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.

Suitable for

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


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

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.

Academic staff: Please refer to the Melbourne Teaching Certificate.

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 charges

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.

Semester 2, 2020




First Intensive Forum

Tuesday 14 July, 9:30-12:00

via Zoom

Final Forum

Wednesday 4 November, 9:30-1:00

Room 256, Level 2, Arts West North Wing


Expressions of interest for Semester 2 are now closed. Successful applicants will receive an automated email confirming their registration in the program.


Program content or eligibility requirements

Samantha Marangell, Program Coordinator
Phone:  +61 3 8344 9608

Registration or administrative matters

Cathleen Benevento, Senior Administrative Officer
Phone: +61 3 8344 4534