Parchments - Official proof of your qualification given to you at Graduation

The certificate you receive when you graduate is called a parchment. This page outlines the details a parchment has, and the process you should follow in the very rare event you lose the parchment after you have graduated.

Parchment: what it is

The certificate you receive when you graduate is called a parchment.

A parchment contains:
  • The name of your degree
  • The university’s seal
  • The date of your graduation
If you don’t wish to attend graduation, you may opt to graduate in absentia and we will courier your parchment to you.

Replacement parchments (testamur)

The parchment (testamur) for a degree, diploma or certificate awarded by the University is a legal document and only one original can be in existence at a time. Unfortunately, we therefore can't provide a copy of your parchment. 

If you have a question about replacement parchments
Email graduation@aut.ac.nz (please provide details for your request)

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Last updated: 12-Aug-2015 10.13am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.