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:

Resilient researcher: Resilience when remote [Webinar]

7 February 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
This webinar is designed to assist HDR candidates researching in remote locations. For instance, this may occur when you are away collecting data or are based interstate or even overseas.

Perfection not required: Managing perfectionism [webinar]

10 February 2023 10:00am11:30am
This workshop will dispel the common myth that perfectionism is a good thing that is a characteristic of high achievers, and use a cognitive behavioural approach to overcoming perfectionist behaviours and thought processes.

Pondering procrastination productively [webinar]

16 February 2023 10:00am11:30am
Are you plagued by procrastination? Why put off till tomorrow what you can do today? Learn tools and strategies to get you started in making change, feeling in control and creating new, more productive habits.

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship [webinar]

17 February 2023 1:00pm2:30pm
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

Writing a confirmation document [webinar]

24 February 2023 10:00am11:30am
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document. This session is available in-person too. Ensure that you're registered for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications.

Writing a literature review [webinar]

6 March 2023 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to critically read and note-take when writing your lit review. Examine the unique features of a literature review as a frame for your research. This session is also available as a dual mode in Gatton. Please ensure you are registered in the correct session in order to receive the correct notifications.

Mine, Yours, Ours – Meeting everyone’s needs through assertive communication [webinar]

15 March 2023 11:00am1:00pm
This workshop provides strategies to think and behave more assertively, set healthy professional boundaries and resolve conflict in professional contexts.

Three Ss of Resilience [webinar]

22 March 2023 10:00am11:30am
Learn strategies to improve resilience in order to better manage the stresses and strains of life, both during the candidature and in your future professional life.

Research impact: Planning for optimal impact and engagement [webinar]

23 March 2023 12:00pm1:30pm
Deepen your understanding of research impact and developing an action plan for achieving impact. Formulate your action plan for maximising research impact.

NEW! Communicating quantitative research and visual information effectively [webinar]

31 March 2023 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to make your data, statistics, graphs and images more impactful and memorable by learning how to make them more reader/audience-friendly. Case studies from both written work and oral presentations will be used to illustrate common problems and more effective solutions.

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Resilient researcher: Understanding yourself and others [webinar]

24 January 2023 12:00pm1:30pm
Your IQ is high. But what about your EQ? The ability to understand ourselves and others is central to career and personal success.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [St Lucia]

23 January 2023 9:30am1:30pm
This interactive session will enable you to develop your edge when communicating your research, participating in conferences or competitions such as 3MT and more broadly, when presenting your personal value proposition. (formerly known as Advanced Presentation Skills).

Writing a literature review [Herston]

15 November 2022 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to critically read and note-take when writing your lit review. Examine the unique features of a literature review as a frame for your research. This session is also available on Zoom. Please ensure that you're signed up for the correct session in order to receive the correct notifications.

A winning mindset: Coaching for performance [F2F St Lucia]

10 November 2022 10:00am12:30pm
Our mindset is the foundation for success in life and careers. Learn to develop a winning mindset and practice coaching which is an essential workplace skill.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [Gatton]

7 November 2022 9:30am1:30pm
This interactive session will enable you to develop your edge when communicating your research, presenting at conferences, or participating in competitions such as 3MT and more broadly, when presenting your personal value proposition. (formerly known as Advanced Presentation Skills);

Using strengths to effectively work in teams [St Lucia]

24 October 2022 10:00am1:00pm
Learn about your unique strengths and how you can leverage these to work effectively in teams. REGISTRATION CLOSES MIDNIGHT 16 OCTOBER

Presenting your research (webinar)

18 October 2022 10:00am11:30am
This session provides an introduction to the secrets of great research presentations. Learn how to craft a message that targets your audience. This workshop is also concurrently offered F2F at Herston. Please ensure that you are signed up for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications. (Formerly known as Introduction to Presentation Skills as well as Planning and Presenting Persuasive Research).

Presenting your research [Herston]

18 October 2022 10:00am11:30am
This session provides an introduction to the secrets of great research presentations. Learn how to craft a message that targets your audience. This workshop is also concurrently offered as a webinar. Please ensure that you are signed up for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications. (Formerly known as Introduction to Presentation Skills as well as Planning and Presenting Persuasive Research).

Leaders and leadership: The challenge of 'doing' leadership [webinar]

30 September 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop will give you insights into what leadership means in the 21st century and the challenges of being a leader.  It will give you an opportunity to reflect on your own potential to lead and make a difference in the workplace.

Communicating in a global environment

26 September 2022 10:00am1:00pm
Build your skills in communicating across a range of cultures and contexts.

R U OK [Special] - Building skills [St Lucia]

7 September 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
R U Ok Day is a national day of action to encourage conversations with those who may be struggling. This workshop will build skills on mental health awareness, ways we can have difficult conversations with each other and ways to access support.

Postgrad life in the Great Southern Land [St Lucia]

5 September 2022 10:00am11:30am
This workshop explores common challenges for international students, such as the experience of homesickness and culture shock, as well as the differences in the Australian workplace and academic cultures.

Academic writing course (8 weeks) [online]

16 August 2022 1:30pm
Register by submitting the application form. Course spans 8 weeks. Sessions run from 16 August to 4 October (HASS) OR 17 August to 5 October (STEM). Application closes on 24 July, 11.59 pm.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [webinar]

12 July 2022 9:30am1:30pm
This interactive session will enable you to develop your edge when communicating your research, presenting at conferences, or participating in competitions such as 3MT and more broadly, when presenting your personal value proposition. (formerly known as Advanced Presentation Skills)

Policy 101: Understanding public policy and its making [webinar]

11 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Develop a scholarly appreciation of public policy and identify how it impacts your research.

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.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [Herston]

21 June 2022 9:30am1:30pm
This interactive session will enable you to develop your edge when communicating your research, presenting at conferences, or participating in competitions such as 3MT and more broadly, when presenting your personal value proposition.

Networking Breakfast: HDR Placements Showcase

20 June 2022 8:00am10:30am
The theme of this networking breakfast is Placements. Listen to our industry and student panels discuss their expectations and experiences of placements. Places are highly limited. Apply now! Applications close 3 June 12pm.

The 'imposter' syndrome [webinar]

9 June 2022 1:00pm4:00pm
Although you are doing well, you may still feel like an imposter. Learn how to manage these feelings.

Resilient researcher: Becoming a Resilient Researcher [Webinar]

26 May 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Build your resilience for your research degree and beyond.

Mastering the art of paying attention [webinar]

13 May 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Discover simple tools and techniques to stay focused and overcome distractions.

The seven secrets of highly successful research students [online]

9 May 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This 10 week online program from 09 May to 17 July looks at seven key strategies that help research higher degree students finish on time and enjoy the process more. Registration closes on 3 May at noon.

Turbocharge your writing [online]

26 April 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This program establishes good writing routines and habits by delivering content over a 12 week period from 26 April to 17 July. Registration closes on 19 April at noon.

Presenting for the 3MT [webinar]

14 March 2022 10:00am11:00am
How do you present effectively for the 3MT

HASS Research: Departing radically in academic writing

17 August 2021 9:00am12:00pm
The aim of this workshop is to introduce qualitative higher degree research students in HASS to creative academic writing practices.

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