The testamur is the formal certification of your award and includes the University seal and signatures of the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor. Honours levels (e.g. First Class Honours), Majors (e.g. Chinese) and prizes will not appear on the testamur, but will be listed on your academic transcript and Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).

Replacement testamur

Your testamur is an important document and may be replaced only when the original has been permanently lost, damaged or destroyed. The replacement testamur will be issued in the current format, and will also state the current date of printing as well as the original date of conferral. Signatories to the replacement testamur may be different from those on the original testamur.

To apply for a replacement testamur, please provide the following items to the:

Examinations, Graduations and Prizes Office
Division of Student Administration and Academic Services
Melville Hall Building #12
The Australian National University
Canberra, ACT, 2601

  1. A completed Application for Replacement Testamur;
  2. A witnessed Statutory Declaration detailing what happened to your original testamur. In the case of loss, you should undertake to return the replacement testamur if the original is subsequently found;
  3. Administration fee of $85. If paying by cheque or money order, please make payable to: The Australian National University. If paying by credit card (MasterCard or Visa), please include the card information on the application;
  4. The damaged testamur, if applicable.

Please note: Once your application is received by the Graduations Office, it will typically take 5 working days for the documents to be processed and available for collection/postage, however this timeframe may be longer during peak periods.