Commencing research higher degree candidates must develop a plan to acquire the generic professional skills that best suit their study and career aspirations. Ideally, this plan should be developed in association with the candidate’s Advisory team between commencement of the degree and the first major degree milestone, Confirmation of Candidature. Progress towards achieving this plan will be formally reviewed as part of the Confirmation of Candidature, Progress Reporting, Mid-Candidature Review and Pre-Completion Seminar and Assessment processes. The GRS Professional Development Program offers free access to a wide range of seminars, workshops and training sessions to support each candidate’s individual requirements.
Commencing HDR candidates must attend an Induction Day as well as all the compulsory skills building workshops during the first six to twelve months of their candidature. Please see details of the compulsory workshops here on the website here.
Please note that both Masters by Research and PhD candidates must undertake all compulsory workshops, unless they have formal, written exemption. While only PhD candidates are required also to undertake elective professional development, the compulsory component must be completed by every HDR candidate.
International candidates are also required to undertake the Skills for International Postgraduates (SKIP) Program.
Two Induction Days are held in both Townsville and Cairns each year, generally in March and September. Compulsory skills building workshops are also held at these times. For further information about these and other workshops, visit the GRS Workshops and Training webpage.