Supervision Enhancement Program

Supervision Enhancement Program

The HDR Supervision Enhancement Program is designed to help HDR Supervisors (MQ employees and adjunct appointments) orient to HDR supervision at Macquarie University. The program draws on best practice in learning, teaching, supervising and researching to help you become a better supervisor and researcher. It is also reflective of the requirements set out in the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015 (Section 4) and the TEQSA Guidance Note ‘Research and Research Training’.

The HDR Supervision Enhancement Program for MQ employees:

  1. HDR30 – the HDR Supervision Orientation Program: Mandatory. Must be completed prior to appointment as an HDR Supervisor. Details are available via iLearn.
  2. an HDR Supervision Fellowship Program: Voluntary rewards-based and evidence-based professional learning
  3. Mandatory Update Training; Mandatory. Must be completed every four years.

The HDR Supervision Enhancement Program for Adjunct HDR Supervisors:

MQ also requires mandatory Orientation for Adjunct Appointments. This includes the following appointment categories: Higher Degree Research Cultural Advisor, Adjunct Higher Degree Research Supervisor, Higher Degree Research Advisor, Higher Degree Research Supervisor (End-User Partnership).

Orientation for Adjunct HDR Supervisors is compulsory. As a condition of appointment all Adjuncts must complete Orientation to HDR Supervision for Adjunct Supervisors within 12 weeks of appointment.

The HDR Supervision Enhancement Program

HDR Supervision
Orientation Program


HDR Supervision 
Fellowship Program

(Voluntary. Will not be offered in S1, 2020)

Professional Learning Program

This link will take you to a self-enrolling Open Learning iLearn site and a suite of (voluntary) professional learning opportunities.

Mandatory Update Training for MQ HDR Supervisors

Coming in 2021

(Baseline HDR30 introduced for all HDR Supervisors in 2018)

Mandatory Orientation for Adjunct HDR Supervisors

Merilyn Childs

Contact us

Associate Professor, Dr Merilyn Childs
Interim Convenor of HDR Supervision Enhancement Program (CPD)
Office of the Dean of Higher Degree Research
17 Wally's Walk Room 313
T: 0457987909

This website was last updated: August 2019

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