As a research student, you will be required to complete HDR training modules during your degree.
As a research student, depending on your faculty or school you will be required to complete some compulsory training modules as part of your degree. There are also a range of workshops and other training opportunities available to help you develop your research and writing skills.
The University provides certain online training modules that you need to complete as progress milestones toward your degree. You may have to complete additional modules depending on your faculty or school.
The modules can be accessed through Canvas. Each module will take about 20-30 minutes to complete and consists of a manual, tutorial questions and a multiple-choice quiz.
As a domestic or international research student, you do not have to pay any tuition fees to complete the modules.
You will need to complete the relevant modules below to show progress towards your degree.
|Module name||Faculty or school||Completion timeframe|
|Work, Health and Safety – Induction||All||Within two months of commencement|
|Responsible Research Practice||All||Within six months of commencement|
|Consent Matters||All||Within six months of commencement. This module is administered by the Safer Communities Office and enrolment is automated for all students (coursework and HDR) across the University.|
|Human Ethics module – General||
||Within six months of commencement. For optional students, please discuss with your research supervisor.|
|Human Ethics module – Health and Medical||
||Within six months of commencement. For optional students, please discuss with your research supervisor.
|Animal Ethics module||All commencing students conducting research which involves animal ethics approval||Within six months of commencement|
|Biosafety||All commencing students conducting research which involves biological materials||Within six months of commencement|
|Chemical safety training||All commencing students conducting research which involves chemicals||Within six months of commencement|
|Laser safety awareness||As directed by supervisors||Within six months of commencement|
With the exception of Consent Matters, all modules require you to self enrol. Once you have enrolled in your degree, you should enrol in the required training modules as indicated in the table above and complete them before the required deadline.
To enrol yourself in a module:
We have created a video demonstrating this process in Canvas (mp4, 7.9MB).
If you have problems completing the self-enrolment, email email@example.com and include details of the module that you're trying to enrol in.
If you can demonstrate that you have previously completed the compulsory modules, as either a staff member or student, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and attach evidence of completion (e.g. Careerpath certificate).
The Consent Matters module is available by self-enrolment, but the Safer Communities team that administer this module will automatically enrol all students (HDR and coursework) and send routine reminders for its completion.
For any questions relating to the Consent Matters module, please contact email@example.com.
The Open Learning Environment (OLE) is a collection of short units of study that are available to all students. 5000-level units are designed specifically to support HDR students to develop research skills and project manage their research. You can take as many zero credit point OLE units as you like for free and complete them at your convenience.
The Learning Hub runs practical workshops designed to help you in your initial stages of research.
You can also find information about reading more efficiently, thinking analytically, improving the style and structure of your academic writing and using evidence.
The Library offers a broad range of research support including information, learning tools and one-on-one consultations with an Academic Liaison Librarian.
You can access support programs in research career planning, networking and the development of research skills through the Talent and Organisational Development team.