PROGRAM RULES FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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1 PROGRAM RULES FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PURPOSE This policy provides guidance to prospective applicants, current candidates, supervisors and administrators on the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The policy is intended to ensure program rules governing the degree are consistent across the University. These regulations apply to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy offered by CQUniversity. PROCEDURE 1 Interpretation 1.1 In these Program Rules, unless the context otherwise indicates or requires, the term the Committee, shall mean the Research Higher Degrees Committee which is a sub-committee of the Academic Board of CQUniversity. 1.2 The Research Higher Degrees Committee would delegate routine approval matters to the Chair, Research Higher Degrees Committee. Only specific matters would be referred to the Committee for full deliberation. 1.3 The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) is given considerable duties and responsibilities in managing research higher degrees by the Program Rules. In discharging these duties, the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) may elect to delegate such responsibility to the Associate Dean (Research and Innovation) and/or consult with and refer for advice to the supervisor(s), the candidate, and such other members of Faculty as appropriate. In addition, the Faculty Research Committee has a responsibility to monitor the enrolment and progress of research higher degree candidates and to provide advice as appropriate to the Committee. 2 Qualifications for Admission as a Candidate 2.1 A person may be considered for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy if the person: a b c has been awarded a Masters degree either by research or with a substantial element of research work within it, from a University or any other approved institution; or has qualified for the award of a Bachelors degree in an appropriate discipline with first class or second class honours conferred by a University or any other approved institution; or holds, from an institution of tertiary education, qualifications which are deemed by the Committee to be equivalent to those prescribed in a or b above. 3 Application for Admission 3.1 An application for admission to candidature can be made at any time of the year, in the prescribed manner and shall include details of the proposed field of research to be pursued for the purpose of obtaining the degree, and certified documentary evidence of relevant qualifications. Program Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Page 1 of 11

2 3.2 In the course of preparing an application for admission, an applicant should consult with the Office of Research, in the first instance, to determine eligibility for admission and with the appropriate Faculty on the proposed area of research and the availability of supervision and adequate resources. The Faculty may consult with the relevant Research Institute or Centre on these matters. 4 Admission to Candidature 4.1 An applicant may be admitted following recommendation through the relevant Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) and as approved by the Committee. Admission to candidature shall normally be approved, provided the Committee is satisfied that: the applicant's qualifications meet the provisions of Clause 2; appropriate supervision, as defined in Clause 11, is available; and the applicant s proposed field of research can be supported, regarding facilities and resources, by the Faculty to which admission is sought. 4.2 The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) may recommend to the Committee that an applicant be granted advanced standing for work done at another institution at the same level of course, or for relevant research expertise. Candidates granted advanced standing must complete a minimum of 1 year s full-time study or equivalent part-time study as a candidate of the University prior to submission. 4.3 In approving admission to candidature, and having considered the recommendations of the Faculty concerned, the Committee shall, in a formal Description of Candidature to be provided to the applicant in an offer of admission: determine the date which shall be deemed the date of commencement of candidature; determine the Faculty, Institute and Centre (if appropriate) in which the program will be undertaken; appoint the supervisors; approve any program of coursework which must be satisfactorily completed by the candidate at the time of confirmation; approve any period of advanced standing; approve the proposed field of research; determine if prior research candidature is applicable and indicate previous EFTSL consumption (if appropriate); determine any special conditions that the candidate may be required to fulfil. 4.4 Normally candidates shall be requested to undertake no more than 2 prescribed courses as described within the special conditions within the Description of Candidature. Should it be deemed necessary by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) that additional prescribed courses are required a recommendation would normally be presented to the Committee for consideration. It is expected any prescribed courses would commence within the first term of enrolment of the research program. 4.5 Candidature shall be deemed to have commenced as at the date prescribed by the Committee and as confirmed by the candidate when accepting the offer of admission. 5 Enrolment 5.1 A commencing candidate shall enrol within 28 days of commencement of candidature. Enrolment for commencing candidates will be completed by the Office of Research and confirmation forwarded to the candidate. 5.2 A continuing candidate shall be required to re-enrol at the commencement of each year. A candidate s reenrolment is completed by the Office of Research at the commencement of each year, with confirmation of enrolment forwarded to the candidate. Program Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Page 2 of 11

3 5.3 In the event that an examined thesis must be resubmitted as in Clause 14.8d the candidate shall be required to re-enrol for a prescribed period of not less than 6 months and no longer than 12 months. These are set time periods and are irrespective of enrolment mode. Enrolments will be completed by the Office of Research and confirmation of enrolment forwarded to the candidate. 6 Status of Candidature 6.1 A candidate may be accepted as a full-time candidate or as a part-time candidate. The proposed program of study may be undertaken in either the internal (on-campus) or flexible (off-campus) mode. Permission to enrol as a flexible candidate shall only be granted where: a clear project definition, including a timescale and schedule for regular progress reports, can be determined; appropriate supervision can be arranged; access can be guaranteed to laboratories, equipment, research literature and resource materials as necessary for the successful completion of the research; and the candidate agrees to attend the University for such periods and purposes connected with the candidature as specified in Clause Full-time candidates would normally be expected to contribute between 35 to 40 hours per week to their research and thesis and the equivalent for part-time candidates. 6.3 A candidate may transfer from one mode to another on such terms as the Committee may approve. 6.4 Admission to candidature shall normally be for a provisional period which ordinarily shall not exceed 12 months for full-time candidates and 24 months for part-time candidates. It is important to note that confirmation of candidature must be finalised within the initial 12 months for full-time candidates or 24 months for part-time candidates, from the calendar date of commencement. In the case of a candidate who is admitted on the basis of previous studies and/or work experience and who has provided the Committee with a detailed program of research and study, the Committee may waive the requirement of provisional candidature. 6.5 Within the prescribed period of provisional candidature, the candidate shall develop, in consultation with the supervisors, a detailed program of research and study, in accordance with the Guidelines for Confirmation of Candidature. The document should at a minimum, define the aims and objectives, methodology, facilities and resources required, and a time schedule for completion. The program shall report on work undertaken to date and elaborate upon the broad outline of the research proposal submitted prior to significant departure from the original proposal. In addition, the program shall contain a provisional title for the thesis and, as necessary, certification of ethical clearance for any research involving human and/or animal subjects (such clearance shall be obtained from a Committee constituted in accord with recognised codes and guidelines). All conditions imposed on candidature as outlined within the attachment to Offer of Admission should be fulfilled by the candidate at the time of confirmation. Full candidature would not normally proceed until all requirements are met. 6.6 The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) shall review the candidate s progress and the detailed program and provide the Committee, by the conclusion of the period of provisional candidature, with a recommendation for confirmation of candidature consisting of: an appraisal of the candidate's progress and ability to proceed with the proposed research program; the detailed program of research and study; and statements of whether the program continues to be within the aims, objectives and resources of the Faculty, Research Institute or Centre. Program Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Page 3 of 11

4 6.7 Where the program of research and study has an attendant statement of agreement with respect to the disbursement of intellectual property rights, the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) shall provide such additional comment as deemed appropriate and refer the matter to the Committee for its consideration. 6.8 The recommendation for confirmation of candidature must be completed within 1 year for full-time candidates and 2 years for part-time candidates. 6.9 The Committee, having given consideration to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) s recommendation and the candidate s progress, may require changes to the program of research and study, confirm the candidature, terminate the candidature, or take such other action as is deemed appropriate Where it is determined that a provisional candidature shall be terminated, the candidate shall be given the opportunity to show cause why such action should not be taken. 7 Program of Study 7.1 On admission to candidature, the candidate shall, in not less than 1 year, nor more than 4 years (or the equivalent for a part-time candidate), pursue a supervised program of advanced research and study, as approved by the Committee, leading to the submission of a thesis. 7.2 In special cases, and as requested by the candidate, the Committee, on the advice of the principal supervisor, may grant leave of absence from the program of research and study for a period of not less than 1 month and not exceeding 12 months. Only in exceptional circumstances would a period of leave be approved prior to the successful finalisation of confirmation. The period of such leave shall not be counted as part of the prescribed period of candidature. A candidate resuming after such leave of absence, shall be enrolled for not less than one-half year before being permitted to submit a thesis. 7.3 In the course of the approved program of research and study, a candidate shall be required to: attend the University for consultation and other purposes as deemed necessary (refer to Clause 8); participate in lectures and seminars and perform such practical work as prescribed by the Committee; and present at an appropriate scholarly or professional venue, a seminar in the approved area of research, such presentation being an unassessed component of the candidature. 7.4 The candidate may not engage in any academic program of study leading to a qualification which is not an essential part of the award recipient's current program. Normally candidates may undertake only an academic program of study as indicated on the formal Description of Offer or as recommended by the relevant Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) in consultation with the Chair, Research Higher Degrees Committee. 7.5 Candidates are encouraged to participate in research training offered by the Office of Research. Such training would normally enhance a candidate s research skills and contribute to their graduate attributes but would not be deemed as an academic course. 7.6 Where, at any stage during the course of study, the candidate wishes to change the focus of the research such that it represents a significant departure from the approved program of research and study, the candidate shall be required to submit a revised program as prescribed in Clause 6.5. The revised program shall be submitted through the principal supervisor to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty), who shall make such comments as deemed appropriate, and refer the matter to the Committee for consideration. 7.7 Domestic candidates on a Research Training Scheme (RTS) place and who have consumed all of their time in this funded place will be required to pay full fees should they choose to remain in the program. It is the responsibility of the candidate to contact the Office of Research to ascertain what impact this may have on their candidature. Program Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Page 4 of 11

5 7.8 International candidates would normally be required to fully fund their research higher degree program, unless otherwise advised in writing by the University. 7.9 Candidature shall terminate on the date of submission of the thesis for examination, unless a candidate is required to re-enrol for a prescribed period as indicated in Clause Attendance at the University 8.1 The University encourages candidates to attend its campuses and to be part of the University community. However, it recognises that what might be appropriate attendance for the study program or research activities for one candidate, might be inappropriate for another. 8.2 In the course of the development of the program of research and study during the first 12 months for fulltime candidates or 24 months for part-time candidates of candidature, supervisors and candidates should consult on the candidate's proposed attendance on campus during the program. The proposed attendance should form part of the research proposal mutually agreed by the candidate and supervisor, supported by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) and approved by the Committee. 8.3 The University reserves the right to vary the agreed arrangements to require the candidate to attend oncampus for such period as the Committee determines if such attendance is felt to be necessary for the successful pursuit of the study program. Such variations will be discussed initially with the candidate's supervisor and the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty). 9 Recreation Leave 9.1 Recreation leave will normally be for a period of 20 days each calendar year for all candidates. 9.2 To apply for recreation leave, the appropriate leave form should be completed 4 weeks prior to commencement. Applications for leave should be lodged with the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) for a recommendation and subsequently forwarded to the Office of Research for processing. Acknowledgement of approved leave will be sent to the candidate from the Office of Research. 9.3 Such leave should be utilised in the year in which it is due and no form of compensation will be made in lieu of any recreation leave not taken. 10 Sick Leave 10.1 In each year of the program, the Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty may approve sick leave for a period not exceeding, in aggregate, 10 working days for full-time candidates, equivalent for parttime candidates. Sick leave for any longer period in the year is subject to approval by the Pro Vice- Chancellor (Faculty) in consultation with the Chair, Research Higher Degrees Committee A full-time candidate who is absent due to illness for more than 3 consecutive days, or part thereof, must provide a medical certificate specifying the nature of the illness and the period of absence. The medical certificate should be appended to a completed leave form and submitted to the Office of Research. A recommendation will subsequently be forwarded to the Office of Research from the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) for processing. Acknowledgement of approved leave will be sent to the candidate from the Office of Research. 11 Supervision 11.1 A candidate undertaking a higher degree by research shall have a principal supervisor and at least 1 other supervisor. The principal supervisor shall be a member of the staff of the University. An associate Program Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Page 5 of 11

6 supervisor may be a member of the staff of the University or may be a discipline expert from outside the University. All supervisors will be appropriately qualified in accordance with the policy Registration as a Supervisor at CQUniversity Procedures The relevant Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) shall recommend supervisors for appointment by the Committee The principal supervisor of a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall normally be required to: hold, as a minimum a qualification equivalent to the degree being undertaken by the candidate to be supervised; be employed by the University for the duration of the candidature (by definition, employment includes emeritus and adjunct appointments); have attended or been involved in supervisor training or relevant professional development in the most recent 3 years; have sufficient time and access to adequate resources, taking account of total workload including the supervision of other higher degree candidates; and have relevant knowledge and experience in the topic area nominated by the candidate An associate supervisor of a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall normally be required to: attend supervisor induction or development at least once every 3 years; have relevant knowledge and experience in the topic area nominated by the candidate; liaise with the principal supervisor to provide additional supervisory support It is desirable for the associate supervisor to hold at a minimum, a qualification equivalent to the degree being undertaken by the candidate to be supervised The principal supervisor and associate supervisor(s) shall be a candidate s supervision team In all instances, the supervision team shall meet the requirements as defined in the University s Registration as a Supervisor at CQUniversity Procedures A candidate shall consult the supervisors regularly during the course of developing and undertaking the prescribed program of research and during preparation of the thesis, and shall, as the supervisors may require, submit drafts of the thesis for advice and comment prior to its submission for examination The Committee shall, from time to time, provide advice for the guidance of supervisors It is acknowledged that the occasion may arise where it is necessary to make a change of supervisors The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) may, at any time, on the request of the supervisors or of the candidate, recommend to the Committee a change of supervisors Where, after consultation with the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) concerned, a candidate remains dissatisfied with the supervision provided, the candidate may apply to the Committee for a change of supervisors If a principal supervisor is absent for an extended period of time, another principal supervisor who is a member of the staff of the University would normally be appointed as a principal supervisor. 12 Progress Reports 12.1 On receipt of a documented request from the Committee, the candidate shall submit to the Pro Vice- Chancellor (Faculty), half-yearly progress reports no later than 30 April and 30 September each year. The principal supervisor shall endorse the candidate s report and make any additional comments for the Program Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Page 6 of 11

7 attention of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) who shall make recommendations to the Committee with respect to continuation of candidature Where, following consultation with the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) concerned, the Committee is of the opinion that the candidate has failed to: make satisfactory academic progress in the work; or furnish any report as required by these Program Rules; or failed to meet those conditions of candidature imposed by the Committee; then the candidature may be terminated As a matter of normal practice, candidature shall not be terminated on the basis of unsatisfactory progress unless the Committee is satisfied that a reasonable attempt has been made to ensure that the candidate has been: clearly warned of shortcomings in research performance; advised of means of overcoming these shortcomings and of obtaining a satisfactory standard of performance in the research; and provided the opportunity to take action as directed. 13 Submission of Thesis 13.1 The candidate shall give notice, through the principal supervisor, of the intention to submit a thesis no less than 12 weeks prior to the proposed date of submission. Such notice shall include the full title of the thesis. The principal supervisor shall certify on the Advice of Intention to Submit Thesis or Portfolio Research Higher Degree, that the candidate has completed all studies prescribed for the degree and will be able to submit the thesis in a form suitable for examination by the indicated date. Such certification is not intended to pre-empt the decision of the examiners and does not hold the supervisor responsible for any deficiencies in the thesis as perceived by the examiners. The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) shall endorse the notice as evidence of receipt of information of the candidate s intention to submit. Where, following consultation with the other supervisors, the principal supervisor has any doubt as to whether the candidate is ready to submit the thesis, the supervisor is not required to endorse the notice. The principal supervisor is required, however, to advise the candidate and the Committee of the reasons why support has not been forthcoming. Where the principal supervisor refuses to endorse the notice for reasons other than failure to complete prescribed studies, the candidate may appeal to the Committee, through the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty), to submit the thesis for examination The candidate shall ensure that the University s Submission, Presentation and Lodgement of Research Theses and Portfolios Procedures as promulgated by the Committee, have been met. The principal supervisor shall read the thesis and certify that the standard of presentation satisfies the requirements of the University and that the thesis is in a form acceptable for examination. Where the principal supervisor is unable or unwilling to provide such endorsement, it is expected that the candidate will be advised of the necessary corrective action. In cases where the principal supervisor is unable or unwilling to sign the certification, the Pro Vice- Chancellor (Faculty) will make further enquires and report to the Committee. The Committee may decide to accept the thesis for examination or refer it back to the candidate for action as directed. Program Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Page 7 of 11

8 13.3 The candidate is required to submit the thesis and requisite copies to the Office of Research by the indicated date on the Advice of Intention to Submit Thesis or Portfolio Research Higher Degree The thesis shall be a coherent exposition of the research study and follow an ordered sequence in which the research objectives, methodology and strategies employed, and the results obtained, are identified. The main text shall include a critique of the conclusions or results arrived at The thesis shall not include, in the main text, work submitted for another degree at the University or another tertiary institution. The thesis shall be prefaced by a declaration by the candidate that this condition is satisfied and that the main text of the thesis is an original work by the candidate In the event that an examined thesis is required to be amended or substantially revised, such amendment and/or revision will be conducted within a prescribed time which shall not exceed 3 months for textual errors, 6 months for nominated passages and 12 months for a revise and re-submission for re-examination The University requires theses awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy be deposited in the University Library. Theses shall be generally available for the purposes of research and private study. It is acknowledged, however, that certain research projects may involve the use or production of information which is confidential in nature Where an entire thesis or parts thereof contain(s) confidential information which cannot be made freely available, the candidate may apply, at the time of submission for examination, to the Committee for approval to restrict access to the Library copy of the thesis Notwithstanding Clause 15 Intellectual Property below, restricted access shall normally be granted for a period of 12 months in the first instance. An extension beyond this period shall be at the discretion of the Committee. 14 Examination 14.1 Upon notification that the candidate is about to submit a thesis, the Committee shall appoint, after consultation with the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty) concerned, at least 3 examiners of the thesis Appointment of examiners shall be undertaken ensuring the University s Nomination of Examiners for Research Higher Degree Theses Procedures is met Candidates may nominate to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Faculty), the names of any person who they consider should not be appointed as an examiner. Candidates must provide reasons for the objections in writing The examiners and a Chair of Examiners shall constitute the Examination Panel. The Chair of Examiners is a full-time member of the University s academic or research staff and is appointed with regard to their general knowledge of standards in respect of doctoral research and the University s policies and procedures for the examination of theses. The Chair of Examiners should not be a member of the candidate s past or present supervisory panel Each examiner, although at liberty to consult with other examiners, shall submit an independent report and recommendation on the approved form. An examiner may request the Panel Chair to question the candidate on any aspect of the work, in which case a copy of the question and the answer shall be sent to the other examiners by the Panel Secretary. Examiners reports shall remain confidential until a recommendation is made by the Panel. After such time, candidates shall receive complete copies of the examiners reports. Examiners may request that their identities remain confidential Examiners may require the candidate to undertake such oral, written or practical examinations as deemed appropriate. Program Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Page 8 of 11

9 14.7 A thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy is expected to demonstrate the candidate's: knowledge of the research topic and the discipline(s) it embraces; capacity for clear, methodical and critical thinking; mastery of analytical techniques appropriate to the research; ability to present the results in a succinct and cogent form, and significant, original contribution to the knowledge of a subject area in the form of new knowledge through discovery or in an original application of existing knowledge by the exercise of independent critical thinking, as evidenced by a substantial body of new work An examiner s report shall conclude with one of the following recommendations: a b c d e that the thesis be accepted as satisfactory for the award of the degree; that provided the listed minor revisions are corrected to the satisfaction of the Chair of Examiners, the thesis be accepted as satisfactory for the award of the degree; that provided the major revisions are completed to the satisfaction of the Examination Panel and the Chair of Examiners, the thesis be accepted as satisfactory for the award of the degree; that although the thesis does not meet the standard expected for the degree, the candidate be required to carry out additional work as directed and resubmit the thesis for re-examination; that the thesis be rejected and that the degree not be awarded Where, following consideration of the reports of the Examination Panel, it is determined that the thesis does not meet the standard expected for the degree, but the Committee is satisfied that the research is of suitable merit, the Committee may recommend that the appropriate Masters degree be awarded. The award of the Masters degree is subject to the acceptance of that degree by the candidate and such conditions as specified by the Committee A candidate who has revised a thesis in terms of Clause 14.8d and who fails the re-examination shall not be eligible for any further examination The Chair of Examiners shall consider the recommendations of the examiners and shall submit a report to the Committee on the results of the examination. Such a report will include the text of the examiners reports on the thesis, and any additional assessment the candidate has been required to undergo and the recommendation of the Chair of Examiners The Committee may accept the recommendation contained in the report of the Chair of Examiners or refer the report back to the Examination Panel for further consideration. 15 Intellectual Property 15.1 Where research projects are conducted in cooperation with, or under the sponsorship of industry, or where the intellectual property may have commercial significance, the University requires that negotiations with respect to the ownership of any intellectual property arising from or associated with the research project, be formalised prior to the confirmation of candidature In the event that details of any intellectual property or process improvement is contained within a thesis, and where the candidate does not seek to restrict public access to that thesis as pursuant to Clause 13.9, the principal supervisor may seek to protect the interests of the University and/or sponsor and apply through the Committee for such restriction to be approved In the event that a doctoral thesis contains sensitive or potentially patentable research results, the University shall ensure that examiners sign an appropriate confidentiality agreement prior to examining the thesis. The University shall take whatever other action is necessary to protect patentable material contained in theses in a way which will not introduce undue delay in the awarding of the degree. Program Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Page 9 of 11

10 15.4 In all other cases, and consistent with University Guidelines on Intellectual Property (especially relating to patents, royalties and proprietary information which are still being formulated), the candidate shall normally hold copyright of any intellectual property associated with or arising from their research project. 16 Employment 16.1 A full-time candidate who is not a scholarship recipient may undertake paid employment if the Pro Vice- Chancellor (Faculty) concerned, after consulting the candidate s supervisor(s), is satisfied that the candidate's progress will not be impeded by the amount of work undertaken. Candidates enrolled full-time are only permitted to work a maximum of 12 paid hours employment per week Where such employment is with CQUniversity as a tutor, (and each contact hour involves additional hours of marking, preparation, interviewing and administration), the candidate must include additional duties in calculation of total weekly work hours The University cannot require the candidate to undertake employment. 17 Award of the Degree 17.1 The Committee shall determine whether or not the candidate has satisfied the requirements for the degree and recommend its award to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Research) The award shall be conferred by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Research). 18 Appeal Procedure 18.1 A candidate who has reasonable grounds for dissatisfaction with any formal decision made with respect to the candidature and/or the examination and assessment of the thesis, may appeal, in writing, to the Appeals Committee of Academic Board. An appeal shall be received by the Academic Registrar normally within 1 month of formal notification of the decision CQUniversity recognises the importance of providing prompt and fair complaint resolution procedures for candidates, without victimisation for initiating or participating in the settlement. The candidate s enrolment will be maintained while the complaint and appeals process is ongoing. For further information, please refer to the CQUniversity Academic Appeals Procedures. RESPONSIBILITIES The Research Higher Degrees Committee is responsible for ensuring these program rules are followed. RECORDS All records relevant to these procedures are to be maintained in a recognised University recordkeeping system. DOCUMENTATION Request for Change to Description of Candidature Request for Leave of Absence for Postgraduate Research candidature Progress Report Advice of Intention to Submit Thesis or Portfolio Research Higher Degree Submission of Thesis or Portfolio Research Higher Degree Guidelines for Confirmation of Candidature Nomination of Examiners for Research Higher Degree Theses Procedures Program Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Page 10 of 11

11 Submission, Presentation and Lodgement of Research Theses and Portfolios Procedures Registration as a Supervisor at CQUniversity Procedures Approval Authority Administrator Original Approval Date Council 9 December 1991 Effective Date (Current Version if different from amended date) Amendment History Academic Board Manager (Research Higher Degrees) Date of Next Review 12 November 2013 Related Documents Council 6 December 1993; Research Board May 1998; Academic Board 24 February 2004; Academic Board 26 May 2004; Academic Board 28 September 2005; Academic Board 26 September 2007; Academic Board 28 May 2008; Academic Board 25 November 2009; Academic Board 12 November Program Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Page 11 of 11

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