Resources and development for research students

If you’re a higher degree by research (HDR) student, you should undertake core training in compliance and integrity, plus a range of professional development programs to gain key competency skills and enhance your employability. The development framework for HDR students consists of three key steps:

  1. Explore potential career pathways and determine which options you will follow.
  2. Design your pathway development program, including skills required and activities to undertake.
  3. Attain competency in core pathway requirements.

You should aim to complete at least eight training activities over the course of your studies.

Career pathways and training

Curtin offers specific development and training programs across three career pathways. You can design your development pathway by selecting from the training options below, according to the pathway and stage of your candidacy.

Download the career pathways table [.pdf - 44kB]

Academic skills

Programs to support you in pursuing an academic career, with a specific focus on research capability.

Professional skills

Programs to support you in gaining professional skills for careers within or external to academia.

Transferable skills

Programs to support you in developing transferable skills, with a specific focus on interpersonal skills and personal development.