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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  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 number of guides are available to assist supervisors and staff to determine and prioritise developmental needs. These include:

Career management skills

The online Career Development Guide will assist you to take an active role in your ongoing career development. The Career Guide 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.

Other development activities are available for professional staff under the banner of the Leadership Development, Womens and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness programs detailed elsewhere on this site.

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.