Confirmation of Registration

At confirmation candidates are assessed on their ability to defend the research for their doctorate. The confirmation due-date is within 12 months of the provisional registration start-date for full-time PhD students, and within 18 months of the start-date for part-time PhD students.  The latest confirmation due-date is 12 months after the provisional registration start-date for DClinPsych candidates, who must be full-time students.


Prospective Candidates

Candidates should:

Main Supervisor

Main supervisors should:

  • Complete the first section of the confirmation report and forward it to the confirmation panel chair
  • Assist the Head of Unit and candidate in the organisation of the event
  • Confirmation of Registration Process Guidelines for Supervisors and Head of Academic Units

Head of Host Academic Unit/Nominee

Head of Academic Unit should:

  • Appoint a confirmation committee  in consultation with the supervisor and assume overall responsibility for the confirmation event, ensuring that it occurs to the deadline notified by the Graduate Research School
  • Complete the confirmation report, and forward it to the Graduate Research School for formal consideration by the University’s Doctoral Research Committee

Doctoral Research Committee (DRC) or Graduate  Research School (GRS) Administration

GRS will send a reminder to the candidate, main supervisor and Head of Unit two months prior to the due date. The DRC will review the confirmation committee’s report and do one of the following: grant full registration; require the confirmation of registration be extended for a maximum of 6 months beyond the due-date; ask the candidate to withdraw from study; or, terminate the candidature.  The candidate and academic unit may be required to repeat part or all of the confirmation event. Only one extension is allowed.

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