MGSE staff news

Travel advice

The Australian Government has issued an overseas travel ban for all Australians. Australian citizens and permanent residents currently overseas who wish to return home should do so as soon as possible, while commercial options are still available. Further information is available from the Smartraveller website.

If you have recently travelled overseas or have had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 please take note of health advice and self-isolate for 14 days in line with advice from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Australian Government Department of Health.

For more information visit the COVID-19 Current Advice page for staff.

Messages from the Office of the Dean

Download the messages sent to all staff in the last fortnight that you may have missed:

  1. 09/04/20 - OOTD#31 Dr Christine Sinclair
  2. 15/04/20 - OOTD#32 Dr Christine Sinclair's funeral service
  3. 15/04/20- OOTD#33 MGSE’s Academic Performance Guidelines (APG)
  4. 16/04/20- OOTD#34 Results: Semester 1 Due Dates
  5. 17/04/20 - OOTD#35 Hoodie Up for Autism Virtual Morning Tea - Tuesday 21 April at 11.00am
  6. 17/04/20 - OOTD#36 Commitment, Innovation and Resilience
  7. 20/04/20 - OOTD #37 Reminder: Hoodie Up for Autism Virtual Morning Tea Tomorrow
  8. 22/04/20 - OOTD #38 Deadline Extension -  MGSE Staff Excellence and Alumni Awards 

University of Melbourne Influenza Program

The University's Influenza Vaccination Program is considered an essential service and continues to operate. Eligible participants are encouraged to book an appointment online to receive their free vaccination at an available session at Parkville (Law Building), Werribee or Southbank. Please read all the information on the program page before booking your appointment, including eligibility, how to book and frequently asked questions.

As things may change rapidly, please keep an eye on the Health and Safety website and Yammer for current updates. For more information or for bookings visit the program page.

Upcoming outage on select University applications and websites

Systems and websites accessed by the old University login page (auth.unimelb) will be unavailable from 7am- 9am on Sunday 26 April. This includes the Staff Hub, Student Portal, LMS and the identity management system.

Staff will not be able to log into these systems and websites during this two-hour outage. This outage doesn't affect systems and websites that use the new University login page (sso.unimelb). Visit the Staff notices page for more information.

Deadline Extension - MGSE Excellence Awards - Staff nominations

In light of the move to a virtual campus, and the consequent upheaval, the deadline for the nominations for the MGSE Staff Excellence and Alumni Awards has been extended to Monday 4 May 2020.

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education will confer awards to staff in recognition of excellence in 2019 in Engagement, Professional Staff, Research and Teaching. Visit the MGSE Excellence Awards page to download the relevant nomination form.

Applications must be submitted via email to by COB Monday 4 May.

2020 first half year results submission dates

All students enrolled in a subject should receive a grade at the end of the teaching period.

Semester 1 Results
Standard semester one subject results need to be submitted by email to by 5pm Monday 6 July.

Spreadsheets and further information will be available in late May.

Non Standard subjects:
Non-standard subject results, (e.g. Summer, Term 1) must be submitted within 20 working days of the end of the assessment period.

Please email for spreadsheet.

UoM Parking Permits

All permit holders should have received an email stating that all salary sacrifice deductions for parking have been suspended until the University is re-opened.

Building Access

Essential building access has been granted for those engaged in priority research or essential service delivery. Non-essential building access will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.

Visit the Attending Campus page for guidelines and protocol.

Myki Commuter Club not processing new applications

Until further notice no new or renewal applications for the Myki Commuter Club will be processed. If staff wish to pause their Myki pass, PTV will need to block existing cards and send a replacement card which will be activated the next time it is touched on. Members can call PTV on 1800 800 007 to put this pause in place. Please note that the replacement card will be sent to the address previously provided - which in some cases may be a business address.

PTV's call centre team can assist with updating address details. While PTV can arrange to have Myki passes paused, the University will continue to deduct payments for staff who have nominated to pay via salary deductions. The 90 day dormancy doesn't apply to new cards, only replacement cards. However, a new card will need to be activated within 12 months of purchase or else it will become an expired product. If this occurs, the member can apply for a full refund.

If load passes are about to expire (cards expire every four years), please call PTV on 1800 800 007 to find out what options are available. Please check Staff News for more information on Myki Commuter Club resuming operations when restrictions are lifted.

Melbourne Eyecare Clinic open for urgent care

Melbourne Eyecare Clinic remains open as an essential service. The Clinic is following Department of Health and government guidance regarding COVID-19 and limiting appointments to urgent care only. This includes situations which risk permanent vision loss or significantly impact on a patient's ability to function day-to-day (such as driving or working).

Urgent care conditions include eye injuries or may involve symptoms such as recent onset change in vision, red or sore eyes, new onset floaters or shadows or bright flashes in your vision. A broken pair of glasses may also be considered an urgent issue if you have no other functional pairs. Routine non-urgent eye examinations are being deferred until safe to do so. We are continuing to see staff, students and the public where there is clinical need.

Examinations are by appointment only. The optometrists are triaging and using clinical judgement to determine when examinations are necessary and when they can be safely postponed. If you have any questions or would like to discuss an appointment, please call 03 9035 6666.

Applications for the 2020 UoM Excellence Awards - deadline extended

Do you or your colleagues deserve recognition for exceptional work? If so, consider nominating yourself, a colleague or a team for a University of Melbourne Excellence Award. The awards recognise outstanding achievements of academic and professional staff in the key areas of research, teaching, engagement, professional excellence and strategic priorities. Each award includes a trophy and a grant of up to $10,000.

Applications have been extended and close at 12pm on Monday 29 June. More information is available on the Melbourne CSHE website. For any queries email Nina Grange or call 8344 1121

New Sustainability website

The Sustainability website now has a new look and better navigation. You can visit the new website to find out the latest in sustainability on campus, ways you can get involved, tips to reduce your waste, sustainable transport options and more. Have a look through the new layout to explore our key areas and connect with the sustainability community.

The Sustainability team would love to hear your feedback, so please get in touch. For more information or to provide feedback visit:

Design and print department still open, and can manage mailouts

The University's internal Design and Print team are running business as usual, offering quality graphic design (free of charge) and printing (at cost). The team also manages mailouts for collateral that may need to be sent to staff/students.