Graduate research policies and procedures

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 Student Conduct Policy, students must be aware of and comply with University statutes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures concerning their enrolment, studies and conduct at the University.

We require candidates to supply accurate personal and other information to the University according to the deadlines set by the University. We also recognise 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

Policies and codes of conduct

You might also want to visit the Research page. 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 these areas are compliance-related, and include Ethics & Compliance, Research Output and Grants & Contracts.