Getting started checklist

Transitioning into a new role can be both rewarding and challenging. To help make this process as smooth as possible for new staff at La Trobe, we have prepared the following information for you to use as a checklist/guide.

Information to help get you started

Contact HR Assist on (03) 9479 1234 for assistance with:

  • completing and returning your contract or offer of employment with the relevant information
  • getting set up on the payroll.
  • your staff ID number

You can also contact your home department or business unit for help.

Log ins and system activation

For information technology matters, contact ICT on (03) 9479 1500.

ICT can help with:

  • username and password setup
  • getting activated on the university system
  • telephone access
  • access to online induction

Pay and timesheets

You can access your pay, timesheets and other HR information in MyHR, our human resources information system. MyHR is easy to use, easy to navigate and accessible from wherever your access the internet.

Key benefits of MyHR include:

  • access to payslips and payment summary
  • online submission of timesheets
  • approval overtime, TOIL, On-call and Call-outs
  • review and management of leave.

You can also view and manage your employment details on MyHR, including:

  • payslips
  • position, personal and payment details
  • payment summary.

MyHR allows you to change and update your:

  • home and postal address
  • contact details, personal phone number and personal email address
  • emergency contact details
  • preferred name
  • bank account details (you can now direct your pay into three different bank accounts).

For more information, see:

Code of conduct

As a new staff member, it's important to familiarise yourself with our Code of Conduct.

Our Code of Conduct provides staff with an understanding of the standards that are required when dealing with colleagues, students and the La Trobe University community.

The code articulates the ethical, professional and legal standards upheld by the University and is used to guide decisions and actions in support our vision, values, and strategic objectives.

For more information please visit the HR policies website (to access this link you'll need to provide your La Trobe staff user name and password).

Cultural qualities

Understanding and applying La Trobe's cultural qualities are a key part of joining the University. 'Be the Difference' by being accountable, connected, innovative and demonstrating we care about what we do and why we do it.

Read more about our cultural qualities.

Parking and transport

For information on campus maps and building locations, read our locations and maps page.

For information on transport, including public transport, parking locations and parking permits, see transport central.

University induction checklist

To help guide you through your induction process, use this University induction checklist [PDF 791KB].

Local induction guides

In addition to University-level induction, new staff are required to complete more tailored induction that is specific to their area (e.g. Marketing and Recruitment; School of Allied Health etc.). You will find your guide on our local induction guides page.

Sessional tutors

Are you a new sessional tutor at La Trobe? Your contact points for any laboratory inductions or general information will be your:

  • subject/course coordinator
  • department head
  • school administration.

Health and safety

We are committed to preventing workplace injuries, disease and ill health and improving the Health and Safety for all staff, students and visitors to our campuses.

To gain an understanding of how health and safety are managed at the University, the resources that are available and the role you play, please read about our OHSE & induction system.

You can contact OHS through the website or via email.

Health and wellbeing

We are committed to the wellbeing of all staff, and encourage you to behave in a way that considers both your own safety and that of others.

We have a comprehensive Wellbeing program at the University and the services offered include:

  • staff exercise classes
  • flu vaccinations
  • workshops to support mental and physical wellbeing
  • ergonomics
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

In addition, we encourage all sessional staff to join the Better Life Wellbeing online portal for access to interesting articles, tools, quizzes and online education programs for managing stress, nutrition and physical activity.

Further information available through the intranet (staff login required) or via email.

Collective agreement

The La Trobe University Collective Agreement [PDF 1.2MB] provides an important framework to support our progress and success as a leading teaching and research University.

This agreement regulates the terms and conditions of employment at a workplace. It contains a broad range of items such as:

  • rates of pay
  • employment conditions (e.g. hours of work, meal breaks, overtime)
  • dispute resolution procedures