Orientation and Induction
Welcome to Western Sydney University
We would like to welcome you warmly to Western Sydney University and congratulate you on your successful appointment.
In your first weeks and months of employment it is important to get to know your new environment and culture as well as your new role.
What is involved in the orientation and induction process?
Your supervisor will provide you with your on-job induction and orientation and will work with you and your new colleagues to make the first days and weeks a positive learning experience.
The following information and resources will also assist you in quickly becoming familiar with the large amount of information you need in your new role:
- Induction plan and checklist (PDF, 272.13 KB) (opens in a new window) - Helps you and your supervisor organise your move into your new role.
You will be asked to attend an Orientation session at the Peter Shergold Building, Parramatta City Campus.
This session provides an overview of Western Sydney University, its mission and values, governance and organisational structure and key policies, as a broad range of information about working at Western Sydney.
Casual staff should talk with their supervisor about participating in all of the usual aspects of induction and orientation, unless a brief, local induction would be sufficient for the role.
Some important information for new staff
Emergency phone number
Who do I speak to about a pay enquiry?
Visit the Your Pay page to learn how pay is handled at Western Sydney University - including payroll cycle deadline dates.
Facilities, equipment, computer access etc
Your supervisor will also arrange for you to meet colleagues and key people in and related to your work unit.
Professional development - what training is available?
Some courses, such as the University's Workplace Health and Safety modules, are compulsory for staff members. Refer to the Orientation and Induction courses page to find out which courses are compulsory.
How does Western Sydney University manage equity and fairness issues?
The Equity and Diversity Unit is a consultation and advisory unit to the University on social justice matters. Full details are available from the Equity and Diversity Unit website.