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New Staff Orientation

Staff orientation

First Day, First Week, First Month

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It is important that all your sign-on documentation is returned to HRS before your commencement date.

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First Day

During your first day at the University, you will deliver any outstanding sign-on documentation to complete your formal sign-on with HRS. Here you can meet with salaries personnel and discuss the following if you have not already done so:

  • salary and allowances
  • benefits
  • prior service
  • superannuation
  • any other enquiries you may have

Your supervisor is responsible for your local area induction which should include introduction to colleagues, being shown the facilities around your area and begin completing the New Employee Supervisor's Induction Responsibilities Checklist and the New Employee Health and Safety Checklist. The checklists are a guide for supervisors regarding their responsibility to ensure that adequate assistance and support is given to new staff within their work area.

For information relating to computer accounts, staff accounts and ITMS forms, go to ITMS.

First Week

During your first week with the University, you and your supervisor will complete the New Employee Health and Safety Checklist and the New Employee Supervisor's Induction Responsibilities Checklist up to, and including Section 5.

The checklists need to be signed by you and your supervisor and a copy sent to Human Resource Services (HRS) within one month of your commencement. The checklist will ensure your supervisor reviews with you important items such as:

  • Expectations, duties and context within your work unit.
  • Performance requirements.
  • Major policies, procedures, and other University governing documents.
  • Occupational health and safety.

New Staff Orientation Workshop

During your first week with the University you will receive an invitation to attend an orientation workshop. You are required to attend the workshop. The workshop will include a general overview of the University, introduction to CDU's website, StaffOnline, obligations of staff and supervisors, the Performance Development Review System (PDRS), probation, health and safety, codes of behaviour, compulsory courses, staff professional development courses and much more.

Please note: New Staff Orientation Workshops are held Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:00am - 12:00pm in the HRS Conference Room, Orange 12, Level 2.

First Month

During your first month with the University, you and your supervisor will complete the New Employee Supervisor's Induction Responsibilities Checklist.

You will also become familiar with University governing documents. It is important that you have a clear understanding of University governing documents and are aware of how to access them. To access these documents, go to Governance.

Additionally this stage of the process allows both you and your supervisor to assess your induction and address any issues or concerns that you may have.

You will be introduced to the probation process and have an opportunity to provide feedback on the overall orientation/induction process.

Staff Induction Governing Documents

During the first six weeks of your employment you will be required to accept that you have read and understand the following Policies. Staff will be asked to accept this requirement through e-Centre.

  • Code of Conduct
  • Conflicts of Interest Policy
  • Email Acceptable Use Policy
  • Equal Opportunity Policy
  • Human Resources Policy
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Acceptable Use Policy
  • Media and Public Commentary Policy
  • Smoke-Free University Policy
  • Privacy Policy
  • Work Health and Safety Policy

Compulsory Orientation Programs

During the first month you will receive email invitations to complete the four compulsory orientation programs. There are three online units and a Cross Cultural Training workshop. For the Cross Cultural Training workshop you will be asked to register with your preferred time and date. You will be automatically enrolled into the online units. You will need to log into learnline to access the units. The units are shown below:

Online Orientation Programs

  • Fire Awareness and Emergency Evacuation
  • Ergonomics in the Workplace
  • Equal Opportunity: For assistance or enquiries related to Equal Opportunity modules please contact the Office of Leadership and Organisational Culture.

    : 08 8946 6509
    E: Online Courses

The University is committed to continuing education and professional development of staff. aims to provide high quality online training that people actually want to learn. users tend to learn more, retain more, and thus increase competency, improve skills, and achieve better learning outcomes.

All courses are delivered by experts rather than narrators. Many trainers are nationally recognised authors, and courses provide detailed biographical information about the expert providing the training.

Each of's more than 2,700 courses is broken into chapters, and each chapter is broken into mini video tutorials, with some only a few minutes long. Approval for study time to undertake courses during working hours is to be negotiated with your relevant Manager/Supevisor. can be accessed externally to allow you to continue with your studies in your own time.

To access select the button from the menu on the right hand side of the HRS website.

For assistance or enquiries related to online courses through please contact the Staff Orientation Consultant.

T: 08 8946 6934 or email

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