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Supervisor Training

Supporting supervisors of graduate researchers

Supervisors play an important role in ensuring successful and positive research experiences of higher degree or graduate researchers. This is recognised in the Higher Degree by Research Supervision Policy and through a flexible professional development program including online modules and face to face workshops.

Face-to-face professional development

Face-to-face sessions are offered throughout the year.

Supervisor Master Class 1 (Q1.3)

Demystifying Supervision with Ron Adams from Victoria University

Date: Feb 11

Time: 10am-16:00pm  

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Supervisor Master Class 2 (Q1.1)

Optimising Performance & Wellbeing

with Vicky De Prazer

Date: March 14

Time:  1pm-3pm

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Supervisor Master Class 3 (Q 4.3)

Advanced Supervision with Hugh Kearns

Date: June 20

Time: 9:30am-12:00pm

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Supervisor Master Class 4 (Q 4.2)

Reduce Your Workload and Improve Your Students’ Writing

Date: September 12

Time: 12:00pm-14:30pm

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ASPIRE (Advanced Supervisor Program for Improved Research Education)

Program description

The intensive program aims to work with selected University of Canberra staff who are generally new to supervision, or who would like to further develop their skills. It is intended to encourage supervisors to develop their repertoire of supervisory strategies and their awareness of current issues in research and research education which influence supervisory practices. The program also aims to promote critical reflection and engagement with the scholarship of research education and supervision.


Dr Margaret Kiley
The Australian National University


The program for 2019 will be conducted from March 7 (introduction) May 2 and May 3.

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To apply for this program: email for more information on how to apply.

Professional development online

Offered through Canvas (Supervising Research Students), these modules aim to support supervisory practice, as well as to inform supervisors about current policy and practice in place at UC. Supervisors are required to complete the modules as part of the registration process.