Invigilation Information

Looking for seasonal work? Talk to us about invigilation.

Become part of our pool of exam invigilators for exams conducted by the Examination & Results Office in June and November annually.

  • On-the-job training provided.
  • Attention to detail is most important.
  • Peruse rows of candidates and respond to requests.
  • Watch for suspected academic misconduct.
  • Approximately $30 per hour.

Exam periods

  • Primary exams are held in late June and early November.
  • Alternative exams are held on our North Terrace & Roseworthy campuses, for students with additional requirements.
  • External exams are held on our North Terrace campus throughout the year.


  • Availability for main periods is generally requested in May and October.
  • Rosters will be generated prior to exams commencing.
  • Car parking permits required for certain exam locations will be provided.


  • May and October Invigilator briefing on campus with latest updates and an opportunity to meet other staff in the team.
  • On-the-job training provided by Invigilator Trainers.
  • Allow 3 sessions for initial on-the-job training in the first exam period.


  • New trainees are assessed by the senior staff during their initial training and will be advised if they are to be added to the pool of examination invigilators.
  • If unavailable for consecutive exam periods, it is assumed that you do not wish to remain in the invigilator pool.


  • All communication will be via electronic means. All invigilators are required to have regular access to email.

Different roles at exams

  • Most of the staff are rostered to supervise and assist candidates in exams.
  • Some senior staff members are appointed additional roles.
  • With experience, comes the opportunity for different tasks.


  • Flexible approach to work and open to change/development.
  • Ability to work as a part of a large developing team, and to take direction from relevant staff.
  • Experience/comfortable with technology and/or willingness to learn.
  • Administrative experience and ability to accurately execute detailed procedures.
  • Ability to deliver a customer service focus in a fast-paced environment.

Current UOA students

Students who are currently enrolled at the University of Adelaide and are undertaking coursework are ineligible to apply to become an invigilator.

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