Your parchment, also know as a certificate or testamur, is a legal document that is made available when your degree/award is conferred. In order to receive your parchment, regardless of whether or not you will be attending a graduation ceremony, you must apply to have your award conferred by submitting an application form.

Replacement Parchments

If the parchment you are issued with on graduation is lost, missing, destroyed, stolen or damaged, you may apply for a replacement using the Application for a Replacement Parchment . If you have changed your name since graduation, you may apply to have your parchment re-issued under your current name, if desired. If the original parchment is still in possession, this must be surrendered to the Graduation Office with the application.

The application for a replacement parchment should be returned to the Graduation Office via mail to: The Graduation Office, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, or in person to Flinders Connect (Student Hub, on Level 0 of the Central Library building at the Bedford Park campus).

To request a replacement parchment the University requires you to submit a statutory declaration stating that the degree has been lost, stolen or destroyed and that you require a replacement copy. The statutory declaration needs to be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace or other public notary. A statutory declaration and list of suitable witnesses can be found attached to the application form, and should be returned at the same time. We must have the original and not scanned or photocopied copies.

There is a A$50 replacement fee (plus additional postage, if applicable). We are happy to post your degree to you or it can be collected from Flinders Connect. Payment can be made by cheque, money order or credit card. For information on payment options please see the following link. Credit card payments can be made online via Online Payments.

Replacement parchments can usually be reprinted within 48 hours of our office receiving your statutory declaration and application form. For further information please contact Flinders Connect on 1300 354 633 or Ask Flinders online.


Academic Transcripts

An official academic transcript is a detailed history of your academic record at university, and shows all topics studied and grades you have received.
The transcript also shows any credit that you have been granted for previous study and any prizes and awards that have been made.

Graduands receive one complimentary official academic transcript at graduation, or with their parchment if the award is conferred in absentia.

For additional copies, or for a copy prior to your conferral date, academic transcripts can be ordered through Flinders Connect:

Phone 1300 354 633  
Submit an online support request via Ask Flinders.

The cost is $20 per copy, and additional copies can be placed in the same order. Further information.

What will my parchment look like?

The current parchment is A3 in size and contains the official Flinders University Crest, bespoke hologram, blind embossed University Seal, as well as a unique, centred gold foil logo.













How will my name appear on my parchment?

The name on your parchment is your formal name as recorded in the Student Information System. This is usually your first name, middle name(s) then last name. We strongly recommend that you check this via the Student Information System under the 'My Details' menu.

Requests to change your name must be lodged with Enrolment Services at least 4 weeks prior to your ceremony and must be accompanied by the appropriate documentation. Changes made after this will incur a $50 fee for a replacement parchment.