The Learning and Teaching induction program focuses on the needs of permanent, sessional and contract staff new to VU.

The program comprises:

  • a three hour face-to-face session exploring Block Mode's teaching, marking and assessment, and the culture and philosophy that underpins it
  • for sessional staff, a one-and-a-half hour online module
  • for permanent and contract staff, Mandatory Compliance Training Requirements (PDF; requires login).

The face-to-face sessions are offered in Orientation week and regularly throughout the year.

The session is facilitated by teaching academics and allows participants to establish connections, learn about students and student learning at VU, and engage with some practical strategies that can enhance learning and teaching.

Induction workshop

To register for the Learning and Teaching Induction you can:

  • choose from the dates in the table on this page and click the appropriate registration button, or
  • contact your College Administration Office, or
  • contact Learning and Teaching Professional Development at VU by emailing [email protected].


Semester 1 virtual session

Date and time Location Registration
Tuesday 23 June
1pm - 4pm
Virtual session via Zoom Register for 23 June

Semester 2 virtual sessions

Date and time Location Registration
Monday 20 July,
Virtual session via Zoom Register for 20 July
Thursday 20 August,
1pm - 4pm
Virtual session via Zoom Register for 20 August

Monday 14 September,
1pm - 4pm

Virtual session via Zoom Register for 14 September

Tuesday 20 October,
9.30am - 12.30pm

Virtual session via Zoom Register for 20 October

Please note that sessions may be cancelled if there are insufficient registrations. Registrants will be notified by email at least two days prior should a session be cancelled.

Online modules

All Academic Sessional staff must complete the one and a half hour online Sessional Academic Induction.

All permanent and contract staff must complete the Mandatory Compliance Training Requirements for VU staff.

Post-induction professional learning activities

There are many university wide professional learning (PL) sessions offered across the range of campuses including the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education.

If you are a sessional staff member, check with your unit convenor to see if you are paid to attend any of these sessions.

You are welcome to attend the range of professional learning sessions and training workshops scheduled across the university.

Register for a PL session via VU Develop or a VU Collaborate training workshop.