HDR Examinations - FAQs for examiners
Australian Business Numbers (ABNs) are issued by the Australian Taxation Office. An ABN is a single identifier for all business dealings with the tax office and for dealings with other government departments and agencies.
To be entitled to an ABN you must be carrying on an enterprise in Australia. An enterprise, among other things, is an activity or series of activities done in the form of a business.
Some examiners based in Australia have an ABN but it is not essential to have one to act as an examiner.
The Australian Taxation Office provides further information on ABNs.
Please log on at your earliest convenience to verify you can access the system and to confirm or decline your acceptance to examine the thesis and indicate if you would prefer a hard copy posted to you.
Firstly try resetting your password. You need to have access to the email address that you first registered with and use in the system. If you are still unsuccessful, contact the technical help line +61 3 522 72633 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or contact our HDR Adviser.
You will be asked if you would like a hard copy when you log onto HDR Examinations. Select yes.
If you previously selected no but have changed your mind, contact our HDR Adviser.
Yes. Please record receipt of the hard copy for our records so we can be sure you received it.
You have six weeks to complete an examination. Your report due date is noted in HDR Examinations.
No. You may be advised when the examination has been finalised. As examiners are permitted to remain anonymous, you will have access to the other examiners reports but their names may not be disclosed.
Contact our HDR Adviser immediately.
You must submit your report directly into HDR Examinations. Log in, complete the Recommendation and Report form and upload your report.
If you are an overseas examiner, your honorarium is approved within 7 business days, then your payment will be deposited into your nominated bank account by Western Union in your home country's currency within 21 business days.
If you are a domestic examiner with an ABN, your honorarium will be approved within 7 business days, then your payment will be deposited into your nominated bank account by our Finance department within 21 business days.
If you are a domestic examiner without an ABN, your honorarium will be approved within 7 business days, then your payment will be deposited into your nominated bank account by our Finance department within 21 business days.
Examiners are paid an honorarium upon submission of a written report on a thesis. The rate is:
- Doctoral thesis – AUD425
- Masters thesis – AUD240