Preparing to teach
Quick guide for sessional staff
RMIT has a long tradition of employing industry experts as sessional teaching staff. This is part of our mission in both Higher Education and TAFE: to ensure that our graduates are ‘work ready’ and in touch with industry practices.
As a sessional staff member at RMIT, you may undertake a range of teaching roles, including:
- designing and delivering an entire course
- teaching a course established by a colleague
- working as tutors, under the direction of a supervisor
- teaching in place of a fulltime staff member.
This guide provides you with quick access to a selection of topics commonly dealt with by sessional staff members. For a more comprehensive collection of resources, see the Practical Guide to Teaching.
Other assistance for sessional staff
Working as a sessional teacher at RMIT
As a sessional teacher, you may have questions about your workplace and administrative processes that are not covered in this guide to learning and teaching. The following resources may provide some additional assistance.
The colleges of Business and Science, Engineering and Health have also prepared resources for sessional staff that is specific to their teaching environment, addressing a range of issues: roles, responsibilities, safety issues, administrative procedures, salary arrangements, etc.
‘Ready Set Go - induction at RMIT’ is an online induction resource that provides a full introduction to RMIT, the services and support available to all staff, and the important policies and procedures that relate to your activities at RMIT.
Sessional teaching staff can undertake professional development activities available within the ‘Open Program’ free of charge.