As a research student, you will be required to complete HDR training modules during your degree.
The training modules are short, online training programs focused on different themes. The University outlines certain 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, and completing training modules may be a requirement for the ongoing tenure of some scholarships.
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|
|Consent matters||All||Within six months of commencement|
|Responsible Research Practice||All||Within six months of commencement|
|Human Ethics module – General||
||Within six months of commencement|
|Human Ethics module – Health and Medical||
||Health Sciences* 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|
*If you're a research student undertaking research that does not require ethics approval, you need to complete Human Ethics – General. If you're a research student undertaking research involving human participants, you need to complete Human Ethics – Health and Medical.
The Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre will enrol all commencing students in the two compulsory modules; Work, Health and Safety, and Responsible Research Practice.
If you're a student in Architecture, Business, Education, Law, Science or Music, we will also enrol you in the 'Human Ethics module - General' module.
We will send you an email when you have been enrolled in the modules.
If you can demonstrate that you have previously completed the Work, Health and Safety or Responsible Research Practice modules, as either a staff member or student in the last three years, you can you can submit an enquiry and attach evidence of completion.
If you need to complete a training module, and are not automatically enrolled, you can enrol yourself in the module.
If you're a student in Health Sciences you need to complete either 'Human Ethics module - General' or 'Human Ethics module - Health and Medical', in accordance with your research project.
If you're conducting research that involves animal ethics approvals, you're also required to complete the Animal Ethics module.
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, submit an enquiry including details of the module that you're trying to enrol in