The Faculty is committed to providing an excellent experience for our students and considers the professional development of its teaching staff important for both its staff and students. 

It is essential that staff are provided with the tools and skills to deliver the curriculum to ensure students receive a good learning experience.

All high-achieving second, third, and fourth year undergraduate students, postgraduate coursework, and higher degree by research (HDR) students are invited to apply to become demonstrators or tutors of undergraduate students. Degree-qualified applicants from relevant disciplines (who are not currently a University of Queensland student) are also encouraged to register their interest in becoming a tutor or demonstrator.

Casual demonstrators and tutors

While both deliver material to students, there is a difference in the way the roles of demonstrators and tutors are structured and paid.

Tutors are paid for 1 hour delivery and 2 hours of directly-associated work time (e.g. marking of work that has arisen from the tutorial session), while demonstrators are paid an hourly rate for all work undertaken. The hourly rate is the same for demonstrators and tutors. In most cases, EAIT hires casual demonstrators rather than tutors. Any work undertaken in addition to the contact time (e.g. preparation and marking) is paid at the same hourly rate.

Higher rates of pay are applicable for staff who have a PhD or who are coordinating the course or who are required to use autonomous academic judgement.

For ease, we will use the term ‘tutor’ on this website to refer collectively to tutors and casual demonstrators.

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Individuals can apply to undertake casual teaching as a demonstrator or tutor for engineering, architecture and information technology courses listed ​on the EAIT Casual Academic Recruitment website.

Applications for Semester One, 2024 close at 4pm on Monday 15th January 2024.

It is expected that applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by email on, or as soon as practicable after, Wednesday 31st January 2024.

Please note that any successful applicant who has not previously attended Demonstrator and Tutor Training is required to complete the online Demonstrator and Tutor Training and attend the Demonstrator and Tutor Training workshop on the Friday of O week [16th February 2024].

Attendance is compulsory for all first-time demonstrators/tutors so applicants must ensure they are available on this day.

Demonstrators and tutors who have not attended and completed all mandatory training are not permitted to commence teaching.

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Human Resources

Rules and Policies

  • my.UQ: essential information for students including material on enrolment, assessment, financial matters, services, policies, and students' rights and responsibilities
  • UQ Policy and Procedure Library: central UQ repository for approved policies, procedures, guidelines and forms


  • UQ courses incorporate a variety of e-Learning tools into their teaching activities and assessment.  Further information about eLearning can be found at the eLearning Staff Support site.
  • The Staff Development Program at UQ and the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation offer a broad range of activities and programs to get started in teaching and learning. Please see the Teaching and Learning topic in the Learning app in Workday for details of courses coming up.

Student Evaluation of Tutor (SETutor)

The Student Evaluation of Tutor (SETutor) questionnaire supplements the Student Evaluation of Course and Teacher (SECaT) to evaluate student experience of casual teaching. The SETutor can be used by you to reflect upon the effectiveness of your teaching. This feedback can be used to maintain standards and improve performance. More information.

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For course-specific enquiries, contact the relevant course coordinator.

General enquiries can be directed to the relevant school:

School of Architecture, Design and Planning
Ms Steph Ranson
Room 306, Level 3, Zelman Cowen Building (51)

School of Chemical Engineering
Ms Melanie Gunn
Andrew N. Liveris Building (46), Level 4 reception

School of Civil Engineering
Mrs Jeannette Watson
Advanced Engineering Building (49), Level 5 reception

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Mrs Karen Kinnear
GP South Building (78), Room 425

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Mrs Kim Lamb
Mansergh Shaw Building (45), level 4 reception.

Faculty of EAIT Human Resources

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Any questions

All questions relating to the Tutor Training or this website can be directed to:

Dr Freya Mearns, Manager, Teaching & Learning, Faculty of EAIT [].