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:

Writing a literature review [St Lucia]

13 January 2022 10:00am13 November 2022 12:00pm
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. NOTE: Session includes an optional 30 minutes at the end to discuss with your peers and practice what you've learnt.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [St Lucia]

17 January 2022 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).

Resilient researcher: Understanding yourself and others [webinar]

18 January 2022 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.

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

21 January 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop provides strategies to think and behave more assertively, set healthy professional boundaries and resolve conflict in professional contexts.

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship [St Lucia]

24 January 2022 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

Structuring your writing [Webinar]

2 February 2022 10:00am11:30am
This workshop explores planning and structuring research writing. (formerly called Planning to Write) Consider attending Refining Your Writing after attending this workshop.

Writing a confirmation document [webinar]

10 February 2022 10:00am11:30am
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document.

Perfection not required: Managing perfectionism [webinar]

11 February 2022 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.

Pondering procrastination productively [St Lucia]

14 February 2022 10:00am11:30am
Are you plagued by procrastination? Why put off till tomorrow what you can do today? Learn tools and strategies to get you started in making change, feeling in control and creating new, more productive habits. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROX 6-8 WEEKS PRIOR.

NEW! Research impact: Planning for optimal impact and engagement (CDF) [webinar]

2 March 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
Deepen your understanding of research impact and developing an action plan for achieving impact. Formulate your action plan for maximising research impact. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROX 6-8 WEEKS PRIOR.

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Mental Health First Aid

2 December 2021 8:30am3 December 2021 4:30pm
What to gain the mental health first aid skills to help yourself and others in mental distress? Want to gain the MHFA accreditation that you can put on your CV? Join our 2 full-day MHFA accreditation training offered to HDR students at no cost to you! Please do NOT sign up unless you can commit to attending both days in full. Registrations close 22 November at noon. NB: This course has been rescheduled from August due to the lockdown so places are highly limited.

Postgrad life in the Great Southern Land [webinar]

19 November 2021 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.

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.

Planning and presenting persuasive research [webinar]

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). This session is available as both a F2F and webinar. Please ensure that you have registered with your chosen mode in order to receive the correct notifications.

A winning mindset: Coaching for performance [webinar]

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.

[Revamped] Communicating in a global environment

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

The nuts and bolts: Australia's system of government and the policy process [webinar special]

15 October 2020 10:00am12:00pm
The first of the Getting Research into Policy and Practice webinar specials run by the Centre for Policy Futures.

Keep calm and carry on: Dealing with uncertainty in the COVID era [special webinar]

7 October 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Continuing the special series of webinars in response to COVID, this highly interactive session will explore the uncertainty and the impact that COVID is having on our mental fortitude, and understand the longer term consequences of being in a constant state of anxiety and stress, such as depression.

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