Casual Academic Opportunities

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education offers casual academic appointments throughout the year.  This page contains information about the hiring of casual tutors as well as general casual academic conditions and processes in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Important dates and subjects for which we are currently recruiting

EDUC90892 Clinical Teaching Practice (Early Childhood) 1

Application re-open: 5 Feb 2019

Application close: 31 Mar 2019 11:59pm

Position description [PDF]

Summary of roles in Professional Experience [PDF]

2019 Semester 2 subjects

Application open: 26 Feb 2019

Application close: 25 May 2019 11:59pm

To apply for available positions select 'Apply Now' and create a user account in the Casual Tutor Recruitment System (CTRS). Through the CTRS you will be able to upload your credentials and select the subjects for which you would like to be considered. Your application must be lodged through the CTRS to be considered. For more information please see CTRS user guides below.

Please note: It is expected that the majority of applicants will receive an outcome within the timeframe listed in the 'Outcome notification' section of the table above. In some cases, because these positions are dependent on student enrolments, applicants may not receive a final notification until the teaching start date for the teaching period.

Late applications will not be accepted unless an exceptional circumstance arises based on a school's requirements. All casual academic staff selected need to have applied formally.

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Subject Name

Study Period/Semester

Academic Contact

EDUC90892 Clinical Teaching Practice (EC) 12019Edith Nicolas
EDUC10051 Sports Coaching: Theory & PracticeSemester 2, 2019Anna Krohn
EDUC20068 Sport, Education and the MediaSemester 2, 2019Anna Krohn
EDUC20075 Youth Leading ChangeSemester 2, 2019Hernan Cuervo
EDUC30067 Youth and Popular CultureSemester 2, 2019Hernan Cuervo
EDUC30070 Applying Coaching ScienceSemester 2, 2019Anna Krohn
EDUC30073 Sport, Leadership and the CommunitySemester 2, 2019Anna Krohn
EDUC90776 Primary Mathematics Education 3Semester 2, 2019Duncan Symons
EDUC90890 3-8 Year-Olds Learning and DevelopmentSemester 2, 2019Ben Deery

CTRS user guides

Position descriptions

Tutor activities

  • Delivery of tutorials
  • Look at draft assessment and plans
  • Marking of assessment tasks and exams
  • Delivery of student consultations
  • Email correspondence and basic administration directly associated with each tutorial (entering results, taking attendance etc)
  • Communication with Subject Coordinators

Tutors are not paid to:

  • Engage in detailed email exchanges
  • Use tutorial time to repeat material covered in lectures
  • Carry out any of the activities listed below in Subject Coordinator activities

Subject Coordinator / Sessional Coordinator activities

  • Coordination and preparation of reading material
  • Updating of the LMS site
  • Design of appropriate assessment tasks and submission due dates
  • Design of tutorial reading program to support lecture content
  • Communication with students regarding questions or feedback about lecture content
  • Supervision of tutors: providing clear instructions for tutors on reading materials, assessment tasks and assessment policies.
  • Approval of timecards (where required)
  • Coordination of assessment and timely submission of results (includes verification of entered results)
  • Writing of exams and supplementary exams as required
  • Any other administrative matters

Download position description [PDF]


  • Accounts and passwords: activate up your email using the Identity management system
  • Themis timecards
  • Casual pay dates
  • After Hours Building Access: Please note that after-hours building access is not generally provided to casual academic staff. All after-hours access requests must be endorsed by the School and is only provided if absolutely necessary
  • Occupational Health and Safety Induction: Online TrainME training
  • The University of Melbourne requires all casual staff to complete a 30-minute online module Casual Employees Compliance Training. Sessional tutors can claim payment of 0.5 hours at the 'other academic activity' rate upon submission of their certificate to their supervisor.
  • Desk Space: MGSE will provide Casual Academics with designated hot-desk office space. Please contact Pina Failla on ext. 40970 for further details
  • Stationery: MGSE will provide Casual Academics with stationary.
  • Staff cards: Obtain or update a staff ID card


For application process or technical support using CTRS please email MGSE HR on