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Researcher professional development at ECU

Whether you are new to ECU, early in your career or an experienced researcher, ECU provides support and training to help you build the knowledge, competencies and skills required to have a successful research career.

Researcher Professional Development Framework

Ongoing professional development helps maintain and advance skills, knowledge, and competencies required to be a successful researcher in today’s global research environment.

The Researcher Professional Development Framework (RPDF) will provide you with the opportunity to continually build your skills and competencies as a world-class researcher.

New to ECU

For researchers new to ECU we have compiled useful information to assist you with:

  • Getting Started;
  • Getting Connected; and
  • Staying Updated.

Training workshops and events

Professional development programs can be undertaken through workshops and seminars, online courses, professional experience, collaboration, networking, mentoring and independent study. Below you will find information about all research-related professional development opportunities offered across ECU.


ECU Media Training for Researchers - Expressions of Interest

Engagement and Impact
Research Staff

ECU’s Corporate Relations team is running media training for ECU academics to help you better communicate your research and expertise through the media. If you’re interested in learning more about the media, helping journalists better report on your subject and learning how the media works, this training is for you.

Use the book now button in the registration and select all of the sessions you’re available to attend. Once the EOI period has ended on August 30, you’ll be notified which session you’ve been allocated.

Sessions will run from 9am to midday each weekday from Monday, 26 October to Monday, 2 November.


GRS HDR Supervisor Update

Research Governance
Postgraduate Research Supervisors

This 1.5-hour workshop is for all HDR supervisors to be completed every two years. It provides updated information on rules, policies, guidelines, support services and new initiatives which are relevant to supervising Master by Research and Doctoral Candidates at ECU.


Engineering Village and Inspec

Research Skills
Engagement and Impact
Research Staff
Higher Degree by Research

An Engineering focused look at these tools which offer metrics and searching targeted at an engineering audience. Engineering Village Provides access to 12 engineering literature and patent databases providing coverage from a wide range of trusted engineering sources. These databases are useful for literature reviews, analysing trends and measuring research performance.

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