HDR information, resources and policy
Codes of good practice in research and HDR supervision:
- The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
- Deakin's policy on plagiarism
- HDR supervision procedure
- Guidelines for good practice in HDR supervision
Please take time to read and familiarise yourself with these policies.
There are two types of induction training or workshops that you are required to do when starting at Deakin:
- Local area (faculty or institute) inductions – usually on the day that you commence your HDR course.
- Deakin Research or Graduate Research Academy (GRA) – three courses, Research Induction, Research Integrity, and HDR Respectful Behaviour.
You will receive an email confirming the details of the Zoom session and a calendar invitation. These sessions are faculty focused and cover the candidacy period leading up to confirmation and general faculty administration.
Deakin Research induction and training
You are required to complete three compulsory training modules together with other training courses and workshops:
- Research induction – View the online research induction materials available from PhD Xtra research student training site. Please remember to complete the online mandatory quiz at the end of the induction module.
- Research integrity online course – which can also be completed from PhD Xtra research student training site and also has a mandatory quiz.
- Research integrity training covers the requirements of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and other matters such as privacy and copyright. It is compulsory for all HDR students. View the research integrity webpage.
- HDR Respectful Behaviour – can be accessed through CloudDeakin and is expected to take just over 1 hour to complete. You will need to complete all questions in topics two, three and four, and achieve 80% pass rate in the quiz.
To gain access to the training and quiz:
Deakin has a commitment to identifying and assisting students who are not making satisfactory progress in their research studies and who are at risk of not completing their degree within the prescribed time limit. A progress support panel (PSP) is called when progress is not evident. It is a supportive process initiated either by supervisors or the Faculty HDR Coordinator and in some instances by students themselves. Students on PSP are entitled to support from a DUSA representative. PSPs usually last up to three months. If exclusion is recommended, an appeals process is available.
Full details on the University guidelines and processes are included in the Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Academic Progress Procedure.
Potential PSP students will be contacted by the Faculty Research Office to set up an initial meeting where progress is discussed. If at that meeting it is deemed appropriate, further monthly meetings will be scheduled, and at each meeting, tasks and timelines will be established. It is important that these are achieved to ensure progress.
If you use the services of a copy editor or proofreader provided on this website please note:
- All proofreading or copy-editing contacts provided are advisory only and should be included in the acknowledgements page of the dissertation. The responsibility for accepting or adapting such advice being solely that of the student .
- All proofreading or copy-editing services are provided by those with relevant postgraduate experience, publications, and/or professional experience and should be checked independently by the student to their satisfaction.
- Fees for this service may include sliding scales and vary according to whether English is a first ("native") or a second ("foreign") language. Discuss prices beforehand with any of the proofreaders or copy editors or find a freelance editor online.
The guidelines for editing research theses by the Institute of Professional Editors have been reviewed. We have revised the guidelines to reflect the changing environment in which we now work. These revisions include:
- references to electronic editing
- a clearer articulation of the editor's role
- linking of editing functions and responsibilities to the Australian Standards for Editing Practice.
- Completed students are eligible for alumni membership. Information on the application process is available on the alumni website. Membership provides free access to the library for 12 months. If you wish to continue using the library facilities, there is an annual fee. All details relating to library benefits via alumni membership can be found on the library website.
- You can also create a lifetime 'research' email address when you complete your HDR studies. Further information on how to set up a lifetime email address.
The Deakin Research examination procedures webpage contains thesis submission details and relevant forms.
You must comply with timelines, required forms and styles of thesis presentation for examination as outlined by Deakin Research.
Both single sided and double-sided copies are acceptable, and the thesis title should not exceed ten words.
Faculty thesis structure options
- PhD by Publication
- PhD by Prior Publication
- PhD by Folio