New staff

Two smiling female staff members at Open Day 2023
Make sure you're ready before you arrive, with information to help you as a new staff member at VU.
Before you start

Make sure all forms are completed and returned in VU People First (SSO login, using your VU credentials) before your start date.

Welcome to Victoria University (VU)!

Starting a new job is exciting but can also be overwhelming - we aim to ensure your transition to working at VU is as smooth as possible. Find out how to be prepared before your first day and what to expect for your induction.

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.

Before your first day

Along with your letter of offer, People and Culture will send you other forms to complete and return with with your employment contract.

Make sure all forms are completed and returned in VU People First (log in via single sign-on, also called SSO, using your VU credentials) before your start date. If you need any help, please contact your recruiter.

Connect with your manager

Your manager will get in touch with you to make arrangements for your first day, such as:

  • when to arrive and where to go on your first day
  • the dress code and any relevant safety equipment/clothing required for your work unit
  • your standard working hours
  • what to expect for your induction and first week.

The University supports transgender, gender diverse and non-binary employees. All staff are supported to dress in a way which best reflects their gender identity. For further information and support please contact [email protected] .

Coming to VU from another university?

If your previous employer was another Australian university, you may be eligible to have your prior service recognised for the purposes of sick leave and long service leave credits.

Contact People & Culture through VU People First (log in via SSO) to find out about your eligibility requirements.

Your first week

In your first week:

  • your manager will organise a local induction
  • you will have access to the Induction for Staff Intranet site (requires login when offsite)
  • your manager may assign you an induction mentor.

Other induction milestones

After the first week of your induction, you'll continue your journey to become accustomed with the VU way.