Induction Programme For New EIT Staff

Welcome to EIT’s Induction Programme which has been developed to enable you to access a wide range of important information about EIT which you will need as you start your career here.

Check out the Working @EIT Induction Video 

The EIT Induction Process

Your induction is vital in helping you to settle into your new role and assist you in becoming connected to the EIT community.  It will give you the information you need to assist in your understanding of EIT’s goals and strategies and it will introduce you to important services, systems, policies and procedures.

EIT’s induction programme is delivered in different ways which are detailed below:


Each semester a pōwhiri for both new staff and students is held and this will be your introduction to EIT’s marae, Te Ara O Tāwhaki.

Te Tomokanga – EIT’s Online Induction Course

This online induction course should ideally be completed within the first six months of appointment. Your manager is aware of the importance of allocating time for you to complete this course as it will help you to better understand both EIT’s environment and your own job. It can be accessed at any point during your employment at EIT so feel free to revisit the programme in the future. You will need to have your own EIT login and enrolment key before you can enrol into this course.

A Welcome from the Chief Executive Seminar

In this seminar new staff will have the opportunity to meet EIT’s senior Executive, gain an understanding of EIT’s strategic direction and then have an opportunity to give their first impressions of EIT as a new staff member. The contributions and perspectives of new staff are highly valued and you are strongly encouraged to attend the first available seminar.

Your Individual Faculty or Section Induction

Your manager will play a key role in your induction by providing an introduction to your work area and the requirements of the position. In particular your manager or nominated Kaiārahi (guide) will help to organize your welcome and introductory tour, ensure that your physical resources are available and then will supervise your progress through the programme.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Video

This must be watched by the end of your first week at EIT:

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Induction Video 

Herea te Rā

Herea te Rā is EIT’s Māori Capability Development Framework. Each new staff member is required to self-assess against Herea te Rā using the online self-assessment tool. After completing this assessment you will automatically be sent a goal setting sheet and a poster of your assessed capabilities. You are then required to book a half hour appointment with the Māori Student Success team to discuss your goals.

To complete the self-assessment offsite you will need to log into Microsoft forms using your EIT username and password.

Click here to complete the self-assessment:  Herea te Rā Self-assessment

Employment Agreements

Academic Staff Members

For an academic staff member the work you do is covered by a collective employment agreement between EIT and the Tertiary Education Union (TEU). 

You can access a copy of the Academic Staff Collective Employment Agreement here:
Academic Staff Collective Employment Agreement

Allied Staff Members

For an allied staff member the work you do is covered by a collective employment agreement between EIT and the Tertiary Education Union (TEU).

You can access a copy of the Allied Staff Collective Employment Agreement here:
Allied Staff Collective Employment Agreement


There will also be further workshops and seminars which you will need to attend (depending on individual staff circumstances).  These will be explained to you as you work your way through Te Tomokanga.

Further support and advice regarding the Induction Programme is available from Learning and Development