Work Planning and Career Development

Performance Planning

Work objectives and development plans

To update your work objectives and development plan, go to MyCareer Online via Staff Online (opens in a new window) and click on the 'Compass' tab. Enter your work objectives and development plan and submit them to your supervisor for approval. If your current year's objectives are still relevant, you can advance these for the next year.  It's important to meet with your supervisor to discuss your objectives.

TLD provides workshops, guides and tutorials to help you complete your Compass objectives and development plan.

Watch this short video on how to complete your work objectives.

Compass Timeline 

Staff can begin their self-review any time from 1 January, and supervisors are expected to meet with their staff to review their work and career plans and discuss objectives for the next period before 31 May.

Career Planning and Review CycleObjective setting, career planning and review cycle to run from 1 April in the current calendar year to 31 March in the following year (12 months).  The review will be open from 1 January to 31 March each year to allow sufficient time for work units to plan and run the process.

Completing your review

All ongoing and fixed-term staff on contracts of 12 months or more are required to participate in the career planning and review process. Staff who are on probation, extended leave, contracts of less than 12 months, casual staff or honorary appointments do not need to take part in the formal review process, however you are encouraged to discuss your work and development needs with your supervisor.

You will receive an email requesting you to complete your review and this will need to be completed within a specified time period to enable your supervisor to complete a review of your achievements during the review period and to schedule a meeting with you.

For instructions on updating your work and development objectives and completing your review, go to the Compass tab in MyCareer Online (opens in a new window). 

For further information please see the About Compass page.