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Supervisor induction

Induction sessions

HDR Supervisor Induction sessions are held at the beginning of each semester and are designed for:

  • new academic staff, or
  • those who are beginning the process of supervision of higher degree by research students.

To register, select the next available session from the iPerform ‘Browse for Training’ section and searching for ‘HDR Supervisor Induction’.  Once located, you ‘Request’ the session.  If no sessions are available, or if you require further information prior to the next session please email

Staff who attend shall be considered to have met the professional development criterion necessary for entry to the register of supervisors of Higher Degree by research students.

Supervisor induction sessions

The next HDR Supervisor Induction session is scheduled for Thursday 15 February, 9.20am – 12.15pm.

From early June registrations can be made via iPerform, accessible by logging into Staff Portal and selecting iPerform.  Then click on ‘Browse for Training’ and search for ‘HDR Supervisor Induction’. You can then ‘Request’ the session. An automatic email with details will be sent to you, along with the appointment in your Calendar.

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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 Helpful links (internal/Curtin websites and external websites).

Handouts - Supervisor Induction 15 February 2018

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

iLecture recording:

Helpful links

Information about Higher Degrees by Research and conducting research can be accessed via the pages of the Graduate Research School or Research homepage. Supervisors are encouraged to be familiar with the content, including policies, procedures, forms and guidelines that are available on these pages. A list of other Curtin areas that provide resources for HDR students (and supervisors) can be found on the GRS Resources website.