University Tutors conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university.

Specialisations: University Demonstrator.

A formal qualification in your area of expertise is needed to work as a University Tutor. University Tutors often have university qualifications.

Tasks

  • Prepares and conducts tutorials, seminars and laboratory sessions.
  • Marks essays, assignments and examinations.
  • Advises students on academic and related matters.
  • Attends departmental and faculty meetings, conferences and seminars.
  • Serves on committees and boards.
  • Conducts research.
  • Stimulates and guides class discussions.
  • Compiles bibliographies of specialised materials for reading assignments.

More about University Lecturers and Tutors

All University Lecturers and Tutors

  • $2,511 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Average unemployment Unemployment

University Tutors

  • 11,000 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 9% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 29 years Average age
  • 51% female Gender Share

The number of people working as University Tutors (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
from 8,500 in 2011 to 11,000 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
  • Location: University Tutors work in many regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in the Education and Training industry.
  • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (9%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 29 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (27%).
  • Gender: 51% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Education and Training98.7
Accommodation and Food Services0.7
Other Services0.2
Health Care and Social Assistance0.1
Other Industries0.3

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateUniversity TutorsAll Jobs Average
NSW30.431.6
VIC29.325.6
QLD19.620.0
SA7.47.0
WA7.510.8
TAS2.02.0
NT0.21.0
ACT3.61.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketUniversity TutorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-192.2-5.05.0
20-2425.1-9.39.3
25-3437.0-22.922.9
35-4414.7-22.022.0
45-549.1-21.621.6
55-594.1-9.09.0
60-643.6-6.06.0
65 and Over4.1-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationUniversity TutorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate41.2-10.110.1
Bachelor degree41.9-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma1.3-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV1.1-21.121.1
Year 1214.2-18.118.1
Year 110.1-4.84.8
Year 10 and below0.2-12.512.5

A formal qualification in your area of expertise is needed to work as a University Tutor. University Tutors often have university qualifications.

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Employers look for University Lecturers and Tutors who are accurate and pay attention to detail, motivated and have good interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English Language

    79% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  2. Education and Training

    74% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  3. Computers and Electronics

    55% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  4. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Psychology

    42% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-1191.00 - Graduate Teaching Assistants.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic Mail

    95% Important

    How often do you use electronic mail?

  2. Face-to-Face Discussions

    92% Important

    How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

  3. Contact With Others

    92% Important

    How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

  4. Structured versus Unstructured Work

    84% Important

    How much freedom do you have to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals?

  5. Work With Work Group or Team

    83% Important

    How important is it to work with others in a group or team?

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-1191.00 - Graduate Teaching Assistants.

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