Graduation

2020 Graduation update

Kia ora koutou katoa,

Earlier this year, Manukau Institute of Technology postponed its annual degree and higher award graduation ceremonies to be held in April.  This unprecedented step was taken due to the restrictions placed on mass gatherings as part of the country’s response to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

At the time, we indicated to graduands that MIT would be postponing these ceremonies until an alternative date later in 2020 and planning had commenced to reschedule.  However, because of disruption caused by the most recent outbreak and Auckland moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 3, and further uncertainty the institute has decided it is no longer possible to deliver these events this year.

We understand the disappointment this will cause to you, your whānau and the community. We were also looking forward to celebrating our Golden Jubilee in Graduation Week 2020 and honouring the legacy of staff and students since 1970.  However, we must place the health and wellbeing of our people ahead of all other considerations at this difficult time.

This is a disappointment shared across the country with many thousands of students at schools, universities and other institutes who are unable to gather and celebrate their success in front of their families and loved ones.

MIT is currently looking at ways we can recognise the achievements of 2020 graduates in our next ceremonies to take place, likely in March / April 2021.

Congratulations to all our new graduates from MIT. We wish you all the very best.

Ngā Mihi,

Gus Gilmore,
MIT Chief Executive

Certificate information for 2019/2020 graduates

Click here for options to receive your certificate

Once government restrictions have been lifted and campus reopens we will be working to issue your certificates as soon as possible.

You can choose to either:

- Collect from Campus soon; or authorise someone to collect on your behalf (dates tbc)

- Request Courier Postage to your preferred street address
*Please note courier fees apply 
*New Zealand $10 Australia $25 All other countries $50

Please complete the form below to indicate which option you'd prefer and we'll get back to you with further details about your collection or delivery.

Click here for detailed questions & answers about receiving your certificate

Do I need to complete the form?
Yes! Please complete the online form ASAP to advise how you would like to obtain your certificate and we'll get this ready for you.


Can I pick up my certificate now?
No. Auckland is currently at Alert Level 3 and campus is closed.  After the government restrictions are lifted we'll be working to organise your certificates ASAP.  When your certificate is ready for collection we will email.  Please wait until you receive email confirmation.


Do I have to pay for my certificate?
No, it will be available for you to pick up from campus free soon. However if you would like this posted you will need to pay a courier fee first.


What if I can't make it to pick up?  Can someone else pick up for me?
Yes, you can authorise someone to collect on your behalf - please specify their full name in the registration form, and advise them to take photo ID.  Or, you can request postage.


Can you post my certificate?
Yes, we can post certificates to your preferred street address (no PO Boxes) at your request.  Please note courier fees will apply and need to be paid in advance.  Please specify your preference on the form and we'll send you detailed info.


Can you just send it standard post?
No, to ensure the safety of your certificate MIT policy is to only send via Courier - we can not post by standard mail. The safest option is to collect from campus.


How much is postage?
If your address is
New Zealand $10
Australia $25
All other countries $50


How do I pay?
Complete the online form and specify your address.  We will email you the details after completing the form.  You need to deposit the relevant fee into MIT account - either online internet banking or bank deposit.


How long will it take to arrive?
Your certificate will be posted out after lockdown, if your payment has been received.  When this has been sent you will receive a confirmation email with tracking number.


I haven't received my certificate yet!
Please be patient, there may be delays from postal service due to covid.  If you have paid but haven't received your certificate by October, please email: studentrecordrequests@manukau.ac.nz


Do I need to pay my library fines and outstanding fees before I am able to graduate?
Yes you should clear any debt to MIT first, or your certificate may be withheld. If you are unsure, just call 0800 62 62 52 and our AskMe team can check your account.


How do I request a refund for regalia hire?
If you have paid for regalia, but not yet received a refund, please email Academic Dress Hire: reception@academicdresshire.co.nz


How do I get a refund for tickets?  
If you purchased tickets and have not yet received a refund please contact Eventbrite - refer to information in the confirmation email from Eventbrite.


When will 2021 graduation ceremonies be held?
The ceremonies are usually held in March/April and invitations will likely be sent out in January.


How can I request Proof of Completion?
You can view and download your results anytime from the MIT Learner Portal.


How can I request copy of Official Transcript?
Complete this form to request the official transcript of your Academic Record . This will be processed and posted when the institute reopens. Please note Processing Fee of $25 applies (two copies) plus $12.50 for each extra copy ordered.