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 (8 weeks)

1 January 2019 8:00am10 February 2019 4:30pm
Apply by 10 Feb 2019. Get more details and the application form at the link above.

Shut Up & Write day

18 February 2019 10:00am3:00pm
Make progress in your writing, learn discipline to write, meet other HDRs during the breaks!

Communicating your research in the media

19 February 2019 9:30am12:30pm
Learn to present your research effectively through the media.

Communicating in a global environment

27 February 2019 9:30am12:00pm
Build your skills in communicating across a range of cultures and contexts.

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship

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

The seven secrets of highly successful research students

12 June 2019 9:30am12:00pm
Unlock seven key habits to help you through your research degree. Registrations opening soon.

Turbocharge your writing

12 June 2019 1:30pm4:00pm
Learn clear and practical strategies that can greatly increase your writing productivity. Registrations opening soon.

The 'imposter' syndrome

17 June 2019 1:00pm4:00pm
Although you are doing well, you may still feel like an imposter. Learn how to manage these feelings. Registrations open soon.

Advanced presentation skills - HERSTON

18 June 2019 9:00am1:00pm
This interactive session will further develop your presentation skills for impact. Registrations open soon.

Writing a literature review - TRI/PACE

10 January 2019 10:00am12:00pm
This session is full. We will be offering it again soon, so please be sure to check the HDR newsletter each month for details. Learn practical strategies that will help you tackle your literature review.

Cohesion, linking and flow in your writing

14 November 2018 10:00am11:30am
Discover strategies and techniques which will help you improve cohesion in your writing and assist your reader to understand the structure of your argument.

Managing the gap [online webinar]

1 November 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Manage your time between thesis submission and conferral proactively.

Mastering the art of paying attention

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

Lived Experience: a conversation

16 August 2018 10:00am11:30am
Resilience is a key requirement of completing a higher degree by research. Listen to the experiences of students who have successfully completed the journey before you.

Effective time management for researchers

7 August 2018 10:00am11:00am
Discover strategies for effective time management which can be applied in your research degree.

Mine, Yours, Ours – Meeting Everyone’s Needs

7 August 2018 9:00am11:00am
This workshop provides strategies to think and behave more assertively, set healthy professional boundaries and resolve conflict in professional contexts. Registrations open soon.

Improving writing with data-driven learning

1 July 2018 10:45am30 September 2018 11:45am
This online course looks at the use of 'big data' to help graduate students with their academic writing. Registration instructions available in session description.

Presenting for the 3MT

26 June 2018 9:30am10:30am
This one hour session will give provide you with strategies to make the most of your 3MT presentation and give you that competitive edge!

Introduction to presentation skills

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

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.

Leaders and leadership: The challenge of 'doing' leadership

9 May 2018 1:30pm3:30pm
Learn leadership attributes, approaches, behaviours, and leadership in practice.

Communicating in a global environment

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

Cohesion, linking and flow in your writing - Gatton Campus

27 April 2018 12:30pm2:30pm
Discover strategies and techniques which will help you improve cohesion in your writing and assist your reader to understand the structure of your argument.

Writing and Literature Review - Gatton Campus

27 April 2018 9:30am11:30am
Learn practical strategies that will help you tackle your literature review.

Writing a literature review

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

Mastering the art of paying attention

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

Understanding yourself and others

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

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.