The PhD Up program offers PhD and masters by research candidates a huge range of workshops, seminars and short courses to build research knowledge and skills, including research writing, publishing, research methods, ethics, project management and careers.

You can also access training resources through our new Canvas site, including videos, slides and group discussion to support your research, with new material in the pipeline.

Face-to-face workshops suspended - many moved online

While face-to-face PhD Up workshops are suspended due to coronavirus, you can still choose from the online webinars available below

What are my options?

The PhD Up program provides co-curricular training opportunities for HDR candidates, in partnership with delivery partners across RMIT and externally, including RMIT Library, RMIT Activator, Researcher Capability Development, Student Counselling, Research Integrity and Ethics, and the Australian Technology Network e-Grad School.

If you have any questions about the PhD Up program please e-mail:

Writing a research proposal (online)

Academic English for Research Writers

Writing Strategies

Strategies and resources for searching the literature

The literature review: Structure

The literature review: Style

Systematic reviews

Planning your Thesis: what is a thesis at RMIT? 

Writing your Thesis: building a coherent structure 

Endnote, Zotero and Mendeley – which reference manager?

Endnote for your thesis

Thesis Boot Camp

Editing your thesis for submission

Practice-led research in creative arts, media and design

Digital Competencies for researchers

Critical and Creative thinking

Publishing: Submission and Peer review

How to write a great abstract

Writing with Authority

Strategic publishing 

Writing for publication (online)

* “Write that Paper!” Publishing 2 day intensive

Project Management

Project management for researchers

Preparing for Confirmation of Candidature

Getting started with your research degree

HDR Orientation 

Preparing for Examination

How to do a PhD

Human Ethics workshops 

Research Integrity online training (Epigeum course)

Research Integrity in Practice

Developing your career

Leadership and communication 

Managing Stress and Staying on Track with your research

Preparing for the 3-minute thesis

Presenting your research with impact

Customer Experience Design

Lead Agile Teams

Pitching and Presenting 

Essentials of Media Engagement

Activator Ignite (2 day immersive entrepreneurship workshop)

Public policy

Research Commercialisation


Global Sustainability

Lean Business Approaches

Value Proposition Design

Design Thinking

PhD Up workshops and seminars

Choose from these seminars, workshops and short courses coming up soon.

Human Research Ethics Workshop

Doing research with people, their data or their actual bodily tissue?

You need human research ethics approval!

Research Services staff regularly hold workshops to answer important questions for staff and students requiring human research ethics approval, including:

  • introduction to research ethics in the Australian context,
  • where to get the information and documentation needed for your application, and
  • how to complete the application process and maintain your ethics approval at RMIT.

You'll get the opportunity to discuss your research project and the ethical and practical issues to consider.

To find out more and to register email