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 15 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 15 hours
  • Facilitators: CAD, 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.


Part A - Online  |  Pre-workshopPart B - On Campus  |  WorkshopPart C - Online |  Post-workshop
Time allocation: 6 hoursTime allocation: 6 hoursTime allocation: 3 hours
Complete any time, preferably
BEFORE a workshop
Download a copy of upcoming workshop dates, campuses and room details (pdf, 433kb)Complete post completion of PART A and attendance at PART B
Unit 1: Introduction to L&T frameworksActive learning in all delivery modesUnit 7: Feedback
Unit 2: Introduction to learning                                                Challenges in assessment design

Unit 8: Quality assurance

Unit 3: Introduction to assessmentIntroduction to marking and moderationUnit 9: Teaching administration
Unit 4: Introduction to teachingFeedback

Unit 10: Enhancing practice through review

Unit 5: Academic software & teaching toolsIntroduction to Moodle & co. 
Unit 6: Student and teacher support services

Support Services – Library, LSA & CAD

**Certificate of AIP completion issued at completion of PART C


Teaching staff induction and support checklists
(Higher education)

These documents are designed to ensure that all new ongoing, fixed term and sessional teaching staff are provided with the essential inductions and support processes to enable successful undertaking of their teaching role, and engage in quality learning and teaching practices at Federation. The ‘checklist of checklists’ highlights the completion of corporate induction, campus induction, school induction, learning and teaching induction (CAD) and ongoing school supports in the first six months of employment. It is recommended that the relevant document, and those listed under corporate induction, are to be completed, signed and forwarded to the relevant personnel.

To complete this form online, please view these checklists in Google Chrome. You can also save these to your computer.

Further information

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