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


HDR Milestones 1,2 and 3 – 19 August 2021

Graduate Research Advanced Skills Program (GRASP) – Candidacy Proposal Series

The Literature Review

GRASP – Literature Reviews

Systematic Approaches to Searching the Literature

How to find Theses

SuperSearcher Workshops (faculty specific)

Thesis preparation

Thesis Formatting

Sanity Savers – Essential Thesis Formatting Smarts 8 December 2021

Clinics 12 February 2020

Thesis Examination Processes for HDR Students

Seminar 20 September 2021


Thesis by Compilation (Publications)

Seminar 30 August 2021

GRASP – Research writing series

Turbocharge Your Writing by Hugh Kearns (video presentation)

Seminar 11 December 2019

Attribution and avoiding plagiarism

Thesis Attribution for HDR students (slides and video presentation)

Seminar 14 May 2019

Referencing, Getting Started

Better Referencing

Guidelines for avoiding plagiarism

Thesis editing and proofing

DIY Copying Editing Workshop for HDR Students – 19 June 2019

GRASP – Research Writing Series – Editing and Proofreading

Integrity and ethics

Academic integrity, conduct, ethics and hazard identification

Conflict Resolution for HDR Students (presentation slides)

Conflict Management Strategies for HDR students 23 May 2016 [.pptx 523KB]

Copyright, Plagiarism and Self-plagiarism (slides and video presentation)

Seminar 16 May 2018

Before you apply for ethics

Before you apply for ethics approval, you must complete the Research Initiation Guide (RIG) to identify any risks and hazards associated with your research.

Human ethics training

See what human research ethics training is available.

Animal ethics training

See what animal research ethics training is available.

Copyright and academic integrity

Copyright for HDRs

Copyright Guide for HDR theses

Copyright for images

Creativity and cognitive ability

Introduction to critical thinking

Study Skills online – critical thinking

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 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

Introduction to methodology & methods

GRASP – candidacy series – Methodology and methods

Sage Research Methods (database)

Find resources to answer your research methods and statistics questions at Sage database.

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.

Introduction to nVivo and SPSS – Curtin Library seminar

Using SPSS (online workshop)

  • Online program

Tools for data analysis – why use R? (Curtin Library Seminar)

Tools for data analysis – why use Python? (Curtin Library Seminar)

Research Bazaar

ResBaz 2019 – 2-4 July

Where:  Perth campus.

Registration:  coming soon!