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Academic Induction Program

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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 and promote student retention and success


  • Target group: Mandated for all new, or returning, university academic as per the Academic Probation Procedure (HR955) or teaching support staff. Completion preferable within the first semester of employment.
  • Campus: Virtual - All campuses (virtual sessions during COVID-19 lock down)
    Time allocation: Overall: 15 hours: Breakdown: 7 hours face-to-face workshop (or virtual equivalent during lock down) 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.

Sessions offered

Scheduled each year for:

The program is offered in a blended mode and consists of one seven hour face-to-face workshop, followed by an eight hour online component to be completed within four weeks of the face-to-face workshop.

This program will be facilitated in line with COVIDSafe practices and any restrictions that may be in place at the time. In the even that the session cannot be delivered face-to-face, an online alternative will be made available and registered participants notified the week prior where possible.

Note: Sessions will be limited to a maximum of 15 people and a minimum of 5 people. This is to ensure good interactions and engagement can occur.

If a particular session does not have the minimum number of people, it may be cancelled. Any impacted participants will be notified as soon as possible.

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  • Wednesday, 14 July 2021 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
  • Thursday, 19 August 2021 (9:00am - 4:30pm)


  • Wednesday, 14 July 2021 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
  • Thursday, 19 August 2021 (9:00am - 4:30pm)


  • Thursday, 15 July 2021 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
  • Wednesday, 18 August 2021 (9:00am - 4:30pm)

Program outline

  • The program consists of 1 x face-to-face workshop (7 hours) and 1 x online learning package (8 hours)
  • If dates or times do not suit, please still register your interest as we may offer further sessions depending on demand.
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


  • Maximum of 15 participants per session. Minimum of 5 participants per session to proceed
  • Participants will be contacted the week prior to the workshop with specific details for days, times, venue, workshop agenda, pre-workshop materials and other relevant information.
  • You will need to log in to register. If you do not yet have a Federation University log in, please contact Felicity Counsel for assistance.
  • Important: To ensure you secure your preferred session date and time, select the 'Sessions' button, then select the '+ Sign Up' option (please do not use the '+ Enrol' button, as you are required to select a preferred session).
  • Please note: If at the time of these workshops, COVID-19 restrictions prevent them from progressing, the program will convert to virtual session(s). All registered participants will be notified via email of the changes.

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 (CTIQ) 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.

Further information

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