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 are now closed with the exception of the two subjects below.

Subjects below have been extended for applications until December 16, 2018.

  • ABPL90140 Architectural Practice
  • ABPL90142 Master of Architecture Studio C, D, E (Post-graduate Studio Leader in Architecture).

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.

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.

Tuesday 18 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