MGSE Indigenous Awareness Training 2021

In 2020 we held a series of cultural awareness workshops for MGSE staff as part of our commitment in the MGSE Divisional Indigenous Development Plan (DIDP) to advance Indigenous development, knowledge and wellbeing across all aspects of our work, and in our broader community.

We have two further sessions available between 9.30am - 1.30pm on:

Dates: Thursday 4 and Monday 15 March

For any queries contact the People and Culture team.


Academic Promotion Round 2021 - Call for applications

Applications are formally invited by the University for academic promotion to Levels C, D and E in the 2021 round. The call for applications for promotion from Level A to Level B will be made later in the year.

If you intend to submit a promotion application in 2021, please follow the steps below to register your intention:

  • Discuss your intention with your Supervisor, and any other relevant senior Academic in a leadership position (e.g. your Centre Director or Academic Group Leader), at your earliest convenience
  • Send an email confirming your intention to apply for promotion to, by Friday 19 March 2021
  • As we are a ‘one-department faculty’, we liaise with you to confirm who will act as the ‘Head of Department’ for your promotion application (the nominated HoD will not be your supervisor).

Applicants should check the Academic Careers @ Melbourne website to ensure they are eligible and familiar with the current promotion process and have the relevant promotion process documentation. I encourage you to consider the illustrative Academic Career Benchmarks and Indicators (ACBI), which offers advice on the broad spectrum of academic activities and achievements to aid staff in framing their promotion cases.  Supplementary information regarding Academic Promotion is located on the MGSE Intranet.

For staff currently on ‘probation seeking confirmation’ also applying for promotion, these twin processes will be considered within a single meeting of the relevant MGSE promotion committee, for which you would need to submit a combined ‘Case’, which first addresses your confirmation criteria, then addresses Promotion itself. A single CV should support both confirmation and promotion.

Should you have any queries regarding the promotion process, please contact Terri Hanlon, People & Culture Consultant.

Please note applications should be submitted via AC@M online by 5pm on the published deadline (as per the 2021 promotion timetable available under AC@M webpage), incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

MGSE Future Student Enquiries Officer

Warwick Levine has been appointed to the role of Future Student Enquiries Officer and started on Monday 1 March.

Warwick has significant experience in various customer service based roles,  has previously worked as a customer service team leader and digital coordinator with an education publisher and more recently supported the Architecture, Building and Planning division at the university.

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 HR Services portal.

Below is a summary of the process for the Annual and Triennial Review Performance Review:

For assistance, please see the details below,
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)

Triennial Performance Review (TPR) process

Triennial Advisory Panel composition

The Triennial Advisory Panel comprises of a minimum of three (3) academic staff, including the staff member’s supervisor, with gender diversity represented.

The role of the Triennial Advisory Panel

Reminder about COVID-19 entitlements

A reminder that there are special leave and other COVID-19 entitlements available for staff who cannot work due to COVID-19. If you are required to self-isolate or become ill with COVID-19 and are unable to work from home, Special Paid Leave (Quarantine) is available for fixed term and continuing staff and a COVID-19 Special Payment is available for casual staff.

Pandemic Reset Program

The Pandemic Reset Program is now into the implementation period for Phase 1 changes. The final Phase 1 change plans, updated organisation charts and the position descriptions for open or new roles are available on the SharePoint site (via the Pandemic Reset Program website). The website includes an implementation timeline and information about the selection process.

Visit the Pandemic Reset Program website

2021 Melbourne Indigenous Professional Employment Program

Expressions of Interest are now open for the 2021 Melbourne Indigenous Professional Employment Program (MIPEP). MIPEP is an employment initiative that directly responds to the needs of the Indigenous Australian community, enabling skill development and broad work experience. MIPEP also provides capable and qualified staff to the workforce and makes a significant contribution to the overall targets for Indigenous employment. MIPEP is a two-year program providing meaningful work and on-the-job skills development; formal qualification; enrichment activities, professional development and dedicated pastoral support. Murrup Barak is seeking UoM 4.1 level positions across all divisions and faculties to support the University's ongoing commitment to work towards population parity of its Indigenous workforce.

Academic Promotions briefings

Presented by Professor Janet Hergt, President of the Academic Board and member of the University Appointments and Promotions Committee, the Academic Promotions briefings provide an overview of the University promotion process and speak particularly to the development of an argued case for promotion in the context of the University's Academic Performance Framework.

There will be additional Academic Promotion Briefing Sessions specifically for female academics interested in applying for promotion. Complementing the general sessions, Professor Hergt and Professor Marilys Guillemin will present on the promotion process, specifically with a focus on women applicants.

Prospective female promotion applicants are encouraged to attend one of the women's Academic Promotion briefing sessions as well as the general University Promotion briefing session commensurate to their academic level. All briefing sessions will be held virtually and all academics considering applying for promotion in 2021 are strongly encouraged to attend. The briefings will be recorded and uploaded to the Academic Careers @ Melbourne webpage after the briefing session. For times and registration click on 'Promotion'.

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

  • Me, My Team and Change (2 x90 min) 15 and 17 March
    Understand the psychology of change and transition and gain practical strategies to support individuals and teams.
  • Managing Conflict (2 x90 min) 4 March and 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) 11 March and 26, 27 April
    Use emotional intelligence to positively impact teams and help maintain morale and wellbeing.
  • Manager Essentials (1x1.5hr + 2 x 1hr) 22 and 23 March
    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) 16 and 18 March, 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) 31 March and 26 April
      Builds understanding of psychological capital, providing strategies to build resilience.
    • LGBTI+ Awareness Employee Briefings (2hr) 12 March and 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) 18 March
      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: