HDR Supervisors are approved by the Executive Dean of Faculty - usually by an AD HDR, or HDR Manager with delegated authority.
In order to be appointed as a Principal Supervisor, the supervisor must be registered on the MQSR. The first step in the MQSR process is completing an Orientation Program. Once this is completed, approval for MQSR criteria is managed via an automated process through Faculty approval. Records of those approved are managed centrally, via the MQSR.