Individual learning plan
The individual learning plan is your opportunity to take control of your study program by building in training to help you complete your thesis and gain valuable knowledge and transferable skills.
AHEGS worthy vs Non-AHEGS worthy
The Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement (AHEGS) is a standardised format for Australian qualifications which enables them to be recognised and renowned throughout the world. It provides information on your qualification, the institution and the Australian Higher Education system.
ILP training components are classified as either ‘AHEGS worthy’ or ‘Non-AHEGS worthy’.
To qualify for inclusion in a student’s AHEG Statement, the activity or training component should satisfy all of the following criteria:
- reflect one or more of the three categories specified within the Australian Qualifications Framework for level 10, i.e. knowledge, skills and application.
- be equivalent in volume to at least ¼ of an accredited unit of study – 20 hours of contact time and task completion time.
- be capable of verification as to the student’s completion and demonstration of mastery.
You have the option to add 'External training component - Non-AHEGS worthy' or 'External training component - AHEGS worthy' to your plan. You may be required to seek approval for classifying an external training component as AHEGS worthy if you believe it meets the criteria above. You should contact
your supervisor or School HDR Coordinator for advice. Approval to classify an external training component as AHEGS worthy must be sought from Deakin Research. You should seek approval prior to adding an external training component to your plan. Search for 'external' in the search field.
Optional vs mandatory training components
Every learning plan has a minimum of two pre-populated mandatory training components: Deakin Research Induction and Deakin Research Integrity training. These should be completed early in your candidature and definitely by your confirmation. Your plan may also include additional mandatory training components that have been set by your academic unit.
All other training components are classified as optional. These can be added to or removed from your plan at any time as deemed appropriate by you and your supervisor.