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 2021.

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 CodeSubject TitleTypeLevelModeHandbookApplication
    ABPL10004Global Foundations of DesignNon-StudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL20033Construction AnalysisNon-StudioUGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL20036Environmental Building SystemsNon-StudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL30041Construction DesignNon-StudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL30050Modern Architecture: MoMo to PoMoNon-StudioUGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL30053Formative Ideas in ArchitectureNon-StudioUGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL30067Design WorkshopNon-StudioUGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90089Australian ArchitectureNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90118Applied Architectural TechnologyNon-StudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90140Architectural PracticeNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90142Master of Architecture Studio CStudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90147Speculative SystemsNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90167Design Communications Workshop (P/G)Non-StudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90169Design ThesisStudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90236Design Approaches and Methods (PG)Non-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90288Architectural Cultures 1: ModernismNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90368Architecture and MediaNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90369Architecture as SpectacleNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90403Visions and Agendas in ArchitectureNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90420Interactive ArchitectureNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90421Design - Philosophy - ArchitectureNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90424Introduction to High-Performance DesignNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90425Informal SettlementNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ARCH10001Foundations of Design: RepresentationNon-StudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ARCH10002Construction as AlchemyNon-StudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ARCH10003Design Studio AlphaStudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ARCH20001Design Studio BetaStudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ARCH20002Design Studio GammaStudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ARCH20003Modern Architecture: MoMo to PoMoNon-StudioUGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ARCH20004Digital DesignNon-StudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ARCH30001Design Studio DeltaStudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ARCH30002Design Studio EpsilonStudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
  • Construction
    Subject CodeSubject TitleTypeLevelModeHandbookApplication
    ABPL10005Understanding the Built EnvironmentNon-StudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL20042Construction of Residential BuildingsNon-StudioUGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL30046Steel and Concrete Structural SystemsNon-StudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL30055Construction ManagementNon-StudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90010Advanced Construction TechnologyNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90028Project ManagementNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90035Risk in ConstructionNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90086Environmental SystemsNon-StudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90292Construction of BuildingsNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90295Construction Regulations and ControlNon-StudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90309Supply Chains in ConstructionNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90313Management of ConstructionNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90324Materials and StructuresNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90334Means and Methods in ConstructionNon-StudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90370Design ManagementNon-StudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90413Construction Cost PlanningNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    CONS30001Building Information ModellingNon-StudioUGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
  • Landscape Architecture
    Subject CodeSubject TitleTypeLevelModeHandbookApplication
    ABPL30042Landscape Studio: Urban Open SpaceStudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90072Landscape Studio 5:Sustainable UrbanismStudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90078Contemporary Landscape TheoryNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90107Landscape Studio 1: Design TechniquesStudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90172Landscape Studio 3 SpeculationsStudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90263Constructed EcologiesNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90271Shaping the LandscapeNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90375Landscape Architecture Design ThesisStudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90417Environment Behavior Methods for DesignNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    LARC30001Site TectonicsNon-StudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
  • Property
    Subject CodeSubject TitleTypeLevelModeHandbookApplication
    ABPL30059Property Case StudiesNon-StudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90016Asset ManagementNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90026Property DevelopmentNon-StudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90034Property SecuritisationNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90041Property Law (PG)Non-StudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90274Property Markets and ValuationsNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90314Property Agency and Marketing (PG)Non-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90339International Real Estate EconomicsNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90363Property Research and AnalysisNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90409Realising The Knowledge EconomyNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    PROP20001Finance for Built EnvironmentNon-StudioUGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    PROP20002Design and Property PrinciplesNon-StudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    PROP30001Valuation of Land and BuildingsNon-StudioUGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
  • Urban Planning
    Subject CodeSubject TitleTypeLevelModeHandbookApplication
    ABPL20035Cities: From Local to GlobalNon-StudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90056Urban Transport PoliticsNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90065Managing Global City RegionsNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90077Introduction to Transport and Land UseNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90130Planning Law & Statutory PlanningNon-StudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90134Planning Theory and HistoryNon-StudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90135Analytical MethodsNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90246The Economies of Cities and RegionsNon-StudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90341Urban Environmental Policy and PlanningNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90384MUP StudioStudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    PLAN10001Cities Past and FutureNon-StudioUGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    PLAN30001Planning Scenario and Policy WorkshopNon-StudioUGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    PLAN30003Research Methods for PlannersNon-StudioUGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    PLAN30004Transit Oriented DevelopmentNon-StudioUGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
  • Urban Design
    Subject CodeSubject TitleTypeLevelModeHandbookApplication
    ABPL30051Urban Morphological MappingNon-StudioUGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90017Urban Design TheoryNon-StudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90061Urban Design Studio AStudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90273Urban Design Studio BStudioPGDual DeliveryTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90376Urban Design ThesisStudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now
    ABPL90389Urban Design Studio CStudioPGOnline OnlyTBA - November 23Apply Now


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.


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

The 2021 Handbook will be published on November 23, 2020 and the 2021 Timetable will be published on December 8, 2020. 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.

The University is currently preparing for possible scenarios for Semester 1, 2021, including:

  1. Commencement of Semester 1 fully online for all students if necessary.
  2. A gradual resumption of some face-to-face teaching, potentially from the beginning of the semester, should the government sufficiently relax physical distancing requirements. This resumption would likely involve a combination of face-to-face and online teaching (dual delivery mode).
  3. Full online teaching and assessment arrangements for all of Semester 1, 2021 where necessary.

All applicants for sessional positions in ABP for semester 1, 2021 should be prepared to work under any of the above scenarios.

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.
  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.
  5. Reference Checks


Tuesday 3 November 2020
6:00 pm

Applications open

Sunday 6 December 2020
11:30 pm

Applications close

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


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 subject's Handbook entry.


Outcomes to be emailed to applicants

Based on enrolment numbers, waitlisted candidates may receive successful outcomes weekly up until Week 3 of the semester.


Inductions for sessional staff

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

Monday March 1 2021

Semester 1 2021 teaching commences