Academic Induction Program

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The Academic Induction Program (AIP) 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 14 hour blended program within their probation period.

Academic staff are provided with an introduction to:
  • general and specific Federation University learning and teaching practices
  • learning technologies to support university learning and teaching initiatives
  • support networks available for academic wellbeing and enhancing learning and teaching practices
  • support networks available to aid student retention and learning success
  • Target group: Mandated for all new, or returning, university teaching staff as per the Academic Probation Procedure (HR955) or teaching support staff. Completion preferable within the first semester of employment.
  • Campus: Workshops offered on all campuses at least once a semester
  • Time allocation: Total of 14 hours
  • Facilitators: CAI, Library, SEAS, teachers and department staff
  • Cost: Nil. Sessional staff will be paid to attend at the ‘Other Required Academic Activity’ rate, on completion of the program, pending available funds.

The Academic Induction Program is offered in a blended mode at least once a semester, and in a fully online mode at other times throughout. For the best learning experience, the online learning modules should be completed before attendance at the workshop, although this is not imperative.

The workshop will be offered in a face-to-face capacity at least once a semester and online at other times based on staff needs and numbers. It is preferable that where possible you attend the workshop face-to-face.

Online Learning Modules - via ELMO Workshop - face-to-face or online
Introduction to Learning & Teaching @ FedUni Learn and Teaching
Student-centred Learning Support and Connections
Assessment and Learning  
Introduction to Teaching  
Introduction to Learning & Teaching technologies and tools  
Student and Teacher Support Services  
Giving valuable feedback for learning  
Enhancing practice through review  
Student diversity & equity in learning

Workshop dates

Dates for Semester 1, 2024 are:

  • Thursday 22nd February
  • Tuesday 23rd April
  • Wednesday 26th June

Workshops will also run in August and October with specific dates to come.


Registration for 2024 sessions is open via Workday.

Further details and guidance for registration is available via the Learning and Teaching SharePoint.

Teaching staff induction and support (higher education)

The Academic Induction Program forms part of the overall induction package for all new ongoing, fixed term and sessional teaching staff at Federation University. To complete the essential inductions and highlight support processes to enable successful undertaking of teaching roles, and engage in quality learning and teaching practices at Federation please see the People and Culture Induction webpage. This site highlights the corporate induction, local and campus induction, Institute induction, learning and teaching induction (AIP) for the first six months of employment.

Further information

  • For information related to the program content and delivery, contact Kate Roberts.
  • For information related to registration, contact Felicity Counsel.