Policy information for students and supervisors

Graduate research supervision takes place within a University-wide policy framework. The Research Higher Degree Committee (RHDC), a sub-committee of the Academic Board, determines graduate research policy.


Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that both they and their candidates are aware of the relevant frameworks and requirements at all stages of candidature.


In accordance with the Responsible Conduct or Students Procedure. Students must be aware of and comply with University statutes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures concerning their enrolment, studies and conduct at the University. Candidates are also required to supply accurate personal and other information to the University according to the deadlines set by the University, recognising that the University is required to comply with the Information Privacy Act 2000 (Vic) and the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic).

Staff and students

The key policies pertaining to graduate research are outlined on the Graduate Research Hub and are also listed below:

University strategies

Strategy and leadership


Policies and codes of conduct

Code of Conduct for Research (University Regulation R17.1.r8) pdf download

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (NHMRC)

Intellectual Property

Academic Honesty and Plagiarism

Infrastructure Support Guidelines

Equity and Diversity

Responsible conduct of staff

You may also want to visit the Research. The Melbourne Research Office, under the leadership of the Executive Director, Research, provides high level administrative and strategic research support services to University clients across a broad range of areas, many of which are compliance-related. For example, Ethics & Compliance, Research Output, Grants & Contracts.