Learning and Teaching

The Melbourne CSHE offers a range of University of Melbourne award courses to enhance current University teaching, research and leadership skills, as well as non-award professional development programs aimed at developing academic careers and specific skill sets.

Details of these courses and programs can be found at the Melbourne CSHE webpage.

Early Career Academic Foundations Program


This program aims to develop understanding of academic life at the University of Melbourne (UoM) in order to accelerate the contribution of early career academics in their teaching, research and service. It provides a broad foundation of knowledge about UoM’s research and teaching activities and expectations, as well as the opportunity to develop strong networking and collaborative relationships across the University.

Melbourne Early Career Academic Fellowship (MECAF) 


All Melbourne Early Career Academic Fellowship (MECAF) appointees are offered a one-year program designed to provide them with structured development and support to enhance their academic career.

 Advanced Skills Program for Sessional Teachers


This one-day program is designed for experienced sessional teachers who wish to enhance their teaching skills, improve student learning and explore the possibilities for developing their careers as university teachers. The program focuses on common teaching challenges in a range of teaching contexts and includes the opportunity to interact with colleagues from various disciplines in the University. On successful completion of Advanced Skills for Sessionals, participants receive a certificate, and may consider joining the Melbourne Teaching Certificate.

Melbourne Teaching Certificate


The Melbourne Teaching Certificate (MTC) is a professional development program for University of Melbourne staff with teaching responsibilities. The MTC introduces research-based principles of effective learning and teaching in higher education and focuses on practical ideas and strategies to strengthen and enhance your teaching. The MTC is a two-part, cohort-based program completed across one semester. Successful completion of the MTC allows participants advanced standing for the Graduate Certificate in University Teaching, and a certificate of completion.

Graduate Certificate University Teaching


The Graduate Certificate in University Teaching is a part time course designed to enhance the teaching skills of staff in an Australian higher education institution. The course combines research-based, theoretical seminars with practical exercises involving peer review and negotiated projects. The course is offered part time to complement participants’ current teaching practice.

Melbourne Engagement Lab


The Melbourne Engagement Lab runs programs to assist academic staff and graduate researchers of the University of Melbourne with engaging a broad non-specialist audience, whether via the written word or through other forms of communication.