Current Candidates

Undertaking a research degree is a unique experience and every project is different. As a HDR candidate you should be aware of your responsibilities, the milestones you need to accomplish and the support services available to you throughout your candidature.

Like any project, the success of your research depends on how you manage a broad spectrum of matters, including managing your project, your supervisory relationship and your work-life balance.

Follow the links below to find out more about your research journey:

Additional information can be found on the Commencing Candidates webpages, in particular:

The Research Training Program (RTP)

From 1 January 2017 the Australian Government is replacing Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA), International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) and the Research Training Scheme (RTS) with a single program, the Research Training Program (RTP). The University must transfer all APA, IPRS and RTS recipients to the new Research Training Program by 1 January 2017. Current support programs will not be continuing beyond 1 January 2017. The University must transition each continuing student:

  • onto an RTP Scholarship in a form that does not disadvantage the student; and
  • provides at least equivalent support to that provided, or that would have been provided, through the three predecessor Australian Government programs

The University will be contacting all affected candidates in writing outlining the specific changes as they relate to the individual student.  Further information can also be found on the University Scholarships website and from the Department of Education.