Firstly, the team at the Professional Development Unit would like to welcome you to Flinders University.

There are a lot of things for a new staff member to get to know at Flinders - from how to get around the campus, to where to park, and how to perform their workplace tasks.

This resource provides information all new staff members will need in their first few months of employment. It covers the requirements for academic, research and professional staff members.

Click here for the  Induction Checklist (PDF 120KB)  to help guide your induction program and activities.

Workshops for New Staff

There are a variety of induction and orientation programs for new staff. Some programs are mandatory for all staff, while others may only be mandatory for academic staff or staff with supervisory responsibilities. This page will assist navigate which induction and orientation programs are relevant for you.

First Day

As a new staff member, you will be introduced to the university and to your specific workplace on your first day of employment. While your supervisors and colleagues will help you with information relevant to your workplace, this page outlines the university-wide information you need to know, such as Emergency Procedures, Parking and Driving on Campus, and Work Health and Safety.

First Week

This provides important policies and other essential information you need to know about the University in your first week.

First Few Weeks

This provides an overview of the University, our people and structure of the University, and other information you will need to know within the first few weeks of starting at Flinders.

First Few Months

This provides an overview of information to familiarise yourself with over the first few months of employment, including performance management, training and development, and staying informed.

Once you have completed the relevant items included on your Induction Checklist, we would appreciate your feedback about the induction process.  Click here for the Induction evaluation form and email it to

Resources for Supervisors

For supervisors facilitating the induction of new employees.

This provides an explanation of the induction process and supervisory responsibilities for inducting new employees.