Melbourne Teaching Certificate for Sessional Teachers

The Melbourne Teaching Certificate for Sessional Teachers (MTC-ST) is a professional development program for University of Melbourne sessional teachers, tutors, and graduate researchers with teaching-related responsibilities. It is a cohort-based program completed across one semester, comprising one full-day intensive forum, one optional consultation session, and one half-day completion forum. There are also two required written assignments and a presentation assignment.

This program is suitable for:

  • Sessional teachers
  • Tutors
  • Demonstrators
  • Graduate researchers of the University of Melbourne with current teaching responsibilities

All participants should have some previous teaching experience and some teaching responsibility for the semester in which they enrol in the MTC-ST.

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of the MTC-ST, 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.

Fees and entry requirements

Participants must demonstrate that they have teaching responsibilities at the University of Melbourne in the semester in which they undertake the MTC-ST program.

Please note that places are limited and those who have already completed Foundations of Teaching & Learning and/or Advanced Skills for Sessional Teachers will have priority when enrolling for this course.

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 and students.

Program schedule

The MTC-ST is a semester-long program. It is offered in both Semester 1 and Semester 2. The program must be started and completed in the same semester. Participants must attend both dates that semester in order to complete the MTC-ST.

Program for Semester 1, 2020

What

When

Where

First Intensive Forum

Thursday 20 February, 9:30-4:30

Room 453, Level 4, Arts West North Wing

Final Forum

Wednesday 3 June, 9:30-1:00

Room 256, Level 2, Arts West North Wing

Program for Semester 2, 2020

What

When

Where

First Intensive Forum

Tuesday 14 July, 9:30-4:30

Room 453, Level 4, Arts West North Wing

Final Forum

Wednesday 28 October, 9:30-1:00

Room 256, Level 2, Arts West North Wing

Registration

To enrol in the course, please submit an expression of interest. Expressions of interest will close on Monday 3 February. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by Friday 7 February. Successful applicants will receive an automated email confirming their registration in the program.

To submit an expression of interest, please click/tap on the button below:

MTC-ST Expression of Interest

More information

For questions regarding the program content or eligibility requirements, please contact:
Samantha Marangell, Program Coordinator
E: samantha.marangell@unimelb.edu.au
T:  +61 3 8344 9608

For administrative matters, please contact: 
Cathleen Benevento, Senior Administrative Officer
E: cjbe@unimelb.edu.au
T:  +61 3 8344 4534