Make the most of this year's income tax return

With the end of financial year upon us many staff will be preparing their tax returns and may have questions about expenses they have incurred while working from home. Colleagues from across the University have gathered some handy information to support you in making the most effective tax return, especially around home office expenses and how to claim them. The information on this page should not be considered financial or tax advice. Managing your income tax return is a personal matter. Registered tax agents can provide further advice and taxation services. Visit the Information to help make the most of this year's income tax return page.

Melbourne Law School Tax Clinic

Applications are now open for the Melbourne Law School (MLS) Tax Clinic. This free, supervised, student-run clinic is designed to support Victorian unrepresented taxpayers meet their tax obligations and help in their dealings with the ATO. To apply for assistance, and for more information visit the MLS Tax Clinic website.

Finance Services: invoice submission form changes

The 'Submit Invoice for Payment' Service Now form has been revised to support appropriate purchasing channels when buying goods and services. The new form seeks to streamline the processing of purchase order invoices, while providing additional guidance on the requirements of invoices submitted without an accompanying purchase order.

The notable change is that staff will need to submit purchase order and non-purchase order invoice types via separate requests.

Training eRecruitment - Introduction to PageUp

The HR Services team provides bi-monthly 'eRecruitment - Introduction to PageUp' training sessions for department administrators and hiring managers. A zoom link will be sent to those enrolled no less than 24 hours prior to the session. For further details submit a General HR enquiries form via ServiceNow.

TrainMe: Working from home safely and effectively

There is a now a new module ‘Working from home safely and effectively’ available on TrainME.

This module provides a range of information and resources to assist staff in working from home, from setting up home workspaces to practices to assist with well-being, connection, establishing habits and understanding expectations.

There is also a pdf link at the end of the module to capture all the resources referenced. To access the module go into TrainME>Learning Catalogue and search ‘Working from home’

Staff Development

Please note there is no cost for the following courses, please enrol via TrainME:

Management Development Program (MDP):

Both courses are designed to focus on the emotional and psychological journey essential to enabling us to transition into new environments and situations.

  • Me, My Team and Change a new 2x1hr virtual seminar on 7 and 7 August.
  • Navigating Change a new 2x1hr virtual seminar on 18 and 20 August

Manager Essentials a 3 x 1 hr from 11-12 Aug.

Managing my work this is a new (3 x 1 hr) webinar, the next available sessions are on 1, 7, 10 September.

This course is designed to equip staff with tools for managing their work effectively and wisely through prioritisation and time management.

Pride in Action Ally Training (pre-requisite completion of LGBTI+ Employee Awareness Briefing) the next session is on 22 September.

LGBTI+ Employee Awareness Briefings (2 hr webinar) the next session is on 19 August.

For any enquiries contact:

Online Q and A sessions on assessment

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Select a date and time

To support staff in (re)designing their assessment, the Melbourne CSHE is offering weekly virtual office hours with an assessment expert who will discuss alternative assessment options and answer assessment-related questions. These are curriculum-oriented sessions designed to complement the more technical and design-oriented sessions offered through Learning Environments.