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, contact your College Administration Office or send an email to Learning and Teaching Professional Development at VU [email protected]

Online Module

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.  See here for table of mandatory compliance requirements to be undertaken by VU staff by role.


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.