Compulsory programs for HDR candidates

New candidates in research degrees must complete two commencement programs in their first year of study.

  • a University-wide introduction called the “Central Commencement Program” (CCP), and
  • a Faculty-specific “Faculty Commencement Program” (FCP).

MRes students have a separate CCP.

Central Commencement Program (CCP)

This is a compulsory program run for all HDR candidates and is completed online. Ensure you enrol and complete the relevant CCP.

We invite new HDR candidates to attend the Pro-Vice Chancellor's HDR Welcome, held early in each semester.

HDR students - How to access the CCP Online

The HDR CCP online is currently available. You need to be an enrolled HDR Candidate to access the iLearn Unit.

To complete the CCP Online:

  1. Access the Central Commencement Program Online For HDR Candidates.
  2. Enter your student OneID username (MQ followed by your student number, eg MQ12345678) and password to log in to iLearn.
  3. Enter the enrolment key hdrccp. Once enrolled, you can access the CCP Online at any time via iLearn.

MRes students - How to access the CCP Online

The MRes CCP Online is now available. You need to be an enrolled MRes Candidate to access the iLearn Unit.

To complete the MRes CCP online:

  1. Access the Central Commencement Program Online For MRes Candidates.
  2. Enter your student OneID username (ie your student number, eg 12345678) and password to log in to iLearn. If you do not register with your Student OneID, we cannot update your student record to mark the CCP as complete.
  3. Enter the enrolment key mresccp. Once enrolled, you can access the CCP Online at any time via iLearn.

Contact us

If you have forgotten your OneID password or are having difficulties logging into iLearn, please contact the IT Service Desk:

T: +61 (2) 9850 4357
Freecall: 1800 063 191
E: ithelp@mq.edu.au

If you have any questions relating to the CCP online program, email hdr.induction@mq.edu.au.

Faculty Commencement Program

Faculty programs run separately from the CCP and vary by faculty, involving a face-to-face or online program. Most are run twice a year.

The Faculty of Arts Commencement Program for PhD and MPhil provides a welcome to new research students and those who have not had the opportunity to attend previous orientations. You will be introduced to the services available to you within the Faculty and the HDR directors. You will also have the chance to mingle with fellow candidates from across the University.

The next Arts FCP is scheduled for:

  • Date: TBC
  • Time: TBC
  • Venue: TBC

For BPhil/MRes Students, the Faculty hosts a welcome to introduce you to both academic and administrative services and gives you a chance to meet your fellow candidates. For details, contact mres.arts@mq.edu.au.

For details, please contact fmhs.hdr@mq.edu.au.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering’s Commencement Program is a half-day event that introduces candidates to all faculty-specific info and resources, including OH&S requirements and how to obtain ethics clearance for your research. If you are unable to attend, contact sci.hdradm@mq.edu.au.

Each department has its own induction program to help introduce you to your research colleagues, key staff and resources. Contact your department directly to arrange your induction.

Commencement Day is a series of workshops and training sessions to give you and your supervisors important skills and information. It is also an opportunity to meet students and staff in a friendly environment. All new candidates must attend, while current HDR candidates and supervisors are encouraged to come along. We will notify MRes students by email as to the workshops they must attend.

Contact us

For all general enquiries, contact the Office of HDR Training and Partnerships.

Contact us

  • Office of HDR Training and Partnerships
  • Macquarie University
  • Level 2, 16 Wally's Walk NSW 2109
  • T: +61 (2) 9850 4741