Skills development

Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE)

CSHE Orientation events; Professional development for graduate researchers; and Resources. Further resources are provided by the Graduate Centre, and the Graduate Student Association, all housed in the Melbourne School of Graduate Research (MSGR) 1888 Building (Building 198).

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts Graduate research web pages offer information about Research Welcome Day, a Graduate Research Orientation Program and a Skills Development Program. They also provide loan equipment, such as cameras and video cameras, audio recording devices, scanners and laptops.

Academic Skills

Academic Skills provides students with assistance in language and grammar, reading and research, speaking and presenting, and study skills and writing.

University Library

University Library provide some very important opportunities to research students, including assistance with research strategies, online databases, EndNote and research consultations. Visit the University Library Beginning Research web page. The Library also provides a Library Research consultant who is dedicated specifically to the needs of research students; she is an Endnote specialist and is available for one-to-one consultation.

Inter-library loans (ILL)

Inter-library loans (ILL) are available through the online system. For international loans or thesis purchase, make sure you have your supervisor’s approval. Graduate students do not have to pay any ILL costs for materials legitimately related to their thesis research.

IT Services

Student Union computers

The Rowden White Library's computers are a service for all students offering internet access and word processing.

Location: 2nd Floor, Union House (Building 130)
Facility hours: Normal semester opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 8.30 am - 5.30 pm
Closed on weekends

High Performance Computing

High Performance Computing (HPC) supports the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) requirements of researchers across the University which are beyond what is expected to be provided by their faculty. It does this by providing a range of physical resources together with advice, training and consulting in the most effective means of using these resources to further their research needs. Where this results in changed methods or major productivity improvements this may be referred to as 'eResearch'. High Performance Computing (HPC) offers a much greater capacity than conventional desktop computers to solving large computational problem. Using parallel programming techniques HCP enables software to run on multiple machines. Read more on the High Performance Computing web page.


Graduates are eligible for photocopying grants of $50 in each year of their candidature. Apply directly to the Research Students Administrator (under professional staff), either in person or by email. The application will take at least two weeks to be processed.