Status and Details

Status and Details

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

Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Assessment procedure

Status Current
Effective Date 27th June 2019
Review Date 27th June 2022
Approval Authority Academic Board
Approval Date 11th June 2019
Expiry Date To Be Advised
Implementation Officer Aaron Russell
Pro Vice-Chancellor Researcher Development and Integrity
+61 3 924 68268
Enquiries Contact Graduate Research Academy
+61 3 924 68268

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

This Procedure was amended on 27 June 2019 to:

- clarify the responsibility of the Chair, Thesis Examination Committee

- set out new processes around adjudication - clarify examination outcomes, and that thesis is no longer automatically passed if two examiners support - include a requirement that thesis is accompanied by a plagiarism software check and research integrity declaration

- incorporation of previous Schedule B: Restricted Access to Thesis into the body of the Procedure

- set out a new process for research integrity breaches

- extend definition of thesis to reflect various types of thesis

- include a requirement that the Head of Academic Unit ensure that the relevant non-thesis course learning outcomes are met.