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HDR training modules and workshops

As a research student, you will be required to complete HDR training modules during your degree.

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HDR training modules and workshops

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.

Required progress milestones

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
  • Architecture, Design and Planning, Business, Education, Law, Science
  • Health Sciences *
Within six months of commencement
Human Ethics module – Health and Medical
  • Health Sciences*
  • Optional: Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Medicine
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
Radiation safety 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.

Enrol in a module

Automatic enrolment modules

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 or Science, 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 a staff member or student in the last three years, you can send evidence of completion to hdrac.ops@sydney.edu.au.

Self-enrolment modules

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.

How to enrol in a module

To enrol yourself in a module:

  1. Log in to Canvas.
  2. Select 'Courses' then 'All courses' in the menu on the left.
  3. Select 'Browse more courses'.
  4. Check the 'Open enrolment courses only' box and then select 'Search'.
  5. Find the HDR module you'd like to join and select '+Join this course'.

We have created a video demonstrating this process in Canvas (mp4, 7.9MB).

If you have problems completing the self-enrolment, email the HDR Administration Centre’s Operations team at hdrac.ops@sydney.edu.au

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Last updated: 03 October 2019

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