Staff Maintenance - Learning Areas bar

The relative strengths of staff members across learning areas impact on the classes and year levels that they teach.
Use the Learning Areas bar to view and maintain the learning areas of the staff member, and the corresponding levels achieved.


 Opening the Learning Areas bar
  1. Select Human Resources > Staff Maintenance from the SynWeb main menu.
    The Staff Search Criteria window is displayed.
  2. Search for the staff member. See Searching for staff members.
  3. Click the Learning Areas bar.

     You can click anywhere on a navigation bar other than the caption to open it.

    The Learning Areas bar of the Staff Maintenance window is displayed.


Staff Maintenance - Learning Areas bar key fields and buttons



File Type

Class type, including whether academic or co-curricular.

Learning Area

Learning area the staff member is competent in.


Description of the learning area.


Level of competency achieved in the learning area.
Learning area levels are maintained in the luLearningAreaLevel lookup table. See Maintaining lookup tables in the Synergetic System Maintenance manual.

Current Time Fraction

Fraction of time devoted to particular learning areas. The total time is displayed as a 1, with individual learning areas adding up to the total.
For example, a staff member can be competent in two learning areas, Mathematics and Physics, as shown in the table below:

Learning Area - Mathematics
Percentage time spent - 60% 
Current Time Fraction - 0.6 

Learning Area - Physics
Percentage time spent -
Current Time Fraction -


Clear the field if the staff member is no longer teaching in the learning area highlighted.




Launch the Learning Areas window to add a new learning area record.

Edit the selected record.

Delete the selected record.

Common buttons



Create a new staff member. See Creating staff members.

Delete the selected staff member. See Deleting staff members or making them inactive.

Display the Staff Maintenance Search Criteria window.

You can update the search criteria and search for new staff. See Searching for staff members.

Customise how the bars are displayed. See Customising navigation bars in the Introduction manual.

Create a new task relating to the current staff member. See Managing tasks in the Introduction manual.

Click to refresh the screen for the selected staff member.