Melbourne Teaching Certificate for Graduate Researchers

The Melbourne Teaching Certificate for Graduate Researchers (MTC-GR) is a professional development program for University of Melbourne graduate researchers with teaching-related responsibilities. It is a cohort-based program completed across one semester comprising three face-to-face seminars, two written assignments and a presentation.

For whom: This program is suitable for graduate researchers of the University of Melbourne with some teaching experience and who have already completed both the Foundations of Teaching & Learning seminar series (formerly, Teaching Skills for Graduate Researchers) and the Advanced Skills for Sessional Teachers program. The program is also suitable for sessional tutors and demonstrators who are not graduate researchers.

Academic staff: Please refer to Melbourne Teaching Certificate (MTC) program page.

Availability required: Two half-day intensives, one optional consultation session, and one half-day final forum delivered in each semester. Attendance is required for the two intensives and the final forum (see dates below for the upcoming semester).


On completion of the MTC-GR, participants should:

  • Demonstrate theoretical and practical ideas and strategies for enhancing learning and teaching;
  • Collaborate with colleagues from diverse academic and teaching backgrounds;
  • Critically discuss challenges experienced in their particular teaching contexts;
  • Acquire an appreciation of the scholarly underpinnings of learning and teaching practice in higher education;
  • Gain insights into the particular teaching environment of the University of Melbourne.


Participants must be graduate researchers AND demonstrate that they have:

  • Teaching responsibilities at the University of Melbourne in the semester in which they undertake the program; and
  • Completed all three Foundations of Teaching & Learning seminars.

There are no fees and no direct charges to departments, schools or faculties as this program is provided by the University of Melbourne as a service to its staff.


The program is offered in semesters 1 and 2. The program must be started and completed in the same semester, and participants must be teaching in the same semester as the course is taken. Participants must attend on all three dates in order to complete the MTC-GR. 

DATES OF ATTENDANCE – Semester 1, 2019




First Intensive Forum

Friday 15 February, 9:30-1:00

Room 356, Arts West North Wing

Second Intensive Forum

Friday 15 March, 9:30-1:00

Room 257 (Collaborative Learning Space 2), Old Arts

Final Forum

Friday 3 May, 9:30-1:00

North Lecture Theatre (Room 239), Old Arts

Register for MTC-GR Semester 1

More information

For questions regarding the program, please contact:
Samantha Marangell, Program Coordinator
T:  +61 3 8344 9608

For administrative matters, please contact: 
Cathleen Benevento, Senior Administrative Officer
T:  +61 3 8344 4534