No matter what professional experience you have, or what career trajectory you intend to follow after completing your degree, it is important to reflect on your plans for your future career and how you intend to transition from your research degree to that professional context. Depending on what path you wish to take, there are some professional skills which are specific to particular career paths; skills such as those required by professional researchers, teaching skills needed in academia, or skills that will assist you to innovate as an entrepreneur. Building professional skills during your research degree will ensure you are well-equipped for whichever pathway you choose. 

Categories that focus on the development of professional skills include:

Business of you [Webinar]

19 August 2022 9:00am11:00am
This interactive workshop will teach you how use digital marketing tools and social media to advance your career. The workshop will give you practical steps on how to how to package and communicate your unique skills, strengths and value proposition.

Strategic scholarly publishing principles [webinar]

6 September 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Learn the principles of publishing your research strategically.

Promoting your research impact: Collecting evidence of research engagement [webinar]

9 September 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
Learn about research metrices and social media impact. Find out how and where you can start making an impact with your research. (Previously known as Making and measuring research impact: an introduction)

How to navigate an academic career [webinar]

12 September 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.

What DO examiners want? [Webinar]

12 September 2022 1:00pm3:00pm
What are examiners looking for in your written thesis and oral examination (viva)? How or what should you prepare? This session is also offered in the F2F mode. Please ensure that you are registered in the correct mode to receive the correct instructions.

Planning to publish [webinar]

13 September 2022 10:00am11:30am
Which journals/publishers are best for your research? (previously known as How to Get Published)

Matching your potential with employment possibilities [webinar]

21 September 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop will provide you with strategies for finding out what jobs are out there, and how to decide the main characteristics being sought in those jobs. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROX 6-8 WEEKS PRIOR.

Career control for researchers [online]

4 October 2022 9:00am
The 2022 Round 2 course is now open for applications. This 8-week online paced course runs from 4 Oct to 25 November 2022. Closing date for application is 20 September 2022 at 11.59pm. You will be advised by 30 September if you are successful. 

Career strategy (General) [webinar]

19 October 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Discover post-HDR career options and consider which is best for you.

Strategic networking: How to connect for impact [webinar]

28 October 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Understand the strategic value of networking. Identify networking opportunities.


Ventures' Validate

11 August 2022 4:00pm6:00pm
Validate is designed to help you and your team develop a validated business model in an interactive learning space over a period of 10 weeks from 11 August to 19 October. Your team will pitch to a judging panel for a share in $10,000 in cash prizes.

Ventures' LeadHers

4 August 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Join Ventures for a one-day LeadHers program over 5 sessions from 4 August to 1 September. Coming to you either face-to-face or online.

Copyright and your research: Including material in your thesis and publications [St Lucia]

3 August 2022 1:00pm2:30pm
Examine how you should correctly incorporate and attribute copyrighted material in your thesis and publications. This workshop is also available in the webinar delivery mode. Please ensure that you are correctly registered in your chosen mode to receive the relevant workshop notifications.

Copyright and your research: Including material in your thesis and publications [webinar]

3 August 2022 1:00pm2:30pm
Examine how you should correctly incorporate and attribute copyrighted material in your thesis and publications. This workshop is also available in the face-to-face delivery mode. Please ensure that you are correctly registered in your chosen mode to receive the relevant workshop notifications.

Agile project management [St Lucia]

2 August 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Plan, execute and deliver projects in a lean way. Lean methodologies create greater value while using fewer resources.

The Pitching Event (Ventures) [webinar]

28 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This is an opportunity for participants to practice delivering their pitches to a panel of judges/mentors and get feedback.

The teaching academic: An introduction [webinar]

21 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Gain insight into what it means to teach effectively in higher education and how this fits with an academic career.

Pitching and storytelling (Ventures) [webinar]

21 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This session provides best practice on how to build a pitch deck and how to deliver it compellingly.

Getting Research Into Policy and Practice (Centre for Policy Futures)

19 July 2022 9:00am1:00pm
The Centre for Policy Futures is running its highly regarded Getting Research into Policy and Practice (GRiPP) training next month. This half-day workshop is designed for academics, professionals, and students to improve their understanding of the political and government landscape, and how to frame and promote their research to inform and shape evidence-based policy. The session will be run by Dr Greta Nabbs-Keller, with contributions from Ms Shannon Willoughby, Professor Greg Marston, and Professor Brian Head. Registration is essential.

UniQuest research commercialisation workshop

19 July 2022 8:00am20 July 2022 5:00pm
2-day workshop that focuses on creating an awareness of intellectual property management and commercialisation. Express your interest in joining the workshop now!

Business models (Ventures) [webinar]

14 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
We use the collaborative and interactive ‘business model canvas’ framework to quickly and easily define and communicate a business idea or concept.

Prototype and MVP (Ventures) [webinar]

7 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Find out about lean methodologies, tools for rapid prototyping and understand minimum viable products.

Mental Health First Aid

7 July 2022 8:30am8 July 2022 4:30pm
What to gain the mental health first aid skills to help yourself and others in mental distress? Want to gain the MHFA accreditation that you can put on your CV? Join our 2 full-day MHFA accreditation training offered to HDR students at no cost to you! Please do NOT sign up unless you can commit to attending both days in full.

Working in the 3rd Space: non-academic university careers [webinar]

5 July 2022 12:00pm2:00pm
Learn what is meant by 'the third space' and how this space might be right for your career.

Design thinking: Think like an entrepreneur (Ventures) [webinar]

30 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Understand the basics of design-thinking.

Entrepreneurial intelligence (Ventures) [webinar]

23 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Learn the first steps to become an entrepreneur.

Ventures' Curiosity for PhD

23 June 2022 10:00am
Over six weeks, you will attend a combination of weekly workshops and listen to a series of inspirational speakers. Please note you will be required to attend all six workshops and the speaker sessions.

Finish that thesis!™ [online]

14 June 2022 9:00am16 June 2022 4:00pm
Thesis deadline looming but can’t seem to find the time or motivation? Join us for an intensive 3-day advance (not a retreat!) towards writing 20,000 words for your thesis or set your own ambitious writing goals! Apply now! Applications close 22 May at 11.59pm.

Career shaping: Resume and selection criteria [St Lucia]

6 June 2022 10:00am12:30pm
Write a great resume tailored to your audience and learn how to respond to selection criteria.

Promoting your publications: Maximising your research visibility [webinar]

25 May 2022 10:00am11:30am
What can you do to maximise your work’s visibility and impact? This is the second part of a two-part series. Consider attending Publishing Your Research: Writing and Submitting before this.

Publishing your research: Writing and submitting [webinar]

18 May 2022 10:00am11:30am
Equip yourself with the tools and practical knowledge to assist you through the writing and submission phase of the publication process. This is part 1 of a 2-part series. Consider attending Promoting Your Publications after this.

Applying for academic positions [webinar]

17 May 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Thinking about a career in academia but don't know where to start? This workshop is for HDR candidates who would like to find out more about applying for academic positions within the Australian system.

Authorship: Your rights and responsibilities [webinar]

6 April 2022 10:00am11:30am
Explore guiding principles of good publishing practice/ethics and your rights. Previously known as Academic publishing: Play by the rules.

Graduate Teaching Associate Program (GTA) (5 months)

16 March 2022 2:00pm4:00pm
The program is now open for Semester 1, 2022. Read more on the GTA website or use the Register button to complete the Application form to express your interest now. Applications close 5pm, 25 February.

Networking in the digital space [webinar]

23 February 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This session will provide tips and tricks for making contact through digital means.