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Research training courses

Our GRE+D framework

While you're completing your research degree, we'll help you develop your skills and knowledge in three key areas: advance, lead and engage.

Explore these sample training courses and workshops we offer as part of our research degree experience. You'll be able to build these courses, and more, into your degree once you've started studying with us.

Advance

Develop advanced discipline-specific knowledge. Learn how to apply critical and creative thinking. Investigate new practices that will progress inquiry.

Lead

Cultivate professional skills. Learn management practices. Build relevant experience that you can transfer to your future career.

Engage

Get authentic industry experience. Learn to work with others from different disciplines. Problem solve with an end user innovation focus.

Advance courses

Ultimate research degree roadmap

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Interactive workshop

This interactive, face-to-face workshop will give you the perfect foundation for successful candidature. Learn how to set goals, stay motivated, work with supervisors, troubleshoot, and build transferable skills during your research degree.

Resilience for research students

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Interactive workshop

Build the personal skills you need to thrive. Learn to initiate and participate in difficult conversations, deal with setbacks, understand feedback, manage time, find out what to do in times of trouble, and learn where to go for help.

Working with your supervisor

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Interactive workshop

Get an insight into the world of the supervisor, and learn to successfully ‘manage up’ during your candidature. Get the tools to discuss roles and expectations constructively with your supervisory team, interpret and benefit from supervisory feedback, and initiate and manage difficult conversations if needed.

Critical and creative thinking

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5-week online module

Deepen your understanding of the role and nature of critical and creative thinking. Discover how these techniques can help to unpack the social, professional or technological practices, problems, or solutions you're focusing on in your research.

Global sustainability

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5-week online module

Learn to critically reflect on how your own personal, professional and academic practice relates to global sustainability. Investigate and discover the implications and potential application of your research in the context of global sustainability.

Practice-led research in creative arts, media and design

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5-week online module

Learn background, strategies and methods to deepen your research in creative fields. You'll get familiar with the methodological research design implications of undertaking enquiry through practice.

Networking and communicating your research

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Quick online module

Get tips for networking at conferences and other events, and learn how to articulate your research meaningfully and concisely.

Project-manage your thesis to completion

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Quick online module

Learn the basics of project management, and get the tools and resources you'l need to effectively take control of your research degree.

Milestone Q&A

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Interactive workshop

Attend a guided Q&A session about our research degree milestones. Ask us about preparing presentations and documents, completing milestone admin correctly, what happens in the room during a milestone, and how to manage nerves and workload.

Lead courses

Take control of your career

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Interactive workshop

The prospect of returning to the workforce after undertaking a research degree can be exciting and daunting in equal measure. Learn how to talk about the skills you’ve developed during your research degree, explore different career pathways and opportunities, and discover your skill gaps.

Leadership and communication

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5-week online module

Get an introduction to essential transferable skills, including leadership, communication, interpersonal skills, team membership, mentoring and coaching. Critically reflect on how your own personal, professional and academic practice relates these topics, and build leadership and communication skills into your professional profile.

Project management

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5-week online module

Develop skills in defining a project, build an appreciation of project management processes, and learn about project management parameters. You'll develop a useful document to help you manage your research project, and future research or professional projects.

Developing your career

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5-week online module

Learn about yourself, hear about current employment trends for research graduates, and learn how to consider and plan your career options. Learn how to navigate the decision points along your career journey, and identify skills and career-building strategies to make the most of every career opportunity.

Articulating your skills for career success

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Video tutorial

Build an understanding of the wide range of skills you're developing during your research degree, and learn how to articulate these skills to prospective employers and networks.

Develop your career during your degree

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Video tutorial

Learn about the employment landscape for research students, and get tips on how to make the most of professional development opportunities during your degree.

Engage courses

Transdisciplinarity in research

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5-week online module

Learn about an exciting emerging research practice. Explore the opportunities and challenges posed by undertaking research that blends the methods, approaches, and knowledge of different disciplines.

Transdisciplinarity in practice

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Interactive workshop

Explore the foundations of transdisciplinary research. Deepen your knowledge of working with researchers from different disciplines, and discover how to unpack and approach a real-world problem using a transdisciplinary approach.

Demystifying intellectual property

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Video tutorial

Bust the myths surrounding intellectual property and copyright. Shed light on a researcher’s rights, responsibilities, and opportunities, and get equipped with a toolkit for managing your research.

Startup spark

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Online and face-to-face

This workshop introduces research students and early career researchers to entrepreneurship and research commercialisation. Discover how to define an idea and find a value proposition, talk to potential customers, understand the basics of intellectual property (IP) and commercialisation, and learn how to pitch.

Research commercialisation

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5-week online module

Develop an understanding of intellectual property and its potential for commercialisation, and build a working knowledge of typical commercialisation processes. Build skills to help you succeed in managing collaborations, identifying opportunities and engaging with industry.

Entrepreneurship

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5-week online module

Understand the basics of becoming and being an entrepreneur. Discover the nature of entrepreneurship, who entrepreneurs are, how to take advantage of an opportunity, and why entrepreneurship can and should be studied.

Public policy

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5-week online module

Explore the processes involved with identifying, developing, implementing and analysing public policy. Build an in-depth understanding of the role that governments play in driving the policy process, from problem identification to implementation and evaluation.

Why engage with industry during your research degree?

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Video tutorial

Engaging with industry is essential for building your networks and putting your real-world skills to work. Get an overview of industry engagement offerings at QUT, and find out why you should jump at the next opportunity.