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 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 tutors and demonstrators

While both deliver material to students, there is a difference in the way the roles of tutors and demonstrators 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 tutors and demonstrators. 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 tutor for engineering, architecture and information technology courses listed ​on the EAIT Tutor website.

Applications for Semester One, 2023 close at 4pm on Friday 13th January 2023.

It is expected that applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by email on, or as soon as practicable after, Wednesday 1st February 2023.

Please note that any successful applicant who has not previously attended Tutor Training is required to complete the online Tutor Training and attend the Tutor Training workshop on the Friday of O week [17th February 2023].

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

Tutors who have not attended and completed all mandatory training are not permitted to commence tutoring.

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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 Procedures Library (PPL): 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
Ms Steph Ranson
Room 306, Level 3, Zelman Cowen Building (51)

School of Chemical Engineering
Mr Stephen Coombs
Andrew N. Liveris Building (46), Level 4 reception

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

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
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 [].