Charles Sturt University
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How to Register as a HDR Supervisor

The Research Office maintains a HDR Supervisors Register. The Register has two levels and contains the names and details of people who may be appointed as a Principal Supervisor or Co-supervisor.

Admission to the Register as a Principal Supervisor

To be admitted to the Register as a Principal Supervisor you need to satisfy each of the following criteria: 

  1. be a member of the academic staff of the University or a person who has been granted an honorary or adjunct academic position of the University or approved by the Research Committee (RC) to supervise;
  2. hold a higher degree by research or have an equivalent record of scholarly achievement;
  3. be currently engaged in research or, for research professional doctoral supervision, be a leading scholar or practitioner in the relevant profession;
  4. be, or have recently been a Principal Supervisor or Co-Supervisor for a minimum of one year for a student enrolled in a research degree or been a Principal Supervisor of a completed dissertation of a Masters by coursework or a Bachelor (Honours) degree student at CSU or another university;
  5. have undertaken, or agree to undertake within a specified period appropriate training in research higher degree supervision as stipulated by the University; and
  6. agree to supervise research degree candidates in accordance with University requirements.

Principal Supervisors who do not meet their responsibilities and/or do not continue to meet the above conditions shall be removed from the Register by the RC.

Admission to the Register as a Co-Supervisor

Staff who meet all the necessary criteria stipulated above except for (4), and whom the RC believes should, with guidance from an experienced supervisor, be capable of supervising research candidates will be admitted to the register with the restriction that they may only act as Co-Supervisors.

Application Forms:

Internal (CSU Academics & Adjuncts) Appointment to the CSU Supervisor Register

External Appointment to the CSU HDR Supervisor Register