Skills Development Program

The Skills Development Program will continue to be offered online via live webinars. Access to all SDP webinars and recordings will be via the HDR Skills Development Program Moodle shell. Please view the 2024 Semester 1 Schedule and Pop-up Sessions Schedule below:

For a full program, including SDP requirements and other program details follow the link below:

Our Graduate Research School team recognises the importance of education and training to support higher degree students. We are pleased to offer a range of personal and professional development programs to enhance your higher degree experience.

The HDR Skills Development Program (SDP) supports our PhD and Masters by Research candidates to timely completion; and assists them to develop and document a suite of transferrable skills, useful across many fields of endeavour. Sessions will be identified as focusing on one or both of these goals. The program will also facilitate networking opportunities among our HDR candidates. The prescribed SDP sessions are considered part of the requirements of HDR candidature at Federation for candidates who enrolled after 1 January 2019. Candidates who enrolled after 1 January 2019 who do not complete the required SDP sessions in their first (FTE) year may be excluded from the Confirmation of Candidature process. Those who do not complete the required SDP sessions in subsequent years may be required to show cause as to why their candidature should not be terminated.

Enrolled HDR candidates can access the Skills Development Program (SDP) via Moodle.

For further information on the FedUni Skills Development Program contact Lauren James.


HDR Handbook

HDR Research Conference

The HDR research conference provides an opportunity to showcase the exciting research being conducted by our Higher Degree by Research candidates.  HDR candidates can practice and hone their research communication skills with a non-specialist audience in a supportive environment.  It also provides professional development and helps build a strong research culture in the University.

The 2024 HDR Conference will be held in a face to face setting on the Mt Helen Campus on Thursday 11 July 2024. Please keep this date free in your calendars. More information will be available in the coming months.