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:

Advanced presentation skills

23 August 2017 9:00am1:00pm
This interactive session will further develop your presentation skills for impact.

Placements information session

23 August 2017 2:00pm3:00pm
The information session will give you an overview of the placement program.

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship

6 September 2017 11:30am1:00pm
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

Communicating in a global environment

25 September 2017 2:30pm4:30pm
Build your skills in communicating across a range of cultures and contexts.

The seven secrets of highly successful research students

26 September 2017 9:30am12:00pm
Unlock seven key habits to help you through your research degree.

Turbocharge your writing

26 September 2017 1:30pm4:00pm
Learn clear and practical strategies that can greatly increase your writing productivity.

Communicating your research in the media

4 October 2017 9:30am12:30pm
Learn to present your research effectively through the media.

Mastering the art of paying attention

17 October 2017 10:00am12:00pm
Discover simple tools and techniques to stay focused and overcome distractions.

Writing a literature review

21 November 2017 11:00am12:30pm
Learn practical strategies that will help you tackle your literature review.

Cohesion, linking and flow in your writing

6 December 2017 2:30pm4:00pm
Discover strategies and techniques which will help you improve cohesion in your writing and assist your reader to understand the structure of your argument.

Effective time management

15 August 2017 2:30pm3:30pm
Discover strategies for effective time management which can be applied in your research degree.

Leaders and leadership: The challenge of 'doing' leadership

18 July 2017 1:00pm3:00pm
Learn leadership attributes, approaches, behaviours, and leadership in practice.

Working in multi-disciplinary teams

18 July 2017 10:00am12:00pm
Identify approaches for working effectively in diverse teams.

Understanding yourself and others

6 July 2017 1:00pm4:00pm
Learn five key principles to improve self-awareness and your interactions with others.

Managing the gap

6 July 2017 10:00am12:00pm
Manage your time between thesis submission and conferral proactively.

The 'imposter' syndrome

4 July 2017 1:00pm4:00pm
Although you are doing well, you may still feel like an imposter. Learn how to manage these feelings.

Presenting research: An introduction

5 June 2017 10:30am11:30am
Presenting your research is an important skill. Learn how to do it well.