Induction (starting a new job)

Help is available when you start a new job in a Government school.

For new and beginning teachers

Guidance to get you started is available in the online induction portal for teachers (eduMail password required).

Or view the Guide for beginning teachers (docx - 752.92kb)

For first time principals

The principal induction toolkit includes information to assist you in your first appointment as a principal. To log on, see: Principal induction toolkit (edumail password required)

Other useful resources are:

For principals who are welcoming new teachers

New teachers need to:

  • understand the culture and ethos of their school
  • know their professional obligations
  • be supported to develop their teaching practice
  • integrate into their school's professional learning communities.

Assisting teachers at the beginning of their careers helps build teaching excellence and improve student outcomes and retains teachers in the profession.

For detailed guidance, see: Principals guide for inducting new teachers (docx - 647.2kb) (eduMail password required).


Develop a mentoring culture in your school by encouraging your experienced and enthusiastic teachers to register for the Effective Mentoring Program.

The program focuses on:

  • building knowledge of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  • using the inquiry approach to gather evidence to fulfil the requirements for registration
  • skills and knowledge fundamental to mentoring.

For more information, see: Mentor training for experienced school teachers

Graduate teacher conferences

The graduate teacher conferences have been designed to build the capacity of graduate teachers and foster a graduate teacher network at the area level.

Graduate teachers in their first year of teaching are invited to attend a 2018 graduate teacher conference. The conference program provides graduate teachers with an opportunity to become an active part of their professional community, build their professional practice and relilience as professional educaotrs, and form a strong professional identity.

The program is delivered by Deakin University on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

Conference components

Graduate teacher conferences will be held in Term 3, with additional conferences offered in growth corridors and areas with high graduate teacher numbers.The one-day conference will be supported by pre-conference and post-conference learning materials, hosted via CloudDeakin. Completion of the pre-conference materials will support graduate teacher engagement with the conference and provide you with an opportunity to build networks within your area. 

Conference attendance

To complete the program, participants must:

  • register for and attend the conference
  • complete the pre and post-conference materials.


The program is provided at no cost to participants.

How to apply

Registrations will commence in July 2018 through Eventbrite via the links below. There are various locations available, however graduate teachers are strongly encouraged to attend the conference available in the area your s

Conference dates, location and registration

The conferences will take place on the following dates, in the following areas and at the following locations in your region:

North Eastern Victoria region

North Western Victoria region

South Eastern Victoria region

South Western Victoria region

More information

Registration details will be sent directly to graduate teachers and schools from late Term 3. This will also include information about the broader initiatives to support graduate teachers in schools.

For queries in relation to the graduate teacher conferences contact:

For queries about teacher professional practice, contact the Professional Practice and Workforce Reform Branch: