Status and Details

Status and Details

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

Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Policy

Status Historic
Effective Date 1st February 2016
Review Date 1st February 2019
Approval Authority Academic Board
Approval Date 15th September 2015
Expiry Date 18th January 2017
Implementation Officer Joe Graffam
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research
Enquiries Contact Deakin Research
+61 3 924 68268

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

This Policy was established on the date of approval recorded in its preamble section. On 1 February 2016 policies and procedures were moved to the University's new Policy Library. For all intents and purposes the current version of this document is reflective of that published in the Guide prior to the new system launch. The document has been subjected to reformatting, including the application of a new numbering system and section headings.


On 13 September 2016 the Academic Board approved the revised Schedule A: Academic Units to reflect the new name of the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation.


On 13 December 2016 some administrative amendments were made to this policy as follows: (1) The position Pro Vice-Chancellor Research Development and Training was updated to Pro Vice-Chancellor Research Training and Performance Enhancement; (2) In clause 14 reference to the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research was deleted.



On 4 January 2017 an administrative amendment was made to the Policy to reflect that the Joint Higher Degrees by Research Procedure was pursuant to the Policy.