Amberley O.S.H.C.

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8.10 Employee Orientation and Induction

Amberley OSHC assumes the responsibility to ensure that all employees receive appropriate orientation and induction which prepares, supports and facilitates their working performance and ongoing capacity for employment within Amberley OSHC.

Relevant Laws and other Provisions

The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include:

  • Education and Care Services National Law Act, 2010 and Regulations 2011
  • Work Health and Safety Act 2011
  • NQS Area: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6.1.2; 6.2.1; 6.3.2; 7.1; 2.2, 7.2.3; 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.5.
  • Policies: 3.3 – Educators Practice, 8.1 – Role and Expectations of Educators, 8.3 – Recruitment and Employment of Educators, 8.6 – Employee and Volunteer Grievance, 8.9 – Employee Code of Conduct.


The Nominated/Certified Supervisor (or other Senior Educator) shall take responsibility for the appropriate and ongoing induction and orientation for new employees.

The orientation and induction process shall include (but not be limited to):

  • A meeting with the new employee prior to engagement to complete all paperwork relating to their suitability for employment. (This will involve completing appropriate documentation to validate the new employee’s blue card where one is already held by the candidate.);
  • An information package given to the new employee, which highlights key aspects of the role which must be known and understood prior to commencing work at Amberley OSHC;
  • A minimum 2 hour induction/orientation session where the Nominated/Certified Supervisor will work through the Induction and Orientation checklist (see Educator Handbook pg 6) with the new employee;
  • During the first week of employment, the new employee will be partnered with an experienced educator and mentored, the new employee will not be included in the child-staff ratio during any shifts this week;
  • Within the first two weeks of employment, the Coordinator will work closely with the new employee to ensure all Induction and Orientation training is provided and a checklist completed and signed off by the new employee and Coordinator/relevant training officer. Feedback on the effectiveness of the induction and orientation process will be sought from the new employee by the Coordinator.
Reviewed 13 April 2015, reviewed & updated 5 May 2017, Updated 5 June 2017

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