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Personal and professional development

The Researcher Professional Development Framework (RPDF) provides a comprehensive foundation to support you in developing a rewarding career in research. Essential aspects to a fulfilling career include ongoing development of an individual's self-management skills, knowledge and abilities on both a personal and professional level and the strategies you can put in place to establish and grow a sustainable and satisfying career.

How to use the framework

The advice in each competency below will help you to plan and track your progress according to your career stage and participate in training, mentoring and other activities. Discover strategies on how to;

  • learn and develop through experience (on the job);
  • learn and develop through others (mentoring, coaching, social networks); and
  • learn and develop through structured professional learning (training workshops and seminars, online modules, webinars, articles and other useful resources).

Visit the RPD@ECU training workshops and events calendar to access professional learning linked to the framework.

To discuss professional development opportunities, contact

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