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 2, 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 Type
    ABPL10003 Visualising Environments Studio
    ABPL10004 Global Foundations of Design Non-studio
    ABPL20028Architecture Design Studio: WaterStudio
    ABPL20033Construction AnalysisNon-studio
    ABPL20036Environmental Building SystemsNon-studio
    ABPL30037Architecture Design Studio: FireStudio
    ABPL30048Architecture Design Studio: AirStudio
    ABPL30053Formative Ideas in ArchitectureNon-studio
    ABPL90117Twenty-first Century ArchitectureNon-studio
    ABPL90123Digital Design ApplicationsNon-studio
    ABPL90140Architectural PracticeNon-studio
    ABPL90142Master of Architecture Studio CStudio
    ABPL90151Popular Architecture and DesignNon-studio
    ABPL90167Design Communications Workshop (P/G)Studio
    ABPL90169Design ThesisStudio
    ABPL90285Master of Architecture Studio BStudio
    ABPL90287Architectural TechnologyNon-studio
    ABPL90289Architectural Cultures 2:After ModernismNon-studio
    ABPL90303Facilities for Social SustainabilityNon-studio
    ABPL90367Critical&Curatorial Practices in DesignNon-studio
    ABPL90387Wooden Furniture WorkshopNon-studio
    ABPL90388Polemic Design in China Japan KoreaNon-studio
    ABPL90402Design Strategies of Asian GardensNon-studio
    ABPL90403Visions and Agendas in ArchitectureNon-studio
    ARCH10001Foundations of Design: RepresentationNon-studio
    ARCH10002Construction as AlchemyNon-studio
    ARCH10003Design Studio AlphaStudio
    ARCH20002Design Studio GammaStudio
    ENVS10004Designing EnvironmentsStudio
  • Construction
    Subject Code Subject Title Subject Type
    ABPL20053Construction of Concrete Buildings Non-studio
    ABPL30039Construction Contract AdministrationNon-studio
    ABPL30044Industry Partner project StudioNon-studio
    ABPL90030Project EvaluationNon-studio
    ABPL90032Building Services and OperationsNon-studio
    ABPL90129Advanced Cost ManagementNon-studio
    ABPL90207Corporate Construction ManagementNon-studio
    ABPL90208Construction Measurement and EstimatingNon-studio
    ABPL90290Fundamentals of Built Environment LawNon-studio
    ABPL90293Commercial ConstructionNon-studio
    ABPL90312Cost ManagementNon-studio
    ABPL90323Construction SchedulingNon-studio
    ABPL90327Procurement MethodsNon-studio
    ABPL90331ICT in BuildingNon-studio
    ABPL90335Contract ManagementNon-studio
    ABPL90358Research in ConstructionNon-studio
    CONS10001Principles of BuildingNon-studio
    CONS20002Measurement of Building DesignsNon-studio
    CONS90001Management Systems for ConstructionNon-studio
  • Landscape Architecture
    Subject Code Subject Title Subject Type
    ABPL10006History of Landscape DesignNon-studio
    ABPL20039History of Designed LandscapesNon-studio
    ABPL20040Landscape Studio 2: Site Plan & DesignStudio
    ABPL20047Site TectonicsNon-studio
    ABPL30061Landscape Studio 4: Designed EcologiesStudio
    ABPL90048Landscape PracticeNon-studio
    ABPL90072Landscape Studio 5:Sustainable UrbanismStudio
    ABPL90074Landscape Detail DesignNon-studio
    ABPL90170Landscape Studio 4 StrategiesStudio
    ABPL90176Landscape Studio 2: Site and DesignStudio
    ABPL90265History of Landscape ArchitectureNon-studio
    ABPL90283Performative EcologiesNon-studio
    ABPL90375Landscape Architecture Design ThesisStudio
    LARC10001Natural HistoryNon-studio
    LARC20001Designing Living SystemsNon-studio
  • Property
    Subject Code Subject Title Subject Type
    ABPL20004 Principles of Property Valuation Non-studio
    ABPL20052Investment and Finance for PropertyNon-studio
    ABPL30012Property ManagementNon-studio
    ABPL30045Property Analysis StudioNon-studio
    ABPL90011Advanced Property AnalysisNon-studio
    ABPL90027Life Cycle Analysis and SustainabilityNon-studio
    ABPL90031Corporate Real Estate ManagementNon-studio
    ABPL90036Property InvestmentNon-studio
    ABPL90045Statutory Valuation (PG)Non-studio
    ABPL90275Property Resources and ManagementNon-studio
    ABPL90362Research Thesis - PropertyNon-studio
    ABPL90364Industry Based Research - PropertyNon-studio
    ABPL90398Property Data and ToolsNon-studio
    PROP10001Economics and CitiesNon-studio
    PROP20003Design and Property Industry StudiesNon-studio
  • Urban Design & Urban Planning
    Subject Code Subject Title Subject Type
    ABPL20045City Futures Non-studio
    ABPL20049Introduction to Urban Design & PlanningNon-studio
    ABPL30060Urban Precinct StudioStudio
    ABPL90273Urban Design Studio BStudio
    ABPL90304Flexible Urban ModellingNon-studio
    ABPL90376Urban Design ThesisStudio
    ABPL90389Urban Design Studio CStudio
    ABPL90022Healthy CommunitiesNon-studio
    ABPL90064Urban Sustainability and Climate ChangeNon-studio
    ABPL90090Public Transport Network PlanningNon-studio
    ABPL90131Strategic Plan MakingNon-studio
    ABPL90132Land Use and Urban DesignNon-studio
    ABPL90280City Lights: Cities, Culture and HistoryNon-studio
    ABPL90281Housing Markets, Policy and PlanningNon-studio
    ABPL90315Participatory PlanningNon-studio
    ABPL90384MUP StudioStudio
    ABPL90396MSD Minor Thesis Part 1Non-studio
    ABPL90397MSD Minor Thesis Part 2Non-studio
    ENVS10007Urban EnvironmentsNon-studio
    PLAN10002Introduction to Urban PlanningNon-studio
    PLAN20002Urban Design for People and PlacesNon-studio


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.


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.

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 system.

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.


10 April 2018

Applications open from 10am

27 May 2018

Applications close at 11:30pm

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

28 May 2018

Assessment of applications begin

24 June 2018

Offers and outcomes begin to be emailed to applicants

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

Weekly Ongoing Until Week 2

Final offers and outcomes emailed to applicants

18, 19, 25 and 26 July 2018

Inductions for Undergraduate and Graduate sessional staff

23 July 2018

Semester 2 teaching commences