AIB Graduation Ceremony

Friday, 15 May 2020

Ceremony starts at 12:15pm

Please note: Graduands are to arrive at the venue by 10:00am to allow enough time for gowning before the ceremony commences. An event programme will be provided with all of these details closer to the time.


Stamford Grand Hotel, 2 Jetty Road, Glenelg, South Australia

Dress Attire:

Smart/Business casual

Ticket costs:

  • $180 graduand ticket (includes $90 for gowning)
  • $90 guest ticket – maximum of 3 guest tickets per graduand (this includes tickets for any children over 2 years)
  • Children under 2 are free (sharing seat with guardian).


To be eligible to graduate at the May 2020 graduation ceremony, you must fulfil the Eligibility Requirements by the Cut-Off date being Monday, 6 April 2020.

The Registration Process

You must register no later than Friday, 17 April 2020 to attend the May 2020 graduation ceremony. With tickets in high demand and only a limited amount available, we recommend you purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

When registering, please make sure that you provide the names for each of your guests attending, the ages of any children attending, and any dietary requirements (as it is a catered lunch).

Tickets will be issued upon payment and completion of registration. You will receive an Email Confirmation and your Print at Home Tickets to your nominated email from Eventbrite, which will confirm that you have successfully registered.

Please note that there will be no tickets available for sale at the venue on the day of graduation.

What to expect on the day & ticket information

The May 2020 graduation ceremony will be held at the Stamford Grand Hotel in the Grand Ballroom of the iconic beachfront venue. You will be seated with your guests and the ceremony will be carried out over the course of a sit-down shared platter lunch, with drinks and entertainment throughout the day.

Graduands will be able to purchase up to 3 guest tickets each (which includes any tickets for children over 2 years). Children under 2 years who do not require their own seat are free.

If additional guest tickets become available closer to the date, we will advise all graduands at that time.

Additional information regarding graduation will be available here in the event programme by the end of April, so please ensure that you revisit this page closer to the event.


If you wish to provide the phonetic spelling of your name, please email  graduation@aib.edu.au by Friday, 17 April 2020.


  • Gowning Hire ($90.00);
  • Mortar Board to keep as a memento of the day;
  • Celebratory bubbles on arrival;
  • Shared plattered lunch & dessert;
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks;
  • Live music;
  • Digital copy of graduand group photo.


  • Gowning
  • Graduand briefing (where we will run through the graduation procession to ensure that all graduands are familiar with the process & are comfortable getting up on stage)
  • Group photo prior to the formalities kicking off
  • Doors open at 12pm, with the ceremony to follow shortly after

Please note that a detailed event programme will be available closer to the date.

Live Streaming of the Day

If your guests wish to view the graduation ceremony but have been unable to obtain a guest ticket, you may like to inform them that we will be live streaming the event on the AIB website. Further information will be sent to all registered graduands closer to the graduation date.

Can’t attend the May Graduation Ceremony?

October graduation is a great alternative!

Based on feedback from students, we will be holding two graduations in 2020; given that you completed your studies early in the year, you have the choice to attend either ceremony.

Both ceremonies will be a wonderful celebration of your achievements, but to help you decide which ceremony you would like to attend, we have summarised the key differences below.

Please note that this will not count as your registration – we will be sending out an invitation closer to the date with registration details.

See May/October Graduation Comparison

When do I need to complete & pass my final subject by Term 1, 2020 Term 4, 2020
Venue Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg Adelaide Festival Centre for the ceremony, Adelaide Oval for the cocktail event
Allocation of Guest tickets 3 per graduand* Unlimited
Format The ceremony will incorporate a seated lunch, where graduands will be able to sit with their guests The ceremony will be theatre style where graduands will be seated together, with an optional cocktail event to follow
Pricing^ Ceremony & Lunch:

$180 for graduands

$90 for guests (including children over 2 years)

Children under 2 years are free!


Graduands – $150 – $175 (TBC)

Guests – $5 – $10 (TBC)

Optional Cocktail Event (available to all attendees) – $50 – $75 (TBC)

* Due to the venue capacity, guest tickets will be limited

^ The May and October graduation ticket requirements are different. Here’s how. 

On graduation day in May, we are holding one big event which will include the ceremony and a sit-down lunch. This is one event, with one ticket per person required to attend. The ticket pricing reflects this. The October graduation day will include two events: the graduation ceremony and the optional cocktail event which follows. If you’d like to attend both events, you’ll need a ticket for each.


Generally, your parchment and transcript are automatically posted to your nominated address.  However, if you have successfully registered to attend the graduation ceremony prior to the scheduled posting of parchment and transcripts, we will automatically retain your documents.

If you would like to be presented with your parchment and transcript at graduation, please advise via email to have your documents retained or alternatively, if you have already received your documents, please return them to us (unframed) by 3:00pm on Thursday, 14 May.

Please either POST (via registered post) or HAND DELIVER your parchment to:  The Australian Institute of Business, 27 Currie Street, Adelaide SA 5000.

If we do not have your documents, you will be presented with a blank scroll on stage.

Graduand Name on Parchment

Your full legal name, as recorded in the AIB student management system, will appear on the parchment and official academic transcript. If you wish to change your name from what is recorded in the student management system, you will be required to provide a certified true copy of legal documentation by the cut-off date.

Travelling Graduates

If you would like a complimentary postit tube provided to you to transport your parchment home, please let us know by Wednesday, 13 May, via email, and we will have it available for you at graduation.


It is compulsory for graduands participating in a graduation ceremony to wear the appropriate AIB academic regalia. The hire fee is $90.00 per graduand and is included in the graduand ticket price.

We ask that you please return your hire items straight after the ceremony to the designated area, apart from your mortar board which is yours to keep! Unfortunately, if they are not returned to us you will be invoiced the full replacement cost of the academic regalia.

Further information on how to order your academic regalia and the timing of gown fittings for the day of graduation will be provided closer to the date.

Overseas Graduands

If you are travelling to Australia from overseas, please check whether you require a visa.

If an invitation letter for a visa application (required for graduands travelling from overseas) is required, please provide passport information (full name as shown on passport, passport number and passport expiry date) for yourself and your guest(s) when registering by emailing graduation@aib.edu.au.

This should be done as soon as possible because it does take some time for visas to be granted and we would hate for you to miss out!

For further information, visit the website of the Australian Embassy in your country at the following link: www.dfat.gov.au/missions/.

Photography Services

We will have professional photographers there on the day taking photos throughout the event. We will also be taking photos of each graduand’s conferral of award on stage and these will then be available for purchase on the day.


The stage images will be available for purchase on the day for $45.00. The image provided will be a 6×8 inch bordered print, with the download included. Payment will be via cash or card on the day.

Photography clearance:

Please be advised that a professional photographer will be operating during the graduation ceremony. Photos will be posted and streamed on the Australian Institute of Business Facebook page, and the event will be live streamed on the AIB website. Please note that unless you notify us otherwise, by attending the graduation ceremony, you consent to the Australian Institute of Business using the photos taken at the event for marketing and PR purposes.


Take advantage of the discounted accommodation rates we have arranged exclusively for you.

Exclusive Rates

  • Grand City King Room– $155.00 per room per night, including wifi
  • Grand Ocean King Room– $185.00 per room per night, including wifi
Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg
From $155.00 per room per night

Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg

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Getting to and from the event

The Adelaide International airport is 7.6km from Glenelg.

If you wish to use public transport to/from the airport to Glenelg, Adelaide Metro offers a convenient JetBus service (Single trip and daytrip tickets can be purchased from the bus drivers).

If you are staying in the CBD, there is also a Tram from the city to Glenelg which stops right out the front of the venue:

Car Parking – alternatively, car parking is available at the venue for $10 a day – you just need to validate your ticket at the reception desk. The car park is located on St John’s Row (see map provided) and is open 24 hours. The height is 1.95m and does have video surveillance.

Learn more about South Australia

South Australia is home to award-winning wine, events and festivals. Adelaide has been listed as one of the Great Wine Capitals of the World with world famous wine regions such as the Barossa and McLaren Vale!

Photo credit: Isaac Forman, Serio

Frequently Asked Questions

Disability access – the venue is wheelchair accessible. If you have any special requirements, please let the graduation team know.

Prams – We will have a pram parking station in the foyer of the Graduation.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Students

Students who receive official confirmation (typically via email) from AIB that they have completed their MBA course by the Cut-Off Date are automatically eligible to attend the Graduation Ceremony for their MBA.

Graduate Certificate in Management (GCM) or Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM)

Students who have been awarded a GCM or GDM by the Cut-Off Date are eligible to attend the Graduation Ceremony to graduate with that qualification, provided that they have not completed their MBA by the Cut-Off date.

Other qualifications

Students who receive official confirmation from AIB that they have completed their qualification by the Cut-Off Date are automatically eligible to attend the May 2020 Graduation Ceremony.

For further information regarding eligibility requirements, please email AIB Support at support@aib.edu.au.

AIB may change its eligibility requirements from time to time, and this shall apply to all students notwithstanding when they enrolled in their course.

Direct all queries regarding eligibility to graduate, parchments or transcripts to: support@aib.edu.au

Direct all other queries relating to the graduation and events to: graduation@aib.edu.au