Transferable skills are probably the least understood of the three skills addressed in the Career Development Framework. Transferable skills are most simply described as a set of general skills that are important across a range of environments and workplaces.  Transferable skills are highly valued by employers because they can be applied in so many different ways across so many different situations: they are not discipline specific nor are they specific to any one profession. They include such things as communication, problem solving and teamwork. Being able to identify and develop your transferable skills is one of the most important steps in preparing for a successful career.

Categories that focus on the development of transferable skills include:

Communicating in a global environment

9 April 2018 10:00am12:30pm
Build your skills in communicating across a range of cultures and contexts.

Understanding yourself and others

11 April 2018 9:30am12:30pm
Learn five key principles to improve self-awareness and your interactions with others.

Mastering the art of paying attention

17 April 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Discover simple tools and techniques to stay focused and overcome distractions.

Writing a literature review

18 April 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Learn practical strategies that will help you tackle your literature review.

Using strengths to effectively work in teams

10 May 2018 9:30am12:30pm
Learn about your unique strengths and how you can leverage these to work effectively in teams.

Introduction to presentation skills

16 May 2018 9:30am10:30am
Presenting your research is an important skill. Learn how to do it well.

Managing the gap

23 May 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Manage your time between thesis submission and conferral proactively.

The seven secrets of highly successful research students

13 June 2018 9:30am12:00pm
Unlock seven key habits to help you through your research degree.

Turbocharge your writing

13 June 2018 1:30pm4:00pm
Learn clear and practical strategies that can greatly increase your writing productivity.

Advanced presentation skills

19 June 2018 9:00am1:00pm
This interactive session will further develop your presentation skills for impact.


Effective time management for researchers

13 February 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Discover strategies for effective time management which can be applied in your research degree.

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship

13 February 2018 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

Leaders and leadership: The challenge of 'doing' leadership

18 July 2017 1:00pm3:00pm
Learn leadership attributes, approaches, behaviours, and leadership in practice.