How to become a Tutor

Tutors provide academic instruction to students on both an individual and a group basis in a non-classroom environment.

Personal requirements of a Tutor

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Enthusiasm for teaching
  • Ability to communicate effectively and explain instructions clearly
  • Patient when dealing with students of differing abilities

Education & Training for a Tutor

To become a tutor you usually have to complete a degree in education and to get into these courses you normally need your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English and mathematics are normally required. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

very strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 1.3%

NSW 33.9%

NT 1.7%

QLD 20%

SA 6.1%

TAS 2%

VIC 24.9%

WA 9.9%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 10.3%

Female 89.7%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 0%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 9.5%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 14.2%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 31.1%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 45.3%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 23.1%

Above 35 years: 76.9%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

Additional Information
To teach students under the age of 18, a tutor will usually need to obtain a Working with Children Check. A National Police Certificate may also be required.
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