Sessional staff

Sessional staff and tutors assist with the teaching of subjects to be offered in the faculty. Our subjects range across the disciplines of Architecture, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Property, Urban Design and Urban Planning.

The following information is for Semester 1 2019.

Applications open on 10:00 am, Monday October 22 2018.

Available subjects

  • Architecture

    Applicants for ABPL90142 Master of Architecture Studio C, ABPL90143 Master of Architecture Studio D or ABPL90115 Master of Architecture Studio E – please apply for ABPL90142 to be considered for all three subjects.

    Subject Code Subject Title Subject TypeSubject LevelApplication Link
    ARCH10001Foundations of Design RepresentationNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ARCH10003Studio AlphaStudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ENVS10004Designing EnvironmentsStudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ARCH10002Construction as AlchemyNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL10003Visuallising EnvironmentsNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL10004Global Foundations of ArchitectureNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL20030Foundations of ArchitectureNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ARCH20001Studio BetaStudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL20027Studio EarthStudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ARCH20003Modern Architecture: Momo to PomoNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ARCH20004Digital DesignNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL20003Construction AnalysisNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL20048Visual CommunicationsNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL30037Studio FireStudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ARCH30001Studio DeltaStudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL30041Construction DesignNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL30067Design WorkshopNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL30053Formative Ideas in ArchitectureNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL90089Australian ArchitectureNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90142Master of Architecture Studio CStudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90140Architectural Practice Non-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90118Applied Architectural TechnologyNon-Studio PostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90146Architectural Conservation in East AsiaNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90167Design Communications WorkshopStudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90169Design ThesisStudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90236Design Approaches and MethodsNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90272Regenerating SustainabilityNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90284Master of Architecture Studio AStudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90286Construction Methods ANon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90288Architectural Cultures 1: ModernismNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90147Speculative SystemsNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90357Form and Politics in ArchitectureNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90149Contemporary Digital PracticeNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90369Architecture and MediaNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
  • Construction
    Subject CodeSubject TitleSubject TypeSubject Level
    ABPL10005Understanding the Built EnvironmentNon-StudioUndergraduate
    ABPL20042Construction of Residential BuildingsNon-StudioUndergraduate
    ABPL30040Measurement of Building WorksNon-StudioUndergraduate
    ABPL30046Steel and Concrete Structural SystemsNon-StudioUndergraduate
    ABPL30055Construction ManagementNon-StudioUndergraduate
    ABPL90010Advanced Construction TechnologyNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90028Project ManagementNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90035Risk in ConstructionNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90086Environmental SystemsNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90129Advanced Cost ManagementNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90292Construction of BuildingsNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90295Construction Regulations and ControlNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90309Supply Chains in ConstructionNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90313Management of ConstructionNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90324Materials and StructuresNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90325Prefabrication in BuildingNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90330Economics of BuildingNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90334Means and Methods in ConstructionNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90359Research Practicum in ConstructionNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90370Design ManagementNon-StudioPostgraduate
    CONS30001Building Information ModellingNon-StudioUndergraduate
  • Landscape Architecture
    Subject CodeSubject TitleSubject TypeSubject Level
    ABPL30042Landscape Studio 3: Urban Open SpaceStudioUndergraduate
    ABPL30049Case Studies in Landscape ArchitectureNon-StudioUndergraduate
    ABPL90072Landscape Studio 5:Sustainable UrbanismStudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90078Contemporary Landscape TheoryNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90107Landscape Studio 1: Design TechniquesStudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90172Landscape Studio 3 SpeculationsStudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90263Constructed EcologiesNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90271Shaping the LandscapeNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90319GIS In Planning, Design & DevelopmentNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90340Landscape MaterialitiesNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90375Landscape Architecture Design ThesisStudioPostgraduate
    LARC30001Site TectonicsNon-StudioUndergraduate
  • Property
    Subject CodeSubject TitleSubject TypeSubject Level
    ABPL20004Principles of Property ValuationNon-StudioUndergraduate
    ABPL30006Property Resource AnalysisNon-StudioUndergraduate
    ABPL30059Property Case StudiesNon-StudioUndergraduate
    ABPL90016Asset ManagementNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90026Property DevelopmentNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90034Property SecuritisationNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90041Property Law (PG)Non-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90274Property Markets and ValuationsNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90314Property Agency and Marketing (PG)Non-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90339International Real Estate EconomicsNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90363Property Research and AnalysisNon-StudioPostgraduate
    PROP20001Finance for Built EnvironmentNon-StudioUndergraduate
    PROP20002Design and Property PrinciplesNon-StudioUndergraduate
    PROP30001Valuation of Land and BuildingsNon-StudioUndergraduate
  • Urban Design & Urban Planning
    Subject CodeSubject TitleSubject TypeSubject Level
    ABPL20034Urban HistoryNon-StudioUndergraduate
    ABPL20035Cities: From Local to GlobalNon-StudioUndergraduate
    ABPL20037Urban Design StudiesNon-StudioUndergraduate
    ABPL30051Morphological MappingNon-StudioUndergraduate
    ABPL90017Urban Design TheoryNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90056Urban Transport PoliticsNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90061Urban Design Studio AStudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90065Managing Global City RegionsNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90077Introduction to Transport and Land UseNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90130Planning Law & Statutory PlanningNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90134Planning Theory and HistoryNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90135Analytical MethodsNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90246The Economies of Cities and RegionsNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90273Urban Design Studio BStudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90316The Shaping of Urban DesignNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90341Urban Environmental Policy and PlanningNon-StudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90376Urban Design ThesisStudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90384MUP StudioStudioPostgraduate
    ABPL90389Urban Design Studio CStudioPostgraduate
    PLAN10001Cities Past and FutureNon-StudioUndergraduate
    PLAN30001Planning Scenario and Policy WorkshopNon-StudioUndergraduate
    PLAN30003Planning Social Research WorkshopNon-StudioUndergraduate
    PLAN30004Transport Oriented DesignNon-StudioUndergraduate
    PLAN90001Urban Demography and StatisticsNon-StudioPostgraduate


As a tutor your responsibilities include preparing and delivering tutorials or studio classes during the teaching period, in each subject in which you are tutoring. You may also be required to contribute to the marking of all assessments and the collation of results. You may need to attend 1-2 hour subject meetings throughout the semester, as required as well as tutor briefing before the start of the semester.

The University of Melbourne is a child safe organisation. You may be required to hold a valid Working with Children Check as a condition of employment in this role. This may not be the case for


Applicants must be able to demonstrate appropriate academic background: typically we would expect an undergraduate degree with studies in the appropriate fields, plus suitable postgraduate qualifications or current admission in a postgraduate course in those fields. Applicants must demonstrate good organisation, communication and presentation skills. Professional experience in the field is also encouraged.

Your subject preference may be used by the assessors when making their selection. Please contact the subject coordinator to discuss your preference to teach in the subjects you are applying for, if you are concerned that the preference may disadvantage you.

If you would like to find out more about the specific skills required to teach in a subject or the subject content, please consult the subject entry in the University Handbook or contact the subject coordinator directly.

Pay scales

Current pay scales for casual tutors can be found here.

Before you apply

Please check tutorial/studio class times for the specific subject for which you intend to submit an application, to see if they match your availability. You can search the published class times for specific subjects in the University timetable. Alternatively, you can also click on the ‘View timetable’ link in the specific subject Handbook entry.

Important Note:

The official 2019 subject information and timetable will be released via the University Handbook on Monday, November 12 2018. If you wish to have an idea of how the subject's timetable matches your availability, you may choose to look at the 2018 subject information, but please note that the times may change upon the official 2019 version release on November 12 2018.

Submitting an application

If you are interested in tutoring a class or studio, please create a profile and lodge an application during the application period. If you have taught at the Faculty before, please update your details in the system and put in an application for the subjects you intend to apply for this coming semester. Applicants must apply for each teaching period in which they wish to tutor.

  1. Please refer to SSRS sessional staff application page for information on how to apply, and to commence your application.
  2. You can also search the Handbook to find out more about specific subjects and find subject coordinator details. If no details are listed, please email the SSRS ABP Team.
  3. If you have used the system before, you can log directly into the applications system
  4. Applications system link:

Required information and documents

  1. An updated Curriculum Vitae
  2. Academic results if you have not previously taught at the Faculty
  3. Studio based subjects: If you are applying for studio based subjects, you may also be required to submit your teaching and/or academic portfolio via the system. Maximum file size is 10Mb. Check the list above to confirm subject type.
  4. Subject specific questions: There may be a number of selection questions which will have to be answered by the applicant. Not all subjects have subject specific questions.


Monday 22 October 2018
10:00 am

Applications open

Sunday 2 December 2018
11:30 pm

Applications close

Late applications can only be accepted with the approval of the subject coordinator.

Monday 3 December 2018
10:00 am

Assessment of applications begin

Applications are assessed by the subject coordinator(s). To follow up your application status, please email the subject coordinator listed in the the subject's Handbook entry.

Monday 17 December 2018
4:00 pm

Early application outcomes to be emailed to applicants

Based on enrolment numbers, waitlisted candidates may receive successful outcomes weekly up until March 2019.

Wednesday and Thursday 27, 28 February and 6, 7 March 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Inductions for Undergraduate and Graduate sessional staff

If you have attended an induction session within the last 2 years, attendance is not required. Attendance is highly recommended.

Monday 4 March 2019
9:00 am

Semester 1 teaching commences