New staff and staff changes

Phase 1 of the Professional Services Redesign (PSR) is now complete. A number of our employees have been transferred to the new function, and we welcome onboard new employees:

  • Alan Whitley and Pian Zhang (Finance) have transferred to new function but remain embedded at MGSE
  • James Vassilopoulos, Olivia Stocks, Pina Fialla (OHS & Facilities Management) have transferred to new function but remain temporarily embedded
  • Kushani Karunaratna (Grants and Contract Officer) and Lisa Dougherty (Cluster Lead) Post-award finance administrative support (two new appointments, a part of the new function)
  • Michelle Tonissen, Executive Administration Officer (New MGSE appointment)
  • Barbara Johnson, Executive Assistant to Deputy Dean and Executive Director (New MGSE appointment, commencing 3 May).

Applications open: Course Coordinator MTeach (Secondary)

Applications are now open for the Course Coordinator MTeach (Secondary) role. the appointment will be until 31 December 2021 and attract a 0.6 FTE workload allocation.

PD - Course Coordinator MTeach (Secondary)

Applicants must outline their interest, address the Selection Criteria, and provide a very brief CV (no more than four pages). All applications should be forwarded to MGSE People and Culture with the subject line: “Expression of Interest – Course Coordinator MTeach - Secondary” by close of business Wednesday, 21 April 2021.

MGSE All Staff Forum Q&A's

Questions and Answers from the MGSE all staff forum hosted on Friday 26 March are now available on the MGSE Pandemic Reset - Phase 2 intranet page.

MGSE Annual and Triennial Academic Performance Reviews

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

You will have approximately three months to complete the process and all Annual and Triennial Reviews should be completed by Friday 30 April 2021.

If you have not done so already, can you please commence discussions with your staff/supervisor. The People & Culture (P&C) team will be available if any staff or supervisors need additional assistance.

To access Academic Careers @ Melbourne

  • Log in to the Academic Careers @ Melbourne portal
  • Click on 'HR Applications' and follow the links to the Academic Careers dashboard of your choice.

How to Guides are located under the Performance Development Framework link 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 call +61 3 9035 4000 (option 1.1)

Purposeful Engagement Workshop

Workshops are open for staff seeking to build their confidence and skills in engaging with government, businesses, or communities. Beginning in March is a monthly series open to all staff and a three-day workshop for staff working in RIC and BDI portfolios. Other workshops available at later dates for early career academics and professional staff.

Visit the events page for more information or contact Myron Yovannidis for further queries.

Staff Development 2021

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

Training for managers

  • Managing Conflict (2 x90 min) 15 April
    Understand the causes and effects, and how to resolve workplace conflict to build strong teams.
  • Managing with Emotional Intelligence (2 x 90 min) 26 and 27 April
    Use emotional intelligence to positively impact teams and help maintain morale and wellbeing.
  • Manager Essentials (1x1.5hr + 2 x 1hr) 12 and 13 July
    Provides new managers with the fundamentals of managing at the University, strategies, priorities, manager role in the employee lifecycle and information to be successful.

Training for all staff

    • Working with Emotional Intelligence (2 x 90 min) 27 and 29 April
      Use emotional intelligence as a tool to increase your impact and wellbeing in the workplace.
    • Navigating Change (2 x 90min) 19, 20 April
      Develop practical strategies and understanding of the emotional and psychological transition needed to manage self through change.
    • Responding with Resilience, Hope, Optimism and Efficacy
      (2 x 1 hr) 26 April
      Builds understanding of psychological capital, providing strategies to build resilience.
    • LGBTI+ Awareness Employee Briefings (2hr) 5 May
      Why LGBTI+ inclusion is important, gain familiarity with terminology and explore challenges often faced by LGBTI+ employees.
    • Pride in Action Ally Training (2hr) 9 June
      Explores the role allies play and how they can make a difference, how to respond to negative commentary, address questions, concerns and experiences as an ally.
    • For any enquiries contact: