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:

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

27 September 2021 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.

[Revamped] Communicating in a global environment

28 September 2021 10:00am1:00pm
Build your skills in communicating across a range of cultures and contexts.

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship

30 September 2021 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

Perfection not required: Managing perfectionism [webinar]

5 October 2021 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.

A winning mindset: Coaching for performance

7 October 2021 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.

Planning and presenting persuasive research

15 October 2021 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. (Formerly known as Introduction to Presentation Skills).

Planning to write

21 October 2021 10:00am11:30am
This workshop explores planning and structuring research writing. (formerly called Editing and Proofreading your thesis)

Three Ss of Resilience

22 October 2021 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.

Networking Breakfast: HDR Placements Showcase

26 October 2021 8:00am10:00am
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 1 October 5pm.

Writing to meet your readers' expectations

4 November 2021 10:00am11:30am
What does it mean to identify and write for your audience? (formerly called Cohesion, Linking, and Flow in your Writing) Consider attending Planning to Write before attending this workshop.

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Academic writing course (8 weeks) [online]

8 September 2021 1:30pm
Register by submitting the application form. Course spans 8 weeks. Sessions run on Zoom from 8 September to 27 October (HASS) OR 9 September to 28 October (STEM). Application closes on 16 August, 12pm.

Effective time management [webinar]

18 August 2021 10:00am11:30am
Discover strategies for effective time management which can be applied in your research degree.

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.

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

19 July 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Develop a scholarly appreciation of public policy and identify how it impacts your research.

Ventures' Activate

5 July 2021 9:00am
Ventures Activate is a three-week (5 to 23 July), remote internship program. Register now to join the Ventures Activate! Applications close 21 May at 12pm.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence - Herston

21 June 2021 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.

The 'imposter' syndrome [webinar]

9 June 2021 1:00pm4:00pm
Although you are doing well, you may still feel like an imposter. Learn how to manage these feelings.

Writing to meet your readers' expectations - Gatton

2 June 2021 12:00pm1:30pm
What does it mean to identify and write for your audience? (formerly called Cohesion, Linking, and Flow in your Writing). Consider attending Planning to Write before attending this workshop.

Three Ss of Resilience - Gatton

1 June 2021 12:00pm1:30pm
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.

Mastering the art of paying attention [webinar]

26 May 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Discover simple tools and techniques to stay focused and overcome distractions.

Presenting for the 3MT [webinar]

20 May 2021 10:00am11:00am
How do you present effectively for the 3MT?

Planning and presenting persuasive research - Gatton

19 May 2021 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. (Formerly known as Introduction to Presentation Skills).

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence - Gatton

11 May 2021 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.

The seven secrets of highly successful research students [online]

10 May 2021 9:00am5:00pm
This 10 week online program from 10 May to 19 July looks at seven key strategies that help research higher degree students finish on time and enjoy the process more. Registration closes on 28 April at noon.

[NEW] Tips and tricks for successful grant-writing

28 April 2021 9:00am12:00pm
Successful grant writing comes with experience and practice, so this workshop will set you on the path to success by providing useful tips and tricks for writing competitive grant, scholarship and award applications.

Turbocharge your writing [online]

27 April 2021 9:00am5:00pm
This program establishes good writing routines and habits by delivering content over a 12 week period from 27 April to 19 July. Registration closes on 14 April at noon.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [webinar]

19 April 2021 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)

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

16 April 2021 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

Resilient researcher: Becoming a Resilient Researcher [Webinar]

17 March 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Build your resilience for your research degree and beyond.

Planning to write [Webinar]

9 March 2021 10:00am11:30am
This workshop explores planning and structuring research writing. (formerly called Editing and Proofreading your thesis) Consider attending Writing to Meet Your Readers' Expectations after attending this workshop.

Resilient researcher: Resilience while remote [Webinar]

16 February 2021 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.

Using strengths to effectively work in teams [webinar]

22 January 2021 10:00am1:00pm
Learn about your unique strengths and how you can leverage these to work effectively in teams.

Resilient researcher: Understanding yourself and others [webinar]

20 January 2021 10:00am11:30am
Your IQ is high. But what about your EQ? The ability to understand ourselves and others is central to career and personal success.

What policymakers want from academia - A panel discussion [webinar special]

26 November 2020 10:00am12:00pm
The third in the series of Getting Research into Policy and Practice webinar specials by the Centre for Policy Futures.

Evidence-based policy making [webinar special]

29 October 2020 10:00am12:00pm
The second of the Getting Research into Policy and Practice webinar specials by the Centre for Policy Futures. Join this evidence-based policy discussion with Professor Brian Head and Dr Pedro Fidelman from the Centre for Policy Futures. Using case studies they will discuss when and how evidence is used, how is it accessed, and contemporary issues in evidence-informed policy-making (EIPM).

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