All students applying for an internship are required to submit a Student Approval Form signed by their authorised university approver.

In addition to the fields marked ‘mandatory’, different universities require different sections of the form to be completed and approved prior to submitting.

Use the database below to identify which sections you are required to complete and who to contact for university approval.

If you have any questions, please email

The Student Approval Form must be submitted within 5 business days of your application for it to be valid. 

University Sections Approval Contact
Australian National University C & E Higher Degree by Research
University of Canberra E only Graduate Research
University Section Approval Contact
Charles Sturt University C & E Paul Shaw, HDR manager
Macquarie University C & E Jason Ford
University of Newcastle C & E Gareth Patterson
University of New England C & E Research Services
University of New South Wales
(including ADFA)
C & E Graduate Research School
University of Sydney C & E Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre
University of Technology Sydney C & E Graduate Research School
University of Wollongong C & E Graduate Research School
Western Sydney University C & E Victoria Jones
University Sections Approval Contact
Charles Darwin University C & E CDU Higher Degree by Research
University Sections Approval Contact
Central Queensland University C & E Renee Mooney or Josh Ariens
James Cook University C & E Fiona Whittenbury
Griffith University C only Supervisor Only
Queensland University of Technology E only Susan Schlinker and Simon Kolanowski
University of Queensland E only HDR Placement Coordinator Engagement and Development Manager
University of South Queensland C & E Rebecca Boddington
University Sections Approval Contact
Flinders University C & E HDR Engagement
University of Adelaide C & E HDR Industry Enquiries
University of South Australia C & E Kelly Martin
University Sections Approval Contact
University of Tasmania C & E Dr Chris Dunn
University Sections Approval Contact
Deakin University C & E PhD Xtra
Federation University C & E Helen Wade
La Trobe University C & E Research Education and Development
Monash University C & E Monash Graduate Research Office
RMIT University C & E Louise Ballard
Swinburne University C & E Dean of Graduate Research
University of Melbourne C & E Science – Jennifer De Gabriele
C & E Engineering & IT – Kate Hale
C & E Business & Economics – Jennifer Decolongon
C & E Veterinary & Agricultural
C & E Arts
C & E Education
C & E Law
C & E School of Design
C & E Music
C & E Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Victoria University C & E Dr Lesley Birch
University Sections Approval Contact
Curtin University C & E Tania Lerch or Katie Flannagan
Edith Cowan University C & E The Graduate Research Services Team
Murdoch University C & E Tahmina Takhari and Kirsty Perry and
University of Western Australia C & E Agi Gedeon