Online professional development for supervisors of graduate researchers

Online professional development for supervisors of graduate researchers

This online program allows academic staff who are eligible to supervise graduate researchers at the University of Melbourne to undertake new-to-supervision and/or refresher training at a time that suits their busy academic schedule.


Supervisor online training is now available through TrainMe.

To enrol in the course, please login though Google Chrome.

  1. Sign into TrainME:
  2. Click Learning and then Course Catalogue.
  3. In the Search field, type [Supervisor GR Online Course].
  4. Click Enrol.
  5. Complete all sections.

If you need any assistance through the sign-up process, please contact us at

Once you have completed all three modules, and the case study responses, your completed training record will be updated overnight in Themis.

To see your training record, log in to Themis: go to UoM Staff self service > Performance and Development > Training and Development > go to the Learning History tab > expand the External Learning bar.

Please read our FAQ

How do I find the course?

Follow the steps outlined above, starting with signing in to

What happens if I don’t complete the course?

You have 3 months to complete the course (even though it doesn’t take more than an hour or so to do!). If you start the course and don’t complete it, you will receive a reminder 4 weeks before the 3 month deadline. If you still don’t complete it, you and your supervisor will receive a reminder 2 weeks out.

How will I remember when I need to do the 5 year refresh training?

We strongly recommend that you place a reminder in whatever calendar or ‘to-do’ system you like best. You and your supervisor will also receive a reminder 4 weeks before your 5 year “refresh anniversary”. The course will also change colour in your TrainMe list.

Email us at and we’ll assist you.

Enquiries and contacts

For queries relating to policy or faculty specific delivery of this online program, please contact:

Professor Sophie Arkoudis
T: +61 3 8344 7434

For general queries about the program, including assistance with enrolment, please contact:

Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education
T: +61 3 8344 4605