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RD7003 - Professional Development: Doctoral Candidates

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Graduate Research

This subject will enable each candidate in a doctoral research degree at JCU to acquire the transferable skills required to complete the doctorate in a timely manner and fulfil his or her career aspirations as an internationally-competitive research professional. The Advisory Panel will assist the candidate to develop a skills program tailored to his or her individual needs by undertaking a Skills Audit and Plan early in candidature. Skills development is aligned with JCU's Graduate Attributes for Higher Degree by Research graduates.

Learning Outcomes

  • Transferable skills required to fulfil individual career aspirations as an internationally-competitive research professional.

Subject Assessment

  • Completion of all Fixed Components in the Professional Development Program, and a minimum of 40 hours in the Flexible Component. Alternatively, candidates may fulfil the Flexible component by accumulating 10 points in the Leadership and Initiative category. Candidates must also complete a Career Statement of between one and two pages, which will be a brief reflection on the Professional Development activities undertaken during candidature.

Special Assessment Requirements

Successful completion of all Fixed Components by Confirmation of Candidature and all Flexible Components by Mid-Candidature Review.

Assumed
Knowledge:
Entry requirements of degree
Prerequisites: RD7001 AND RD7002Candidates will be enrolled in this subject in the Research Period prior to their Mid-Candidature Review

Availabilities

Cairns, Research Training Period 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Feb-2022
Face to face teaching (Successful completion of all Fixed Components by Confirmation of Candidature and all Flexible Components by Mid-Candidature Review.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours workshops - Workshop/ course participation. The Fixed Components can be completed entirely online or in a combination of Zoom and online activities. These activities are not described in terms of hours of participation, but are likely to require a time commitment of 20 - 25 hrs between commencement and Confirmation of Candidature. Completing the Flexible requirements for this subject will require a minimum of 40 hrs over the first 18 months of full-time candidature (3 yrs part-time candidature).
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Research Training Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 19-May-2022
Face to face teaching (Candidates and advisory teams are encouraged to design a Professional Development program that best suits candidate needs, via the GRS Professional Development Program (face to face, via Zoom or online), coursework at JCU or elsewhere, online training modules external to GRS/JCU or other activities as approved by the advisory team.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours workshops - Workshop/ course participation. The Fixed Components can be completed entirely online or in a combination of Zoom and online activities. These activities are not described in terms of hours of participation, but are likely to require a time commitment of 20 - 25 hrs between commencement and Confirmation of Candidature. Completing the Flexible requirements for this subject will require a minimum of 40 hrs over the first 18 months of full-time candidature (3 yrs part-time candidature).
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Research Training Period 3, Mixed attendance
Census Date 18-Aug-2022
Face to face teaching (Candidates and advisory teams are encouraged to design a Professional Development program that best suits candidate needs, via the GRS Professional Development Program (face to face, via Zoom or online), coursework at JCU or elsewhere, online training modules external to GRS/JCU or other activities as approved by the advisory team.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours workshops - Workshop/ course participation. The Fixed Components can be completed entirely online or in a combination of Zoom and online activities. These activities are not described in terms of hours of participation, but are likely to require a time commitment of 20 - 25 hrs between commencement and Confirmation of Candidature. Completing the Flexible requirements for this subject will require a minimum of 40 hrs over the first 18 months of full-time candidature (3 yrs part-time candidature).
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Research Training Period 4, Mixed attendance
Census Date 17-Nov-2022
Face to face teaching (Candidates and advisory teams are encouraged to design a Professional Development program that best suits candidate needs, via the GRS Professional Development Program (face to face, via Zoom or online), coursework at JCU or elsewhere, online training modules external to GRS/JCU or other activities as approved by the advisory team.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours workshops - Workshop/ course participation. The Fixed Components can be completed entirely online or in a combination of Zoom and online activities. These activities are not described in terms of hours of participation, but are likely to require a time commitment of 20 - 25 hrs between commencement and Confirmation of Candidature. Completing the Flexible requirements for this subject will require a minimum of 40 hrs over the first 18 months of full-time candidature (3 yrs part-time candidature).
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Research Training Period 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Feb-2022
Face to face teaching (Candidates and advisory teams are encouraged to design a Professional Development program that best suits candidate needs, via the GRS Professional Development Program (face to face, via Zoom or online), coursework at JCU or elsewhere, online training modules external to GRS/JCU or other activities as approved by the advisory team.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours workshops - Workshop/ course participation. The Fixed Components can be completed entirely online or in a combination of Zoom and online activities. These activities are not described in terms of hours of participation, but are likely to require a time commitment of 20 - 25 hrs between commencement and Confirmation of Candidature. Completing the Flexible requirements for this subject will require a minimum of 40 hrs over the first 18 months of full-time candidature (3 yrs part-time candidature).
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Research Training Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 19-May-2022
Face to face teaching (Candidates and advisory teams are encouraged to design a Professional Development program that best suits candidate needs, via the GRS Professional Development Program (face to face, via Zoom or online), coursework at JCU or elsewhere, online training modules external to GRS/JCU or other activities as approved by the advisory team.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours workshops - Workshop/ course participation. The Fixed Components can be completed entirely online or in a combination of Zoom and online activities. These activities are not described in terms of hours of participation, but are likely to require a time commitment of 20 - 25 hrs between commencement and Confirmation of Candidature. Completing the Flexible requirements for this subject will require a minimum of 40 hrs over the first 18 months of full-time candidature (3 yrs part-time candidature).
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Research Training Period 3, Mixed attendance
Census Date 18-Aug-2022
Face to face teaching (Candidates and advisory teams are encouraged to design a Professional Development program that best suits candidate needs, via the GRS Professional Development Program (face to face, via Zoom or online), coursework at JCU or elsewhere, online training modules external to GRS/JCU or other activities as approved by the advisory team.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours workshops - Workshop/ course participation. The Fixed Components can be completed entirely online or in a combination of Zoom and online activities. These activities are not described in terms of hours of participation, but are likely to require a time commitment of 20 - 25 hrs between commencement and Confirmation of Candidature. Completing the Flexible requirements for this subject will require a minimum of 40 hrs over the first 18 months of full-time candidature (3 yrs part-time candidature).
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Research Training Period 4, Mixed attendance
Census Date 17-Nov-2022
Face to face teaching (Candidates and advisory teams are encouraged to design a Professional Development program that best suits candidate needs, via the GRS Professional Development Program (face to face, via Zoom or online), coursework at JCU or elsewhere, online training modules external to GRS/JCU or other activities as approved by the advisory team.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours workshops - Workshop/ course participation. The Fixed Components can be completed entirely online or in a combination of Zoom and online activities. These activities are not described in terms of hours of participation, but are likely to require a time commitment of 20 - 25 hrs between commencement and Confirmation of Candidature. Completing the Flexible requirements for this subject will require a minimum of 40 hrs over the first 18 months of full-time candidature (3 yrs part-time candidature).
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Research Training Period 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Feb-2022
Face to face teaching (Candidates and advisory teams are encouraged to design a Professional Development program that best suits candidate needs, via the GRS Professional Development Program (face to face, via Zoom or online), coursework at JCU or elsewhere, online training modules external to GRS/JCU or other activities as approved by the advisory team.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours workshops - Workshop/ course participation. The Fixed Components can be completed entirely online or in a combination of Zoom and online activities. These activities are not described in terms of hours of participation, but are likely to require a time commitment of 20 - 25 hrs between commencement and Confirmation of Candidature. Completing the Flexible requirements for this subject will require a minimum of 40 hrs over the first 18 months of full-time candidature (3 yrs part-time candidature).
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Research Training Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 19-May-2022
Face to face teaching (Candidates and advisory teams are encouraged to design a Professional Development program that best suits candidate needs, via the GRS Professional Development Program (face to face, via Zoom or online), coursework at JCU or elsewhere, online training modules external to GRS/JCU or other activities as approved by the advisory team.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours workshops - Workshop/ course participation. The Fixed Components can be completed entirely online or in a combination of Zoom and online activities. These activities are not described in terms of hours of participation, but are likely to require a time commitment of 20 - 25 hrs between commencement and Confirmation of Candidature. Completing the Flexible requirements for this subject will require a minimum of 40 hrs over the first 18 months of full-time candidature (3 yrs part-time candidature).
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Research Training Period 3, Mixed attendance
Census Date 18-Aug-2022
Face to face teaching (Candidates and advisory teams are encouraged to design a Professional Development program that best suits candidate needs, via the GRS Professional Development Program (face to face, via Zoom or online), coursework at JCU or elsewhere, online training modules external to GRS/JCU or other activities as approved by the advisory team.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours workshops - Workshop/ course participation. The Fixed Components can be completed entirely online or in a combination of Zoom and online activities. These activities are not described in terms of hours of participation, but are likely to require a time commitment of 20 - 25 hrs between commencement and Confirmation of Candidature. Completing the Flexible requirements for this subject will require a minimum of 40 hrs over the first 18 months of full-time candidature (3 yrs part-time candidature).
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Research Training Period 4, Mixed attendance
Census Date 17-Nov-2022
Face to face teaching (Candidates and advisory teams are encouraged to design a Professional Development program that best suits candidate needs, via the GRS Professional Development Program (face to face, via Zoom or online), coursework at JCU or elsewhere, online training modules external to GRS/JCU or other activities as approved by the advisory team.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours workshops - Workshop/ course participation. The Fixed Components can be completed entirely online or in a combination of Zoom and online activities. These activities are not described in terms of hours of participation, but are likely to require a time commitment of 20 - 25 hrs between commencement and Confirmation of Candidature. Completing the Flexible requirements for this subject will require a minimum of 40 hrs over the first 18 months of full-time candidature (3 yrs part-time candidature).
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.