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 2020.

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 TitleSubject TypeSubject LevelApplication Link
    ABPL10003Visualising EnvironmentsStudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL10004Global Foundations of DesignNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL20027Architecture Design Studio: EarthStudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL20030Foundations of ArchitectureNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL20033Construction AnalysisNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL20036Environmental Building SystemsNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL30037Architecture Design Studio: FireStudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL30041Construction DesignNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL30048Architecture Design Studio: AirStudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL30050Modern Architecture: MoMo to PoMoNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL30053Formative Ideas in ArchitectureNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL30067Design WorkshopNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL30068Design InternshipNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ARCH10001Foundations of Design: RepresentationNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ARCH10002Construction as AlchemyNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ARCH10003Design Studio AlphaStudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ARCH20001Design Studio BetaStudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ARCH20002Design Studio GammaStudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ARCH20003Modern Architecture: MoMo to PoMoNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ARCH20004Digital DesignNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ARCH30001Design Studio DeltaStudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ARCH30002Design Studio EpsilonStudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL90020Measured Drawings & Digital HeritageNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90089Australian ArchitectureNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90118Applied Architectural TechnologyNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90140Architectural PracticeNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90142Master of Architecture Studio CStudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90146Architectural Conservation in East AsiaNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90149Contemporary Digital PracticeNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90167Design Communications Workshop (P/G)Non-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90169Design ThesisStudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90236Design Approaches and Methods (PG)Non-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90284Master of Architecture Studio AStudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90286Construction Methods ANon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90288Architectural Cultures 1: ModernismNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90368Architecture and MediaNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90369Architecture as SpectacleNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90405Energy & Carbon in the Built EnvironmentNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
  • Construction
    Subject CodeSubject TitleSubject TypeSubject LevelApplication Link
    ABPL10005Understanding the Built EnvironmentNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL20042Construction of Residential BuildingsNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL30046Steel and Concrete Structural SystemsNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL30055Construction ManagementNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    CONS30001Building Information ModellingNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL90010Advanced Construction TechnologyNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90028Project ManagementNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90035Risk in ConstructionNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90086Environmental SystemsNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90129Advanced Cost ManagementNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90292Construction of BuildingsNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90295Construction Regulations and ControlNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90309Supply Chains in ConstructionNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90313Management of ConstructionNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90324Materials and StructuresNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90334Means and Methods in ConstructionNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90370Design ManagementNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90413Construction Cost PlanningNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90414Lean ConstructionNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
  • Landscape Architecture
    Subject CodeSubject TitleSubject TypeSubject LevelApplication Link
    ABPL30042Landscape Studio 3: Urban Open SpaceStudioUndergraduateApply Now
    LARC30001Site TectonicsNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL90072Landscape Studio 5:Sustainable UrbanismNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90078Contemporary Landscape TheoryNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90107Landscape Studio 1: Design TechniquesNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90172Landscape Studio 3 SpeculationsStudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90263Constructed EcologiesNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90271Shaping the LandscapeNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90340Landscape MaterialitiesNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90374GeoDesign Models & ApplicationsNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90417Environment Behavior Methods for DesignNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
  • Property
    Subject CodeSubject TitleSubject TypeSubject LevelApplication Link
    ABPL20004Principles of Property ValuationNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL30059Property Case StudiesNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    PROP20001Finance for Built EnvironmentNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    PROP20002Design and Property PrinciplesNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    PROP30001Valuation of Land and BuildingsNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL90016Asset ManagementNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90026Property DevelopmentNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90034Property SecuritisationNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90041Property Law (PG)Non-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90274Property Markets and ValuationsNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90314Property Agency and Marketing (PG)Non-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90339International Real Estate EconomicsNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90363Property Research and AnalysisNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90409Realising The Knowledge EconomyNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
  • Urban Design
    Subject CodeSubject TitleSubject TypeSubject LevelApplication Link
    ABPL30051Urban Morphological MappingNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL90017Urban Design TheoryNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90316The Shaping of Urban DesignNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
  • Urban Planning
    Subject CodeSubject TitleSubject TypeSubject LevelApplication Link
    ABPL20035Cities: From Local to GlobalNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    PLAN10001Cities Past and FutureNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    PLAN30001Planning Scenario and Policy WorkshopNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    PLAN30003Planning Social Research WorkshopNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    PLAN30004Transit Oriented DevelopmentNon-StudioUndergraduateApply Now
    ABPL90056Urban Transport PoliticsNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90065Managing Global City RegionsNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90077Introduction to Transport and Land UseNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90130Planning Law & Statutory PlanningNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90134Planning Theory and HistoryNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90135Analytical MethodsNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90246The Economies of Cities and RegionsNon-StudioPostgraduateApply Now
    ABPL90341Urban Environmental Policy and PlanningNon-StudioPostgraduateApply 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

IMPORTANT NOTE: The official 2020 University Handbook and subject timetables will be published on November 12 2019.

When available, 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 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 7 October 2019
10:00 am

Applications open

Sunday 18 November 2019
11:30 pm

Applications close

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

Monday 25 November 2019
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 9 December 2019 (ongoing)
4:00 pm

Round 1 outcomes to be emailed to applicants

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

Wednesday (O-Week) and Thursday (Week 1) 26 February and 5 March
6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Inductions for sessional staff

If you have attended an induction session within the last 2 years, attendance is not required. Attendance is highly recommended. Choose one session only, as the content is the same.

Monday 2 March 2020
9:00 am

Semester 1 2020 teaching commences