Help facilitate Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and gain unique experience in a professional and personal capacity.
PASS is a free, peer-facilitated learning program for students enrolled in most core units of study in the University of Sydney Business School and the University of Sydney Law School. In Semester 1 2020, PASS will also be available to Arts and Social Sciences students who are enrolled in, or have completed, the unit SCLG1001 Introduction to Sociology 1 or SCLG1002 Introduction to Sociology 2.
Over one-hour weekly sessions, groups of 10 to 16 students work together to answer specially prepared activities and problem questions based around a unit of study they’re enrolled in.
PASS facilitators are students who have taken the subject before and are trained to foster student learning and active engagement with their course content.
As a PASS facilitator you’ll lead on average three to six of these PASS groups for at least a year. PASS sessions commence from Week 2 of each semester.
You’ll be supervised and supported by a PASS coordinator, who will also try to find the best fit between your own classes and those you facilitate.
During the PASS sessions, you will:
You are not responsible for re-teaching or spending time on any assessable material.
Each week you’ll do approximately 3-10 hours of paid work. Your main responsibilities will be to facilitate study sessions (two to six sessions per week) and spend an hour preparing for your role each week.
In addition, you’ll need to:
There’s a lot to be gained from becoming a PASS facilitator including personal satisfaction, improved organisation and time management, improved learning and the chance to be part of a supportive, enjoyable team environment. You’ll also be paid ongoing professional development in group leadership and communication skills, widen your networks on campus, and receive a certificate of recognition when you complete the three-day PASS Assessment Centre.
Most importantly, the role equips you with skills highly sought after by employers.
The rate of payment is at HEO 4, Level 1 and is approximately $45.15 per hour. There will be incremental increases to this pay level throughout 2020.