RD7003 Compulsory Workshops

COVID-19 UPDATE

All face to face workshops have been put on hold until further notice.

HDR Induction can now be completed online via the Higher Degree by Research Student Organisation in LearnJCU.

The Resilient HDR Candidature and Respectful Relationships Workshops have been postponed until further notice. If you have not completed these workshops please note that this will not hold up your milestones. You will be able to complete these workshops once we can schedule them in.


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.

Guide to using CareerHub and LearnJCU

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.