The Australian Government's Research Training Scheme (RTS) covers course fees for research candidates who are Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents for the specified duration of their course.
The PhD degree can be completed full or part time, and tailored to suit your employment obligations. Students work with their choice of academic supervisor. Work included in thesis and coursework components must be completed during the period of enrolment in the degree. Most students would complete the PhD over 3 years full time or 6 years part time, although shorter time periods are not uncommon.
Enrolment in the PhD research degree can occur at any time during the year.