A post-nominal (or award abbreviation) is the abbreviation displayed after a person’s name to denote the qualifications that person has achieved.

Note: You can only use post-nominals once your award has been conferred, i.e. you have attended a graduation ceremony or graduated in absentia.

To determine your post-nominals it is recommended that you check your unofficial academic transcript, which can be accessed by logging into the Student Information System and selecting the "My Exams and Results" tab. The abbreviated title of your award will be located underneath units attempted, before your GPA (Grade Point Average).

Alternatively, please download  Post-nominals - award list (XLSX 44KB) for a detailed listing of Flinders University qualifications.

Handy Tips

Order of Qualifications
The recommended order is the lower qualifications directly after your name, leading to the highest qualifications.

Example: J Bloggs BNg, GradCertHlth, MNg

Institution Name
The name of the awarding institution should also follow your academic qualifications. If you hold multiple qualifications from the one institution then you just list it after all of the qualifications from that institution, not after each qualification. Note: the abbreviation for qualifications completed at Flinders University is Flin.

Example: J Bloggs BA Adel, MBA, PhD Flin

Professional Qualifications
If you are the member of a professional association, you may be entitled to include the postnominals for that association after your academic postnominals.

Example: J Bloggs BEng, PhD Flin, FAA FTSE

Honours
Students who have undertaken an Honours program, should list this after the qualification.

Example: J Bloggs BSc(Hons)