For the purposes of the register, a recent masters by research or PhD graduate will be considered ‘research active’ as an early career researcher for a period of 5 years following award of the degree. Therefore, these staff members will be able to supervise the degree that equates to their own qualification level at either Principal or Associate level, as long as a qualified mentor is appointed. Refer to section 3.c.iv of the HDR Supervisor Procedures. The additional supervisor needs to have a record of completion as per section 4.d of the HDR Supervisor Policy.
For example, a masters by research graduate can supervise masters by research students, and PhD graduates can supervise both masters by research and doctoral students. In each case a qualified mentor must be appointed. After 5 years, they will be expected to meet the criteria as currently stated in the policy in order to remain eligible to supervise HDR students.