The Melbourne Academy


The Melbourne Academy is a Melbourne CSHE initiative for Early Career Academics (ECAs). It provides a dedicated program of professional development which includes knowledge and skills that are important for developing academic careers.

This is an on-campus program with the option for dual delivery should you not be able to attend Parkville campus at the scheduled times.

Intended learning outcomes

The Melbourne Academy program is designed to offer opportunities for ECAs to:

  • build their knowledge and skills related to the primary areas of the University: research, teaching and learning, and engagement
  • develop their understanding and appreciation of critical skills required in complex academic institutions
  • provide opportunities to establish peer networks across the University

Participants who attend all sessions and complete the assessment will receive a certificate of participation and become a Fellow of the Melbourne Academy.

Suitable for

Early career academics who fulfil the following criteria:

  • are employed at the University of Melbourne
  • have less than five years' full-time equivalent post PhD academic experience at university level
  • are currently in a continuing or fixed term position.


The Melbourne Academy program will be offered once per semester.

Program schedule

Semester 1, 2022

This program is made up of six sessions that run over 7 weeks. Semester 1, 2022 will run from Tuesday 10 May - Tuesday 21 June 2022.  Sessions will be held on Tuesdays at varying times and it is a requirement that you attend all six sessions to complete the Academy.

1 Tuesday 10 May 2022 (9.30am – 1.15pm)
On-campus (venue to be advised)
Teaching and learning
2 Tuesday 17 May 2022 (2.00pm – 4.30pm)
Dual Delivery (on campus room to advised; online via Zoom)
Scholarship of teaching and learning
3 Tuesday 24 May 2022 (2.00pm – 4.30pm)
Dual Delivery (on campus room to advised; online via Zoom)
Career and professional development
4 Tuesday 7 June 2022 (2.00 – 4.30pm)
Dual Delivery (on campus room to advised; online via Zoom)
Engagement, collaboration and communication
5 Tuesday 14 June 2021 (10.00am – 12.30pm)
Dual Delivery (on campus room to advised; online via Zoom)
Leadership development
6 Tuesday 21 June 2022 (10.00am -12.45pm)
On-campus (venue to be advised)
Bringing it all together


Expressions of interest for the Semester 1 cohort are now closed.


Program content

Associate Professor Karena Waller, Program Coordinator