Professional skills: training and resources
These are programs to support you in gaining professional skills for careers within or external to academia.
Communication, publication and authorship
Peer Review training through Publons (online course)
Curtin students have access to the Publons Academy, which offers a practical peer review training course designed for early career researchers. The course has been developed together with expert academics and editors in order to give you the core competencies and skills needed of a peer reviewer. Visit the Publons Academy website for more information.
PhD2Published is an academic writing and publishing support community. It features hundreds of blog posts on various aspects of academic publishing such as writing book proposals, journal articles and reviewer comments, presenting at conferences and publishing with open access journals.
Authorship – Who Writes the Papers? (slides and video presentation)
Echos/iLectures (14 May 2018)
Presenting Your Research with Confidence, by Hugh Kearns (slides, handouts and video presentation)
- Slides: Presenting Your Research With Confidence slide presentation 9 November 2017 [.pdf – 7MB]
- Handouts: Presenting with Confidence – Worksheet [.pdf – 232kB]; and Presenting Your Research – Anxiety Chapter [.pdf – 205kB]
- iLecture link
Publishing Tips and Strategies – Librarian’s Perspective (slides and video presentation)
Seminar 15 June 2017
Three Minute Thesis competition
The Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) is a great way for PhD students to learn to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes.
Falling Walls Lab Australia competition
In this competition organised by the Falling Walls Foundation, participants are given three minutes to present their research work, business model or initiative to a broad audience from science and industry, including a distinguished jury who selects the most innovative and promising idea.
FameLab live science communication competition
Famelab is a research presentation competition where entrants must explain a scientific concept to a general audience in just three minutes.
Finance, funding and resources
Engagement and impact
Industry Doctoral Training Centre by the Australian Technology Network (training program)
The ATN Industry Doctoral Training Centre (IDTC) is a research training program which focuses on research projects that help solve industry problems. It’s a joint collaboration of the Australian Technology Network of Universities (Curtin, RMIT, QUT, UniSA and UTS).
Advancing Western Australia Research Education (various training programs)
Advancing Western Australia Research Education (AWARE) is a collaboration between the five WA universities involving the research higher degree areas of each university (Curtin University, ECU, UWA, Murdoch and Notre Dame). The program aims to provide higher degree by research students in WA with opportunities to develop their research and professional skills. Two main initiatives are offered: the INSPIRE conference and seminar series, and iPREPWA, an industry based six-week internship that gives small teams of HDR students the opportunity to work in small teams to develop solutions for industry projects and problems.
Visit the AWARE website website to find out more about these and other initiatives and events.
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.
NVivo Qualitative Analysis Workshops (face-to-face workshops)
NVivo11 is text analysis software designed for qualitative researchers. As a data management tool, it has coding, linking, querying, searching and modelling capacities.
NVivo Qualitative Analysis Workshops provide a practical, ‘hands on’ introduction to NVivo11. The workshops cover:
- Creating a project
- Importing documents in a range of formats
- Importing webpages and datasets
- Creating nodes and node folders
- Coding data
- Working with literature
- Simple querying of data
- Visualisation of data
- Generating reports and exporting from NVivo
Contact Amma Buckley on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Research Data Management (video presentation)
Research Data Management Libguide (online guide)
The Curtin Library has a comprehensive guide to research data management.