Academic skills: training and resources

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

Academic writing and thesis

Thesis preparation

Thesis Preparation, Submission and Examination for HDR Students (slides and video presentation)

Seminar 1 June 2017

Seminar 22 September 2016

Turbocharge Your Writing by Hugh Kearns (video presentation)

Seminar 16 August 2018

Seminar 28 April 2016

For handouts, email

Attribution and avoiding plagiarism

Thesis Attribution for HDR students (slides and video presentation)

Seminar 15 August 2018

Thesis Attribution – 15 August 2018 [.pptx – 1,400 kB]

iLecture Echo360 recording

Thesis editing and proofing

DIY Copying Editing Workshop for HDR Students

Cost:  $25
Date: Thursday 30 August 2018
Time: 9am – 12pm
Register via Curtin ePay

Integrity and ethics

Creativity and cognitive ability

E-Grad Advance

e-Grad School by the Australian Technology Network (online courses)

The e-Grad School (Australia) is a virtual graduate school providing fully online high quality training and professional development for post-graduate researchers. It’s a joint collaboration of the Australian Technology Network of Universities (Curtin, RMIT, QUT, UniSA and UTS) and its modules are free for Curtin students.

The modules are five weeks duration and include topics to help you consider, critique and contextualise your research; lead projects, people and careers; and engage with innovation, end-users and industry.

Visit the eGSA Online modules website to view the timetable and download the flyer.


Research methods

Qualitative data analysis

The Curtin Institute for Computation runs workshops on data and computation, including hands-on training sessions in software carpentry, data carpentry, coding, R and Python. Learn techniques for programming, data analysis and visualisation.

Research Bazaar

Coming soon