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, vision and values, strategic priorities, what you can expect in your first three months, and UniSuper and 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

As a new casual academic staff member you are tntitled to three paid induction sessions. Your department administrator will inform you of the available session times. Resources related to these sessions are available in a unit within iLearn.


Obtain information around classroom management and complete the Teaching Induction Program (TIP).

Two hours


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

Two hours

Unit convenor

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

One hour


These online learning modules 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 is a key University asset that provides administrative transparency, traceability, accountability as well as preservation of its corporate memory. The Records and information management online learning module focuses on the basic requirements and your responsibilities for keeping accurate and complete records of the business activities you conduct.

To complete the module, login to the online learning portal using 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 complete these modules, login to the online learning portal using your OneID and password.

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 awareness online interactive training module is designed to give staff members a broad understanding of their rights and obligations in relation to privacy.

To complete the module, login to the online learning portal using 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 moves to promote an equitable, diverse and exciting campus community for the benefit of staff and students. Part of creating an inclusive community for staff and students is to understand the importance and relevance of equal opportunity.

Register via EOOnline to create an account and login details to complete this module.

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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