The Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Supervisor Development Program is compulsory for academic staff members wishing to supervise HDR students. Note: teaching specialist staff are not required to undertake the training as adjunct supervisors. The program is offered by the Dean of Graduate.
The HDR Supervisor Development Program comprises two core modules and a total of 30 points of development activities. HDR Supervisors can complete online Epigeum modules (worth 5 program points) or watch recordings of previously delivered HDR Supervisor Seminars for 10 program points.
For experienced supervisors to remain compliant with the Register of HDR Supervisors, they need to update their ongoing development by completing 15 points every two years. The program is dynamic, responsive to supervisors' needs and can be done at anytime and anywhere.
Recognition of prior HDR supervision training for the mandatory programs will be determined on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the University's Mandatory Induction Guidelines.
Supervisors can review their HDR Supervisor Development Program points in Inspire at any time, and once completed can generate a certificate for People and Culture.
Please note if you can’t see the Supervisor Development tab in Inspire – check that you have selected ‘researcher’ in the role switcher (grey box at the top). If you have any questions about the HDR Supervisor Development Program please email HDR.Development@flinders.edu.au
You can also record any previous or external HDR supervisor development activities in Inspire and receive points. To do so, please select 'Self-record Development Activity' under the 'Supervisor Development' tab. For detailed instructions, please refer to the Inspire Quick Reference Guide (QRG).
HDR Supervisor Development FLO site
All online training is available through the HDR Supervisor Development FLO Site.
Don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Graduate Research if you have any questions or would like to further discuss training requirements for HDR supervisors.