RD7003 Compulsory Workshops

The Professional Development Program includes Induction sessions and online modules that are compulsory for all HDR candidates, whether they are undertaking a PhD or a research masters. These Induction activities have both face-to-face and flexible elements. The face-to-face Induction is held three times per year in Townsville and twice per year in Cairns.

In addition, a range of flexible online compulsory modules should be undertaken before Confirmation. These are available in the Higher Degree by Research Students Organisation on LearnJCU, and are marked with the word COMPULSORY. The online elements of Induction include short quizzes that must be completed, with a pass rate for each module of 80 per cent. You will find a record of your completion of the quizzes in the My Grades part of the LearnJCU Community.

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JCU HDR candidates are advised to ensure that they are familiar with the requirements set out in the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

COMPULSORY Components

All HDR Candidates must complete the HDR Induction as soon as possible after commencing. There are 2 options for Induction:

  • OPTION ONE (Recommended): Online plus face to face workshop

Or

  • OPTION TWO (If you are unable to attend the face to face session): Online only

OPTION ONE: Online plus Face to Face

Complete the module in the Higher Degree by Research Organisation in LearnJCU called: HDR Induction COMPULSORY MODULE ONLINE + FACE TO FACE.

Register to attend one of the scheduled face to face sessions via CareerHub.

Date and TimeLocation
Monday 28 September 2020 at 9:30am to 2:00pm AESTCairns Campus - D3-054
Wednesday 4 November 2020 at 10:00am to 2:30pmTownsville Campus - 142-111

This session includes:

  • A panel session with HDR Ambassadors: What I wish I had known when I started my research higher degree.
  • Library Services
  • JCU Connect and Ethics
  • The Process for Higher Degree by Research at JCU

OPTION TWO: Online only

Complete the module in the Higher Degree by Research Organisation in LearnJCU called: HDR Induction COMPULSORY MODULE ONLINE ONLY.

Successfully completing a Higher Degree by Research requires skills to manage not just your project, but also to balance many different demands and responsibilities and maintaining your well being along the way. This workshop will offer an opportunity to prepare for the emotional journey of your candidature and to build resilience. The focus will be on developing and strengthening strategies to assist you in facing ‘the bumps on the road’ so that you are able to continue to do what is important.  Topics covered in this workshop include self-awareness, values and strengths, managing difficult thoughts and emotions and communicating effectively.

Register to attend one of the scheduled sessions via CareerHub.

Date and TimeLocation
Tuesday 29 September 2020 at 9:00am to 11:00am AESTCairns Campus - D3-054
Thursday 29 October 2020 at 9:00am to 11:00am AESTZoom
Thursday 5 November 2020 at 9:00am to 11:00am AESTTownsville Campus - 142-111

This practical, interactive workshop explores issues of gender, relationships and sexuality, consent and ethics in contemporary Australian society, with particular relevance to HDR candidates.  The workshop busts some common myths about sexual harassment and sexual assault – and equips you to set boundaries on your own and other people’s behaviours – as active participants and bystanders.


Note: the session includes discussion of sexual assault, and is designed to be completed by all Higher Degree Research candidates.  If you feel unable to complete this session for personal reasons, please contact a Sexual Misconduct Officer to arrange a confidential exemption.

Register to attend one of the scheduled sessions via CareerHub.

Date and TimeLocation
Tuesday 29 September 2020 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm AESTCairns Campus - D3-054
Thursday 5 November 2020 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm AESTTownsville Campus - 142-111
Friday 6 November 2020 at 9:00am to 11:00am AESTZoom