Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this version of the document. It also contains information contact details for the subject matter expert.  To the right, a brief summary of the changes between this and the previous version is provided.

Doctoral Degree (Research) Awards and Programs Schedule

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 8th March 2017 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 31st December 2019 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority University Council The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 8th March 2017 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date Not Applicable This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Responsible Executive Zee Upton
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
This is the senior officer with responsibility for the document.
Enquiries Contact Lisa Williams
Manager Operations - UON Graduate Research

Graduate Research
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

7 October, 2022: Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning) replaced with Assistant Dean (Education). Approved as administrative amendment, University Secretary.


8 November 2021:  Position title Director, Student Experience and Administration and Academic Registrar updated to Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience and Academic Registrar, in accordance with Academic Division organisational change endorsed by the Vice-Chancellor on 8 June, 2021. Administrative amendment.


24 August 2021:  Removal/replacement of references to Assistant Dean (Research Training). Approved as administrative amendment by University Secretary.  


25 March 2021: Faculty Board replaced with College Board throughout. Administrative amendment, approved by University Secretary.


25 March 2021: Definition of School updated to reflect College rather than Faculty. Administrative amendment, approved by University Secretary.


25 March 2021: Faculty changed to College throughout.  Approved as administrative amendment, University Secretary.


16 July 2020:  Definition of “award” updated. Administrative amendment.


July 2020:  Academic Registrar position title updated. Administrative amendment.


23 June 2020: Definition of “course” updated. Administrative amendment.


22 January 2019: Minor Administrative Amendment – Last sentence in Clause 3 removed as it only referred to a non existent schedule. Approved by Director, Assurance Services.


10 January 2019: Minor administrative amendment – added “Schedule to the Rules Governing Higher Degree by Research”, approved by University Secretary 9 January 2019.


This is the first version of this document to be published in the new UON Policy Library. For all intents and purposes, this version is reflective of the version that was approved, published and in effect at the time the new Policy Library was launched. In migrating the document to the new Policy Library it was subjected to reformatting, including the application of a new numbering system and removal of references to any rescinded policy documents.


The following information details the history of changes to the document prior to its publication in the new UON Policy Library:


1 December 2017 - Minor administrative amendments to update position titles and terminology.


8 March 2017 - amendment to clause 4.20 requiring a copy of the thesis, rather than three copies.


24 August 2016 - amendment to clause 4.15 to include Jointly Awarded Doctoral Degree and Dual Award Doctoral Degree programs Minor administrative changes made to titles and hyperlinks, 8 October



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