Resources for new staff

Salaries and benefits

ANU strives to provide the best employment conditions for our staff including a comprehensive and flexible package of salary and benefits.  This includes a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial items offered as conditions of employment within the University.  Details on the range of programs, events, resources and information available can be found at salary and benefits website:

Below is just some of the information available on the salaries and benefits pages:

  • Academic and Professional staff salary rates;
  • Allowances;
  • Leave entitlements;
  • Superannuation conditions;
  • Enterprise Agreement

Pulse online learning

ANU Pulse provides you with free self-paced online learning courses.  In addition to the face to face induction, we strongly encourage you to complete the ANU Orientation which includes a welcome and information on getting started with ANU.

New employees, as a condition of probation, are required to complete the following four mandatory online learning modules through ANU Pulse:

  • Indigenous Cultural Awareness
  • Code of Conduct
  • Comcare work health safety.

These modules should be completed during your first week.  When you have completed these, please take a screenshot of or print your certificate and give a copy to the HR team.

Equal Opportunity online learning

Human Resources Division is working towards increasing equity and diversity knowledge and awareness across all business units. As part of this initiative a new learning management system, EO Online.

Starting 28 August 2017, EO Online Module 1 will replace the Pulse module ‘Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying’ and will be compulsory for all the new staff members. To access EO online:

  1. Click on Register Now. You will be taken to EO Online log in page. Select ‘Log in.’ Confirm agreement with EO Online site terms of use
  2. The first time you access EO Online you will register as a new user.
  3. Select Australian National University as your institution.
  4. Enter your details. It is mandatory to use your university email address and university ID.
  5. An email will be sent to your university email address for registration completion and password creation.
  6. Click on the link in your email received from and create a password
  7. Click on ‘here to login to EO Online now’ after you set your password and Click on ‘Log In’

NECTAR – ANU’s Early Career Academic Network

NECTAR is led by a collective of volunteers who create a facilitated space specifically for Early Career Academics (ECA) at ANU. NECTAR is dedicated to enabling ECA to realise their vision, by supporting diverse research and education-led ECA initiatives; fostering opportunities for career development and vision realisation via collaborative, cross-college frameworks, and providing a supportive peer-to-peer space for ECAs working in research and/or education activities at ANU to connect with each other.

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Staff development

ANU values your contribution towards the achievement of University goals and aims to provide an environment that nurtures and supports you, enabling you to maximise your potential at the University.

As a guiding principle, the University seeks to enable you to perform at your best. The University strives to do this within a culture of evaluation of performance and improvement which includes the annual establishment of performance objectives through a Performance and Development Review (PDR) agreement. Your supervisor will establish a PDR for you within two months of your commencement. Further resources including procedures and forms are available on the Performance and development page

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