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

17 January 2020 10:00am11:30am
This workshop provides strategies to think and behave more assertively, set healthy professional boundaries and resolve conflict in professional contexts.

Cohesion, linking and flow in your writing - Gatton

7 February 2020 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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROXIMATELY 6-8 WEEKS BEFOREHAND.

Perfection not required: Managing perfectionism

28 February 2020 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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROXIMATELY 6 TO 8 WEEKS BEFOREHAND.

Three Ss of Resilience

13 March 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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN 6-8 WEEKS BEFOREHAND.

Resilient researcher: Becoming a Resilient Researcher [online webinar]

19 March 2020 12:00pm19 September 2020 1:00pm
Build your resilience for your research degree and beyond. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL BE AVAILABLE IN NOVEMBER 2019.

Presenting for the 3MT

7 April 2020 10:00am11:00am


Introduction to presentation skills - Herston

7 May 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
This session provides an introduction to the secrets of great presentations.

Writing a literature review - Gatton

30 April 2019 10:00am11:30am
Learn practical strategies that will help you tackle your literature review.

3MT information session

10 April 2019 2:00pm3:00pm
Learn about the 3MT competition and all the benefits of competing.

Communicating in a global environment

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

Communicating your research in the media

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

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.

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.