Performance Development & Management (PDM)

The success of our people is vital to the effective operation of the University and we depend on all members of staff to contribute their best. Performance management and development is about working in a way that enables continuous performance improvement in line with the University’s direction, and at the same time increase staff innovation, job satisfaction and provide support to build the knowledge and skills of our people. 

In line with the University’s Performance Development and Management Policy (HR-25.1) and Enterprise and Collective Agreements, PDM training is available to staff and supervisors responsible for conducting performance management.

Visit the Performance and Development website to explore the range of development opportunities on offer.

WORKSHOPS FOR MANAGERS         WORKSHOPS FOR STAFF       TOOLKIT FOR MANAGERS

 


PDM Framework & Supporting Good Practice Guides

To support managers and staff conduct constructive and informed PDM conversations the University has developed a Performance Development and Management Framework and supporting good practice guides.


Supporting templates

Preparing and conducting PDM conversations

TEMPLATE

FOR ACADEMIC STAFF

FOR PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Preparing for the PDM Conversation Self-Reflection template Self-Reflection template
Performance Conversation Summary
(PDM Plan)
PDM plan template PDM plan template

 

PDM conversations with a focus on lifting and improving performance

STAGE 1 & 2 TEMPLATES

FOR ACADEMIC & FOR PROFESSIONAL STAFF

STAGE
1

Lifting Performance Action Plan - Summary of conversation Stage 1: Lifting Performance Action Plan template

STAGE
2

Managing for Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) - Summary of conversatoin Stage 2 Performance Improvement Conversation Plan template

 

For further information about UniSA's PDM Framework or support contact your local People, Talent and Culture (PTC) Business Partner.

 


Probation

Staff new to the University are subject to a period of probation. For academic positions, on commencement of employment with the University, staff members will be engaged on an initial probationary period of up to three (3) years. Professional staff probation varies for periods up to 12 months. 

Please refer to the applicable policy, procedures and industrial instrument for the principles on performance management during the probation period. For more information visit the Probation website or contact the People Central team.

Academic Staff Probation Policies & Procedures:

Professional Staff Probation Policies & Procedures:


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