Job Shadowing Program

Job shadowing is a career development opportunity where a staff member participates in for a short period of  one to five days. Closely observing and interacting with an experienced staff member as they undertake their daily work activities. It is voluntary and must have supervisor approval. Job shadowing may form an element of a new staff member's orientation to Western Sydney University or form part of the annual performance planning and career development program. It might include job shadowing a staff member in one unit, or several staff in different units who are involved in relevant roles or work processes.

The purpose of the job shadowing program is to broaden a staff member's knowledge and understanding of other roles, practices or systems in the University, and specifically to experience the operations of a unit outside the staff member's own. 

Who can apply?

All ongoing staff members and staff on limited term appointments of greater than 12 months, and who have discussed their participation in job shadowing with their supervisor, are eligible to participate.

Application Criteria and Procedures

Please read the detailed application application procedures (DOCX, 32.88 KB) (opens in a new window) and process map (PDF, 39.38 KB) (opens in a new window) prior to completing the online application form. On completion of the process, you must complete the evaluation form (DOCX, 1057.19 KB) (opens in a new window) and return to .

More Information

For further information, please contact the Office of Human Resources on 9678 7575 or