2020 graduation details

Graduation update - August 2020

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 to be in May 2021.

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

Ngā Mihi,

Gus Gilmore,
MIT Chief Executive

Obtaining your certificate

Can I pick up my certificate now?
Yes, if you have not yet collected or requested for your certificate to be delivered you may pick it up from your campus of study: 

53 Otara Road, Otara, Auckland 2023

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Corner of Davies Ave and Manukau Station Rd, Auckland 2104
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Do I have to pay for my certificate?
No. 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 email their full name to academicrecords@manukau.ac.nz and advise them to take photo ID.  

Can you post my certificate?
Yes, we can courier 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 email academicrecords@manukau.ac.nz.

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?
Please email your request to have your certificate sent via courier to  academicrecords@manukau.ac.nz. Our records team will then advise you how to pay.

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 Ask Me! Student Services 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 May and invitations will likely be sent out in February.

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. Please note a Processing Fee of $25 applies (two copies) plus $12.50 for each extra copy ordered. Please check further details here.