Assessment and Honorarium


Monash provides all examiners with an honorarium upon receipt of the thesis examination report. The fee is:

  • AUD $487, doctoral thesis
  • AUD $274, master’s thesis

Australian examiners may wish to also complete the Tax File Number declaration, to avoid being taxed at the higher bracket. Alternatively, examiners with ABNs can invoice us for the full amount. Note that only ABNs registered with GST can include GST in the tax invoice.

Overseas examiners, will be paid directly into your account, once you have provided your banking details. Banking details, including SWIFT code must be provided. IBAN is also required for payment in Euro.

Assessment completion time

Doctoral examiners have eight weeks to complete thesis assessment and research masters' examiners, six weeks. If you need more time, please inform us so that we can update the student and supervisor.

Report submission

All doctoral and research masters' examinations will be conducted online via a secure personalised portal, sent to the examiner via email. The report and final recommendation is to be completed.

Release of reports

Once all reports and comments have been received, unedited copies (including your identity) will be forwarded to the student, their supervisor and the head of the academic unit.

Examination outcomes

Information on the assessment of doctoral and research masters' degrees, is outlined in Chapter 7 of the handbook.