Below is important event information about what to expect at the graduation photoshoot.

Dress code

Smart casual - strictly no thongs (flip flops, sandals), shorts or denim. Your clothes will be visible under your gown. So, dress to impress!

Academic dress:

Certificate I to IV:  Gown.
Diploma: Gown with green stole.
Advanced Diploma: Gown with orange stole.
Undergraduate Certificate: Gown with stole (Engineering – rose beige stole. Community, Health – blue stole.)
Bachelor Degree: Gown with hood and mortarboard (Engineering – rose beige hood. Community, Health – blue hood)
Graduate Certificate: Gown with stole and mortarboard (Community, Health – blue stole.)

You are welcome to take your own photos in your academic dress, however, all academic dress must be returned before you leave the venue - you will NOT be able to leave the building in your gown.


Diprose Media will provide professional photography at the event. The cost has already been incorporated in your registration fee and includes a graduand photo and family photos.

Photos will be available about two weeks after the event in a password protected online gallery, which can be accessed by all graduands. You will be able to view, download and print your photos at your convenience.

Please note, promotional photos and video may also be taken throughout the day for Chisholm’s social media channels and publications.

If you or your guests have any concerns about others being able to view your photos in the gallery, or about your image being used for promotional purposes, please email

Graduation merchandise

A range of graduation keepsakes, including bears and gift sets, will be available at the event. All proceeds will go directly to the Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation, a charity which helps students in financial hardship. Please note this stall is EFTPOS only.

Upon arrival

  • Enter via the foyer and turn left to find the Function Room for registration, gowning and photography
  • Register your attendance and collect your gown
  • A Chisholm staff member will be available to direct you to the photography area

Each booking is approximately 15 minutes, including check in, gowning and photography. At the conclusion of your session, you will need to return your gown and stole to a Chisholm staff member. Note: only graduands will be permitted in gowning and de-gowning areas. Guests are to remain in the waiting area.


Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page, or you can email the Chisholm Events team –