bus drivers).
If you are staying in and around the CBD, there is also a Tram to the Adelaide Convention Centre which stops right out the front of the Adelaide Railway Station and is a short walk to the venue:
Alternatively, the Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) operates two convenient car parks: the Riverbank Car Park and the North Terrace Car Park.
- Riverbank Car Park
Accessible from Morphett Street and Montefiore Road Bridge via Festival Drive.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The height is 1.96m and has security patrols video surveillance.
- North Terrace Car Park
Accessible from North Terrace, and located directly under the Adelaide Convention Centre.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The height is 2.0m and has security patrols video surveillance.
0-1 HOUR $7.50
1-2 HOURS $12.00
2-3 HOURS $16.00
3-4 HOURS $18.00
Early Bird $17.00 (available 7 days for entry between 5:30am – 9:30am and exit between 2:30pm – 6:30pm).
An additional $1.00 will be charged for each additional hour to a maximum of $30.50 over a 24-hour period.
** Please note the Adelaide Convention Centre is a fully cashless venue and accepts payment via card only for all onsite charges. Major credit cards, debit cards and mobile pay (Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay) are accepted. Any applicable payment surcharges will be absorbed by the venue.
Information for overseas graduands
We are so excited to finally be able to welcome all our international students to Adelaide for this event, after our border closures. For further clarification and information regarding Australian Government travel laws, advice and allowances, please head to the following website.
For those graduands that require an invitation letter from us to assist with their visa application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your full name, student ID, passport number, expiry date and date of birth. You will also need to provide these details for any guests that will be accompanying you who are included in your visa application.
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