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

Status Current
Effective Date 8th March 2017
Review Date 31st December 2019
Approval Authority University Council
Approval Date 8th March 2017
Expiry Date Not Applicable
Enquiries Contact Lisa Williams
Manager Operations - UON Graduate Research

Graduate Research

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

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it was subjected to reformatting, including the application of a new numbering system and removal of references to any rescinded policy documents.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



Clauses Amended:Policy/Schedule: All