New staff

We have a range of services to help you settle into work at Victoria University, as well as induction programs for both teaching and non-teaching staff.

VU Induction Program

The VU Induction Program is an essential tool for all employees who are new to VU and those returning to work after a period of absence.

The learning activities and materials provide you with a broad overview of work life and learning at VU to assist you in settling into your new role.

Teaching Induction Program

The VU Teaching Induction Program provides a comprehensive induction to teaching.

The program is open to ongoing, contract and sessional teaching staff, as well as postgraduate research students who have an interest in teaching. The program is a short, focused way for new teachers to immerse themselves in an introduction to the theory and practice of teaching.

The program will be offered in both first and second semester each year (over a whole semester). It includes three face-to-face workshops and six Quick Modules through VU Collaborate, and is coordinated by the Continuing Educational Development team in the Centre for Collaborative Learning and Teaching (CCLT).

Dr Andre Nelson talks about his experience participating in the VU Teaching Induction Program.
Music: 'I am running up the hallway of Viewmont Elementary' by Chris Zabriskie accessed via a Creative Commons License.

For more information on the Teaching Induction Program contact CCLT on

Services for staff

Food on campus - find out where you can buy something to eat or drink when you're on campus.

Children's centres - our four children's centres provide full-time, part-time and half-day care for children aged three months to six years.

Parenting rooms - we provide Accredited Breastfeeding Parenting rooms to assist students and staff to balance the demands of study and work with their role as a parent or carer.

Parking on campus - limited car parking is available at most of our campuses. We also have bicycle parking at all of our campuses and bicycle hubs at Footscray Nicholson and Footscray Park campus.

Fitness centres - our sport and fitness centres provide a range of sporting facilities across five campuses, including an aquatic centre, five indoor sports courts, an athletics track and tennis courts. Discounted memberships are available for staff.

Health & personal services clinics - take advantage of the staff discounts available at our health and personal services clinics. Services include beauty, dermal therapy, osteopathy and massage.

Special discounts and offers through our partnerships with the Malthouse Theatre and the Western Bulldogs AFL club.

Equity & diversity

Victoria University is committed to equal opportunity, social justice, cultural diversity and social inclusion in education and employment.

Visit the Equity & diversity page to find out more about:

  • breastfeeding on campus
  • children on campus
  • disability action plan
  • pregnancy in work and study
  • discrimination, harassment and bullying policy
  • Ally network supporting staff who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI)
  • flexible leave arrangements.