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General & Specialist Inductions


The HCISS Inductions are mandatory programs designed to ensure compliance with Work Health & Safety (WHS) policies at the School of Humanities, Creative Industries, and Social Sciences.

Complete your required inductions via the “Modules” section on your Course Canvas site. This method is the primary way to finish all required inductions. If you need external access to inductions, submit a Technical Ticket to request an Induction Password.

These inductions are essential for maintaining safe working environments and are legally required for accessing the school’s resources and facilities. The program caters to undergraduates, postgraduates, academic and technical staff, visiting researchers, and community members, offering wide institutional coverage.

A key feature of the HCISS Inductions is their annual refresh requirement. This ensures that the content remains current with the latest emergency response procedures, new equipment, and resource updates, reinforcing the importance of staying informed on safety protocols and facility access procedures.

Induction Levels

The General Induction, mandatory annually for all in the School of Creative Industries, is the first step before any Level 2 inductions. It grants card access to City Precinct facilities, including after-hours, and use of the Booking System for equipment and facilities.

Types of inductions may include:

  • Online presentations or video instruction followed by online quiz
  • Onsite demonstration of specialist facilities followed by online quiz

Access is granted upon achieving a 100% pass rate in all necessary inductions.

General Induction

The General Induction is the first in a series of inductions that are offered. It is obligatory and necessary for using general facilities and equipment. All staff and students in the School of Creative Industries must undergo this induction once every year. This induction includes topics on Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), essential information, technical support, and University operations.

As the General Induction is mandatory for all staff and students, if you need external access, please go to the General Induction Page. However, in most situations, access to the necessary inductions, including the General Induction, is provided through your Course Canvas site.

By completing the General Induction you are given:

  • Card Access to general facilities within the City Precinct (includes after-hours access)
  • Booking System Access to book facilities and equipment (Booking Point)

These can be found embedded in your aligned Course Canvas site:

Direct Canvas Link

Your Course > Modules > Compulsory WHS Inductions

Card Access Obtained

Completion of the General Induction allows secure access hours privileges to the following facilities:

UNHG06 Entrance DoorCON100 EntranceQG01 Entrance
UNHG01 Co-Lab & Computer LabCON201 Computer LabQG02 Entrance
UNH Lift (all levels)CON215 Lecture SpaceQ Lift
UNH102 Co-LabCON224-230 Practice Rooms †Q111 Co-Lab
UNH125-128 Edit Suites †CON301 Practice Room †Q201e Co-Lab
UNH138 Computer LabCON311 Practice Room †Q205 Flexi Studio
UNH143 Illustration RoomCON401 Practice Room †Q206-207 Edit Suites
UNH151 Computer LabCON416 Practice Room †
UNH202 Computer Lab
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† Traka Key access required
You cannot access these facilities during secure access hours without the completion of the General Induction each year.

Open Access Hours

DayOpening Hours
Monday – Friday8:00 am – 6:00 pm
WeekendsSecure Access Only
Closed Public Holidays

Secure Access Hours*

DayOpening Hours
Monday – Friday7:00 am – 8:00 am, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Weekends8:00 am – 10:00pm
*Card access and relevant inductions are required

Booking System Privileges Obtained

Room Booking SystemEquipment Booking System
Log-In CredentialsLog-In Credentials
Edit Suites
Practice Rooms
Extra privileges are obtained through additional inductions
You cannot access the Booking Systems without the completion of the General Induction each year.

Start General Induction
Direct Canvas Link

Your Course > Modules > Compulsory WHS Inductions

Level 2 & 3: Specialist Inductions

Additional inductions may be required for your coursework that are classified as Level 2 / Class Orange or Level 3 / Class Red. These inductions allow access to specialist spaces and additional resources. They can be found embedded inside your course Canvas sites or via the Induction Catalogue*:

Direct Canvas Link

Your Course > Modules > Compulsory WHS Inductions

*Passwords acquired through a specialist induction request

Requesting a Specialist Induction

Access to specialist equipment or spaces outside of normal class requirements may be required for research, particular assignments or work-integrated learning outcomes.

For equity purposes, the primary users of bookings are classes, however, if there is available time outside class usage needs, specialist equipment and spaces may be booked upon completion of the associated specialist induction.

For more information, please see the following article:

Required Inductions & Access Acquired

UNHG07 Printing Processes Makerspace

Level 2 City Makerspaces Induction
UNH124 Animation Lab

Level 2 City Animation Studios Induction
UNH147 Photo Studio

Level 2 Photography Induction
UNH206/207 Textiles Studio Makerspace

Level 2 City Makerspaces Induction
UNH305 Specimen Lab

Level 2 Specimen Lab Induction

Use Mazemap to find rooms
CONG10, 204, 206, 211, 213, Recording Studios

Level 2 Production Area Induction
CONG02, G06-09, 143, 144 Rehearsal Spaces

Level 2 Performance & Rehearsal Studios Induction
CON315 Recording Studio

Level 2 CON315 Recording Studio Induction
CON222/223 Post Production Studio

Level 2 CON222 Post Production Studio Induction
Use Mazemap to find rooms
QG04 Prototyping Makerspace

Level 2 City Makerspaces Induction
Q113 Animation Studio

Level 2 City Animation Studios Induction
Q115 Black Box Studio

Level 2 Q Building Induction
Q206-207 Media Suites

Level 2 Q Building Induction
Q208 Radio Studio

Level 2 Q Building Induction
Use Mazemap to find rooms
NTH102-106 Performance & Rehearsal Studios

Level 2 Performance & Rehearsal Studios Induction
Use Mazemap to find rooms

Level 3 Staff Inductions

If staff & research students become frequent users of particular level 3 equipment, it is often in their best interest to be inducted into the full individual operation of the equipment.

Level 3 Staff Inductions involve a series of conversation-provoking questions surrounding the safe operation of the machine, general workflow, troubleshooting, and emergency procedures.

They also involve a WHS and workflow competency demonstration, to be signed off by the area officer of the required equipment.

Please discuss with the technical staff if you believe you are likely to become or are already a frequent user of certain equipment and require a Level 3 Staff Induction.

Induction Troubleshooting

Having issues or difficulties completing the inductions? See the following article for assistance:

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Do you want more information about the Induction process? Contact us here:

Updated on March 21, 2024

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