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 19th January 2017
Review Date 19th September 2019
Approval Authority Academic Board
Approval Date 19th January 2017
Expiry Date 17th March 2019
Implementation Officer Aaron Russell
Pro Vice-Chancellor Researcher Development and Integrity
Enquiries Contact Deakin Research
+61 3 924 68268

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

On 19 January 2017 this Policy was amended to include a new clause 14  to enable variations to procedures in type B Joint HDR arrangements provided they are delivered in accordance with the Higher Education Framework Standards; and a new definition of Joint HDRs.


Administrative amendments were made to the Policy on 30 May 2017 to reflect the revocation of the Joint Higher Degrees by Research procedure and replace references to that Procedure with references to the new Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Partnership procedure. 


Administrative amendments were made to the Policy on 13 March 2018 to remove Schedule A: Academic Units; replace the definition for Academic Unit as approved by Academic Board at its meeting on 26 February 2018; and to deletion of clause 3 and subsequent renumbering.


Administrative amendments were made to the Policy on 14 June 2018 to replace the references to the ‘Pro Vice-Chancellor Research Training and Performance Enhancement’ with ‘Pro Vice-Chancellor Researcher Development and Integrity’ in clauses 11 and 15.