PASS Recruitment

Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS) leadership is a wonderful opportunity to:

  • Hone your skills in leading and managing groups
  • Improve your future chances of being selected for tutoring jobs
  • Enhance your career prospects
  • Satisfaction from helping other students succeed in their courses
  • Potential to take on senior PASS leadership roles
  • Work with course coordinators in your area of study
  • An opportunity to be considered for National PASS awards
  • Receipt of cash reward at the end of the semester
  • Receive a certificate recognising your role as a PASS leader
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  • How to become a PASS leader

    Applications for 2019 PASS leader positions are now closed.

    Please read the information below carefully before applying.

    Gaining a PASS leader position is highly competitive. There are a number of tasks to complete in order to be considered. Please make contact with PASS if you have any issues with these tasks.

    Criteria for being a PASS leader

    • You are currently an undergraduate student (in some cases will accept Honours students)
    • You have a minimum Grade Point Average of 6
    • You have completed and achieved high grades in the nominated preferred courses on your application form
    • You have time available to undertake the role without jeopardising your own academic progress (a minimum of 4-6 hours per week during semester)
    • You are a good role model for first year students
    • You are reliable and take your responsibilities seriously
    • You have effective communication and interpersonal skills
    • You can be creative and resourceful
    • You are willing to learn and contribute to the PASS program’s overall development

    Selection and training

    Step 1:

    Complete the application form after checking that you meet the minimum eligibility criteria. 

    Step 2:

    If shortlisted to continue your application you will be asked to do two further tasks:

    • An online video interview
    • Online training modules (approximately 6-7 hours of work)
    • Set of deadline-based administrative tasks including the provision of individual timetables for semester one, 2019.

    You will be sent the links for both these tasks should you be successful in reaching this stage of the selection process.

    Interview and modules are to be completed by Monday 3 December 2018.

    Step 3:

    You will be required to attend a day’s on-campus interactive training day. The training will be based on the work you have completed in the online training modules.

    Applicants who reach this stage will be able to choose from two on-campus training days: Monday 11 February 2019 or Tuesday 12 February 2019.

    Only those who successfully complete all three steps will be considered for final selection as PASS leaders.


    N.B. If you successfully complete all three steps but are not selected to be a PASS leader, your training hours will still count towards the Adelaide Graduate Award. You may also be called upon as relief leaders should the occasion arise.

  • PASS achievements

    The PASS program at the University of Adelaide began in 2010. Since then, the program has expanded to be part of over 80 courses in all five faculties in 2018. Not only has PASS attendance increased annually, the number of students applying to become PASS leaders has also grown.

    The University of Adelaide PASS leaders have been formally recognised by the National Centre for PASS via awards and conference presentations.

    National PASS Leader Awards

    2017 Winners - Outstanding Peer Educator Team Award - Australasian PASS and Peer Learning Conference (The National Centre for PASS University of Wollongong) Project team: Valentin Stoica (ECMS), Andrea Stiglingh (Sciences) and Chantalle Narayan (ECMS/Sciences).

    2017 Shortlisted - Outstanding Peer Educator Team Award - Australasian PASS and Peer Learning Conference (The National Centre for PASS University of Wollongong) Project team: Audrey Stratton, Lesley Jayasuriya, Azaara Perakath, and Taj Pereira (University of Adelaide) in collaboration with Peter Andrinopoulos, Nicole Vincent, Julia Brunke, and Danielle Bosman (UniSA)

    2017 Shortlisted - Outstanding PASS Leader Award - Australasian PASS and Peer Learning Conference (The National Centre for PASS University of Wollongong): Valentin Stoica

    Conference Presentations

    PASS PIE (Pillars in Evaluation) - Collaborative PASS Session Planning Framework poster presentation and workshop - Australasian PASS and Peer Learning Conference (The National Centre for PASS University of Wollongong) Project team: Valentin Stoica (ECMS), Andrea Stiglingh (Sciences) and Chantalle Narayan (ECMS/Sciences).

    Maximising Professional Leader and Program Development through Cross Institutional Visits - Australasian PASS and Peer Learning Conference (The National Centre for PASS University of Wollongong) - Lesley Jayasuriya and Audrey Stratton.