Help and support

Contact and consultation

AIRS Email: - For general enquiries about the unit, pathways of engagement, structure, due dates, resources or grades.

Consultation: Liaison Librarian - Email and appointment for discipline specific questions and clarification of requirements of individual assessment questions.


How do I enrol in IFN001?

Enrolment occurs automatically from commencement, providing IFN001 is a unit requirement for your course.

Do the workshops need to be taken in order?

The optional workshops stand alone and can be completed out of order or sequentially. However, the workshops do take a systematic logical approach, starting with the research question in AIRS 1, progressing to search effectiveness and efficiencies based on the research question in AIRS 2, to information and data management in AIRS 3, and then publishing, impact and pathways in AIRS 4.

Can I do IFN001: AIRS if I'm not enrolled in a QUT course?

AIRS is (1) an open source set of online modules and resources in research skills and knowledge, and (2) The QUT unit IFN001. As someone not enrolled in a QUT course requiring IFN001, everything on the website is available to you. You can engage in the 12 modules and use the learning resources in video, MP3 and PDF. You could even complete the resources log according to the marking criteria to track your progress. However assessment and therefore accreditation is not available, unless you are or will also be enrolled in QUT course with the unit IFN001.

When is the assessment due?

The assessment must be completed within three months of your commencement date if you are a Full Time student. If you are a Part Time student you must complete your assessment within six months of your commencement date. In most cases, your AIRS assessment is due at the same time as your Stage 2 deadline. Please be sure to plan your time accordingly.

The exact date of your assessment will be emailed to you shortly after your commencement date.

How long will the marking take?

We commit to return of the completed grading sheet within a month of receipt.

When will the grade be made official after having the grading sheet returned?

IFN001: AIRS teaching and assessment occurs across teaching periods. If your official enrolment is in a current teaching period, the grade received will become official shortly after the end of the teaching period. If your official enrolment was in the previous teaching period, the grade will become official soon after receiving the grading sheet.

What does it mean when in my Academic Record in Virtual it says "AT" next to the unit IFN001?

A status of AT next to a unit in your Academic Record means assessment is still to be received. This happens because teaching and assessment for IFN001 occurs across teaching periods when your assessment due date is after the end of the teaching period you are enrolled in. When the assignment is submitted and marked, the "AT" will be replaced by the grade.

Can I be excused/exempt from doing IFN001?

IFN001 is a mandatory coursework unit for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) students. Exemptions (Advanced Standing) are valid if IFN001 has been completed within the last five years at QUT. For example, if you completed IFN001 in a previous QUT HDR course such as IF80, and then within five years enrol into IF49, you will be eligible for an exemption. If IFN001 is required as part of your course, you will be automatically enrolled into the unit by the Graduate Research Centre (GRC).