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:

Effective time management [webinar]

18 August 2020 10:00am11:30am
Discover strategies for effective time management which can be applied in your research degree.

Postgrad life in the Great Southern Land [webinar]

21 August 2020 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.

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

1 September 2020 9:30am11:00am
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

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

1 September 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
This workshop provides strategies to think and behave more assertively, set healthy professional boundaries and resolve conflict in professional contexts.

Academic writing course (8 weeks) [online]

8 September 2020 1:30pm4:30pm
Register by submitting the application form. Sessions run 8 September to 27 October (STEM) OR 9 September to 28 October (STEM), and 8 September to 27 October (HASS). Applications closing date extended to 10 August, 5pm.

Three Ss of Resilience [webinar]

11 September 2020 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.

Planning and presenting persuasive research [webinar]

6 October 2020 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). REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROXIMATELY 6-8 WEEKS BEFOREHAND.

Perfection not required [webinar]

30 October 2020 9:00am10:30am
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.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence

2 November 2020 9:30am1:30pm
This interactive session will enable you to develop your edge when communicating your research, presenting at conferences, pitching for funding, participating in competitions and, more broadly, when presenting your personal value proposition. (formerly known as Advanced Presentation Skills). REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROXIMATELY 6-8 WEEKS BEFOREHAND.

Writing to meet your readers' expectations [webinar]

12 November 2020 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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROXIMATELY 6-8 WEEKS BEFOREHAND.

Writing a literature review [webinar]

11 August 2020 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.

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

29 July 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Develop a scholarly appreciation of public policy and identify how it impacts your research.

Planning to write [Webinar]

14 July 2020 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.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [webinar]

26 June 2020 9:30am1:30pm
This interactive session will enable you to develop your edge when communicating your research, presenting at conferences, pitching for funding, participating in competitions such as 3MT and, more broadly, when presenting your personal value proposition. (formerly known as Advanced Presentation Skills)

The 'imposter' syndrome [webinar]

17 June 2020 1:00pm4:00pm
Although you are doing well, you may still feel like an imposter. Learn how to manage these feelings.

Maintaining well-being while working from home [webinar special]

8 June 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Feeling anxious and unsettled as you rush about trying to balance your study, work and homelife while stuck working from home? Join this interactive forum to understand your anxiety and learn how coping tips.

Ventures' PhD & Postgrad Unlimited

3 June 2020 4:00pm6:00pm
This six-week program (3 June to 8 July) is designed to inspire and support UQ PhD & Postgrad students interested in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Mastering the art of paying attention [webinar]

19 May 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Discover simple tools and techniques to stay focused and overcome distractions.

Ventures' Activate Info session

18 May 2020 12:00pm
Ventures Activate is a three-week (22 June to 10 July), remote internship program. Register now to join the Ventures Activate Information Session Monday 18 May 12-1pm on Zoom!

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [webinar]

13 May 2020 9:30am1:30pm
This interactive session will enable you to develop your edge when communicating your research, presenting at conferences, pitching for funding, participating in competitions and, more broadly, when presenting your personal value proposition. (formerly known as Advanced Presentation Skills)

The seven secrets of highly successful research students [online]

11 May 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This 10 week online program from 11 May to 20 July looks at seven key strategies that help research higher degree students finish on time and enjoy the process more. Registration close extended to 5 May at noon.

Turbocharge your writing [online]

27 April 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This program establishs good writing routines and habits by delivering content over a 12 week period from 27 April to 20 July. Registration closes on 19 April at 11.59pm.

Ventures Autumn Unlimited [online]

22 April 2020 5:00pm
Learn the agile tools needed to think, act and innovate like an entrepreneur with the six-week program from 22 April to 27 May. Registrations close 15 April.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [webinar]

20 April 2020 9:30am1:30pm
This interactive session will enable you to develop your edge when communicating your research, presenting at conferences, pitching for funding, participating in competitions and, more broadly, when presenting your personal value proposition. (formerly known as Advanced Presentation Skills)

Presenting for the 3MT [webinar]

7 April 2020 10:00am11:00am
How do you present effectively for the 3MT?

Resilient researcher: Becoming a Resilient Researcher [Webinar]

19 March 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Build your resilience for your research degree and beyond. Closing date for registrations is 11 March 2020, noon.

Writing a literature review

9 March 2020 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.

Using strengths to effectively work in teams

30 January 2020 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

16 January 2020 10:00am12:30pm
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 while remote [Webinar] - DATE CHANGE

28 November 2019 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.

Shut Up & Write day

28 November 2019 10:00am3:00pm

[NEW] A winning mindset: Coaching for performance

14 November 2019 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.

Departing Radically in Academic writing (DRAW): 2 week HDR Writing Summer School (for HASS students)

11 November 2019 9:00am5:00pm
A two week summer writing school hosted by the School of Education called DRAW (Departing Radically in Academic Writing) for HASS students. Program fruns from 11 to 22 November. Submit your EOI now, closes 25 October 2019.

[NEW] Win that grant: 6 rules for crafting a compelling proposal

7 November 2019 9:30am1:30pm
Engage your grant assessors by building the strongest possible connection between your text and its readers.

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship - Gatton

5 September 2019 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

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