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 2022.

Available subjects


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.

Indigenous Australians

The University of Melbourne is committed to increasing the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across all academic and professional occupation categories.

As one of the leading research and teaching universities, The University of Melbourne is an ideal platform to build an academic or professional career. The University Of Melbourne offers great remuneration, staff benefits and rewarding work. There is pre-employment support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants via Murrup Barak:

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 2022 Handbook and Timetables for Semester 1 2022 is now available. The links can be found on the subject list above. If you have already submitted your application, please check the subject timetable and adjust your availabilities in your CTRS profile if necessary.

The University is currently preparing for possible scenarios for Semester 1, 2022, 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, 2022 where necessary.

All applicants for sessional positions in ABP for semester 1, 2022 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


Monday 1 November 2021
5:00 pm

Applications open

Sunday 5 December 2021
11:30 pm

Applications close

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

Monday 6 December 2021
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 subject's Handbook entry.

Monday 24 January 2022
5:00 pm

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 28 February 2022

Semester 2 2021 teaching commences