Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

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.

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.


Students 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, 2022 close at 9am on Friday 21 January 2022

It is expected that applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by email on, or as soon as practicable after, Wednesday 9 February 2022.

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 [18 February 2022].

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 able 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 offers a broad range of activities and programs to get started with Blackboard. Please see Teaching and Learning Technologies for details of courses coming up.
  • One-on-one training in eLearning tools is available from the ITS Teaching and Learning Support Coordinator at Drop-in clinics.

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.


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

General enquiries can be directed to the relevant school, or to the Faculty for First Year Engineering:

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

School of Chemical Engineering
Mr Stephen Coombs
Chemical Engineering Building (74), Level 3 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
EAIT HR <hr@eait.uq.edu.au


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

Dr Freya Mearns, Manager, Teaching & Learning, Faculty of EAIT [f.mearns@uq.edu.au].