Starting a job in a government school (induction)
Help is available when you start a new job in a government school.
For new and beginning teachers
Practical advice for participating in induction as well as access to specialist support and resources. An
accessible word version (docx - 567kb) is also available.
Four videos that help outline the critical focus areas for new teachers according to the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).
Essential resources to help you learn about the Department, Victorian teaching and tools that assist you to manage your pay, career and health and wellbeing (education login required).
This an online professional learning magazine designed to address graduate needs, reflect your voice and encourage development of professional networks.
The conferences build the capacity of graduate teachers and foster a network at the area level.
Up to 700 graduate teachers working in eligible schools will have the opportunity to take part in a new program to support graduate teachers in the first two years of their career. Find out if you are eligible to participate.
For principals welcoming new teachers
This tool provides practical implementation steps for a comprehensive induction process. An
accessible word version (docx - 478.77kb) is also available.
Develop a mentoring culture in your school by encouraging your experienced and enthusiastic teachers to register for the Effective Mentoring Program.
The principal or their delegate must ensure that all employees are provided with an OHS induction into the workplace at the commencement of employment.
From 2021 to 2023 up to 700 graduate teachers will have the opportunity to participate a new program providing additional support to graduate teachers. Find out if your school is eligible to participate in the Pilot.
For new principals
The principal induction toolkit includes information to assist you in your first appointment as a principal (education login required).
All operational policies, guidance and advice materials for government schools.
A calendar of important dates in the school year and key actions (education login required).
Professional development for principals and administrators. Most opportunities for principals are run by the Bastow Institute for Educational Leadership.