Online modules

The following online modules are available all year round.

Enrolled HDR candidates will be notified when applications open through the weekly GR Bulletin.

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This course will introduce you to the knowledge and skills involved in making the transition from a research degree to the new environment of work.  The information provided will help you to make the transition to your post-research degree career, wherever this takes you.

The postgraduate and university landscape has been changing rapidly and now more than ever there is a focus on workforce readiness. This learning module has been created to assist HDR candidates who are moving into research engagements with industry through placements and projects to help you integrate yourself into a new workplace culture.

The aim is to provide context and practical suggestions to navigate some of the challenges that can arise when working with organisations and the cultures within them.

This course will introduce you to theory, background and approaches to research with Indigenous Peoples and Knowledges. 

This is an introductory module for HDR candidates intending to, or already engaging in, research and collaboration with:

  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities
  2. Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP), such as Indigenous knowledges, languages, cultural heritage material, stories and perspectives.

This module covers key concepts related to establishing and maintaining a mutually respectful research training environment, with a particular focus on the value of mutual respect between research candidates and their supervisors. The module will take approximately 40 minutes to complete.

This short course provides HDR candidates with background on how the academic publishing system works and a step-by-step guide to getting an article published in an academic journal.

Each of the six modules covered in this course addresses one or more of the following learning outcomes. On successful completion of the entire course you will be able to:

1. Target the right journals through an understanding of how the academic publishing system works

2. Recognise how journal articles and abstracts are structured within a relevant disciplinary field

3. Apply a range of writing techniques and strategies

4. Write a draft journal article

5. Submit an article for consideration by a relevant journal in your field

6. Effectively respond to reviewer reports

7. Apply best practice in academic authorship and publishing

8. Create a publishing profile.  

This 7-week course provides an introduction to scholarly publishing focusing specifically on writing for peer reviewed academic journals. It features a project-based learning model in which participants draft an article for publication with the benefit of peer and instructor feedback and support. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand and develop writing and time management skills towards submitting a publishable article to a peer reviewed journal or scholarly edited book collection.
  • Experience giving and receiving review feedback.
  • Build a network of other student-authors in their cohort, and with ECRs in similar fields.
  • Develop an independent but networked scholarly practice of academic writing beyond the thesis.

Participants who sufficiently complete the Publication Success program will be able to book and attend a one-on-one consultation with Dr Katherine Firth.

Enrolled HDR candidates will be notified when applications open through the fortnightly HDR Bulletin.

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