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                        when	comp
    There	are	2	options	w       pleting	this	 form	



1                                                                   2
        Complete:                                                                te:
                                                                           Complet

        Section A & B and Proform 1 where
               ns                   ma     e                               Sections A & B and Proforma 2 and 3
                                                                                   s           d         as
        candiddature is to be confirm (no
                                    med                                            he        ate
                                                                           where th candida cannot be
        revisio require followin the
              ons        ed)        ng                                             ed         ng
                                                                           confirme followin their firs  st
        candid                       on
              date’s first presentatio for                                 presentaation for Coonfirmation, as an
        Confirmmation.                                                            on
                                                                           extensio to proba            andidature
                                                                                              ationary ca
                                                                                   red
                                                                           is requir for revi isions to be made.
                                                                	

W      uld	comp
Who	shou               s	form?	
              plete	this
       PhD and MD (supervised) students applying to co
                                            a                          ndidature
                                                        onfirm their can
       Professio                                        applying to co
                onal doctorate students (other than SJD) a                         ature
                                                                      onfirm candida
                             g             heir
        MPhil students applying to confirm th candidatu ure.

    Please Note: Students wis
                            shing to apply to transfer to the research component of their SJD sho
                                                                                    f                       e
                                                                                                ould complete the
    Supplementa Candidatur Form for Ed and SJD C
               ary          re            dD            Candidates, avvailable from
               mrgs.monash.e
    http://www.m           edu.au/researc ch/students/ed              mation.rtf
                                                         dd-sjd-confirm

    Section A of the form shou be complet by the can
                             uld          ted                                     w                          signated
                                                       ndidate: supervisors, review panel chairs and other des
    faculty personnel complete the subsequent sections.
                             e

    Please consu with your s
                ult                       s                         eiving notification that your c
                           supervisor as soon as possiible after rece                                          o            e
                                                                                                  confirmation of candidature
                ay                                   al             n
    is due. It ma take some time to organise your ora presentation and review panel. This C                    F
                                                                                                 Confirmation Form must be  e
                the
    received by t Faculty by the specified deadline.


W               ose	of	Con
What	is	the	purpo                on?	
                         nfirmatio
	
                de
        To provid objective ev  vidence that th research diirection is sound, the metho
                                              he                                      odologies are a             nd
                                                                                                     appropriate an that the
                                atisfactory
        standard of writing is sa
       Allow canndidates a plat              h
                                tform on which to receive us                                         ress and research direction
                                                            seful insights and feedback on their progr
        from a pa              enced academ
                 anel of experie             mics
       Obtain inddependent ad                fining and dev
                               dvice in the ref                            he
                                                           velopment of th research question and m  methods
       Provide a supportive en nvironment to enhance pres                 s
                                                            sentation skills
                              ny             hat           de                         f            h
        Identify and remedy an difficulties th may imped successful completion of the research project.


W      e	the	key	criteria	f
What	are                          essful	Con
                          for	succe                on?	
                                           nfirmatio
                 and
        Diligent a effective a                              project
                                application to the research p
                  consistent with the requirem
        Initiative c             h            ments of the coourse
                  ory           n
        Satisfacto progress in the research    h
                  ory           n
        Satisfacto progress in the coursew                   nt        ram, if applica
                                              work componen of the progr             able.
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W       my	period
What	is	m               bationary
                d	of	Prob               ature?	
                                y	Candida
	
Course                                               firmation (EFT
                                                  Conf            T)

                                                     onths
                                                  6 mo
MPhil                                             With coursework
                                                     onths
                                                  9 mo

PhD                                               12 m onths
            ed)
MD (supervise
DPH
DPsych (Org)
MPsych/PhD Education
            )
DPsych (Clin)                                     18 m onths
DPsych (Clin Neuro)
SJD                                               18 m onths
EdD


        I	am	tran
What	if	I               g	from	an
                nsferring               Research	Masters
                                n	MPhil/R              s	to	PhD?
Confirmation of MPhil cand             b               the          nt          at          nt            ransfer from
                          didature can be deferred if t departmen believes tha the applican is likely to tr
           D                                                                    s
MPhil to PhD in the future. The Head of Academic uniit or nominee can make this recommenda               pleting the
                                                                                             ation by comp
           Defer Confirma
Request to D              ation of MPhil available at htttp://www.mrg           u.au/research/
                                                                    gs.monash.edu           h/students/confirmation.html
Research Ma               ates wishing to transfer to a doctoral prog
             asters candida             o                           gram should noormally be enr                inimum of 9
                                                                                                  rolled for a mi
                                       e                             w                           red
months full-time, or 18 months part-time candidature. The transfer would normally be consider after 12 months full-
time, or 24 m             me            e.
            months part-tim candidature Research M    Masters candid dates wishing to transfer to PhD must com  mplete the
Transfer to P
            PhD form which is available from http://intr
                                                       ranet.monash h.edu.au/resea
                                                                                 arch/forms/form  mstopic.html	

                 n	extensi
Can	I	apply	for	an               r	to	my	Confirmat
                         ion	prior               tion	due	 date?	
             s           or                           r                           u            est
A candidate’s supervisor o the Graduate Coordinator of the relevant academic unit may reque a pre-confi       irmation
                         e’s            ry            p             ,             s
extension to the candidate probationar period of up to 10 weeks, where delays beyond the c     candidate’s co ontrol have
occurred in th research project and it is not possible for the candid
             he                         s                           date to confirm candidature in the given timeframe. In
                                                                                  m
            circumstances an extension beyond the 1
exceptional c            s                                           d
                                                      10-week period may be approved.

             for                      nsion should b submitted to the Monash Research Gra
All requests f a pre-confirmation exten            be           o                                  ol
                                                                                        aduate Schoo prior to the
            confirmation.
due date of c

      re	the	gen
What	ar                quiremen
               neral	req               onfirmati
                              nts	for	Co       ion?	
           f
Evidence of satisfactory progress
                         candidate must meet the fo
A higher degree research c                                     mum requireme
                                                  ollowing minim                          sh           y
                                                                           ents to establis satisfactory progress
            candidature.
and confirm c

Oral present tation
An oral preseentation of at least 20 minutes on the res                             ven                         l
                                                      search project should be giv at either a departmental seminar
            voce. Member of the Confirmation Revie Panel (here
and/or viva v              rs                         ew                            d             eview Panel’) must be in
                                                                      eafter referred to as the ‘Re             m
            for
attendance f the oral pre               he
                           esentation. Th oral present  tation should explore the reesearch undertrtaken to date and the
             uture direction of the resea
anticipated fu             ns            arch program. There should be an opport
                                                       .             d                            mbers of the au
                                                                                     tunity for mem             udience and
the Review PPanel to ask q questions and provide feedbback.

Written submmission
A Research PProposal, Prog                          on                          d            d             date. A
                          gress Report and Publicatio List (if applicable) should be submitted by the candid
           ormat for the re
suggested fo              eport is as follows:
            Title of research report/thesis
            Statement of the researc problem(s)
                                         ch
               (i) introd duction
               (ii) resea                           s
                          arch question or hypothesis
               (iii) subsidiary question ns
               (iv) review of relevant research and theory
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               The Proce  edure
                (i) theor                nceptual frame
                           retical and con             ework
                (ii) analy                             rch
                           ytical techniques and resear design
               Timetable for completing research rep
                                          g                          d             f
                                                       port/thesis and statement of progress to ddate
                          ography
                Brief biblio
               List of publications produ                           andidature (if applicable).
                                          uced during p robationary ca

           s           uld                    words.
The Progress Report shou be a minimum of 1000 w

       ‐specific	C
Faculty‐                ation	req
                 Confirma              nts	
                                quiremen
Please note t
            that many Fac             heir                     nts         mation which a detailed in Appendix K
                        culties have th own speciific requiremen for Confirm            are          n
           book for Docto and MPhil Degrees at ht
of the Handb            oral                     ttp://www.mrggs.monash.edu                           endk.html
                                                                           u.au/research//doctoral/appe

           should discus the academ unit and faculty requir
Candidates s            ss         mic                                               with their supe
                                                            rements for confirmation w                          r
                                                                                                   ervisor and/or
          o-ordinator bef
Graduate Co                        cing the written report.
                        fore commenc              n

       ourse	req
Other	co              nts	
               quiremen
Where the de                ons                     practical or pe
              egree regulatio specify a coursework, p             erformance component, can               b
                                                                                             ndidates may be required to
                          me            ese         nts
satisfactorily complete som or all of the componen prior to con                 c
                                                                  nfirmation of candidature.

                       mposition		of	the	Co
What	is	the	role	and	com                                  ew	Panel
                                          onfirmation	Revie      l?	
When a cand                                                         e                                            nit
             didate is required to confirm candidature, the Graduate Coordinator in the relevantt academic un must
             Review Panel to:
constitute a R
        rea and assess the candidate written pro
            ad             s               e’s         oposal;
        atte the candid
             end                          esentation, ask questions an provide ver
                            date’s oral pre              k           nd             rbal feedback;;
        disccuss with the candidate the written subm ission and ora presentation and provide feedback to th candidate
                                          e                          al             n                             he
                            of
          on the standard o his/her rese  earch project;
       con                dence present and make a recommend
             nsider the evid              ted                                                                    octoral
                                                                     dation in relation to the conffirmation of do
          can              way            w
             ndidature by w of a review panel report     t.

The Review P  Panel should comprise at le              nior                    s               ve
                                          east three sen academic staff members with extensiv experience ine
supervising d doctoral candid             dependent pan member may be someone external to the Universit with
                             dates. The ind             nel       m                           o             ty
relevant and equivalent ex                y            om                                     y             her
                            xpertise or may be drawn fro the candidate’s academic unit, faculty or from anoth academic
              y
unit or faculty within the Unniversity.

           Panel should include:
The Review P

           e
          the Graduate Cooordinator/Hea of the Acad
                                        ad                         n
                                                     demic Unit or nominee who must be indep                  e
                                                                                              pendent of the candidate’s
            search (conven
          res             nor);
           e             supervisor or supervisory te am; and
          the candidate's s             s
            e
          one or more indeependent mem  mbers convers              g                                           nvolved with
                                                     sant with the general area of research butt not directly in
            e             specific project.
          the candidate's s

The Chair of the Review P                          of
                         Panel must be independent o the candida                           r            he
                                                                 ate’s work and cannot be or have been th candidate's
main or asso              sor.        e
            ociate supervis Where the Graduate Co                H
                                                   oordinator or Head of the Ac                          o
                                                                               cademic Unit is a member of the
            supervisory tea another academic staff member with the Academ Unit must be nominated to convene
candidate’s s             am,         a            f            hin           mic                       d
            e
and chair the Review Pane el.

The Chair ma appoint oth members to the Review Panel where it is deemed appropriate – ffor example some faculties
            ay           her              t                                       a
            ctoral candidate in their final year of resea
include a doc                                                        eview Panel, or some multid
                                                        arch on the Re            o            disciplinary studies may
            pendent exper from two or three differen areas of res
require indep            rts              r             nt           search.

Where more than one supe                  sent on the Re
                            ervisor is pres                         a            ber
                                                       eview Panel, another memb of supervis    sory team cannot replace
           dent panel member. In thes circumstanc
the independ                              se                                     ore            e
                                                       ces, the panel may have mo than three members. The
recommenda                 m                           d
            ation to confirm candidature will be based on the decision of the majo              anel. Where a majority
                                                                                  ority of the Pa
cannot be rea               al
             ached, the fina decision should rest with the Chair. Wh             mmendation is not unanimo
                                                                    here the recom               s           ous, this
           etailed in the R
should be de                               r
                           Review Panel report.

          e,           esentation as viva voce m be incor
Please note the oral pre           s           may                   he        anel meeting.
                                                        rporated in th review pa           .



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      nfirmation	Review
The	Con                       Report	
                      w	Panel	R
                        Panel will prepa a compreh
The Chair of the Review P              are                    t             pplicable Profo
                                                 hensive report (using the ap             orma/s within this form)
which will inc
             clude:

        an assessment o the candidate’s achievem
                        of                                         he
                                                   ments during th period of pr   robationary caandidature;
          e            el’s           a            s
         the Review Pane feedback and directions to the candid     date;
           y           the
         any changes to t research proposal or oth documents which are re
                                       p            her             s             equired and if tthese have beeen
           mpleted to the satisfaction of the Review Panel or if the are still to be completed;
         com            e              o                           ey             b
                       statement of th Review Pa nel’s recommendation with regard to con
         an unequivocal s              he                                                                      andidature for
                                                                                                nfirmation of ca            r
         end                           c
            dorsement by the Academic Unit;

     Where t Review Pa
             the                        commending c
                          anel is not rec                          f
                                                     confirmation of candidature, the report sho              e
                                                                                                ould detail the specific
     requiremments the can               m           m            e.             R
                          ndidate must meet to confirm candidature Where the Review Panel iis recommend       ding a further
             of            y                         ng
     period o probationary candidature before makin a final recom                o              n,           w
                                                                   mmendation on confirmation the Review Panel may
                                         en          n             o             o              on
     determine that only a revised writte submission is required, or, if another oral presentatio is required, that it may
     be limite to the original panel. In instances whe amendmen are minor, a Review Pan may recom
             ed                                      ere           nts                          nel           mmend that
     confirmation be appro               ch
                           oved after suc amendmen ts have been completed to its satisfaction   n.




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                                                                 evisions requir - Confirmat
                                                             No re             red                       ature
                                                                                           tion of Candida

                                                              1.                              plus Proforma 1.
                                                                    Complete Sections A and B p             1

                                                              2.    Copy of Sections A and B plus Proforma 1 to be
                                                                                                    s         o
                                                                                                   heir
                                                                    provided to the candidate for th records.

      mation	Flo
Confirm        owchart	                                       3.    Copy of Sections A and B plus Proforma 1 along with
                                                                                   s
                                                                    the candidate’s report and th
                                                                                                   s              a
                                                                                                  hesis timeline to be
                      visors and pa
(For candidates, superv           anels)                                                          ty              e
                                                                    provided to the relevant Faculty Office and the Monash
                                                                    Research Graduate School (M  MRGS).

                                                              4.                    f
                                                                    Upon receipt of relevant docum                 GS
                                                                                                   mentation, MRG sends
                                                                                                   e
                                                                    formal notification to candidate on behalf of the faculty
                                                                                    o
                                                                    advising them of outcome

            e’s        sentation
    Candidate first pres
            Confirmation of
        for C           n
            Candidature
            C          e
                                                                             xtension to Pro
                                                       Revisions required - Ex                          ndidature
                                                                                           obationary Can

                                                             1.     Complete Sections A and B pllus Proforma 2.
                                                                    C

                                                             2.                    ns
                                                                    Copy of Section A and B plus Proforma 2 to be
                                                                    C                               s         o
                                                                    p                              heir
                                                                    provided to the candidate for th records.

                                                             3.                     ma
                                                                    Copy of Proform 2 to be prov
                                                                    C                            vided to the relevant
                                                                    F
                                                                    Faculty Office and the Monash Research Grad  duate
                                                                    S
                                                                    School.




                                                                ons       d              y
                                                          Revisio completed satisfactorily – Confirmation of
                                                                          C
                                                                          Candidature

                                                             1.    Complete Proforma 3.
                                                                   C

                                                             2.                   ma
                                                                   Copy of Proform 3 to be provi ded to the cand
                                                                   C                                           didate
                                                                    or
                                                                   fo their records.

                                                             3.                   ns
                                                                   Copy of Section A and B plus Proformas 2 and 3
                                                                   C                              s               a
                                                                                  c
                                                                   along with the candidate’s rep
                                                                   a                              port and thesis
                                                                    imeline to be pr
                                                                   ti                              elevant Faculty Office
                                                                                   rovided to the re
                                                                   a
                                                                   and the Monash Research Grad    duate School.

                                                             4.    U                 r
                                                                   Upon receipt of relevant docume                S
                                                                                                    entation, MRGS sends
                                                                    ormal notification to candidate o behalf of the faculty
                                                                   fo                               on            e
        Canddidate’s sec
                       cond                                        a                f
                                                                   advising them of outcome.
            mation subm
      Confirm          mission


                                                                                rmation of Cand
                                                                       Non-Confir             didature

                                                                                 rma 3.
                                                                   Complete Profor
	                                                         1.

                                                          2.                     ma
                                                                   Copy of Proform 3 to be provid to the candidate for
                                                                                                ded
                                                                    heir
                                                                   th records.

	                                                         3.       Copy of Sections A and B plus Proformas 2 and 3
                                                                                    s
                                                                   along with the ca                ort
                                                                                    andidate’s repo and thesis timeline

	                                                                   o                              aculty Office and the
                                                                   to be provided to the relevant Fa
                                                                   Monash Researc Graduate Sch
                                                                   M               ch              hool.
                                                                                                                   d


	
        Informati
Further	I                nfirmatio
                ion	on	Con               dures	
                                 on	Proced
             rmation on the Confirmation process can be found in th Candidatur Progress M
Detailed infor            e            n                           he          re         Management - Confirmation
& Non-Confir             edures (PhD and MPhil) at h
             rmation Proce                                         icy.monash.ed
                                                     http://www.poli           du/policy-
bank/academ mic/research/mmrgs/non-conf              andidature-pro
                                       firmation-of-ca            ocedures.html


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  ction A: To be comple
Sec      :                          ndidate
                      eted by the Can


    ID No:                                                                     Degree:



            nt:
    Departmen                                                                 Faculty:



            ame:
    Family Na                                                                                                     Title:



            mes:
    Given Nam



             ddress:
    Mailing Ad



    Student Email
    address:


        Has the d              ur           c
                direction of you thesis topic changed?                                           Yes
                                                                                                 Y                    No


    If yes, plea provide de
               ase        etails:




             cument confer
    Please doc                       minar attendan since com
                         rence and sem            nce                   didature:
                                                            mmencing cand




    I declare t
              that:

          I have read and und
                e                          r                           w             m            re
                              derstood the regulations an d guidelines which govern my candidatur and are documented in
                octoral/MPhil H
           the Do             Handbook. htttp://www.mrgs  s.monash.edu.au/research/d             x.html
                                                                                    doctoral/index
               e
           I have read and und             u              cy            esearch and research misco
                              derstood the university polic on ethical re                         onduct.
                 //policy.mona
           (http:/           ash.edu.au/p
                                        policy-bank/a
                                                    academic/res
                                                               search/respo           uct-of-resear
                                                                          onsible-condu           rch-
                y.html)
           policy

    I certify th the resea
               hat                      ake in the co
                           arch I underta                           d
                                                      ourse of my degree will conform to un               elines and I
                                                                                            niversity guide
    acknowled              ash          y             e           e                         action, which may include
               dge that Mona University reserves the right to take appropriate disciplinary a
    termination of my candid
               n                                      se
                           dature, should I breach thes guidelines.

    I certify tha when under
                at                                        paring my rese
                               rtaking my research, in prep                         al
                                                                       earch proposa and in prepaaring my thesis s:
        I have                hat
                e/will ensure th it contains no material wwhich has bee accepted fo the award o any degree or diploma at
                                                                       en           or            of                         t
                 sh            er            r
         Monas or any othe university or institution.
        I have                hat
                e/will ensure th it contains no material p
                                            s                          blished or writ
                                                          previously pub                                                     t
                                                                                     tten by myselff or another person, except
                e
         where due reference is made in the text.

                            od          c             ept
    I have read and understoo the above conditions acce them in full.

                e’s
        Candidate signature:                                                        Date:                   /              /

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  ction B: To be comple
Sec      :                          ndidate’s Main Superv
                      eted by the Can                   visor

                             on           ation of candid
     I support this applicatio for confirma             dature                                            Yes              No
    The candi
            idate has:
              y                           m/her self to thiis project
     Diligently and effectively applied him                                                               Yes              No
     Shown in              stent with the requirements o the course
            nitiative consis              r            of                                                 Yes              No
     Made sat             gress in the res
            tisfactory prog              search progra and course
                                                     am                        cable)
                                                                ework (if applic                          Yes              No
                          aining sessions and conferen
     Attended seminars, tra             s                        ested
                                                     nces as reque                                        Yes              No
    English la
             anguage:
     The cand                                       cy           ndard required for successfful
             didate’s demonstrated English proficienc is of a stan            d                           Yes              No
             on           ee
     completio of the degre

               se          ur          nd          n             t             s
    If No, pleas outline you concerns an what action is proposed to address this problem:




    Employme
           ent

              ndidate undert
     Is the can                         mployment?
                           taking paid em                                                                 Yes              No
                this interfering with the cand
     If yes, is t              g                           ess?
                                             didate’s progre                               N/A            Yes              No
                           esearch overla with their e
     Does the candidate's re            ap                       esponsibilities?
                                                     employment re                                        Yes              No
     If yes, ensure guideline have been adopted and a
                            es                                        amework is in place, please
                                                        appropriate fra                         e
         provid details (Mor information can be found on the Monash Re
              de            re                                                     ate
                                                                      esearch Gradua School
             te              s.monash.edu.a
        websit at: http://mrgs                          ctoral/appende.h
                                          au/research/doc              html)




    Evaluate p
             progress
                          progress, including their role in initiating, devising and developing the research pro
     Evaluate candidate’s p                            e                d            d            e            oject(s):




              any                        culties etc whiich may have impeded cand
     Indicate a personal, technical diffic                                                    ess:
                                                                                didate’s progre




             earance
    Ethics cle
             project receive the relevant ethics cleara
     Has the p             ed                         ance?             Pend
                                                                           ding            N/A             Yes              o
                                                                                                                           No

     Comments:

                                            s             rovided to MR
     If yes, list the approval details unless previously pr           RGS.

            ee(s):
     Committe                                                              roval Number:
                                                                        Appr



              al           P):
    Intellectua property (IP

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           e               ny                          es,
   Are there likely to be an patent-worthy discoverie inventions or                               Yes            No
           mmercial ramif
   other com                              ng
                           fications arisin from the ressearch?
             esearch utilise background intellectual pro
   Will the re             e                          roperty owned                               Yes            No
                           hird
   by the university or a th party?
             either or both questions:
   If Yes to e
           he
       Has th candidate s  signed the standard deed as ssigning to the
                                                                     e           N/A              Yes            No
           ersity intellectu property ar
       Unive               ual                        e
                                        rising from the research?
      Has a agreement between the university and the third party
           an                        u                          y                N/A              Yes            No
                        nd           xchanged?
       been negotiated an contracts ex

             mation on IP is available fro http://www
Further Inform                           om                     h.edu.au/resea
                                                    w.mrgs.monash                                       ml
                                                                             arch/doctoral//chapter6a.htm

Main Superv           rsement
          visor’s Endor

           or’s
   Superviso Name:


           or’s      e:
   Superviso Signature                                                                              /        /
                                                                             D
                                                                             Date:




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  oforma 1: To be comp
Pro             e    pleted by the Co
                             y            ation Re
                                    onfirma                   hair
                                                 eview Panel Ch

              ame:
   Candidate Na                                                   Student ID:




 1      Confirmation Re        el         ons     ing     ma
                      eview Pane Instructio for usi Proform 1:


            orma 1 is to b used and completed by the Confirmation Re
     1. Profo             be         d                                    eview Chair where canddidature is
        to be confirmed f            e           s                        C          n          omplete
                         following the candidate’s first presentation for Confirmation (Please co
        Profo                        e
             orma 2 if revisions are required a and an exten  nsion to pro                      re
                                                                           obationary candidatur is
        recommmended).


     2. The C                                  anel must be independe of the ca
             Chair of the Confirmation Review Pa                     ent                   w
                                                                                andidate’s work and
             ot                      c
        canno be or have been the candidate's main or ass           ervisor. Whe the Graduate
                                                         sociate supe           ere
        Coord             ead       A          nit
             dinator or He of the Academic Un is a mem                          supervisory team,
                                                        mber of the candidate’s s
            her                                he         c                      ed
        anoth academic staff member within th Academic Unit must be nominate to convene and
        chair the Review Panel.



 2           ty      GS        ions
        Facult and MRG Instructi


             re        ure
     1. Wher candidatu is confirm                         a           th
                                   med, a copy of Proforma 1 along wit Sections A, B and thee
                        rt         s           ould be subm
        candidate’s repor and thesis outline sho                      e                     entative to
                                                          mitted by the Academic Unit represe
                       minee) for their approvall.
        the Dean (or nom


                         he                  tion as spec
     2. Upon receipt of th relevant documentat                                    h
                                                        cified above, the Monash Research Graduate
             ol         ally       e                     f           nt           f
        Schoo will forma notify the candidate on behalf of the relevan Faculty of their confirmmation of
                         will       t                    e
        candidature and w update the student record and electronic sttudent file acccordingly.



           s
     Members of the Review Panel

              Review Pane
     Chair of R         el
     Supervisoor/s
     Independent Panel Member/s
              nel       s
     Other Pan Members (if applicable)

     Did all pa
              anel membe meet with the candid
                       ers                             tend the ora presentati
                                            date and att          al         ion?

         Yes            o
                       No




                                                       9
                f         ure
  Confirmation of Candidatu


W
Written submission

Please comment on the qual of the cand
                          lity                        n                          ontent, strengtths, deficiencies, understanding of
                                       didate’s written submission - structure, co                             e            d
th research ar
 he                       attach additio
             rea. (Please a                                       r
                                       onal pages to this form if required)




                                                              10
                  f         ure
    Confirmation of Candidatu

                ate        t                                         ments for cont
    Please indica whether at this time the following miniimum requirem            tent in the writtten presentation have
    been met:

    Title of thes             eport
                 sis/research re                                                                         Yes               No
                            ch
      Statement of the researc problem:
               Introduction                                                                             Yes               No
               Research que
                R                        thesis
                           estion or hypot                                                               Yes               No
               Review of rele
                R                         h
                             evant research and theory                                                   Yes               No
              dure
      The proced
               Theoretical an conceptual framework
                T            nd                                                                          Yes               No
               Analytical tech
                A             hniques and re
                                           esearch desig
                                                       gn                              N/A               Yes               No
                                       search is atta
      Timetable for completing thesis/res            ached to student report                             Yes
                            o
      Statement of progress to date                                                                      Yes               No
                 graphy
      Brief bibliog                                                                                      Yes               No
                lications produ
      List of publ             uced during th review of ca
                                            he           andidature                    N/A               Yes               No


O       sentation
Oral pres       n

O            was         resentation giv
On what date w the oral pr             ven?                                                                           /         /

D             ate
Did the candida provide a s
                          satisfactory or presentatio of at least 20 minutes?
                                        ral         on            2                                      Yes               No
D            rs            w            d             sentation?
Did all member of the review panel attend the oral pres                                                  Yes               No
C
Comment on t               f
              the quality of the candidate’s oral pres
                                                     sentation - st
                                                                  tructure, conte            s,           s,
                                                                                ent, strengths deficiencies presentation skills,
 nderstanding of the researc area and ability to respo
un                         ch          a                          ons
                                                     ond to questio and guida  ance from the review panel and wider au udience.
 Please attach additional p
(P           h                          f            red)
                          pages to this form if requir




                                                               11
              f         ure
Confirmation of Candidatu

  The Review Panel re
                    ecommends:
           mation of Candidature
   - Confirm
   - Minor am          o            ation documen were requir and have been
            mendments to the confirma           nts         red                                           Yes                 No
            ed         el
     endorse by the pane
                        nimous? If no, provide detai ls below
   Was this decision unan                                                                                 Yes                 No




           t           ead                   th,        date
  The report has been re by, and discussed wit the candid

           e’s
   Candidate signature:                                                                                    Date:          /          /

          pervisor’s signature:
   Main Sup                                                                                                Date:          /          /

          onvenor’s signature:
   Panel Co                                                                                                Date:          /          /



        mpleted b the Graduate Co-
To be com       by                        r         o       mic
                                 -ordinator or Head of Academ Unit
            ompleted by pe
(Cannot be co                          ed          hair, if Grad Co
                          erson who acte as Panel Ch                                          city other senio academic
                                                                  o-ord/HOD acted in this capac              or
                          his
staff member to complete th section))

                         anel’s recommendation abov
   I support the review pa                        ve                                                        Yes               No
           irmation proce has been conducted in a
   The confi            ess        c                       w
                                                accordance with the University’s                            Yes               No
          d
   approved procedures
           ew        mbership meets the Universit
   The revie panel mem            s             ty’s approved confirmation procedures                       Yes               No
          didate is familia with the Un
   The cand               ar          niversity’s requ
                                                     uirements for ethical researc
                                                                   e             ch                         Yes               No

           e
   (For more information, please see http://policy.mona                 cy-bank/academ
                                                         ash.edu.au/polic                           sponsible-condu
                                                                                     mic/research/res                            -
                                                                                                                  uct-of-research-
                                           concerning-rese
   procedures-for-investigating-complaints-c             earch-misconduuct.html)
          emic unit is in a position to provide
  The acade             n            t

   - Adequate facilities an supervision throughout co
                          nd                                    didature
                                                    onfirmed cand                                           Yes               No
           urce materials required for completion
   - The sou                           c                                                                    Yes               No

             ase
   If No, plea comment:



 Name:
                                                                          Email:
 Signature:
                                                                           Date:        /      /


        t         hed   ments (ple
Checklist of Attach Docum                  t        m)
                                 ease tick to confirm
         □               and B (completed & signe d by the Candidate and Main Supervis
              Sections A a                                               M           sor)

         □              w
             Panel Review Report Pro
                                   oforma 1 (sign by the Gr Co-ordina
                                                ned       rad                  andidate, Pan Chair,
                                                                    ator/HOD, Ca           nel
           d
         and Main Supervvisor)

         □    Candidate’s Report and Thesis Timeli
                                     T           ine


        Dean (or N
Faculty D                 A
                 Nominee) Approval
          ation of PhD Candidature
   Confirma                      e                                                                        Yes

 Name:
                                                                          Email:
 Signature:
                                                                           Date:        /      /

                                                               12
                 f         ure
   Confirmation of Candidatu


  oforma 2: To be comp
Pro             e    pleted by the Co
                             y            ation Re
                                    onfirma                   h
                                                 eview Panel Chair

              ame:
   Candidate Na                       Student ID:




 1




                                13
              f         ure
Confirmation of Candidatu


  Members of the Review Panel
        s

           Review Pane
  Chair of R         el
  Supervisoor/s
  Independent Panel Member/s
           nel       s
  Other Pan Members (if applicable)

           anel membe meet with the candid
  Did all pa        ers                  date?

      Yes              No


              sion:
Written submiss
Please comm             uality of the ca
           ment on the qu              andidate’s writ             on                          ngths, deficien
                                                      tten submissio - structure, content, stren             ncies,
           ng           arch area. (If in
understandin of the resea                             ace
                                        nsufficient spa below, ple                             o
                                                                   ease attach further pages to this form)


Outline spec                            meframes set for the cand
            cific tasks, targets, and tim          t                                     extension per
                                                                didate to achieve during e                        e
                                                                                                     riod and to be
                          sed                      n
reported on in their revis written submission in order to ach               mation (Pleas attach add
                                                                hieve confirm            se                       s
                                                                                                     ditional pages
             if
to this form i required)




                                                            14
                   f         ure
     Confirmation of Candidatu

                 ate        t                                         ments for cont
     Please indica whether at this time the following miniimum requirem            tent in the writtten presentation have
     been met:

     Title of thes             eport
                  sis/research re                                                                           Yes                No
                             ch
       Statement of the researc problem:
                Introduction                                                                               Yes                No
                Research que
                 R                        thesis
                            estion or hypot                                                                 Yes                No
                Review of rele
                 R                         h
                              evant research and theory                                                     Yes                No
               dure
       The proced
                Theoretical an conceptual framework
                 T            nd                                                                            Yes                No
                Analytical tech
                 A             hniques and re
                                            esearch desig
                                                        gn                                N/A               Yes                No
                                        search is atta
       Timetable for completing thesis/res            ached to student report                               Yes
                             o
       Statement of progress to date                                                                        Yes                No
                  graphy
       Brief bibliog                                                                                        Yes                No
                 lications produ
       List of publ             uced during th review of ca
                                             he           andidature                      N/A               Yes                No



     Oral pre       on
            esentatio
               te          al           n
     On what dat was the ora presentation given?                                                                  /        /

     Did the cand            e              y             ation of at least 20 minutes?
                didate provide a satisfactory oral presenta                           ?            Yes
                                                                                                   Y                  No
               mbers of the review panel att
     Did all mem                                         presentation?
                                           tend the oral p                                         Yes
                                                                                                   Y                  No

Com                e           he           ’s
    mment on the quality of th candidate’ oral presen      ntation - struc             t,           deficiencies, presentation s
                                                                          cture, content strengths, d             p            skills,
und                f          h
    derstanding of the research area and abiility to respond to questions and guidanc from the rev
                                                           d              s            ce                         nd
                                                                                                     view panel an wider audie ence.
                   ace        ease attach further informatiion to this form
(If insufficient spa below, ple                                           m)


  tline the spec
Out                                                   tion and whet
               cific deficiencies in the oral presentat                          d            on                   eview
                                                                   ther a second presentatio is to be made to the re
  nel          o
pan in order to achieve con  nfirmation (P                         ages to this form if require
                                         Please attach additional pa            fo            ed)




                                                                 15
              f         ure
Confirmation of Candidatu

The Review Panel reco
          w                  C         n          ature to be reviewed in (………) weeks on the
                    ommends Confirmation of Candida           r
          date:
following d
                      /    /

Where revisi               red
             ions are requir and candi                ot                                     n           nted. The
                                         idature canno be confirmed at this time, an extension may be gran
             he
duration of th extension pperiod will norrmally be 12 w
                                                      weeks, but ma be longer where the Rev
                                                                    ay            w                      etermines
                                                                                             view Panel de
             tify
and can justi that additio               equired to ach
                           onal time is re                          gets establishe Candidat
                                                       hieve the targ             ed.        tes may also elect to
choose a sh horter extensi ion period wh here appropr riate.

         ocuments ar due back to the Revi ew Panel by
Revised do         re                               y                         /    /

          s           nanimous? If no, provide details below
   Was this decision un                                    w                                           Yes                No




             are
Candidates a to be remin                                                           ersity provides a range of services, in
                           nded that should they requi re further support, the Unive             s
             upervisors, to help them ach
addition to su                                        als:
                                        hieve their goa

        The Monash Post
            e           tgraduate Ass sociation (MPA provides su
                                                   A)                         s            uate students. Candidates
                                                                upport services to postgradu
                                      m
         can contact MPA via email to mpa@monash   h.edu.au, phon +61 3 9905 3197 or via th web at:
                                                                ne           5              he
                        monash.edu.au
         http://www.mpa.m              u/

        Sup              ble
           pport is availab from Mona Health and Wellbeing at http://www.m
                                    ash        d            t                        u/health-
                                                                         monash.edu.au
            lbeing/index.html
         well

            upport is needed in using the library and a
         If su                                                       ormation, cand
                                                        accessing info                          e                           ,
                                                                                  didates can be referred to area librarians,
         and there is a Lea              A              the          ore
                           arning Skills Advice Unit in t library (Mo information is available at
         http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/learning-skills/ Candidates can find inform
                                                        /            c            mation on this website regarrding MPA
                                         p
         and exPERT workshops to help develop theiir research ski    ills).

Please confi            relevant supp
           irm that the r           port services provided by the Universit have been discussed with the
                                                                          ty                    w
candidate

     Yes

  This repo has been read by, an discusse with the candidate
          ort      n           nd       ed         c

         ate’s signatur
   Candida            re:                                                                              Date:          /           /


   Main Supervisor’s sig
                       gnature:                                                                        Date:          /           /


   Panel Co           gnature:
          onvenor’s sig                                                                                Date:          /           /

        mpleted b the Graduate Co-
To be com       by                        r         o       mic
                                 -ordinator or Head of Academ Unit
            ompleted by pe
(Cannot be co                          ed          hair, if Grad Co
                          erson who acte as Panel Ch                                          city other senio academic
                                                                  o-ord/HOD acted in this capac              or
                          his
staff member to complete th section)
           t                                 n
   I support the review panel’s recommendation above                                                    Yes                   o
                                                                                                                             No

   The conf
          firmation pro          een      ed         ance with the University’s
                      ocess has be conducte in accorda           e            s                         Yes                  No
                                                                                                                              o
   approved procedures


 Name:
                                                                        Email:
 Signature:
          :                                                           Date:
                                                                                           /      /


                                                             16
                 f         ure
   Confirmation of Candidatu


  oforma 3: To be comp
Pro             e    pleted by the Co
                             y            ation Re
                                    onfirma                   h
                                                 eview Panel Chair

              ame:
   Candidate Na                       Student ID:



 1




                                17
              f         ure
Confirmation of Candidatu


2




                     18
              f         ure
Confirmation of Candidatu


Members of the Review Panel
      s

         Review Pane
Chair of R         el
Supervisoor/s
Independent Panel Member/s
         nel       s
Other Pan Members (if applicable)

         anel membe meet with the candid
Did all pa        ers                  date?

    Yes             No


      n      ssion
Written submis
Outline how each speci task ortar
           w         ific                    ieved to the satisfaction of the panel, a nd if not, provide details
                                 rget was achi            s                                         o
(Please atta additiona pages to th form if req
           ach       al          his         quired)




                                                      19
              f         ure
Confirmation of Candidatu

           dicate wheth at this tim the followiing minimum requiremen for conten in the writt
  Please ind          her         me                     m          nts        nt           ten
                      en
  presentation have bee met:

              of           arch report
         Title o thesis/resea                                                                           Yes                 No
             ement of the re
          State                          em:
                            esearch proble
                          ction
                    Introduc                                                                            Yes                 No
                         ch          r
                    Researc question or hypothesis                                                      Yes                 No
                                        search and th eory
                    Review of relevant res                                                              Yes                 No
             procedure
          The p
                   Theoretical and conce           work
                                        eptual framew                                                   Yes                 No
                          cal                     h
                    Analytic techniques and research design                            N/A              Yes                 No
           etable for com
         Time                        sis/research r
                         mpleting thes                          ched to stude report
                                                  report is attac           ent                         Yes
             ement of progr
          State            ress to date                                                                 Yes                 No
         Brief bibliography                                                                            Yes                 No
              of           s
          List o publications produced during the review of candidatu
                                                       w            ure                N/A              Yes                 No


              esentatio (if app
Second Oral Pre       on      plicable)

                          e                          given?
       On what date was the second oral presentation g                                                            /         /

               members of the review pane attend the o presentatio
       Did all m                        el           oral        on?                                 Yes               No
       Did the candidate pro              ctory oral pres
                           ovide a satisfac                           t             utes?
                                                        sentation of at least 20 minu                Yes              No
            n               of
Comment on the quality o the candida                   sentation - str
                                         ate’s oral pres             ructure, content, strengths, deficiencies, presentation skills,
            ng
understandin of the rese                                            q                            om            w
                            earch area and ability to respond to questions and guidance fro the review panel and wider
                            pace below, please attach fu
audience. (If insufficient sp                                       ation to this for
                                                       urther informa               rm)
                                                    tion addresse satisfactorily? If not, p lease provide details
Were the deficiencies (if any) of the first presentat           ed                                      e




                                                              20
              f         ure
Confirmation of Candidatu

  The Review Panel re
                    ecommends:
            mation of Candidature
    - Confirm
    - Minor am          o            ation documen were requir and have been
             mendments to the confirma           nts         red                                              Yes              No
             ed         el
      endorse by the pane
                         nimous? If no, provide detai ls below
    Was this decision unan                                                                                    Yes              No




           t           ead                   th,        date
  The report has been re by, and discussed wit the candid

            e’s
    Candidate signature:                                                                                      Date:        /          /

           pervisor’s signature:
    Main Sup                                                                                                  Date:        /          /

           onvenor’s signature:
    Panel Co                                                                                                  Date:        /          /


        mpleted b the Graduate Co-
To be com       by                        r         o       mic
                                 -ordinator or Head of Academ Unit
            ompleted by pe
(Cannot be co                          ed          hair, if Grad Co
                          erson who acte as Panel Ch                                          city other senio academic
                                                                  o-ord/HOD acted in this capac              or
                          his
staff member to complete th section)

                          anel’s recommendation abov
    I support the review pa                        ve                                                         Yes              No
    The confi             ess         c
             irmation proce has been conducted in a             w
                                                    accordance with the University’s                          Yes              No
            d
    approved procedures
            ew
    The revie panel mem               s             ty’s approved confirmation procedures
                         mbership meets the Universit                                                         Yes              No
           didate is familia with the Un
    The cand               ar          niversity’s requ
                                                      uirements for ethical researc
                                                                    e             ch                          Yes              No

            e
    (For more information, please see http://policy.mona                 cy-bank/academ
                                                          ash.edu.au/polic                           sponsible-condu
                                                                                      mic/research/res                            -
                                                                                                                   uct-of-research-
                                            concerning-rese
    procedures-for-investigating-complaints-c             earch-misconduuct.html)
          emic unit is in a position to provide
  The acade             n            t

    - Adequate facilities an supervision throughout co
                           nd                                    didature
                                                     onfirmed cand                                            Yes              No
            urce materials required for completion
    - The sou                           c                                                                     Yes              No
    If No, please comment:


  Name:
                                                                                Email:
  Signature:
                                                                                 Date:       /      /

                   ed
Checklist of Attache Documents (please tick to co
                                     e          onfirm)
          □               and B (completed & signe d by the Candidate and Main Supervis
               Sections A a                                               M           sor)

          □             w          oformas 2 & 3 (signed by the Grad Co-o
             Panel Review Report Pro                        t                       D,        e,
                                                                        ordinator/HOD Candidate Panel
            air,
          Cha and Main Supervisor)

          □    Candidate’s Report and Thesis Timeli
                                      T           ine

        Dean (or N
Faculty D                 A
                 Nominee) Approval
          mation of PhD Candidatu
    Confirm                     ure                                                                           Yes
  Name:
                                                                                Email:
  Signature:
                                                                                 Date:       /      /

                rch
Monash Resear Graduate Sch     hool
                yton Campus, We
Building 3D, Clay              ellington Rd
                               stralia
Monash University, VIC 3800, Aus
Telephone + 61 3 9905 3009 Fa                   905
                               acsimile + 61 3 99 5042                      edu.au www.mrgs
                                                         Emaill mrgs@monash.e             s.monash.edu.au//
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