Notice of intention to submit
You must give your Principal Supervisor and Director of College/Centre/Institute at least three months notice of the date you intend to submit your thesis for examination by completing the intention to submit form. This will give your Principal Supervisor sufficient time to identify and nominate external examiners (number varies depending on the discipline) for approval. In addition, you must have an enrolled status when you submit your thesis examination.
Submitting your HDR thesis
You must make an appointment with your academic College Support Officer in the Graduate Research Centre to submit your HDR thesis for examination.
If you complete your thesis 12 months (or equivalent part time) before your candidature due date you must submit an application for early submission to the Graduate Research Centre.
Your application should contain:
- a copy of your thesis
- Release of Thesis form
- detailed letter from your research supervisor providing reasons for early submission and confirming the thesis has been analysed through Turnitin.
Your application for early submission will be reviewed by your College Director (Research & Research Training). The College Director may convene a 'College Review Panel' to assist with reviewing and approving the application.
Release of thesis
You must submit a Release of Thesis form with your thesis so it can be released to examiners. The Chair of Examiners is normally your College Director, Research Training.
However, if your Principal Supervisor is the College Director (Research & Research Training), he or she is unable to act as Chair of Examiners. In this instance, the College Dean (or nominee) will normally act as the Chair of Examiners for your thesis.
Submitting copies of your thesis for examination
All candidates are required to submit one electronic copy of their thesis for examination. A temporary hardbound copy of the thesis is only required if the examiner has requested a copy. Please discuss with your supervisor.
Acceptable forms of temporary binding are spiral and thermal binding and thesis may be printed double-sided.
If you are on a scholarship contact the Admissions and Scholarships Coordinator to see if you are eligible for a binding allowance.
Self bind facilities are available at most campus libraries. Please enquire at the service desk of your campus library.
Alternatively, you can search the Yellow Pages under 'bookbinder', or have your thesis bound at one of our identified bookbinders:
Doncaster Bookbinders, Moorabbin
+61 3 9555 4633
Prompt Thesis Binding, Kilsyth
0431 693 093
A G Bookbinders, West Melbourne
+61 3 9329 0288
Apollo-Moon Bookbinders, Rowville
+61 3 9763 2299
Irwin and McLaren Bookbinders, Richmond
+61 3 9428 5829
Whites Law Bindery, Caulfield South
+61 3 9523 6026
Scribe Bookbinding, Carlton North
+61 3 9347 0039