Professional development for new staff
Academic Staff Orientation (ASO)
All new academic staff are strongly encouraged to attend the University of Melbourne's Academic Staff Orientation. The one-day program provides valuable information and advice on making a successful start to an academic career in a research-led university.
The Academic Staff Orientation is held twice each year, typically in February and July.
Dr Lachlan Doughney
Admin. Assistant (Events)
T: +61 3 9035 5828
Specialist Certificate in Teaching for Graduate Researchers (SCTGR)
The SCTGR is a 25-point Specialist Certificate for doctoral candidates at the University of Melbourne who are engaged in teaching activities and who are thinking of an academic teaching career following their PhD. The SCTGR is ideal for those already teaching into coursework degrees. The course introduces theoretical and practical requirements for first time teachers at university level.
Melbourne Teaching Certificate
While not exclusively for new staff, this single-semester program provides an ideal introduction to teaching at the University of Melbourne. Through a combination of seminars and practical activities, participants gain insight into current principles and theories of effective university teaching, and feedback on how these translate in their own discipline and teaching environment.
The Melbourne Teaching Certificate is run twice each year, with intakes each February and July.
Professional development workshops for supervisors
For more information visit the Professional Development Workshops page at the Melbourne School of Graduate Research.
Sessional teaching staff orientation programs
Programs for new sessional teaching staff are typically provided by individual Faculties and Graduate Schools. Some large courses and/or departments also run discipline-specific programs. All new sessional staff are encouraged to enquire about orientation and other professional development opportunities offered in their area.
In addition, 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"
Professional staff orientation programs
For information on the University's orientation program tailored specifically for professional staff new to the University, see Human Resources.