To submit a thesis and to respond to examiners, candidates and supervisors need to complete a sequence of activities. The following table outlines this sequence.
|A month or so before submission|
|Two or so weeks before submission||The candidate might arrange for someone to edit the thesis|
Just before submission
The principal supervisor submits two forms
Here are the two forms
|Submission of thesis|
The candidate submits
|About 8 weeks after submission||The examiners should return their assessment report to the University by this time|
|About 10 weeks after submission|
The candidate will be notified of the outcome. They might
If the candidate needs to amend or revise the thesis
|Candidates can use this template to outline their amendments|
For further information, visit
- the submission sections in HDR useful materials
- the HDR preparation, submission, and examination procedures
To show your gratitude towards supervisors or other collaborators, you are welcome to purchase gifts. However, as implied by the CDU Gifts and Benefits Policy, these gifts should not exceed $100 in value—primarily to prevent either actual or perceived conflicts of interest.
After they complete their research degree, some graduates are aware of their career aspirations as well as how to pursue these aspirations. Other graduates of research degrees are uncertain how to proceed. Should they
- seek a role in academia
- pursue a research career in other industries, such as government or health
- utilise their skills in roles that are not related to research, such as policy or consulting?
To help you answer these questions, you could: