Academic Induction Program

The Academic Induction Program (Learning and Teaching) 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 Federation learning and teaching practices
  • learning technologies to support university learning and teaching 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, university academic or teaching support staff. Completion preferable within the first semester of employment.
  • Campus: Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, Wimmera and Ballarat (pending numbers)
    Time allocation: Overall: 15 hours: Breakdown: 7 hours face-to-face workshop (or permitted equivalent) and 8 hours online. Online component to be completed within 4 weeks of workshop attendance.
  • Facilitators: CLIPP, Library, School and department staff
  • Cost: Nil. Sessional staff will be paid to attend at the ‘Other Required Academic Activity’ rate, on completion of the program.

Dates offered

Available datesStatusTimesCampus
Monday 10 February 2020   09:00am – 4:30pm Mt Helen
Tuesday 11 February 2020   09:00am – 4:30pm Berwick
Wednesday 12 February 2020   09:00am – 4:30pm Gippsland
Tuesday 03 March 2020   09:00am – 4:30pm Brisbane
Tuesday 24 March 2020Postponed N/a Gippsland
Wednesday 25 March 2020Postponed N/a Berwick
Thursday 26 March 2020 Postponed N/a Mt Helen
Tuesday 30 June 2020  Session full 09:00am – 4:30pm Brisbane
Monday 13 July 2020 Session full 09:00am – 4:30pm Wimmera
Tuesday 14 July 2020 Session full 09:00am – 4:30pm Gippsland
Wednesday 15 July 2020 Session full 09:00am – 4:30pm Berwick
Thursday 16 July 2020 Session full 09:00am – 4:30pm Mt Helen
Tuesday 18 August 2020   09:00am – 4:30pm Mt Helen
Wednesday 19 August 2020   09:00am – 4:30pm Gippsland
Thursday 20 August 2020   09:00am – 4:30pm Berwick
Tuesday 27 October 2020   09:00am – 4:30pm Brisbane

Program outline

Workshop - Activities and discussions related to: Outline units - Information related to:
Introduction to engaging teaching practices Introduction to university L&T frameworks
Introduction to assessment Introduction to university 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 - resources and activities Introduction to student diversity and supports
Introduction to academic supports Introduction to enhancing practice through review
Accessing professional development opportunities Introduction to research
  Continuing professional development


  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, June/July dates are now full. Registration is currently closed and will re-open Wednesday 15 July for August/October dates.
  • 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

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