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:

Academic writing course face to face (8 weeks) [St Lucia]

3 April 2024 1:30pm22 May 2024 4:30pm
Register by submitting the application form. Course spans 8 weeks and is face to face. Sessions run from 3 April to 22 May. Application closes on 12 March, 11.59 pm.

Refining your writing [webinar]

19 April 2024 10:00am12:00pm
Learn to appraise and refine your own writing. (formerly called Writing to meet your readers' expectations as well as Cohesion, Linking, and Flow in your Writing).

Resilient researcher: Understanding yourself and others [webinar]

22 April 2024 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.

Resilient researcher: Resilience when remote [Webinar]

23 April 2024 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.

NEW! Enhancing academic writing with AI: Strategies, opportunities and considerations [webinar]

24 April 2024 10:00am11:30am
This workshop aims to improve the academic writing skills of Higher Degree by Research students by integrating Generative AI tools like ChatGPT into the writing process, while maintaining academic integrity.

Turbocharge your writing [online]

7 May 2024 9:00am29 July 2024 5:00pm
This program establishes good writing routines and habits by delivering content over a 12 week period from 7 May to 29 July. REGISTRATION CLOSES 30 April 12PM

The seven secrets of highly successful research students [online]

13 May 2024 9:00am22 July 2024 5:00pm
This 10 week online program from 13 May to 22 July looks at seven key strategies that help research higher degree students finish on time and enjoy the process more. REGISTRATION CLOSES 6 MAY 12PM

Presenting for the 3MT [St Lucia]

14 May 2024 10:30am12:00pm
How do you present effectively for the 3MT?

Effective time management [webinar]

15 May 2024 10:00am11:30am
Discover strategies for effective time management which can be applied in your research degree.

Writing a confirmation document [Webinar]

16 May 2024 10:00am11:30am
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document.


Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [St Lucia]

4 April 2024 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).

Presenting your research [TRI/PACE]

14 March 2024 2:00pm3:30pm
This session provides an introduction to the secrets of great research presentations. Learn how to craft a message that targets your audience.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [webinar]

11 March 2024 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)

Writing a literature review [Herston]

21 November 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 webinar. Please ensure that you're signed up for the correct session in order to receive the correct notifications.

A winning mindset: Coaching for performance [St Lucia]

8 November 2023 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.

Using strengths to effectively work in teams [St Lucia]

24 October 2023 10:00am1:00pm
Learn about your unique strengths and how you can leverage these to work effectively in teams. REGISTRATION CLOSES 15 OCTOBER

Networking Breakfast: Career Strategy: From HDR to beyond

25 September 2023 8:00am10:30am
The theme of this networking breakfast is Career Strategy: From HDR to beyond. This networking breakfast will help you to reflect on your career options – whether they be in industry, government, non-profit organisations or universities – and to identify useful strategies to get you to your desired career destination.

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.