Face-to-face workshops for supervisors of graduate researchers

Our face-to-face workshops for supervisors of graduate researchers focus on issues relevant to academic staff from across disciplines and with varying levels of experience. It provides supervisors with an opportunity to be informed about new policy, to develop new skills, expand networks and find ways to better support their students.

All sessions are free, and attendance is recorded in Themis. Attendance also contributes towards meeting the requirements of  Supervisor registration.The workshops are tailored for new supervisors and experienced supervisors.


This workshop augments successful supervision of graduate researchers by providing updates and information on the key responsibilities of academic supervisors at the University of Melbourne including:

  • Facilitating the timely completion of graduate research
  • Monitoring the quality of research in progress
  • Knowing the relevant policy frameworks and requirements for graduate researchers
  • Assisting graduates to develop transferable skills and prepare for their careers

All supervisors of graduate researchers are required to complete training in order to become registered as a supervisor, and to complete a refresher of that training every five years to maintain their status as a registered supervisor, as stated in the University policy. For this purpose, attendance is recorded in Themis.

Suitable for

This workshop is particularly relevant for new supervisors, and supervisors new to the University of Melbourne, but is suitable for all supervisors of graduate researchers. All experienced supervisors of graduate researchers at the University of Melbourne can also take the supervisor training online as a refresher to maintain their registration, completion of which will also be recorded in Themis.

For further information about being registered as a supervisor of graduate researchers at the University of Melbourne, please go to the Staff Hub:

20 July 201810:00am - 12:30pm207 Bouverie St-B103 (Theatre 1) - MapRegister Online
10 December 201810:00am - 12:30pmMSD-B121 (Malaysian Theatre) - MapWill open in mid October 2018

Please contact us to express interest in future deliveries or subscribe to our e-newsletter to receive regular updates about upcoming programs.

Enquiries and contacts

Professor Sophie Arkoudis
T: +61 3 8344 7434

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

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