The Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) is a Commonwealth initiative that has been introduced to assist in both national and international recognition of Australian qualifications and to promote international mobility and professional recognition of graduates.
The AHEGS is additional to other documentation such as degree certificates and academic transcripts and is based on nationally agreed specifications approved by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).
The AHEGS provides a description of the award, the awarding institution, a list of the student's academic achievements relevant to the degree and details of the Australian Higher Education System.
For Higher Degree by Research students, the AHEGS includes an abstract of up to 100 words which describes the research undertaken. It is intended to provide potential employers and other institutions with a greater understanding of the achievements of the graduate.
A complimentary AHEGS is issued to all University of Adelaide students. To enable an AHEGS to be provided, you MUST submit a 100 word (maximum) thesis abstract to the Adelaide Graduate Centre, prior to lodging your Final thesis copies.
NB As provision of an AHEGS is a Government requirement, you will not be eligible for conferral and attendance at a Graduation Presentation Ceremony until you have provided the abstract.
All University of Adelaide students who are conferred from December 2011 will receive a complimentary copy of their AHEGS at graduation.
AHEGS will not be issued retrospectively.
Additional copies of the AHEGS are available for purchase from the Student Centre.
The application form is available online
You can find out more about the AHEGS on the DEEWR Graduation Statement website at: