The Griffith University Higher Degree Research Supervisor Accreditation Policy (PDF 45k) establishes a process of accreditation and ongoing professional engagement to ensure academic staff gain and maintain the requisite knowledge and skills to supervise higher degree research candidates to successful and timely completion of their studies. This policy details the requirements for accreditation. The HDR Supervisor Accreditation Pathways document also provides a summary of the pathways to accreditation.
A register of accredited supervisors has also been established to record the accreditation status of all supervisors.
The register of accredited supervisors has three categories:
- Accredited (may be appointed as a principal supervisor)
- Transitional (may be appointed as an associate supervisor or co-principal supervisor, in conjunction with an experienced principal supervisor)
How to Accredit as an HDR Supervisor
You may apply to have your HDR Supervisor status updated to 'Accredited' by writing to the Dean (Research) in your Group. You may do so upon the following conditions being fulfilled:
- Completion of the compulsory GGRS 'Supervision 101' and 'Research Integrity for Supervisors' workshops, plus one GGRS elective workshop for HDR Supervisors.
- Supervision of one PhD or Doctoral candidate to completion of their degree as an associate or co-supervisor.
Please ensure you keep a record of your attendance at the GGRS HDR Supervisor training workshops. .
For further information on the requirements for establishing supervisory teams, changes to the supervisory team, and the requirements and expectations, visit the HDR Supervision page.
HDR Supervisor Accreditation StatusIf you do not appear on the register, or the information is inaccurate, contact the Griffith Graduate Research School.
- View the HDR Supervision Accreditation Register
- Instructions for supervisors to view status on the HDR Supervisor Accreditation Register (PDF 132k)
Transitional supervisors are required to complete a minimum of three workshops from the HDR Supervision Workshop Series offered by GGRS.
Compulsory modules in the series are:
- Supervision 101: Responsibilities of being an HDR Supervisor
- Research Integrity.
Supervisors can view their workshop attendance via the Griffith Staff Portal (visit My Staff Page > Training > My Training Summary).
All Griffith staff are welcome to attend our HDR workshop series. Please note, however, that HDR workshops do not normally count for the purposes of accreditation. Supervisor workshops, and HDR workshops that can be counted towards your accreditation will be noted as such in the workshop overview and other correspondence.