Casual tutor, demonstrator, marker and project team supervisor opportunities

Semester 1, 2023


The School of Computing and Information Systems has opportunities for casual tutors, demonstrators, markers and project team supervisors.

For information about pay rates see the Enterprise Agreement 2018 [PDF] (page 48 onwards), noting we are at May 2021 ‘fourth increase’ rates.

Available subjects

Subject code Subject title and Handbook entrySemesterMode
COMP10001 Foundations of Computing Semester 1On campus
COMP10002 Foundations of Algorithms Semester 1 On campus
COMP10003Media ComputationSemester 1On campus
COMP20005Intro. to Numerical Computation in CSemester 1On campus
COMP20007Design of AlgorithmsSemester 1On campus
COMP20008 Elements of Data Processing Semester 1On campus
COMP30023Computer SystemsSemester 1On campus
COMP30024Artificial IntelligenceSemester 1On campus
COMP30027Machine  LearningSemester 1On campus
COMP90007 Internet Technologies Semester 1 Dual Delivery
COMP90015 Distributed Systems Semester 1Dual Delivery
COMP90020Distributed AlgorithmsSemester 1Dual Delivery
COMP90024Cluster and Cloud ComputingSemester 1Dual Delivery
COMP90038 Algorithms and Complexity Semester 1Dual Delivery
COMP90041 Programming and Software Development Semester 1Dual Delivery
COMP90042Natural Language ProcessingSemester 1Dual Delivery
COMP90044 Research Methods Semester 1Dual Delivery
COMP90048Declarative ProgrammingSemester 1Dual Delivery
COMP90049 Introduction to Machine Learning Semester 1Dual Delivery
COMP90050Advanced Database SystemsSemester 1Dual Delivery
COMP90051 Statistical Machine Learning Semester 1Dual Delivery
COMP90054 AI Planning for Autonomy Semester 1Dual Delivery
COMP90074Web SecuritySemester 1Dual Delivery
COMP90077Advanced Algorithms and Data StructuresSemester 1Dual Delivery
COMP90082 Software Project (MIT) Semester 1Dual Delivery
COMP90087The Ethics of Artificial IntelligenceSemester 1Dual Delivery
COMP90090 Natural Language Processing for HealthSemester 1 Dual Delivery
INFO20003 Database Systems Semester 1 On Campus
INFO20005User Interface DevelopmentSemester 1On Campus
INFO30005Advanced Interface PrototypingSemester 1On campus
INFO30009Game DesignSemester 1Dual Delivery
INFO90002Database Systems & Information ModellingSemester 1Dual Delivery
INFO90003Designing Novel Interactions Semester 1 Dual Delivery
INFO90004Evaluating the User ExperienceSemester 1Dual Delivery
INFO90010Technology Innovation ProjectSemester 1Dual Delivery
ISYS90026 Concepts in Information Systems Semester 1Dual Delivery
ISYS90032Emerging Technologies and Issues Semester 1Dual Delivery
ISYS90036Enterprise SystemsSemester  1Dual Delivery
ISYS90039Innovation and Entrepreneurship in ITSemester 1Dual Delivery
ISYS90043Enterprise Applications & ArchitecturesSemester 1Dual Delivery
ISYS90045 Professional IS Consulting Semester 1Dual Delivery
ISYS90048 Managing ICT Infrastructure Semester 1 Dual Delivery
ISYS90049 Digital Business Analysis Semester 1Dual Delivery
ISYS90050 IT Project and Change Management Semester 1Dual Delivery
ISYS90069Digital Transformation of Health Semester 1Dual Delivery
ISYS90076IT Infrastructure for Digital HealthSemester 1Dual Delivery
ISYS90077Designing  Digital Health SolutionsSemester 1Dual Delivery
ISYS90081 Business Process Management Semester 1Dual Delivery
SWEN20003 Object Oriented Software Development Semester 1On campus
SWEN30006 Software Modelling and Design Semester 1 On campus
SWEN90004Modelling Complex Software SystemsSemester 1Dual Delivery
SWEN90009Software Requirements AnalysisSemester 1Dual Delivery
SWEN90010High Integrity Systems EngineeringSemester 1Dual Delivery
SWEN90016 Software Processes and Management Semester 1Dual Delivery



Included Activity is included in tutorial pay rate

Not applicable Not applicable to this role

Additional Activity performed only at the direct request of Supervisor, attracting additional payment

Key responsibilityDetailTutor Head tutorDemonstrator
Content Knowledge Develop a comprehensive understanding of the content Included Included Included
Tutorial Preparation Prepare tutorial material Included Included Not applicable
Tutorial Preparation Assist Coordinator with the development of teaching materials (eg, tutorial/lab exercises and sample solutions) Additional Additional Not applicable
Tutorial Delivery Deliver one initial and at least one repeat tutorial for the subject for each week that tutorials are delivered in semester Included Included Not applicable
Tutorial Admin Handle requests for project extensions and record extensions granted only with the approval of the Subject Coordinator Not applicable Additional Not applicable
Demonstrating Supporting students in practical lab and workshop-style sessions; answering technical questions and supporting the students in problem-solving Not applicable Not applicable Included
Student Consultation (Self-directed) Self-directed consultation with students (face to face and online) related to tutorial content, including monitoring the LMS discussion board and responding to tutorial/content-related queries (this should happen at the time of, or in the same week as, the tutorial) Included Included Not applicable
Student Consultation(Coordinator Request) Student Consultation directed by the Subject Coordinator could include monitoring the LMS at specific times, student meetings (face to face or online). Additional Additional Not applicable
Tutorial Related Marking If the work was completed during the tutorial hour, then the marking of that work should be included in the associated working time for that tutorial. Included Included Not applicable
Assignment and Exam Marking Marking of any work that wasn’t completed during the tutorial hour must be paid as additional standard marking. Additional Additional Not applicable
Assessment Work with the Subject Coordinator on assignments (testing, proofreading, etc) and assist them in developing project marking guidelines Not applicable Additional Not applicable
Assessment Assist subject coordinator to set up the infrastructure to support marking and tutorials; eg: writing code to help mark an assignment Not applicable Additional Not applicable
Assessment Print and distribute student submissions to casual staff for marking, collect marked projects from casual staff and collate marks Not applicable Additional Not applicable
Teamwork Regular communication with Subject Coordinator and Head Tutor Included Included Included
Management Support Subject Coordinator in the recruitment of casual tutors through CTRS Not applicable Additional Not applicable
Management Communicate regularly with the Subject Coordinator, arrange regular meetings with tutor staff Not applicable Additional Not applicable
Exam Invigilation Invigilation for the mid-semester test (if applicable) Additional Additional Additional
Lecture Attendance Attendance required only at the explicit request of the Subject Coordinator. Additional Additional Additional
Meeting Attendance Any request to attend scheduled meetings Additional Additional Additional
Training and Development TrainME: Mandatory Compliance Training Additional Additional Additional
Training and Development Professional Development Day Additional Additional Additional


Applicants must be able to demonstrate appropriate academic background: typically we would expect an undergraduate degree with studies in the appropriate fields, plus suitable postgraduate qualifications or current admission in a postgraduate course in those fields. Applicants must demonstrate good organisation, communication and presentation skills. Professional experience in the field is also encouraged.

Your subject preference may be used by the assessors when making their selection. Contact the subject coordinator to discuss your preference to teach in the subjects you are applying for, if you are concerned that the preference may disadvantage you.

If you would like to find out more about the specific skills required to teach in a subject or the subject content, consult the subject entry in the University Handbook or contact the subject coordinator directly.

Salary information

Information relating to the University’s salary policy.

Before you apply

The 2023 Handbook is now live and available to be viewed.

Check tutorial/class times via the Handbook for the specific subject you are intending to apply for, to see if they match your availability.

All Undergraduate subjects the School of Computing and Information Systems will offer in Semester 1, 2023 will be on campus. The mode for Postgraduate subjects for Semester 1, 2023 is currently TBC.

Applicants for casual positions should double check the mode of delivery for their intended subjects prior to applying, to ensure they are able to work within the allocated environment.

Important information

All casual staff members:

  • Must be currently located in Australia.
  • Are required to have a valid Working With Children Check in place (or are in the process of obtaining one) prior to accepting their contract.

Submitting an application

If you are interested in working within the School of Computing and Information Systems as a tutor or demonstrator, please create a user account in CTRS (Casual Tutor Recruitment System), the University’s application portal for casual staff, and lodge an application during the application period.

If you have taught at the School before, please update your details in the system and put in an application for the subjects you intend to apply for this coming semester. Applicants must apply for each teaching period in which they wish to tutor.

  1. You can search the Handbook to find out more about specific subjects and find subject coordinator details.
  2. If you have used the system before, you can log directly into the applications system.

Apply now

Required information and documentation

  1. An updated Curriculum Vitae
  2. Academic results if you have not previously taught at the School
  3. Subject specific questions: There may be a number of selection questions which will have to be answered by the applicant. Not all subjects have subject specific questions.


Monday 16 January 2023Applications open at 9.00am AEDT
Thursday 26 January 2023Applications close at 11.59pm AEDT
From Fri 27 January 2023Subject Coordinators begin assessment of applications
Monday 6 February 2023Applicants notified of current status for all subjects they’ve applied for
From Tuesday 7 February 2023Subject Coordinators allocate tutorials
16 February 2023
Outcomes announced

Outcomes for each subject will be sent via email. Based on enrolment numbers, waitlisted candidates may receive further notifications of a successful application up until Week 3 of semester.
From Friday
17 February 2023
Contracts will start to be issued 

The majority of contracts will be issued by Wednesday 22 February, with the remainder issued by Monday 6 March 2023.
Welcome Pack made available for successful applicants via CTRS
Friday 24 February 2023Professional Development Day/Induction for sessional staff

If you have not attended an induction session before, this is compulsory. If you have attended a prior session please do not register again.
Monday 27 February 2023Semester 1, 2023 teaching commences