Other programs


DocFest22 is our Higher Degree by Research Conference - ‘Beyond the doctoral degree

Save the dates - Monday 23 May- Friday 27 May 2022.

DocFest22 will look beyond the degree to the ‘bigger picture’ on the HDR journey and on the other side.
Keynote speakers, discussion panels, faculty day, breakout sessions, 3MT and so much more.

Email: researchpd@csu.edu.au if you want to get involved.

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Research Impact Base Program

This program is for researchers who demonstrate interest in creating positive impact learning new ways to communicate their research and engage with industry.  We will advise when expressions of interest reopen.

Faculty forums and workshops

Faculties and Centres conduct workshops and forums for their HDR candidates and academics. Contact your relevant Faculty or Centre for more information about these.

Other opportunities

Opportunities for PhD students to gain invaluable industry experience through 3-5 months of tightly focused research with APRIntern- Australia's only all sector—all discipline PhD internship program.



Vitae logo

CSU is an organisational member of Vitae. Vitae provides tools for development and career support for research staff and students.

The Vitae website has a wealth of resources and advice tailored to researchers, whether your ambition is to stay within or move outside academia.

You have full access to the Vitae website as part of our subscription.

Resources include:

To get full access to these member-only resources, you need to register on the Vitae website using your CSU email address.  For further information about CSU’s organisational membership of Vitae, contact researchpd@csu.edu.au.


Take university-level courses online for free and submit assessments when you are ready to have your learning recognised for formal academic credit.

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Open Pathways

Charles Sturt University is the number one university in Australia for Graduate Employment, (Good Universities Guide 2018), and our degrees focus on teaching the skills and knowledge to further your professional career. Our Open Pathway experiences are a way for you to sample the kind of study Charles Sturt University provides, whatever the reason - general curiosity, professional development, or to dip a "toe in the water". Start your journey with a taste of what Charles Sturt has to offer, whether your focus is academic, professional or just personal interest.

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LinkedIn Learning

CSU Staff have free access to a wide range of online training courses through LinkedIn Learning. There are many courses covering a wide range of topics that may be useful for researchers.

Examples include:

  • communication and writing (e.g. writing in plain English, grammar foundations, technical writing)
  • analytics and tools (e.g. NVivo, qualitative research methods, Excel statistics, R statistics, Healthcare analytics)
  • personal development (e.g. leading and working in teams, professional networking, mentoring others)
  • business management (e.g. understanding intellectual property, finance for non-financial managers)

Further information and login to LinkedIn Learning.

ELMO online training portal

ELMO is CSU’s eLearning System. It providing staff with access to a library of online courses to help manage your professional and career development. See the 'Introduction to Research Data Management' program. This course is directly relevant to research. There are many others which will support your professional development and this portal is always evolving.

Access the ELMO online learning platform using your CSU log in and select from the Learning > Course Catalogue tab to self-enrol. Staff will be automatically enrolled in any compulsory courses.