There are two core induction processes applicable to all staff, Local Induction and Corporate Induction, and two additional inductions for teaching and/or research staff only.

Explore each heading below to find out more about our formal inductions and other important information to consider when welcoming new staff.

Local induction

Combining important local and OHS information necessary to support staff members in their first week to feel more familiar and comfortable in their new environment, while signposting where additional, more detailed, information can be found (such as Our Living Values and Corporate Induction, among others).

This checklist should be completed by all new employees and their managers within the first week of commencement to help onboard and support staff make a smooth and safe transition adjusting to a new role, while making them feel part of our wider University community.

To prepare for the arrival of a new staff member, managers may also find the New starter guide (docx, 85kb) useful.

Corporate induction

Corporate induction is provided to all employees, and completed online at their own pace within set time frames.  Newly appointed staff are automatically enrolled and will receive an email with login details.

This is where you find out more about the University and explore important information about your employment, health and wellbeing, professional development and training, probation, leave, salary and superannuation.

Other key areas to familiarise yourself with:

Learning and teaching induction

Higher education

This induction is for academic teaching staff only.

Mandated for ongoing, fixed-term and sessional teachers, the Academic Induction Program is delivered by the Centre for Academic Development (CAD). This program consists of 15 hours of learning – a combination of face-to-face workshops and online learning that connects you with key staff, supports, services and resources to get you going in your first year of teaching.

For full details, please access Academic Induction Program on the Learning and Teaching website

TAFE Please contact your line manager for further information

Research induction

This induction is for academic teaching staff who have a research allocation, and research staff only.

The Federation University Research website contains a range of information to support research active lecturers, scholarly research fellows and HDR supervisors.

Institute/School-based staff can also contact their Associate Dean, Research directly for advice and guidance on research projects.


Each Institute/School/Directorate/Department/Centre will have their own induction process to get you connected with:

  • key communication processes and platforms
  • team meetings
  • role-specific training
  • Institute/School or Directorate/Departmental policies, procedures and guidelines
  • professional support and development
  • mentoring
  • setting of goals and performance indicators

Please contact your line manager for further information.

Campus induction

Knowing where to find basic amenities and key staff is an important component of feeling connected to your workplace.

  • Campus maps
  • Campus tours – Please contact your line manager to arrange for someone to show you around your campus.

Make sure you become familiar with your Institute/School/Directorate/Department/Centre, People and Culture, Student Services, Library, CAD, Safer campuses , cafeteria, car parks and campus security.

If you are a teacher, ask a colleague to show you a standard lecture theatre and classroom, and how to access and utilise the digital features of the room for teaching.

Systems and technology

The University utilises the following platforms for communication and documentation

For just-in-time support, please log a job using the ITS Service Desk portal or phone 03 5327 9999.

If you have any questions, you can request support via our People and Culture ServiceNow portal.