Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Manager and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Higher Degrees by Research Procedure 9 Submission, Examination and Classification

Status Current
Effective Date 19th May 2021
Review Date 19th May 2024
Approval Authority Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research
Approval Date 17th May 2021
Expiry Date Not Applicable
Responsible Officer John Price
Dean, Graduate Research
9919 2046
Accountable Officer Andrew Hill
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research & Impact
Enquiries Contact Elizabeth Smith
Manager, Candidature
+61 3 99194228

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

20/6/23: Clause 128 updated to remove reference to an outdated form, and replace with an email address. 

15/3/23:  Deputy Director Research Institutes updated to Associate Director Research Training.

19/5/21: The Procedure updates clarify the examination process to ensure procedural fairness, equity across higher degree by research candidates and the integrity and quality of the research degree. It also improves the candidate experience pertaining to the examination process.

The Associate Provost – Research Support and Development (Interim) approved this change on behalf of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

Clauses Amended:Procedure: Summary of Roles and Responsibilities; 13, Part C Title, 15, Part D Title, 23-26, 29-31e/f, 35, 40ab, 42df, Part G Title, 54-56, 67-102, 106, 108,113


03/03/2023: Division name changed from Office for Researcher Training, Quality and Integrity (ORTQI) to Graduate Research School (GRS)



31/03/2023: Position name changed from Manager, Graduate Research Admissions & Candidature (Mgr GRAC) to Manager, Candidature (MC)


03/08/2023: Division Assessments and Completions (A&C) replaced with Awards and Graduations (A&G)