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HDR Forms and Codes

Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) student forms
Papers for a job interview

The guidelines and forms on this page are for researcher students and their supervisors, examiners and other staff involved in the delivery of higher degree by research programs.

To make it easier for you to find what you are looking for, all of our forms are grouped into topics and candidature stages.

As you move through your program, click on a stage of candidature or topic of interest to access the forms relevant to you.

Please contact if you have questions about the forms.

Higher Degree by Research Student Information Guide

Read the HDR Student Information Guide (2022)

Read the guide

Higher Degree by Research - Policy & Governance
Confirmation of Candidature

For Ethics related enquires please contact ethics team 

Ethics forms can be found here


Change of Supervision Panel

Register as a HDR Supervisor

Research Codes:

To locate the FOR and SEO codes, you will need to scroll towards the bottom of the relevant webpage

Extensions or changes to candidature
Submission and examination
Travel related to your research

If you need to study more than 50kms from your main campus--such as attend a conference or field trip--you must notify your College /School and check that you are covered by the University's insurance policy.  Further information about travel forms should be sought from your College/School  well before your proposed travel.

Please note that the approval procedures for HDR candidature/scholarship extension requests have been changed from today on in accordance with the University’s HDR policies and procedures.

The new procedures:

  • All HDR candidature extension requests beyond the maximum study period must be submitted to the Research  Committee (RC) for review and possible approval. 
  • Requests for a 6-month extension of RTP scholarships beyond the maximum period should be submitted to DGS for review and possible approval.
  • All scholarship extension requests beyond the maximum allowable must be submitted to RTC for review. However, please be aware that these extensions are usually not permitted unless extraordinary events preclude candidates from progressing their research.

All requests should be submitted to the CDU-HDR team ( at least two (2) weeks before the RC meeting, along with all necessary supporting evidence and college endorsement. 


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