Induction handouts

There are many areas across Curtin that provide services and support to both HDR students and supervisors, however a good starting point is the Graduate Research School (GRS). The GRS administers HDR related rules, policies and guidelines.  Knowledge and awareness of these are essential for the good management of research student progress.

Below you will find the Supervisor Induction presentation handouts, links to the iLecture recording, and a Helpful links (internal/Curtin websites and external websites).


Copies of the presentations are available for download below. These presentations include links to relevant webpages. Other useful information can be found via the Helpful links section below

  • Supervisor Induction – Program Semester 1 2017
  • Overview – Supervisory Framework S1 2017
  • Research Integrity S1 2017
  • Role of the Supervisor – S1 2017
  • Copyright for Theses S1 2017
  • Introduction to Data Management Planning S1 2017
  • PG Students Committee S1 2017

iLecture for download (Echos)

The iLecture for the HDR Supervisor Induction can be accessed via these links:

Helpful links

Most relevant information can be accessed via the pages of the Graduate Research School or Research that will also link to other Curtin sites.  Supervisors are encouraged to be familiar with the content, including policies, procedures, forms and guidelines that are available on these pages. Following are a few of the most important pages you should visit as a supervisor:


External links Links to helpful external websites and documents

e-Grad School (of the Australian Technology Universities to which Curtin is a member)

Including links to the online learning programs for HDR students:

fIRST – for Improving Research Supervision and Training (resources and help for supervisors)

AWARE – Advancing Western Australian Research Education (including InSPiRE and iPREP programs for students)

iThinkwell – (resources for PhD students developed by Hugh Kearns and Maria Gardiner)

The Thesis Whisperer – (help for research students, by Dr Inger Mewburn, ANU)