Help and support

Contact and consultation

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

Resource Log Drop-in Clinics: Attend an IFN001 AIRS Resource Log Drop-In Clinic for targeted help with your Resource Log.

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

Connect with other students: AIRS Yammer group - Increase your network and engage with other students by using the AIRS Yammer group. If you have questions or comments about the resources or the AIRS curriculum, or simply want to connect with other students who are at the same stage of their research journey - Yammer might work for you.

FAQs

How do I enrol in IFN001?

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

How do I register for Workshops?

From the menu bar above, click on "Your workshops" and book to register.

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 from doing IFN001?

IFN001 is a mandatory coursework unit for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) students. Exemptions are only granted to those students who have previously completed IFN001.