Administrative Support

Research students

The Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC) is responsible for the administration of research students from the point of enrolment through to award of the degree, including:

  • HDR student enquiries related to enrolment and candidature
  • maintaining student records and managing candidature variations
  • distributing and storing HDR student progress plans
  • supporting the PRSS scheme and progress reviews
  • administering the thesis submission and examinations process.

If you are enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts or Doctor of Philosophy you can contact the team responsible for SCA research students by emailing

Academic support

All academic matters should be referred to your research supervisor in the first instance.

If your supervisor/coordinator is unable to assist you with your matter you can contact the Graduate School Director. The Graduate School Director has responsibility for higher degree research students within our faculty.

The current Graduate School Director is Justin Trendall.

Graduate School Student Committee

The Graduate School Student Committee is a postgraduate student representative committee appointed by the Director based on a regular call for expressions of interest. The Committee provides a channel of communication for the student body of the Graduate School, and presents and responds to issues arising from the student body in order to maintain effective relationships with the Director, Research Manager, and wider Graduate School student community.

The Committee also selects, in conjunction with the Director, the Graduate School Gallery program on a biannual basis.

The current Committee members are:

  • Clare Britton, Master of Fine Art
  • Anna D'Addario, Master of Fine Art
  • Suzy Faiz, Master of Fine Art
  • Danica Knezevic, PhD
  • Liz O'Reilly, Master of Fine Art
  • Bernadette Smith, Master of Fine Art

The Committee run a Facebook group to communicate with Graduate School students.

Forms and Guides

For general information on your course requirements, how to access resources, your responsibilities as a student, enrolment, progress and examination visit the Current Students website.

Exhibition Forms

Exhibition Risk Assessment Template (Word)
Exhibition Risk Assessment Template (PDF)
HDR Examination Technical Requirements
Exhibition Label Submission
Exhibition Label Submission for Multiple Works

Guides and Handbooks:
Reporting Research Publications

Reporting Research Publications

Leanne Mumford from the Research Portfolio explains the purpose of reporting research publications and how to report outputs