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Become a PASS facilitator

Eligibility and how to apply


You are eligible to apply to become a PASS facilitator if you:

  • received at least a distinction grade in a relevant unit of study and a credit average overall in your academic achievement to date. You can apply to facilitate in a unit of study that you are currently studying if you think it’s likely that you’ll achieve at least a distinction grade.
  • can commit to working for the entire year
  • are an onshore student
  • will be available to facilitate session on at least three weekdays per week each semester
  • can attend the one-hour assessment centre in November 2024 and if successful, the two day training in February 2025.
  • have a basic understanding of the PASS model through attending relevant sessions
  • are not concurrently tutoring within the University of Sydney, or privately tutoring students enrolled in degrees at the University of Sydney. This includes one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring within University colleges, and tutoring within third party providers where the clients are the University.
  • have the knowledge of and commitment to complying with the University of Sydney Staff Code of Conduct (pdf, 70KB).

How to apply

Applications to be a facilitator in 2025 are now open and will close at 10 am Friday 30 August 2024.

To apply, complete the relevant online application forms:

With your application you will need to include:

  • a statement, providing evidence addressing each of the selection criteria (up to two pages long). We recommend you attend the selection criteria workshop to assist you preparing your statement.
  • a copy of your transcript printed from Sydney Student (go to 'My studies' then 'Assessments')
  • a passport-style photograph.

Note that:

  • late applications will not be considered under any circumstances
  • to be considered for these positions, you need to address all the selection criteria and carefully follow the application instructions
  • positions are competitive and meeting the selection criteria does not guarantee employment.

Selection criteria

You need to address all of the selection criteria below in your 'Selection criteria statement'. Address each criterion under a separate sub heading. See our tips on writing selection criteria (pdf, 198KB).

In your statement, you need to provide evidence of the following abilities.

  • Empathy with students and the struggles they may experience in specific units of study and/or their transition to university study.
  • Ability to identify areas of student difficulty and strategies to help students overcome those difficulties.
  • Good time management, communication, listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to reflect upon your own performance and implement feedback.
  • An understanding of the PASS program, including belief in the benefits of peer learning and group discussion, along with a desire to put this into practice.
  • Capacity to facilitate a group without dominating.

Selection Criteria Workshop for 2025 PASS facilitator applicants

Strong selection criteria is critical for successful applications to the 2025 PASS Program. We want you give you the best chance to submit the highest quality application possible.

This workshop is specifically for PASS facilitator applicants to learn more about writing high quality selection criteria and addressing criteria through examples and the STAR (situations, tasks, actions and results) model.

Date: Tuesday 20 August

Time: 12 - 1.30 pm

Location: online via Zoom

PASS units of study for 2025

Undergraduate units

  • ACCT1006 Accounting and Financial Management
  • ACCT2011 Reporting on Business Performance
  • ACCT2019 Accounting Analysis for Management Decisions
  • BUSS1000 Future of Business
  • BUSS1020 Quantitative Business Analysis
  • BUSS1030 Accounting for Decision Making    
  • BUSS1040 Economics for Business Decision Making
  • CLAW1001 Foundations of Business Law
  • FINC2011 Corporate Finance I
  • FINC2012 Corporate Finance II
  • INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation
  • QBUS1040 Foundations of Business Analytics

Postgraduate units (honours students may apply for these positions)

  • ACCT5001 Foundation in Accounting
  • ACCT6001 Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • ACCT6008 Managerial Accounting and Decision Making
  • BUSS5220 Business Insights
  • BUSS5221 Creative and Analytic Mindset
  • FINC5001 Foundation in Finance
  • QBUS5001 Foundation in Data Analytics for Business

PASS Office

  • Room 3043, Abercrombie Building (H70), Darlington Campus
Last updated: 13 March 2024

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