Discover activities that develop your networks, skills and interests and be recognised for your participation with digital credentials.
What is Melbourne Plus?
Melbourne Plus is the University’s flagship co-curricular recognition program. It supports your participation in activities that develop your capabilities and recognises you with a digital credential you can share with your network.
Discover your next activity in the Melbourne Plus Catalogue:
Each activity develops your capability in one of the following four categories: People Leadership, Community Engagement, Sustainability Advocacy or Innovation.
Read more about each capability.
You will be able to lead and build relationships with others, motivate them to do their best, and make sure they feel supported.
You will be able to work collaboratively in a team, manage events and projects, and make a positive impact on the lives of others.
You will be able to apply your interests in social and environmental justice to develop ways in which you can contribute to a more sustainable future.
You will be able to identify problems and think creatively to design new and unique solutions.
What activities are recognised?
University activities led by staff
Activities run by staff in faculties, residential colleges, student accommodation, UMSU, GSA and MU Sport. If an activity isn't in the Catalogue, ask the organiser if it is eligible.
University activities led by students
Includes student club roles organised by club committees. You may find these on the Catalogue and, if not, ask your student leaders to submit the student-led activity form.
Activities external to the University
Includes paid or volunteer positions with organisations locally, across Australia or internationally. To apply for recognition, submit the external activity form.
University of Melbourne staff
If you are providing a co-curricular activity to students, find out how to join Melbourne Plus and support your students' capability development via the Melbourne Plus staff page (login required).
Frequently asked questions
If you have a question about Melbourne Plus not covered below, you can also submit a Melbourne Plus enquiry form.
When can I start an activity?
It all depends on the activity! Melbourne Plus spans a broad range of activities that start and finish at different times of the year. Explore availability of activities by browsing the Catalogue.
I’ve completed an activity but haven’t heard anything about my LMS Community. What happens next?
The activity organiser will ensure you are invited to your Melbourne Plus LMS Community. If you haven’t received your invitation within two weeks of completing your activity, you can submit an enquiry via the Melbourne Plus enquiry form.
How many Melbourne Plus digital credentials can I receive?
You can receive up to four credentials, one for each capability, and you can participate in as many activities as you like. Each credential is designed to recognise the broad and complementary skills you develop through each activity.
Can I get recognition for paid or voluntary activities?
Both! You can be recognised for paid or unpaid activities, across Australia or internationally.
Can I get recognition for a student club role?
Yes, absolutely! If you believe you have developed one of the four Melbourne Plus capabilities in a student club role, reach out to your club committee and ask them to submit the Student-led Activity form. Once your club is added to Melbourne Plus, your committee will ensure you are invited to an LMS Community to submit your reflection and receive your digital credential.
Can I get recognition for an activity that was organised outside the University?
You may be able to! You can submit the External Activity form to Melbourne Plus if:
- You were a University of Melbourne student throughout your time in the role
- You contributed more than 10 hours to the role
- You developed one of the four Melbourne Plus capabilities
- You can provide documents to verify the role
I’ve completed an activity that was led by University staff but it’s not in the Catalogue. Can I still get recognition?
You may be able to! Ask the staff member who organised the activity to find out more about Melbourne Plus on this website.