Committees groups and networks

Research Higher Degrees Committee (RHDC)

The Research Higher Degrees Committee is responsible for advising the Academic Board on all matters of policy relating to graduate research degrees (courses in which the research component is at least 66%), including the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy and Masters by research.

Further information is available here.

Research Training Advisory Committee (RTAC)

The Research Training Advisory Committee coordinates the delivery of research training across the University and serves as a forum through which Research Chancellery engages with faculties and graduate schools on strategy to strengthen research outcomes.

Terms of Reference and Membership

Terms of reference are available for download here.

2016 Meeting Schedule

2 March

27 April

25 May

29 June

10 August

21 September

2 November

For more information please contact Amanda Davis.

Graduate Research Managers Advisory Group (GRMAG)


To function as an advisory group, to provide input to, and feedback on, RTAC and RHDC's proposed strategies and policies, consider their implementation in relation to resources and planning and act as a conduit to faculty general managers on research training matters. GRMAG was established originally as the RHD Managers Group in September 2008.

Terms of Reference & Membership

Full terms of reference and details of the group's membership can be downloaded here.

GRMAG Meetings for 2016

(All meetings are held on the first Friday of the month from 10.30am - 12.30pm, unless otherwise stated)

5 February

4 March

8 April

3 June

1 July

5 August

2 September

4 November

For more information please contact the group's Executive Officer Michelle Green.

Graduate Research Administrator Network (GRAN)

GRAN is a forum for professional staff across all areas of the University who work with graduate researchers; including Academic Division and University Services staff. The network meets once a month to collaborate on and share best practice across all aspects of research training administration.  Meetings are relaxed and friendly, guest speakers and workshop topics are kept timely and relevant for the graduate research administration work cycles.

Network meetings for 2016

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday or Thursday (alternating) of the month between 11.30am – 1pm unless otherwise advertised.





24 February



24 March



27 April



26 May



22 June

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences


28 July



24 August

Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences


22 September

Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music


26 October

Business and Economics


24 November

Architecture, Building and Planning


For enquires please contact Graduate Research Candidature.