Graduation Dates for Postgraduate Certificate Students

Unitec hold graduation ceremonies twice a year, in April and September. Since The Mind Lab by Unitec has three intakes per year, two of these graduate at an April ceremony and one at a September ceremony. Which graduation ceremony you attend will depend on your month of starting the Postgraduate programme (see the table below).

Start Month Finish Month Graduation Month
March November April (following year)
July March (following year) September
November July (following year) April (following year)


Unitec graduation ceremonies are held at Auckland Town Hall. Regardless of where you are studying, you can attend Auckland graduation.

When your graduation date is approaching, your will receive an email invitation from Unitec asking you how you would like to graduate.

You must choose to either graduate in person or to graduate in absentia (i.e. not to attend the ceremony). If you do not respond at all then you will not graduate and will not receive your certificate (though you can do so at a later ceremony).

In addition to the formal ceremony, The Mind Lab by Unitec host informal graduation celebrations in some regional locations, subject to demand. Information about these gatherings will be provided close to the relevant graduation date.

For up to date information about graduation, check the Unitec graduation web page