Starting work at CDU

Learning and development for new staff

The People and Capability supports the learning and development of new staff members transition to their new work environment.

As such, the following is the list of compulsory courses for new employees:

New Staff OrientationProvides better understanding of the operations of Charles Darwin University as well some relevant conditions governing new starters' employment with the University. Click here to register
Cross Cultural Awareness Program

This session considers cultural differences by clarifying understanding, exploring the impact of history on current issues in indigenous communities, outlining models for cultural comparison and establishing key principles for cross cultural work. It will also examine ways of organising family, networks and relationships, and the implications for those engaging with Indigenous communities. Click here to register

2019 CDU Emergency Procedures (online)Available thru Learnline, the course provides awareness to participants on the strategies that are in place at the University with regard to emergencies.
Ergonomics at the Workplace (online)Available thru Learnline, the course provides awareness to participants on the strategies in avoiding or reducing the risk of injury from the use of Screen Based Equipment.
Equal Opportunity OnlineProgram aims to develop a diverse and skilled University workforce that reflects the make-up of the community and provide a discrimination and harassment- free workplace.
Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (GCUTL)

It aims to help teaching staff develop the core skills, versatility, competence and confidence to teach effectively in Higher Education (HE). It is based around four 10 credit point units and is run jointly by the School of Education and the Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) externally using an online format. The course is delivered through Learnline.

Completion of the GCUTL is a probationary employment requirements for positions that involve teaching in HE, whose employment is either continuing or fixed term for a period of three (3) or more years.

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116)

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals delivering training and assessment services in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

This qualification (or the skill sets derived from units of competency within it) is also suitable preparation for those engaged in the delivery of training and assessment of competence in a workplace context, as a component of a structured VET program.

The volume of learning of a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is typically is typically six months to two years.