Many discipline-specific training and development events are offered by UWA research groups and schools. More generic opportunities are offered by the Graduate Research School, STUDYSmarter, Library, Institute of Advanced Studies and Careers Centre. Explore for these generic training and professional development opportunities using the lists provided below. Register for GRS events using the GRS Events Calendar. Each month you will also be sent a GRS newsletter reminding you of upcoming events.

There are also a wide range of resources that you can access online at anytime. Click on one of the tabs below to see the online resources available. The GRS also has a LMS organisation. Self-enrol in the organisation using the following URL Instructions for how to self-enrol are provided on the UWA LMS Institution page under the Technical Announcements. Any students who wish to be manually enrolled in the LMS GRS Organisation can contact a Graduate Education Officer.

Any questions? Contact a Graduate Education Officer.

Academic writing skills

Research Proposal

Literature review

Academic writing, writing papers, thesis writing and examination

Communication skills

Research skills

Getting started

Researcher Development

Software training and support

Statistical support

Data management, research metrics and copyright

Research conduct and compliance

Professional development


Innovation and enterprise

Internships and mentoring


  • SPARK Professional Learning program designed to support UWA HDR students with a minimum of six months experience in teaching and/or supporting learning in a higher education. Provides a pathway supporting professional recognition through the Academy Fellowship Scheme. Course work units are also available as part of the Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Teaching


UWA has a wide range of Support Services, including Counselling Sessions provided by psychologists who are familiar with the pressures of postgraduate research. Explore the full range of care and support offered at UWA.