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Replacing your testamur (certificate)

Replacement testamurs are usually requested for the following reasons:

  • a different name should appear on the document as a result of marriage, divorce, or change of name
  • the original document is damaged or lost
  • the recipient would prefer that a DDIAE/UCSQ document be re-issued by USQ

Name changes

You may request a name change on your University enrolment records, and this can be printed on the testamur (certificate).

  1. Complete the Change of Name form (DOC 196KB) and the Replacement Testamur Request form (DOC196KB). All names on testamurs will appear in English and titles are not recorded on testamurs (Dr, Mr etc)
  2. Collate suitable certified supporting documentation. Please note: if certified documentary evidence is not supplied, any name change request will not be processed.
  3. Mail the completed forms, supporting documentation, the original testamur (certificate) and payment (AUD65) to:

USQ Graduations Office
University of Southern Queensland
West Street
Toowoomba Qld 4350

Damaged or updated testamur (certificate)

If you have damaged your testamur or require your DDIAE/UCSQ testamur to be re-issued by USQ you should:

  1. Complete the Replacement Testamur Request form (DOC196KB)
  2. Forward the completed form along with the damaged or original testamur together with payment (AUD65) to the USQ Graduations Office address above.

Lost testamurs (certificate)

If you have lost your testamur and wish to request a replacement you should:

  1. Complete the Replacement Testamur Request form (DOC196KB)
  2. Complete a Statutory Declaration (PDF*85KB) witnessed by a Justice of the Peace stating you have lost your original testamur and are therefore, requesting a replacement testamur.
  3. Forward the two documents with payment (AUD65) to the USQ Graduations Office address above. 

How to pay for your replacement testamur

Payments for testamurs:

  • By cheque or money order (made payable to USQ) 
    Please ensure you include your name, student number and a short note detailing that payment is for replacement testamur on the back of the cheque/money order.

    USQ Finance Office
    University of Southern Queensland
    West Street
    Toowoomba Qld 4350
  • By credit card
    Please phone our Finance Department on +61 7 4631 2583 or email Please note that USQ assumes no responsibility for the safety of credit card details sent by email.

*This file is in Portable Document Format (PDF) which requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. A free copy of Acrobat Reader may be obtained from Adobe. Users who are unable to access information in PDF should contact USQ Graduations, telephone +61 7 4631 1741 to obtain this information in an alternative format.