Working for UniPASS

If you’re interested in casual work, keen to develop your leadership skills and you’ve achieved a distinction or above in a UniPASS-supported unit, you may have what it takes to become a UniPASS facilitator.

A UniPASS facilitator talking to students during a study group

The Peer Learning Facilitator role is a paid casual role at Curtin (level GJ02), and requires a high level of training, organisation and commitment to session planning, running sessions, administration and email management, self-reflection and improvement and to the UniPASS team.

We’re looking for you if you:

  • LOVE what you’re studying!
  • Have achieved a distinction or above in the relevant UniPASS supported unit
  • Have a credit average across your course
  • Do not want to teach or tutor, but instead, want to enable students to become independent learners
  • Possess sound communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have a supportive, enthusiastic nature
  • Are willing to challenge yourself, be self-reflective and give and receive constructive criticism
  • Are flexible with which units you might be employed to facilitate sessions in
  • Are available to attend face to face training the week prior to Orientation, and plan and facilitate at least one, but preferably two, UniPASS sessions (one hour each) for 11 to 12 weeks of the semester, and
  • Are available to attend week one lectures (and other weeks where necessary) to promote the program and attend ad-hoc meetings with staff.

Students discussing their unit at a study session

What Facilitators say about UniPASS

“Great team environment, rewarding job in almost every aspect.”

“Seeing students become independent learners and seeing them understanding difficult and complex content.”

“Surrounded by like-minded individuals who are encouraging of achievement and who are a supportive team.”

“The support provided is second to none, being exposed to personal and professional development at such an early stage in career/professional life, getting to meet and work with a diverse group of people that I wouldn’t have otherwise had the opportunity to meet.”

Why should you apply?

Becoming a UniPASS facilitator is more than just a job (but yes, you do get paid!).

  • Enhance your knowledge and understanding of subject matter.
  • Develop your communication, public speaking, leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Network with Curtin staff.
  • Develop self-reflective skills that will help you professionally, personally and academically.
  • Share your enthusiasm for your subject.
  • Become a skilled student-centred facilitator.
  • Contribute to a committed, supportive and proudly diverse team.

Past facilitators have commented on how their experience as a facilitator helped them get a job with their employer of choice after graduation.

How to apply

We recruit for semester 1 each year, commencing around September the previous year. Please go into UniHub and search UniPASS to find the expression of interest area and note your details. You’ll be contacted by Earn While You Learn staff when recruitment commences.

The process is managed by the Earn While Your Learn team within Curtin Careers.

Our recruitment process involves a written application, with shortlisted applicants undertaking a group interview. As per any Curtin staff position, an identity check and police clearance is required at the applicant’s own cost. UniPASS is funded by the Student Services and Amenities Fee and relies on unit availability, so we can’t guarantee employment year to year, hence the casual nature of the role.