Importance of Certificates in Higher Education

Importance of Certificates in Higher Education

At Hague Australia, we know the importance of certificates in higher education.  Hague Australia is trusted by over 100 universities worldwide to produce their degree certificates. Degree certificates stand as more than just pieces of paper; they are representative of dedication, perseverance, and scholarly achievement. Discover the importance of high-quality certificates to both institutions and students alike as we navigate through this blog. 

7 Reasons You Should Print Certificates with Hague Australia 

1. Official Recognition of Award 

Certificates are an official recognition of a degree and are representative of the student fulfilling all academic requirements. A university certificate confirms that an individual has acquired a certain level of knowledge and skills in a particular subject or field. This validation is essential for the personal satisfaction of the student. 

2. Proof of Achievement  

Certificates act as physical proof of the student’s achievement. They are a way of proving and validating the time, money and effort that has been invested by the student and institution. 

3. Credibility 

A certificate can help to reflect the credibility and reputation of an institution. Professional and high-quality design can reflect positively on educational institution’s standards. 

4. Employability 

Graduates finish university and go one of two ways, entering the workforce, or pursuing further education. Degree certificates are often required as part of application processes, as they are used to prove the applicant’s award. Employers often use it as a benchmark to assess a candidate’s qualifications and suitability for a role. 

5. Legal and Regulatory Compliance 

Universities are often required by awarding bodies to issue certificates to students who successfully complete their studies and obtain a grade. Compliance with said rules and regulations helps positively reflect the institution’s reputation and operations. 

6. Personal Fulfilment  

Earning a university certificate represents a significant personal accomplishment. It demonstrates commitment, perseverance, and the ability to set and achieve goals, which can boost confidence and self-esteem. 

7. Preventing Fraud 

A valuable and high-quality degree certificate will usually include security features such as: 

  • Watermarks 
  • Holograms 
  • Audit stock control numbers 
  • Embossing 
  • Barcodes and serial codes 
  • Security Inks 

These features help prevent forgery or tampering and maintains trust with the institution, along with protecting their integrity. Students deserve a certificate which is not able to be replicated easily, so their hard work is not undermined by people trying to create counterfeited documents. 

University certificates may need to be recognized and accepted across different countries and institutions. Therefore, security features can help ensure that certificates are readily accepted and trusted internationally, allowing mobility for students and graduates seeking further education or employment abroad. Employers, academic institutions, and other organizations are more likely to trust certificates that have visible security measures in place. 

Hague Australia Works with the IMHA to Protect Your Certificates  

At Hague, we are committed to excellence, and producing the best quality product is at the forefront of everything we do. The certificates that we produce can include bespoke holograms that are tamper-evident, made with state-of-the-art laser technology, resulting in a design that is impossible to replicate. Holograms in the education sector are submitted to the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), highlighting the exclusivity of the hologram to awarding bodies and increasing the difficulty of replicating such certificates. 


Our extensive experience in the education sector gives us an unrivalled reputation. We are proud to work with an extensive range of educational institutions and awarding bodies to provide certificates that maximise brand protection and contribute to their branding strategies. If you are interested in hearing more about our certificate printing services, send us a message using our online enquiry form, and a member of our team will be happy to get in touch to help you. You can also call us on 03 8579 6566.