Induction and Orientation - Public Service


​Welcome to the Department of Education and Training (DET).

On this page you will find useful information to assist with the smooth transition into DET.  Below you will find links to our corporate Welcome Kits under headings associated with your role, group and/or region.  These will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the Department as well as more specific information related to the groups and regions within the Department.

Executive Officers

  • Executive Officer Welcome Kit  (PDF)  (WORD
  • Executive Officer checklist for Executive Assistant  (PDF)  (WORD)
  • Checklist for a Manager of a New Executive Officer  (PDF)  (WORD)

Victorian Public Service (VPS)

  • Victorian Public Service Employee Welcome Kit  (PDF)  (WORD
  • Victorian Public Service Manager Welcome Kit  (PDF)  (WORD


  • Contractor Welcome Kit  (PDF)  (WORD

Group/Region Welcome Kits

  • Financial Policy and Information Services Group Induction Guide (PDF) (WORD)
  • Higher Education and Skills Group Welcome Kit  (PDF)  (WORD)
  • People and Executive Services Group New Starter Kit  (PDF) (WORD
  • Policy, Strategy and Performance Induction Guide (PDF) (WORD)
  • Schols and Regional Services Welcome Kit  (PDF)  (WORD
  • Regional Services Group New Starter Welcome Kit (PDF) (WORD)
  • North Eastern Victoria Region Welcome Guide  (PDF) (WORD
  • North Western Victoria Region Welcome Kit (PDF) (WORD

Additional support for Managers

Managers play a pivotal and key role in the on boarding and induction process for new employees. Effective and timely induction has many important benefits including increased productivity and retention rate, improved morale and workplace safety.

All new employees to the Department are invited to participate in an online on boarding process, the details of which are explained in the On boarding New Staff document below.

Inducting employees working from home

The current circumstances with COVID-19 means new starters may commence in their roles when teams are working from home.  The Department has developed tailored resources to support managers on boarding new employees virtually:

  • On boarding employees virtually - checklist for Managers (WORD
  • On boarding employees virtually - tips for Managers (WORD)

This program lays the groundwork for the more comprehensive group/division/area/role induction which you, as the manager, need to develop and take responsibility for. The On boarding for Managers document below can assist you with this process.

  • On boarding Overview for New Staff  (WORD)
  • On boarding guidance and checklist for Managers  (WORD)
  • Buddy program  (WORD)

If you require further support or advice on the induction of new staff, please contact the People and Culture Branch as indicated below.

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