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.

In order to satisfy the conditions of your probationary period you will be required to complete ten (10) online training modules through the University’s online training system covering:

  • Code of Conduct;
  • University Work Health and Safety (WHS) Induction;
  • Equal Opportunity Online (EO Online) – Module 1;
  • Core Cultural Learning Modules 1 and 2;
  • Cyber Sense – Phishing;
  • Cyber Sense – Protect your privacy;
  • Cyber Sense – Protect your device;
  • ANU Privacy Awareness; and
  • ANU Fraud Awareness.

These modules should be completed during your two months.  Once completed your training record in HORUS will reflect your pulse modules.

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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Updated:  17 May 2022/Responsible Officer:  CASS Marketing & Communications/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications