Progress reviews

Confirmation, progress and conversion: towards successful completion.

Progress

It is the responsibility of Graduate Research students to make good progress and the responsibility of supervisors and advisory committee members to discuss and assess progress. The University monitors the progress of graduate researchers through regular progress reports and meetings.

Graduate researchers who are concerned about their progress should seek advice early and proactively discuss any problems they are experiencing with their supervisors and advisory committee.

Master of Music (Music Performance) 652MP: Students enroled in this course have different progress reporting requirements. The nature of this course is such that the standard university progress reports do not meet the requirements for this course. Specific requirements for students enroled in 652MP can be found here.

Confirmation

All Graduate Research students are enrolled as probationary candidates and must confirm, see the tables below for details of when you need to confirm. To successfully confirm students must provide a written report on their research, make an oral presentation, verbally defend their project and complete any other requirements specified at enrolment. In addition, students must have completed Research Integrity training.

Progress review meetings

Candidates are required to meet with their supervisors and advisory committee for a formal discussion of progress and to complete any prescribed progress review form, in accordance with the Graduate Research Progress Procedure. Progress review forms are provided by the faculty approximately three months before the progress review due date. Participation in regular progress review is a requirement for the continuation of enrolment and any scholarship(s) held.

Milestone Dates

All graduate researchers are required to undertake a review of their progress regularly during their candidature. The due dates for these milestones (and any associated progress review forms) will be adjusted accordingly for periods of leave of absence or when candidates change their study rate between full and part-time candidature. Candidates can check the Student Portal to see the date of their next progress review. Standard milestones that apply to a full and part-time graduate researchers are as follows:

PhD

Milestone

Date (Full Time)

Date (Part Time)

Progress Review

NA

1 year

Confirmation

1 Year

2 years

Progress Review

NA

3 years

Progress Review

2 years

4 years

Progress Review

NA

5 years

Progress Review (completion)

3 years

6 years

Masters

Milestone

Date (Full Time)

Date (Part Time)

Progress Review

NA

6 Months

Confirmation

6 Months

1 Year

Progress Review

1 Year

2 years

Progress Review (completion)

1.5 Years

3 years

Notes: Additional reports are required at 6 monthly intervals (12 months if part time) if you extend (MFA students enrol for 2 years at commencement, so automatically have additional milestone dates). Master of Music (Music Performance) students complete progress reports after their first and second semesters of enrolment, progress is also monitored via their teacher and the first recital result.