Arts teaching associate Expression of Interest (EOI)

The Faculty of Arts may have positions available for Teaching Associates for Semester 2 2022. These casual roles assist the Academic staff in the delivery of our units. The work involved may include teaching (face to face, online, blended etc) and/or marking or practical exams depending on the unique requirements of the Faculty each teaching period. If you would like to register for work of this nature please refer to details below. Please note: there is no guarantee of work. You will only be contacted if a tutor coordinator wishes to pursue your registration.

Registration requirements

Before commencing your application, ensure you have the following information:

  • Contact details
  • Working with Children Check / VIT Registration – DETAILS BELOW
  • Qualified teaching area (maximum of 3 areas)
  • Teaching experience
  • Student evaluations (upload into EOI)
  • Preferred Arts Teaching Unit/s (refer to relevant Area of Study link and teaching units)
  • Availability
  • HDR Restrictions / Permission from main supervisor – DETAILS BELOW (upload into EOI)

New interested sessionals also need:

  • Work Eligibility
  • Deemed Equivalence – DETAILS BELOW (upload into EOI)
  • CV (upload into EOI)

EOI submission

You will receive a confirmation message upon submission.

Note: Candidates will only be contacted by the relevant program coordinator prior to the commencement of the semester, should teaching positions arise in their areas of interest and expertise where there is an appropriate match of their skill base, disciplinary background, and availability.

Registering means that you are interested and available for sessional work, but does not mean that you are employed.

The rates of pay for teaching associate staff are set out in the Monash University Enterprise Agreement (Academic and Professional Staff) 2019.

Teaching associate sessional rates
Teaching associate sessional rates descriptors

Additional requirements

Working With Children Check (WWCC)

Successful registrations may require a Working With Children Check (WWCC). This will be confirmed at the time of offer and the process will be communicated to you.

HDR restrictions on teaching

If you are currently enrolled as a HDR student, or will be enrolled in Semester 2 2022, your work commitment should not normally exceed 20 hours per week: that is you may teach a maximum of 6 hours face to face per week. This will optimally be in 1 unit, but may be in more than one unit provided the delivery and preparation time do not exceed 20 hours in total.

Teaching associate positions should not interfere with your requirement of the student to devote at least 4 weekdays to their research program (if enrolled full-time) graduate research studies.  You will not be able to apply for extension to candidature using teaching associate employment reasons.

Refer to: Section 3.4 and Section 3.6 of the Doctoral Handbook, and Section 3.3 and Section 3.5 of the Masters Handbook.

Language disciplines

These will be assessed for Language Statement of Equivalence prior to selection. Coordinators will contact you to arrange if applicable.

TEQSA/Deemed Equivalence

TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency) introduced revised standards as of 1 Jan 2017 which require positions that involve teaching to have qualifications at least on AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework) level higher than the program being taught or Equivalent relevant academic and professional or practice-based experience is required.

The revised standards require universities to establish a defensible framework for assessing whether a person, who does not have the required level of qualification, can be deemed to have the equivalent to the AQF standard and to record the decision. This is only relevant to the following disciplines and will require the Arts Academic Deemed Equivalence CV be completed and uploaded within the online form.

Undergraduate levelGraduate level
Communications and Media
Film and Screen Studies
Music (Composition and Music Technology)
Music (Jazz Performance)
Music (Classical Performance)
Music (Popular Music)
Critical Performance Studies
Communications and Media
Cultural and Creative Industries
Environment and Sustainability
International Development Practice
International Relations
International Sustainable Tourism Management
Interpreting and Translation Studies
Journalism and International Relations

Registration system issues:

Access HR – 9902 0400 or

General School/Centre Enquiries:

For enquiries please contact:

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies

School of Social Sciences

School of Media, Film and Journalism

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and Performance