Academic Induction Program

The Academic Induction Program is a formalised support for higher education teaching staff new, or returning, to Federation University. All staff, whether sessional, contract or ongoing, are expected to complete this 15-hour blended program within their probation period.

Academic staff are provided with an introduction to:

  • general and specific FedUni learning and teaching practices
  • learning technologies to support BOLD initiatives
  • support networks available for academic well-being and enhancing learning and teaching practices
  • support networks available to aid student retention and success


  • Target group: Mandated for all new, or returning, FedUni academic or teaching support staff. Completion preferable within the first semester of employment.
  • Campus: Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, Wimmera and Mt Helen (pending numbers)
    Time allocation:  Overall: 15 hours: Breakdown: 7 hours face-to-face and 8 hours online. Online component to be completed within 4 weeks of workshop attendance.
  • Facilitators: CLIPP, Library, School and department staff
  • Cost: Nil. Schools will be reimbursed wages for sessional staff at the ‘Other Required Academic Activity’ rate, on completion of the program (limits apply).

Dates offered

Available dates and times
Tuesday 29 October 2019 - 9:00am - 4:30pm - Brisbane Campus
Early 2020 - To be confirmed - Wimmera Campus

Program outline

Workshop - Activities and discussions related to: Outline units - Information related to:
Introduction to effective teaching practices Introduction to FedUni L&T frameworks
Introduction to assessment Introduction to FedUni L&T structures
Introduction to moderation and marking Introduction to assessment practices
Introduction to Moodle Introduction to learning and teaching practices
Navigating the AIP Moodle site Introduction to student diversity and supports
Resources to support academic staff – library Introduction to enhancing practice through review
Navigating the professional development web page Introduction to research
  Continuing professional development


  • To register for one of these workshops, fill out this survey and complete your details.
  • Maximum of 20 participants per intake. Minimum of 5 participants per intake to proceed.
  • Participants will be contacted one week prior to the workshop with specific details of room location and map, workshop  agenda and times and other relevant details.

Further information