Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Higher Doctorate Policy

Status Historic This displays the current status of the document, either Historic, Current or Future.
Effective Date 22nd May 2014 This displays the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 31st October 2018 This displays the date on which the review process for this version of the document is due to commence.
Approval Authority Academic Senate This displays the final approval authority for this version of the document prior to publication.
Approval Date 22nd May 2014 This displays the date on which the final approval was granted for this version of the document prior to publication.
Expiry Date 2nd November 2020 Where applicable, this displays the date on which this version of the document expired, or is due to expire.
Unit Head Michael Friend
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
This displays the current Unit Head for this version of the document.
Author Megan Bond

This displays the original author of this version of the document at the time of approval and publication.
Enquiries Contact Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation This displays the officer to whom enquiries about this version of the document should be relayed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

November 2020 – This policy has been subsumed by the Higher Degree by Research Policy and rescinded under resolution SCAS20/46


October 2019 - the Unit Head field has been updated from the University Secretary and Director, Governance and Corporate Affairs to the University Secretary, to align with current structure.


January 2017 – administrative changes to clause 14 and 15. 'Research Advisory Committee’ updated to ‘Research Committee’, to align with current committee structure, as authorised by the University Secretary under Delegation GOV10B.


This is the first version of this document to be published in the CSU Policy Library. For all intents and purposes, this version is reflective of the existing version that was published in the relevant manual (academic or administration) at the time the CSU Policy Library was launched. The document has been subjected to reformatting, including the application of a new numbering system and title.



The following information details the history of changes to the document prior to its publication via the CSU Policy Library:



As approved by the Academic Senate on 26 June 1996 (AS 96/78) and the Board of Governors on 13 August 1996 (BG 96/176).