MGSE staff news

NAIDOC Week 2021

The 4th of July marked the start of NAIDOC Week, a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' history, culture, and achievements. This years theme – Heal Country! – calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.

NAIDOC digital resources

Visit the Official NAIDOC resources webpage to explore and download a variety of Heal Country! themed Zoom backgrounds, email signatures and more.

Victims of domestic violence need your old phone

In a domestic violence situation, one of the first items to be broken or taken is the mobile phone - though this is often the only way victims can reach out for help. DV Safe Phone works with charities and safehouses to get unused phones to victims of domestic violence, so they can call for help.

To donate your phone:

  1. Do a factory reset, to erase all data and settings. If you don't know how, visit the DV Safe Phone website for instructions.
  2. Drop it at the Melbourne Connect Superfloor Concierge Desk, Level M, 700 Swanston Street.

Phones are accepted in any condition (including non-smartphones), and chargers are also very welcome.

Special Studies Program - Short

Applications for the Special Studies Program - Short (SSP-S) for Semester 2 of 2021 are now open

SSP-S involves special study for a buyout of 2 x 24 hours subjects. The objective of SSP-S is to support and build upon high performance. Academic employees can use SSP-S to:

  • Contribute to their individual career development, individual performance development, achievement of current work role goals and objectives, renewal and the achievement of excellence across the academic domains of research, teaching and learning, engagement and/or leadership;
  • Contribute to the achievement of the discipline, the MGSE and University strategic objectives, as expressed in the MGSE strategic plan;
  • Strengthen and increase engagement with industry, government and the professions and develops opportunities for future collaboration, including with international partner institutions

We will be awarding 4 SSP-S 


Continuing and fixed term (up to 31 December 2021) academic employees at Level A or above are eligible to apply.

A sub-committee of the Faculty Appointments and Promotions Committee will meet to consider all SSP-S applications.


The Special Studies Program Guidelines can be found at the Staff Development, Education and Performance Policy (MPF1227) and Academic Appointment, Performance and Promotion Policy (MPF1299)


Please complete the application via Smartygrants and attach your CV and your supervisor’s support.

The closing date for applications from eligible academic staff wishing to apply for SSP-S is Friday 9 July, 2021.

Late applications will not be considered.


Enquiries about the application please email

Income Statements 2020-2021

As per Australian Taxation Office (ATO) requirements, the University will report all of the details of your Income Statements (formerly known as Payment Summaries) to the ATO via Single Touch Payroll reporting by 14 July 2021. The ATO will produce your Statement for 2020/2021, which you can access through your myGov account.

Online access via myGov is the quick and easy way to obtain your Income Statement. If you don’t already have a MyGov account, you can create one by visiting MyGov.

University influenza vaccination program

Book your influenza vaccination today. Travel to your vaccination is considered a 'medical reason' to leave your home during any lockdown. Eligibility criteria and booking information is available on the program website. For any enquiries contact