Academic induction program

To provide introductory learning, teaching and administrative support to new academic staff at Federation University Australia.

Overview and dates

  • Target group: Highly desirable for all new academic and library staff. To be completed within the first semester of employment.
  • Delivery mode: Blended (2 day workshop + online component)
  • Time allocation: Overall 12 – 16 hours
    • Breakdown: 10 hours face-to-face, with additional 2-6 hours online (depending upon role).
    • Online module: Completed within 2 weeks of workshop.
  • Dates Offered:

      Mt Helen Campus

      • Mt Helen: Workshop – 31 August & 1 September 2017

      Gippsland Campus

      • Gippsland: Workshop – 31 August & 1 September 2017

      Berwick Campus

  • Cost: Nil. Faculties will be reimbursed sessional wages for sessional staff at the 'Other Required Academic Activity' rate, on completion of the program (limits apply).


Day 1

  • Introduction to learning and teaching in higher education
  • Student focused learning
  • Assessment and meeting learning outcomes
  • Effective teaching practices (Part A)

Day 2

  • Introduction to Moodle (Learning Management System)
  • Introduction to ePortfolio's
  • Resources to support staff
  • Effective teaching practices (Part B)
  • Resources to support students


Online Learning Modules (2 – 4 hours depending upon role)
Collection of online modules and units to be completed within two weeks of the face-to-face induction workshop


Further information