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Assessment of Academic Qualifications

 For applicants with equivalent and/or professional qualifications the following procedure applies:

  • Prior to the formal application for registration the proposed Candidate must provide the Principal Supervisor with details of their qualifications on the Application Form for the Assessment of Academic Qualifications who then submits the form to the Office of the Registrar for consideration.
  • The Registrar assesses the qualifications in consultation with the Institute’s Postgraduate Research Advisory Board.
  • The Office of the Registrar communicates the outcome of the qualifications assessment back to the Principal Supervisor before a formal registration application can proceed as per guidelines in the  Application Procedure page.

In considering an applicant in this category, the Institute Postgraduate Research Advisory Board shall look for evidence of the candidate’s ability and background knowledge in relation to the proposed research. Professional experience, publications, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment shall be taken into consideration. The Registrar may require an applicant to pass a  qualifying examination before registration can be approved. An applicant wishing to be considered under this regulation must include in the application for registration the names of two suitable persons whom the Institute may consult concerning the candidate’s academic attainment and fitness for research.

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