An inaugural Bachelor program graduation ceremony – congratulations Class of 2016

It was an honour to congratulate the University of Canberra students who earned their Bachelor qualifications at TAFE Queensland through the first graduation ceremony of its kind.

3 Apr 2017

Through a strong partnership agreement with the University of Canberra, the very first cohort of Bachelor program students graduated at an elegant reception on Monday 20 March 2017 at TAFE Queensland’s South Bank campus, home of the Degree Hub.

61 students crossed the stage to be conferred with their degree qualifications, marking a very special milestone for this partnership.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Nicholas Klomp, Faculty Dean Professor Lyndon Anderson and Associate Professor Sally Burford from the University of Canberra flew up to be part of the celebrations and to congratulate their students in person.

A number of the graduating Bachelor program students will also head to Canberra and take part in the University graduation celebrations.

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Nicholas Klomp addressed the graduands and spoke about the importance of education in contemporary Australia. He also welcomed them to join the UC Alumni Network.

In a nod to the fact that the vast majority of graduands were from the creative industries, the guest speaker was environmental artist and author Dr John Dahlsen. Dr Dahlsen provided insights into the life of a working artist, gave inspiring advice and encouraged the room of fledgling creatives to strive in their future careers.

Catch a glimpse of the evening’s highlights in our Facebook event album.

The Higher Education Bachelor programs are a growing trend among TAFE Queensland students, with many Diploma students choosing to continue their studies. Increasing numbers of high school leavers are also opting to blend university thinking with hands on learning through TAFE Queensland.

With more than 700 Bachelor program students currently enrolled and plans to extend the portfolio of higher education degrees, TAFE Queensland is proud to welcome future UC students to our campuses.

Find out more about degrees at TAFE Queensland by visiting our website or emailing

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