Professional development

The Melbourne CSHE supports professional development of University of Melbourne staff over all career stages - from graduate researcher to established academics - through our suite of contextualised programs and events. Download current prospectus for an overview of what's on offer or click on the links below.

Events and seminars

The Melbourne CSHE hosts some of the University's major events such as, the Provost's Summit, the Melbourne Teaching Showcase and teaching and learning forums. (more information...)

Universitas 21 Fellowships for academic staff

Recognising outstanding teaching performance by academic staff of the University of Melbourne and providing development opportunities for the recipients. These fellowships also advance the strategic educational priorities of the University. Read more.


For academic staff

Programs for academic staff with responsibility for the leadership and management of teaching and learning.

For University teachers

The CSHE offers two programs for university teachers -

The Graduate Certificate in University Teaching (GCUT) is primarily designed for academics and teaching staff wishing to develop advanced expertise and leadership skills in university teaching roles.

The Melbourne Teaching Certificate (MTC) is a non-award program for University of Melbourne staff seeking to develop their skills of university teaching through a cohort-based, single-semester program involving seminars and peer review of teaching.

The CSHE also offers professional development workshops for supervisors, teaching and learning workshops/forums and sessions specifically for University college tutors.

For leaders and managers

The Graduate Certficate in University Management (GCUM)

The Graduate Certificate in University Management (GCUM) is a graduate-level award program which prepares participants for senior administrative and academic management roles. The course is designed to develop transferable leadership and management skills in addition to knowledge of the complexities of the policy and organisational frameworks of higher education. More information...

For new staff

For information on:

Academic Staff Orientation, MTC, Professional development workshops for supervisors, sessional teaching staff orientation programs and professional staff orientation programs. More information...

For sessional teachers

Refer: The Melbourne Sessional Teacher's Handbook is an valuable resource, providing advice and strategies for small group teaching at this University.

Also see "College tutors forum".

For student advisors

The Foundations of Student Advising provides professional development for University staff within a sound academic environment. Participants benefit from a wide range of resources as well as the perspectives of guest lecturers. The unit provides a critical overview of theories and methods of advising, and will examine and analyse the role of student advising in supporting student engagement, retention and success. More information...

For researchers on the field

Fieldwork in complex and hostile places (FCHP). Information...

Teaching awards

Awards for excellence

Excellence in teaching, support and services for students, and support for staff are recognised and celebrated through a program of University of Melbourne awards. In addition, the University nominates staff and programs of activities for national awards, the Australian Awards for University Teaching, a program of the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT).