Payment Summaries available for download

Payment Summaries (2018/2019) are now available for staff to access through Themis Employee Self Service. Online access is a quick and easy way to download Payment Summaries. You can also view your Payment Summary/Income statement by accessing your myGov account. For instructions on how to print your Payment Summary, please visit:

Jawun Development Program 2020

The secondment nominations for Jawun 2020 are now being sought from both professional and academic staff.

The Jawun Development Program is a Signature Project of the University's Reconciliation Action Plan April 2018 – December 2022, which places talented University staff into Indigenous organisations to work on a range of initiatives. This 6 week residential secondment is a wonderful professional development opportunity for individuals to provide their skills to assist indigenous organisations build capability and empower indigenous-led development.

In 2019, the University sent 14 secondees, one of whom Gemma Barry, is a member of our Learning and Teaching team, and we hope to send even more in 2020.

Potential secondees should be:

  • Supported by their Line Manager for a six-week secondment
  • Of appropriate experience/seniority to ensure maximum impact within an Indigenous organisation
  • Interested in being involved in Indigenous initiatives on return from secondment
  • Willing to participate in a four-month Mentoring Program with a senior University leader upon return
  • Able to spend six weeks away from work/family/social commitments

If this opportunity is of interest to you, please have a discussion with your Line manager and ensure their support and complete the EOI form and send this form by close of business on Friday 2 August to MGSE People & Culture. Submitted EOIs will be considered by the MGSE Executive in August and agreed potential MGSE secondees will be submitted to Chancellery for consideration.

Successful applicants will be confirmed in late Nov/early Dec 2019.

Applications now open - Special Studies Program (Long) 2020

Applications are now open for Special Studies Program - Long (SSP-L) for 2020 (January to December 2020). SSP(L) involves special study for periods of greater than 6 weeks and up to six (6) months duration.

Continuing academic employees at Level B or above are normally eligible to apply to undertake SSP after three years of continuous service at Level A or above at this University and if they have PDF ratings that demonstrate that performance expectations have been met or exceeded over the same period.

Where funding arrangements permit, fixed-term academic employees at Level B or above are normally eligible to apply to undertake SSP (after three years of continuous service at Level A or above at this University) if they have PDF ratings that demonstrate performance expectations have been met or exceeded during their employment. SSP must be within the life of the fixed-term contract.

A sub-committee of the Faculty Appointments and Promotions Committee will meet to consider all SSP(L) applications. The closing date for applications from eligible academic staff wishing to apply for SSP(L) is Thursday 22 August.  
Please note, only online applications will be accepted and late applications cannot be considered.

SSP(L) Application process is now online.

Resilience Building Series for staff

Dates: from Wednesday 31 July, 14 August and Tuesday 27 August
Venue: Alan Gilbert Building, Level 7
Cost: $655

The series consists of three half days over a five week period from Wednesday 31 July. This is the final staff series for 2019 and there are currently places available. The program consistently receives positive feedback from participants, and is highly recommend to all staff.  If you have already completed the program and know someone how might find if useful, please share this information with them.

Course description
Are You Thriving At Work? Understand the neuroscience to managing stress, boosting resilience and developing our strengths to help consistently function effectively. Discover evidence-based practices to bring out the best in ourselves.

Are Your Relationships Strong? Discover how other people are our best guarantee of lowering our stress levels and improving our focus at work. How to genuinely connect in a micro-moment, create a team culture of giving and help find the right balance of purpose in our work.

Do You Have Grit? Understand how our beliefs determine the outcomes we get. How to cultivate a growth mindset, nurture grit and ignite hope so we can accomplish the things that matter most.

Facilitated by Beck Melville, an expert in the field, the Building Resilience Series is a practical course designed to provide practical tools and strategies to help improve your wellbeing at work; steps to help create a collaborative and supportive team culture; Insights into how to improve your flexibility, agility, grit and wellbeing and a guide to strengths based conversations so you can be honest about what is working and what is not.  The flyer attached has further information on the module.


Resilience Building Manager Essentials

Dates: from Thursday 25 July, Wednesday 11 September and Tuesday 15 October
Cost: no cost

This half day workshop is targeted at new managers within the University (either new to the University, or newly promoted managers). Managers at the University of Melbourne have a range of people and general management responsibilities. This course is designed to cover the fundamentals of managing at the University of Melbourne. The program will provide high level information about:

  • Managing at the University
  • Things you need to know (strategies, policies and priorities)
  • Increase understanding of the employee lifecycle and your role in it
  • Inform you of where and how to access information and support in the future.


Staffing changes

Congratulations to Gavin Hawkins who has a new position as Field Education and Placement Manager with Keypath Education. Gavin has done a fabulous job as a Placement Officer for the Primary program over the past few years. He’s been a great asset to the team, supporting academic staff, liaising with schools and teacher candidates and has set things up so placements for the program are running very smoothly now.

Congratulations also to Myron Yovannidis who has a 12 month secondment as Program Officer with the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education. Myron has carried the Admissions function through some significant challenges in recent times, providing much needed expertise and continuity in this critical role. Academic and professional colleagues alike have greatly valued Myron’s work.

Staff announcement - University of Melbourne Network of Schools (UMNOS)

Firstly, thank you to Kerry Elliott for the service and leadership she has provided to UMNOS over the last 12 months and MGSE over recent years having many great achievements during this time. Kerry has taken up a senior position with another respected research institution in Melbourne.

Angela Pollock has been appointed to the recently advertised position of Director, UMNOS and commenced in the role last week. Angela joined the Graduate School in January of this year as the Partnerships Manager where she has worked diligently to develop and implement the MTeach Partnerships strategy with existing and new stakeholders. This experience, coupled with her extensive history in leadership roles within the education system sees her perfectly placed to sustain our current network of schools and to further develop the UMNOS model and grow the engagement between the University of Melbourne and schools across Australia and overseas.  

Angela will work closely with the Dean, Professor Sandra Milligan, Director of the Assessment Research Centre, Enterprise Professor Maxine McKew the senior support Director for UMNOS and other critical friends to ensure that UMNOS continues to excel.

Returning staff member

Peter Godden has returned to MGSE in the role of School Engagement Manager for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship (MTSI) program. Peter will be responsible for matching high achieving and qualified MTSI applicants to identified hard to staff vacancies in Victorian schools. Peter will be on a 0.8 contract until the end of 2019 and will sit with the Learning and Teaching team on the ground floor of the Kwong Lee Dow Building.

Chancellery International Staff update

There have been two new appointments within the Chancellery International team:

  • James Majernik, Partnerships Coordinator (manages the International Agreements and International Visits function of the team, and provides partnerships advice)
  • Whitny Kapa – International Agreements Advisor (responsibility for execution, documentation and communication of international institutional partnerships agreements - fixed term maternity leave replacement for Koren Harvey. Email or general enquiries to:

With James’ commencement, there has been some reorganisation of regional responsibilities in relation to partnerships advice:

Julie Fam
Senior Partnerships Advisor (Europe)
Ph: 9035 8802

James Majernik
Partnerships Coordinator (Partnerships Advisor for India, South Asia, Oceania, Middle East, Africa)
Ph: 8344 7151

Joran Monteiro
Partnerships Advisor (Indonesia, South East Asia, Americas)
Ph: 9035 7868
(Note that Joran is on Long Service Leave until 25 July, please direct any queries during this period to Julie Fam)

Henry Lam
Partnerships Advisor (China, North East Asia, Russia)
Ph: 9035 4918

The Chancellery International page on Staff Hub provides links to information and resources.