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:

Strategic scholarly publishing program - HaBS

23 July 2018 1:00pm27 July 2018 2:30pm
Come along to a series of five discipline-specific workshops, one a day for five days.

UniQuest commercialisation workshop (2 days)

24 July 2018 8:00am25 July 2018 5:00pm
Registrations for this workshop have now closed.

Academic publishing: Play by the rules

6 August 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Explore guiding principles of good publishing practice.

Smart, savvy and scholarly: Knowing where to publish

21 August 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Learn how to publish your research in the right place for the most impact.

Strategic scholarly publishing program - EAIT

27 August 2018 1:00pm31 August 2018 2:30pm
Come along to a series of five discipline-specific workshops, one a day for five days.

5 Rules of Grant Club

4 September 2018 1:00pm4:00pm
Get a head-start on negotiating the world of research grants.

Career strategy: Planning for your Future

10 October 2018 9:30am11:30am
Successful careers are a result of good planning. Get started early with your career strategy.

Strategic scholarly publishing program - HaSS

15 October 2018 1:00pm19 October 2018 2:30pm
Come along to a series of five discipline-specific workshops, one a day for five days.

Matching your potential with employment possibilities

16 October 2018 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.

Preparing your curriculum vitae

16 October 2018 1:00pm3:00pm
Interactive workshop to give you skills to prepare and maintain an outstanding CV.


Practical Publishing Part 2: Next steps

18 July 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Part 2 of Practical Publishing Series: Discover secrets to effectively 'selling' your manuscript to an editor.

Graduate Teaching Associate Program (GTA) (6 months)

15 July 2018 5:00pm
Develop knowledge and skills to advance your future teaching career. Expressions of interest for Round 2 are now open.

Practical Publishing Part 1: Getting started

11 July 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Part 1 of 2 part workshop: Discover tools and practical knowledge to help you start the publishing process.

Career Shaping: Identifying Opportunities for Skills Development [online]

5 July 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
This session will provide participants with strategies to identify skills development opportunities.

Communicating for impact outside academia

3 July 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Learn to communicate your research to the broader community.

Career Shaping: Understanding your Skills [online]

27 June 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
This session will provide participants with an opportunity to identify and explore their existing skills.

Intellectual property

20 June 2018 10:00am11:30am
Understand how to protect intellectual property, what are your rights and your responsibilities.

HaBS Introduction to Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

13 June 2018 9:30am12:00pm
Not sure what a postdoc is? Wondering how people get them? Attend this great session and find out!

The teaching academic: An introduction

7 June 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Gain insight into what it means to teach effectively in higher education and how this fits with an academic career.

Idea Hub for HDRs: 6 week program

1 June 2018 4:00pm
This six week course shows you how to pursue your ideas and tap into your inner entrepreneur. Expressions of interest close 1 June, course dates: 7 June - 12 July.

Build your personal brand

15 May 2018 9:30am11:30am
This workshop provides pragmatic strategies to define your personal and research brand.

Strategic scholarly publishing program - Science

14 May 2018 1:00pm18 May 2018 2:30pm
Come along to a series of five discipline-specific workshops, one a day for five days.

Career shaping: Resume and selection criteria

27 March 2018 1:00pm3:00pm
Write a great resume tailored to your audience and learn how to respond to selection criteria.

Career shaping: Understand your skills and identify opportunities

27 March 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Increase your chances of a positive career on completion of your HDR.

Candidate Development Award information session

26 March 2018 10:30am11:30am
This sessions provides an overview of the CDA and the process of applying.

How to get published: An introduction

19 March 2018 2:30pm4:30pm
Gain an insight into the world of scholarly publishing.

Career strategy: Planning for your Future

13 March 2018 9:30am11:30am
Craft a career strategy to make the transition from study to employment.

Strategic networking: How to connect for impact

8 March 2018 9:30am11:30am
Understand the strategic value of networking. Identify networking opportunities.

How to navigate an academic career

6 March 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.

Strategic scholarly publishing program - BEL

5 March 2018 1:00pm9 March 2018 2:30pm
Come along to a series of five discipline-specific workshops, one a day for five days.

Applying for academic positions

15 February 2018 9:30am11:30am
This workshop is for HDR candidates who would like to find out more about applying for academic positions within the Australian system.

Curriculum vitae basics for HDRs (Gatton)

14 February 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Learn how to prepare a quality CV that highlights skills gained during your HDR.

Career strategy (Gatton)

14 February 2018 9:30am11:30am
Discover post-HDR career options and consider which is best for you.

Elsevier: Introduction to journal publishing & Open Access

25 October 2017 2:00pm5:00pm
Gain an understanding of journal publishing and Open Access.

Writing award winning reviews

13 September 2017 1:00pm2:00pm
For all who are interested in shaping research and understanding intricacies of peer review process, this session is for you.