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Orientation and Induction


 Orientation & Induction     

What is orientation and induction?
Orientation and induction is the starting point of learning and development when commencing in a new role or workplace and is the place to launch the Transition Process or Continuing and Professional Development.

Who does it apply to?
- All new employees
- Queensland Health employees commencing in a new district or facility

What is involved?
- Orientation to the organisation, district and facility
- Orientation to the nursing/midwifery service
- Induction to the work unit
- Foundation modules

How long does it take?
Orientation and induction may take up to 6 weeks to complete.

How do I start?
Each Queensland Health facility provides a program with the core orientation and induction components.  Line managers of new employees provide information about relevant programs and discuss specific learning and development requirements and oppportunities.


More links:
• Nursing and Midwifery Competencies
• Nursing and Midwifery Courses
• Professional Nursing and Midwifery Associations and Organisations

(Please note: To access these resources you need to be a Queensland Health employee and have access to QHEPS).

Additional resources and information are available for employees by conducting a simple search of the following terms on QHEPS:

Useful QHEPS sites to visit:


Last Updated: 02 February 2009
Last Reviewed: 02 February 2010