MGSE Induction Program

On Tuesday 2 April, MGSE People & Culture ran a pilot session of the new Face-to-face Induction Program which aims to help new MGSE employees feel more connected to the School and our work. The session received outstanding feedback with 100% of attendees agreeing that the session was helpful, well executed, and well-presented, and more than three quarters feeling more connected to the School than before. With key opportunities for improvement now identified, the program will be modified with the aim of rolling out quarterly sessions for all new MGSE staff. Stay tuned for communications in the coming weeks and months regarding session dates, process improvements, and opportunities to contribute to future iterations of the program.

Thank you to the new staff who participated in the pilot program and provided valuable feedback.

Enterprise Agreement 2018

On Wednesday 20 March the Fair Work Commission confirmed that the UoM Enterprise Agreement 2018 was approved. The Agreement came into effect on Wednesday 27 March 2019.

An employee guide explaining key aspects of the new agreement can be found here.

Payroll cut-offs during Easter break

Due to the closure of the University over Easter (Friday 19 April, Monday 22 April, Tuesday 23 April, and Anzac Day: Thursday 25 April), please follow the amended validation dates for the following pays:

Fortnightly F21 - Friday 19 April 2019

  • Paper cut-off: Wednesday 10 April - no change
  • OTL - Themis approval cut-off - 4.00pm Monday 15 April - amended date
  • Pay date: Friday 19 April 2019 - no change

Casual pay C22 - Thursday 25 April 2019

  • Paper cut-off: Friday 12 April - amended date
  • OTL - Themis approval cut-off - 4.00pm Wednesday 17 April - amended date
  • Pay date: Thursday 25 April 2019 - no change

Fortnightly F22 - Friday 3 May 2019

  • Paper cut-off: Thursday 18 April - amended date
  • OTL - Themis approval cut-off - 4.00pm Tuesday 30 April - no change
  • Pay date: Friday 3 May 2019 - no change.

Learning and Teaching Committee membership

The Learning and Teaching Committee would like to thank and commend the following members for their important contribution to the Committee in 2018 as career representatives:

  • Professor Neryl Jeanneret, Professoriate representative
  • Dr Nicky Dulfer, Mid Career representative
  • Dr Babak Dadvand, Early Career representative

The Committee would like to welcome the new career representatives for 2019:

  • Associate Professor Terry Bowles, Professoriate representative
  • Dr Lisa McKay-Brown, Mid Career representative
  • Dr Jane Bird, Early Career representative

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and Deputy Dean

Claudia Sandoval has been appointed to the role of Executive Assistant in the Office of the Dean for the next three months, and commenced on Monday 15th April. Claudia will be located on level 9 of 100 Leicester Street, working closely with both Helen Cahill and Keryn Negri.

Claudia will be familiar to staff in her roles within the Assessment Research Centre. Claudia brings skills and experiences in high-level administration and secretarial support which will be highly valuable in the role, as we review the position and the needs of the Office of the Dean to ensure we have the right support structure in place moving forward.

Appointment of Manager Learning & Teaching

Leonie Benson will be the new Manager Learning & Teaching, commencing Monday 29 April.

Leonie joins us from Victoria University where she has held a number of roles specialising in curriculum development, management and policy implementation as Educational Quality Coordinator and prior to that, Manager Strategic Profile. Leonie also has extensive experience with the University of Ballarat (now Federation Uni). Leonie’s most recent qualification is the Master of Education Policy (International) from MGSE.

Thank you to Suzy Owens for her hard work and dedication in coordinating the Learning & Teaching team in the interim.

MGSE Annual and Triennial Academic Performance Review

The Academic Performance Development Review (PDR) process is now due to commence.  Academic staff are now invited to complete either an Annual or Triennial Performance Reviews online via Academic Careers @ Melbourne in accordance with established processes.

You will have approx. 3 and half months to complete the process and all Annual and Triennial Reviews should be completed by 30 April 2019.

If you have not done so already, can you please commence discussions with your staff/supervisor.

The People & Culture (P&C) team will also be holding drop-in sessions if any staff or supervisors need additional assistance; dates and times to be advised.

For assistance, please see the details below,

To access Academic Careers @ Melbourne

  • Log in to the HR Services Portal 
  • Click on 'HR Applications' and follow the links to the Academic Career dashboard of your choice.

How to Guides are located under Performance Development Framework, located here including:

  • How to Guide for Academics
  • How to Guide for Supervisors and Department Administrators
  • Find answers to your questions by viewing the Frequently Asked Questions


Contact HR Assist using the General Enquiry form or phone +61 3 9035 4000 (option 1.1)