HDR Supervisor Professional Development Program

The HDR Supervisor PD Program, offered by The Dean of Graduate Research and The Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT), is compulsory for staff members new to Flinders University. New staff have 12 months to complete the supervisor training. It comprises two core workshops and the choice of two electives. One elective can be replaced by three one-hour workshops offered by the Dean of Graduate Research, Professor Tara Brabazon.

The program comprises two core workshops and the choice of two electives:

*This elective can be taken online.

Reasons for exemptions to CILT Supervisor Training can be found in the Academic Supervisor Induction Guidelines for academic staff and supervisors.

Seminars offered by the Dean of Graduate Research

A range of PD seminars for HDR Supervisors are offered by the Dean of Graduate Research. Experienced supervisors need to update their supervisor training every 2 years by participating in three of these seminars.

The seminars address current HDR issues, impacts of legislation and policy, best practice approaches to supervision, and HDR student administration. 

Newly registered supervisors can count three seminars as the equivalent of one elective.

The workshops being offered in 2018 are:

  1. Communication strategies between students and supervisors
  2. Selection of examiners
  3. Milestones: Asking the Right Questions
  4. Post PhD: Strategies for Career Development
  5. Complaints about PhD Supervision: What, How, Why
  6. Rural HDR Supervisors Seminar
  7. Student-centred HDR supervision

Application for Register of RHD Supervisors

This  Application for Register of HDR Supervisors (DOC 861KB)  is used to register and upgrade supervisor level on the Register.


Refer to FAQs for RHD Supervisors.