Information for supervisors

Graduate research supervisors play a critical role in developing independent researchers. At La Trobe, we are committed to fostering a positive experience for graduate research candidates and supervisors alike.

Being a graduate research supervisor is an important part of academic life, and one that we hope you will value and continuously seek to develop at every stage of your academic career. These pages provide the information and resources to help you do this.

At La Trobe, graduate research supervision is considered to be equal parts teaching and research, and is reflected this way in academic workloads. It is also a highly interpersonal pursuit that requires a willingness to engage positively, critically and authentically with the candidates who you will mentor now and in the future. Supervision forms part of your professional and pedagogical practice, and you are encouraged to continually reflect on the contribution you make to the development of graduate researchers.

Registration and induction

If you are new to supervision see the University's registration and induction expectations

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Support and development

There is a range of support mechanisms to assist you in your supervision role.

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Policies and resources

Key resources for your supervising journey

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