All students applying for an internship are required to submit a Student Approval Form.

Different universities require different sections of the form to be completed and approved prior to submitting. Please refer to the table below to identify which sections your university classifies as ‘mandatory’ and who to contact for university approval.

If your university requires both section C & E to be completed, please ensure you have gained Supervisor approval (Section C) prior to submitting for university approval (Section E).

If you have made alternative arrangements with your university or have any questions, please email

To progress your application to the next stage your Student Approval Form must be submitted as soon as possible.

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 GRS Industry HDR
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 Adnan Syed Muhammad
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 C & E Sentha Govin-Vel
University of Queensland E only HDR Placement Coordinator Engagement and Development Manager
University of Southern Queensland C & E Rebecca Boddington
University of the Sunshine Coast C & E HDR Internships
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 Amanda Paech
University Sections Approval Contact
Deakin University C & E PhD Xtra
Federation University C & E Dean of Graduate Studies
La Trobe University C & E Research Education and Development
Monash University C & E Click Here for a list of Faculty Graduate Research office contacts (access via your Monash log in details is required)
RMIT University C & E Louise Ballard
Swinburne University C & E Dean of Graduate Research
University of Melbourne C & E Graduate Research Internships
Victoria University C & E Dr Lesley Birch
University Sections Approval Contact
Curtin University C & E Tania Lerch and David Cameron and
Edith Cowan University C & E The Graduate Research Services Team
Murdoch University C & E GRS Internships Team
The University of Western Australia C & E GRS – Agi Gedeon and
University of Notre Dame C & E Higher Degree by Research Team