Student Recognition Ceremony

Recognition of graduating students and outstanding student achievements. All students who successfully completed their final year of studies are invited to attend.

Celebrate the success of completing your studies and join us at the Student Recognition Ceremonies FOR 2017 graduating students held during March 2018.

Please ensure you RSVP via the links below. Please choose the campus where you completed your studies.

There are four Student Recognition Ceremonies held at Shepparton, Wangaratta, Benalla and Seymour.

Catering Finger food provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements upon RSVP. Drinks at bar prices. Please note alcohol will not be available at Benalla Campus.
Dress Smart casual attire
Gowns Academic gowns will be available for Diploma and above students to wear for photo opportunities.
Guests Students may bring up to 2 guests. Waiting list available for additional guests, please advise upon RSVP.
RSVP RSVP by Monday 26 February via the below links

Ceremony Locations & Dates


Monday 5 March
Seymour GOTAFE Campus
Wallis Street, Seymour


Thursday 8 March
Samaria Road, Benalla


Wednesday 14 March
Quality Hotel Gateway
29-37 Ryley Street, Wangaratta


Wednesday 21 March
GV Hotel
223 High Street, Shepparton


Do I have to pay?
No, the celebration is free for students and their guests to attend. Finger food will be provided however drinks are available at bar prices.
I would like to bring more than 2 guests – can I do this?
On the booking site EventBrite there is an option to choose more guests to be placed on a wait list. Once RSVPs close, we will review the waiting list and allow additional guests on a First In First Served basis.

We can only accommodate a certain number of guests based on the venue capacity.

I studied a Certificate level qualification, do I get to wear a gown?
Academic gowns are only available for Diploma and Advanced Diploma students.
Will I receive my certificate at this event?
No, all course certificates are posted to students. Due to the change in government regulations, we must now provide certificate within 30 calendar days of students being assessed as meeting their course requirements. This event is a celebration only.
Will I have to go on stage and make a speech?
Yes your name will be called to stand on stage for a photo. You will not have to make a speech unless you are awarded an Outstanding Student Award for your study area.
Do I need to print off and bring the confirmation details to the event?
Yes, you can if you like to expediate the process but no, it isn’t required, we will have your name on a list at the door. We look forward to seeing you then.
I completed a qualification last year but have not received an invitation to the graduation.

Students who completed studies in the GOTAFE in Business & IT, Health & Community, Sport & Recreation and Art and Design have been emailed invitations to the Student Recognition Ceremonies held in March.

If this is you, please send an email to, please include your name, address, contact email and phone number and course completed and campus. We will then consult our records to determine why you have not received your invitation.