Information for applicants

We employ around 50 new tutors each year to undertake tutorial work in undergraduate and postgraduate economics courses. Tutors are appointed on a casual basis for the entire year (semesters 1 and 2). There's no formal mid-year intake for semester 2.

If you've completed 2-3 years of undergraduate study including 16 units (8 courses) of ECON-coded courses or 8 units (4 courses) of a masters program in economics, and you've achieved a GPA of 6.0 or better, you may be considered for tutorial work. Economics honours and PhD candidates are encouraged to apply.

Tutors must meet high standards of presentation, be enthusiastic, reliable, punctual, possess excellent communication and organisational skills; and have demonstrated an interest in helping other people.

Application procedures

Casual tutoring positions are advertised on UQ Jobs during October each year. Applications must be submitted online before the deadline indicated in the job advertisement. Shortlisted applicans will be required to attend an interview in November.

Induction and training

A tutor training day is held prior to semester 1 each year in February and attendance is compulsory for all new tutors (tutors are paid to attend this training). Issues covered at the training day include tutor duties and responsibilities, teaching strategies, school facilities, occupational health and safety, teaching evaluations and administrative matters such as timesheets and pay.

All appointed tutors should ensure they meet with the course coordinator and familiarise themselves with the tutorial material and procedures for their course prior to the commencement of classes.

Tutor training program


The school will provide tutors with the following resources:

  • Relevant course materials including textbooks and tutorial plans
  • Office space for student consultations
  • Access to photocopiers and mailboxes
  • Printing facilities for tutorial purposes
  • Stationery for tutorial duties.