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For Professional Staff

UniSA provides a range of opportunities for ongoing learning and development.

New staff
An induction program involving a mix of face-to face sessions, on-line and text based resources is available for all new staff. Details are available on the HR Unit's induction site.

The Quick Guide for newly appointed professional staff (under review) provides answers to some of the initial questions you might have as you commence work with the University and the Quick Guide to the Legislated and Ethical Responsibilities of Staff will help you understand your responsibilities.

Performance development and management
A critical part of performance management is staff development where goals are negotiated between supervisors and staff to enhance capabilities required for successful performance in current roles, but also to facilitate career development.

The HR Unit's People Development and Performance group has developed a number of guides to assist supervisors and staff to determine and prioritise developmental needs. These include:

Career management skills
In today's world of work the term 'career' is seen as a continuous process of learning and development. Having a career doesn't just mean climbing up the career ladder to increasing responsibility. It can also mean shifting the focus of your work into new areas at the same level, developing new skills, expanding your current skills through development and on-the-job assignments, or shifting to a new career path.

The online Career Development Guide will assist you to take an active role in your ongoing career development. The Career Guide which focuses on self awareness in relation to interest, capabilities, values and constraints; researching and identifying career options; decision making, preparing applications and performing in interviews

WorkSmart is a suite of professional development activities designed for professional staff, typically HEO 3-10.  The program draws on the expertise and knowledge of UniSA staff, together with external training providers and consultants, to provide opportunities for professional staff to:

How does WorkSmart work? (pdf 254kb)

See the 2016 WorkSmart program for details and keep an eye on the Development at a Glance for information on what is on each month.

Leadership and Management
UniSA's approach to learning and professional development for managers and team leaders involves a series of interlocking activities which acknowledges the relationship between individual, group and whole of organisation development.

Women's development program
UniSA provides both professional and academic women with opportunities to engage in constructive development activities and to link their individual learning needs with organisational priorities. The women's development program complements the full range of development activities offered across the University.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff
The Professional Development for Indigenous Staff initiative provides funding to local areas to support the professional development of Indigenous staff who are newly appointed to UniSA. Further information is provided in the guidelines.

Study Assistance
The Study Assistance Scheme provides support for staff seeking to gain or upgrade a qualification. Details of the scheme are set out in the Study Assistant Guidelines for Professional, Security, Grounds and Document Services Staff (pdf 124kb download Adobe Acrobat) and Frequently Asked Questions.

Claims for study completed in the academic year are submitted to the Human Resource Unit by the end of February of the following year.

The Mentoring @ UniSA guide is written for both mentors and mentees and explores how mentoring can be arranged for the mutual benefit of the participant and the University.

Student administration and system training
Student & Academic Services offer a number of training courses which include sessions on Class Schedule, Enrolments, Overrides, Exams, Results, Graduate Research Road-shows, Medici Access Training, myUniSA- Student Reporting and Data, Scholarships, grants, prizes and awards, Student finance, and , Timetabling.

BI Reporting training
Business Intelligence and Planning has developed a suite of resources to support staff in using BI Reporting to find data about enrolments, evaluations, student satisfaction, graduate outcomes and much more. Online videos as well as information about face-to-face training are available from the training page of the BI Hub.