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Career development

We support our research students as they work towards:

  • a postdoctoral career in research
  • postdoctoral careers in industry, including applied research in the field, or applying specialised knowledge in a corporate environment.

We also support our research staff and career academics to develop their skills and enhance their careers.

More information on Careers and Employment

Career preparation for students

We offer a range of free research training resources for our research students.

Face-to-face training includes:

  • project management
  • presentation skills
  • academic writing.

Online training includes:

  • maximising your career
  • career options post-graduation
  • teaching at university
  • entrepreneurship
  • networking
  • leadership and communication
  • knowledge transfer and research commercialisation.

Other related training includes:

  • career mentoring specifically designed for research students
  • information technology training
  • information literacy
  • high performance computing and research support.


We provide an online portfolio, ePortfolio, so you can build an online profile of your skills, interests, and achievements. It is particularly useful for showcasing your work when applying for jobs after graduating.


Career Hub

Our Career Hub supports students with:

  • online job listings
  • workshops on career development
  • employer presentations
  • career fairs.

Career Hub

The eGrad School

If you want to extend your options beyond research study and enhance the skills you'll develop through your research project, eGrad School Australia offer complementary studies to help prepare you for a career after graduation.

eGrad School Australia

Career development for staff

We invest in our staff through our established professional development programs. We encourage our research staff to investigate specialist research training and development opportunities.

The Early Career Academic Recruitment and Development (ECARD) program is specifically designed for the professional development of early-career academics.

Our Supervisor Training and Accreditation scheme provides support, skills, and development for supervisors of higher degree research students.

We offer courses in research development and commercialisation to build skills in areas such as:

  • project management
  • entrepreneurship
  • research leadership.

Our experienced staff runs training modules and workshops in areas including:

  • networking
  • building your research career
  • employment skills.

We also offer a range of broader professional development programs for staff, including computing skills and professional and organisational development programs.

Our Office of Research provides researchers with opportunities to develop their professional skills and make the most of funding and training available.