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:

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

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

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [Herston]

21 June 2022 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.

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.

The 'imposter' syndrome [webinar]

9 June 2022 1:00pm4:00pm
Although you are doing well, you may still feel like an imposter. Learn how to manage these feelings.

Resilient researcher: Becoming a Resilient Researcher [Webinar]

26 May 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Build your resilience for your research degree and beyond.

Mastering the art of paying attention [webinar]

13 May 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Discover simple tools and techniques to stay focused and overcome distractions.

The seven secrets of highly successful research students [online]

9 May 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This 10 week online program from 09 May to 17 July looks at seven key strategies that help research higher degree students finish on time and enjoy the process more. Registration closes on 3 May at noon.

Turbocharge your writing [online]

26 April 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This program establishes good writing routines and habits by delivering content over a 12 week period from 26 April to 17 July. Registration closes on 19 April at noon.

Resilient researcher: Resilience while remote [Webinar]

16 March 2022 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.

Presenting for the 3MT [webinar]

14 March 2022 10:00am11:00am
How do you present effectively for the 3MT

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.

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).

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.

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.

[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.

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.

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.

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.