The University of Newcastle, Australia

New to teaching and UON

Welcome to the University of Newcastle. We employ outstanding people who are the best at what they do. Our staff have made our University the thriving international institution it is today. As we look to the future, we are excited that you are joining us and contributing to our vision to be a global leader delivering world class innovation.

As your own journey begins, do take advantage of all the orientation programs we offer and allow yourself time to explore and learn about the University.

Helpful resources

Orientation handbook

This handy resource has everything you need to know about UON, including the University's vision and structure, how to use HRonline and access IT services, as well as where to find policy documents and buildings on campus. View the UON Academy Orientation handbook in Discover.

Health and Safety induction

All new staff need to complete the online Health and Safety Induction within the first two weeks of starting.

Equity and Diversity orientation

EO Online is a self-paced, interactive Equal Opportunity online workshop designed to give you a better understanding of equity principles within the University.

Orientation to Teaching

This course is an introduction to teaching in the university setting. It will assist with orienting you to your role, understanding university policies, procedures and student needs, and offer an introduction to UONline. Read more or register.

Fundamentals in University Teaching Certificate

This blended professional development program is a great place to start if you have never taught or are new to teaching at UON. Outcomes include developing your teaching skills, understanding who your students are and learning classroom management techniques. Read more or register.

Teaching Essentials

This orientation program introduces new teaching staff to the essential information needed to successfully teach at UON.  This program is only available to staff with a probationary requirement to attend. Register.


New to the Library? Need to get started? Here's a quick guide.

General information for staff

For more information about UON, visit the Our organisation, Working here, Systems and tools, and Teaching and research pages for current staff.