Orientation and induction

Orientation and induction

Induction and orientation will get you off to a great start in your new role at Macquarie University.


Fixed-term and continuing staff

You will be invited to attend induction within your first week. Here you will learn about the Macquarie story, our purpose, values, vision and strategic priorities, as well as what you can expect in your first three months and information about your important superannuation choices.

Don’t forget to bring evidence of your right to work in Australia and your superannuation form with you. At the end of the session you will receive your campus card and have the option to join a guided campus tour to get a better understanding of where everything’s located.

You will also have the chance to meet members of our Executive group and connect with different people across campus at one of our Meet the Executive morning teas. You will receive an invite for the next upcoming event. We look forward to seeing you there.

Casual academic staff

Your department administrator or faculty learning and teaching team will inform you of the induction requirements around teaching, administration and meeting with the relevant unit convenor. Refer to the New to Teaching website for resources and support.


Obtain information around classroom management.


Acquire a campus card, learn how to use the lecterns, and find out about the University's emergency procedures.

Unit convenor

Meet with your convenor to discuss course content, class lists and room locations and ask any questions you may have.


These online learning coures have been designed to guide you through your various responsibilities in your work. Please complete all modules below in your first few weeks at Macquarie.

Records and information management

Records and information are key University assets that provide administrative transparency, traceability, accountability as well as preservation of its corporate memory. The Records Management online learning course focuses on the basic requirements and your responsibilities for keeping accurate and complete records of the business activities you conduct.

Complete the Records Management course in the Learning portal in Workday, accessible with your OneID and password.

Health and safety

Macquarie University takes safety seriously. As a new staff member it is important to understand the support and services available to you to enable a safe workplace.

To discover your responsibilities in health and safety, and to complete relevant training and induction courses, navigate to the Training and Induction section of the Workplace Health and Safety sharepoint site.

Privacy awareness

During your employment, you may handle information about individuals that is personal or sensitive in nature. If managed incorrectly it can cause harm to individuals and also create significant business risks. The Privacy in Practice online learning course is designed to give staff members a broad understanding of their rights and obligations in relation to privacy, and it's application at Macquarie

Complete the Privacy in Practice course in the Learning portal in Workday, accessible with your OneID and password.


Macquarie University is a leader in the tertiary sector in relation to sustainability. The active engagement and participation of staff is encouraged and considered integral to the successful implementation of initiatives for change. The modules also provide practical ways in which you can be more sustainable.

To complete the modules, login to iLearn using your OneID and password.

Diversity and inclusion

Macquarie University has made significant progress in ensuring all members of our diverse community are treated equitably and inclusively. We all play a part in building a positive and supportive workplace. The Our Culture: Preventing Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment online learning course is mandatory for all staff. The course introduces Macquarie’s commitment to equality and diversity, our zero-tolerance approach to bullying, discrimination or harassment, and provides advice about how you can help build a culture of inclusion.

Complete the Our Culture: Preventing Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment course in the Learning portal in Workday, accessible with your OneID and password.

Complaint handling

The University has procedures for dealing with complaints made by students, staff and members of the public, as well as procedures for handling more specific issues and allegations, including in relation to research integrity, health and safety incidents and fraud and corruption. Please familiarise yourself with these procedures.

Please watch the following video which provides an introduction to complaint management at Macquarie University.

Local orientation

You will also receive an induction to your local work area including an introduction to your colleagues and your office space including emergency exits, procedures and assembly areas for your building.

Need more help?

Contact your manager or your HR representative.

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