HDR Supervisor Register


Principal Supervisors of higher research degree candidates must be admitted to the HDR Supervisor Register before being eligible to supervise candidates.

Reforms to the management of research by the Australian Government have resulted in clear expectations for Australian universities to provide a comprehensive development program for research supervisors.

The HDR Supervisor Register realises our mission to achieve excellence in teaching and research and is based upon the following principles:

  • recognise and encourage high quality postgraduate research supervision by academic staff
  • the quality of higher degree graduates is directly related to the quality of supervision provided
  • principal supervisors will be supported with relevant training and development opportunities

Registration is approved by the School or Research Institute Research and Higher Degree Committee and noted by the Research Studies Committee.

For more information, refer to the frequently asked questions.