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In conjunction with your school or local area induction, please familiarize yourself with the content below.

Your feedback with regard to the content of this site is most welcome. Please send your feedback to CASS HR


HR paperwork

Upon accepting your online sessional employment contract and completing the online onboarding form, you are required to provide the following before commencement:

If you need your original documents certified please ask your local School Administrator to arrange this.

Local School Administration

Your local School Administrator will organise your IT access, ID card and login for Wattle and HORUS (Human Resources Online Remote User Server). 

Please note:

  • Your staff access including ID card and payment of your salary cannot begin until all HR paperwork is received.
  • Your School Administrator is the first point of contact in relation to salary/timesheet issues

Casual sessional salary rates


All casual sessional staff have to complete an online timesheet to get paid.  Timesheets need to be submitted via HORUS (HR Online Remote User System). The timesheet period is structured on a Monday to Sunday fortnight cycle.

It is the responsibility of the casual staff member to submit their timesheet by the relevant cut-off date to ensure the supervisor has sufficient time to check and approve the timesheet. Please note timesheets submitted after the submission cut-off date will not be approved for the corresponding pay day and your pay will be delayed. 

Timesheets need to be submitted for supervisor approval as per the dates in the cut-off calendar. It is the responsibility of the casual staff member to submit their timesheet by the relevant cut-off date to ensure the supervisor has sufficient time to check and approve the timesheet. Please note timesheets submitted after the submission cut-off date will not be approved for the corresponding pay day and your pay will be delayed.

FAQs for online sessional timesheets

Timesheet training resources

Timesheet approvals - cut off calendar


HORUS is the ANU's HR online self-service system.

  • Enter and submit timesheets for approval (noting that you can only submit an online timesheet for the current and previous pay period - School Administrators can assist you if you need to submit a timesheet for earlier pay periods)
  • Review and download payslips
  • Review and update personal information
  • Register for courses

Teaching & Education Policy

Code of Conduct

The Code of conduct is intended to help staff members to identify and resolve issues of ethical conduct that may arise during the course of their employment. It covers: 

  • staff responsibilities,
  • respect for the law and university governance, respect and fair treatment of people,
  • personal and professional behaviour –a clause which covers personal relationships with students and conflicts of interest with students

Code of Practice for Teaching and Learning

The Code of Practice for Teaching and Learning outlines the expectations and responsibilities of students, teachers and the university.

Clause 4.3 addresses issues in relation to assessment and feedback:

  • 4.3.4 – give timely and constructive feedback
  • 4.3.5 not demoralize or humiliate students through verbal or written feedback
  • 4.3.6 conduct assessment equitably

Understanding Academic integrity

The Academic honesty & plagiarism site brings together information on the policies and procedures that the ANU has in relation to academic honesty and plagiarism; gives students tips on how to avoid plagiarism; and provides strategies for staff to deal with the issue.

Procedure on casual sessional employment conditions

Professional development

All new sessional academic staff and new tutors are strongly encouraged, and will be paid to attend, Professional Development workshops run by the College and by the Centre for Higher Education, Learning and Teaching (CHELT).

The CHELT modules focus on reflective teaching. These are augmented by the CASS-delivered modules that focus on the nuts-and-bolts of teaching in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Centre for Higher Education, Learning and Teaching

The Centre for Higher Education, Learning and Teaching (CHELT) provides an option for some tutors - Foundations of University Teaching & Learning is an intensive professional development course offered by the Staff Education unit within CHELT and is open to all ANU teaching staff including sessional lecturers and tutors.

Foundations comprises ten modules of intensive professional development activities designed to inform, engage and inspire those involved in teaching and learning at ANU. You do not need to complete all ten modules, but to gain a certificate of completion you need to attend all ten modules and make at least seven contributions online.

Wattle Basics Online Courses

ANU Online provides a range of online learning courses specifically developed to help tutors in using Wattle.

Wattle Basics online (Click the black enrol in online course button on the top right)

Echo 360 ALP resources

Turnitin user guides

Health & Safety

  • Emergency evacuations - When an emergency alarm sounds, giving notification for evacuation, you are required to evacuate all students from the teaching space. Take all personal belongings wherever possible.
  • First Aid Officers – CASS has certified first aid officers, details of the first aid officers can be found on the WHS noticeboards throughout the College, in the First Aid room and on the Health and Safety website. Please note that out of normal office hours, ANU Security should be called for assistance on x52249 or in an emergency call 000.
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) - for further advice with regard to location of AEDs on campus please see the map at this link Campus AED Locations.
  • Incident reporting - To report an incident, hazard or near miss:
  • Log in to Figtree
  • Complete an incident, hazard or near miss notification. (A near miss is an incident that has occurred where no one was injured but there was potential for harm.)
  • Incidents and hazards - If you are aware of an incident or hazard on campus grounds, these can be reported to the Facilities and Services Client Services Unit on 612 54000. If the incident is associated with personal safety on campus grounds, contact ANU Security on 612 52249 or call 000.

ANU Security

ANU Security maintains a 24 hour presence on campus in order to ensure the safety and protection of all students, staff and visitors, as well as to protect the university assets.

On Campus, On Demand bus service

ANU Security provides free, safe travel across campus for students and staff, Monday to Friday evenings during semester.

The On Campus On Demand bus provides transport between libraries, car parks and lecture theatres on campus. It operates between 6.30 pm and 11.30 pm Monday to Friday. To get picked up by the bus call 6125 2249. The bus will come as soon as practical.


You are encouraged to download ANUOK App. This is the official safety and wellbeing app for students and staff at the ANU. It features quick access to ANU security, a personal safety toolbox, campus map, transport and parking options and many other personal support resources.

Student Services

Tutors are not meant to be all things to all students. It is inevitable that you will have students come to you with issues that you think ….”this is not my responsibility,” or “I’m not equipped to help them.” The likelihood is that the ANU has a service area to provide support to the students.

Academic Skills and Learning Centre

The Centre offers ANU students, of all levels, free and confidential help with their academic work through individual tutorials, workshops, courses and handouts. The aim is to assist students to develop their academic, critical thinking and communication strategies. Open from 12 to 2 Monday to Friday, drop in appointments, no appointment necessary, consultation 15-20 minutes in duration.

Academic Skills & Learning Centre website

Information Literacy Program 

Providing library tours, IT skills development, referencing and other services.

Information Literacy Program website

Counselling Services

  • The ANU offers a free counselling service to all current ANU students and staff.
  • Counselling services to students are provided by Counsellors in the Counselling Centre, while services to staff are provided by the Adviser to Staff or by external advisers.
  • The ANU Counselling Centre website

Disability Services Centre (DSC)

The Disability Services Centre:

  • Raises awareness and understanding of disability issues with all students and staff.
  • Enable students with disability to participate fully in University life.
  • The Access and Inclusion website


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Updated:  28 March 2018/Responsible Officer:  CASS Marketing & Communications/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications