Becoming an Advisor
A strong working relationship between the HDR candidate and their advisor(s) is crucial to the successful completion of their research degree. To be effective, advisors must be available to supervise HDR candidates and to encourage and assist them to produce a thesis that constitutes a substantial and original contribution to knowledge in the field of study. Policies and procedures with respect to supervision of JCU HDR candidates are designed to promote healthy working relationships and thus enhance the learning and research experience of the candidate.
For JCU Staff and Adjuncts who are new to advising:
View the advisor application process here.
Professional Development tasks to be completed prior to applying for registration are:
- Attendance at a one day Initiate Session
- Review of the online modules and completion of reflective tasks at the end of each module
- Attach the completion certificate for the module to your application and submit to your Dean of College or Director for approval
- Once approved by Dean or Director please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org for processing
For Experienced Advisors new to JCU
Please email Susan Gasson to request a one hour professional development session online or attend the Scaffolding program offered as part of the Initiate session.
Download the guide: How to access the HDR Advisor Organisation in LearnJCU
The HDR Advisor Organisation in LearnJCU is where you can complete the online modules and view a range of HDR Advisor professional development resources.