Tutor learning initiative

Tutors to support student learning: register here

Victorian schools are engaging approximately 4100 teaching professionals to work as tutors in 2021 to support students to catch up on learning they may have missed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is part of the largest initiative in the state's history to provide students with additional targeted support, with $250 million being invested in this initiative.

We need the help of teaching professionals in 2021 to ensure no student is left behind.

If you are a teaching professional – a pre-service teacher, a teacher on leave, a teacher working part-time who is looking for more hours, a recently retired teacher or a casual relief teacher – you can register your interest in becoming a tutor in government schools to support students in 2021. Victorian schools and teachers have done a remarkable job this year. With the additional support of tutors, teaching teams in schools can ensure that students have additional and targeted support in 2021.

How schools will engage tutors

Every government school, and every eligible non-government school that needs support will receive funding to engage tutors to support their students that need it most. Tutors will work across primary, secondary and specialist settings – starting from the beginning of the 2021 school year.

Tutors engaged by schools as part of the initiative will work on the school site.  Schools will determine the most appropriate approach to implementing the initiative, based on the needs of their students and the school. The engagement of tutors, student support and hours of work will vary depending on the needs of the school.

Registering interest to tutor in Government Schools

If you are interested in tutoring in a Government school, you can register on the Department of Education and Training’s Recruitment Online (ROL) Portal.

Government schools are directly responsible for selecting and recruiting tutors to work in their schools using their regular recruitment processes. Schools will be supported in their recruitment through the ROL Portal register of interested tutors, which will be available to schools from late 2020 and in 2021 as one of their recruitment options. 

The ROL will remain open for registrations in 2021. However, you are encouraged to complete your application as soon as possible to ensure the best chance being considered for a tutor role as schools complete their recruitment processes.

Engagement of tutors in non-government schools

Catholic and independent schools participating in the Tutor Learning initiative will be employing tutors using their own recruitment processes. If you are interested in working as a tutor in a Catholic or independent school, you are encouraged to actively engage with employment opportunities at schools in these sectors.

Am I eligible to be a tutor in 2021?

You are eligible if you are:

  • currently registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)
  • have 'Permission to Teach' from the VIT
  • a pre-service teacher working under the supervision of an experienced teacher
  • a retired teacher. If you're a retired teacher, please contact the VIT to get support to re-register.

The Victorian Institute of Teaching also offers advice pertaining eligibility requirements for tutors in 2021. Further information is available on the VIT webpage dedicated to the Tutor Learning initiative.

Employment information for Government schools:

A VIT registered teacher appointed as a tutor will be paid by Government schools based on salary rates and conditions as specified in the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017, taking into account years of service and arrangements for pre-service teachers. Tutors may be employed by schools on either a full-time, part-time or casual basis.

Information on VIT registered teacher salaries is available on HRWeb:

Register to become a tutor in a Government school

If you are interested in becoming a tutor in a Government school, you are invited to complete your registration through the Department of Education and Training's Recruitment Online Portal (ROL). This will enable schools to access your information as they undertake their tutor recruitment processes.

If you are a current employee of the Department of Education and Training, you must log into Recruitment Online via eduPay at https://edupay.eduweb.vic.gov.au/. Once logged into eduPay, please click the 'Careers' tile, followed by the 'School Jobs' tile in order to navigate to the ROL.

If you don't already have an account, you will need to create one and submit your CV/resume, and work preferences to Job Opportunities as follows:

  • Go to the portal and click on 'Add your resume to ROL Job Opportunities' 
  • Register as a new user
  • Complete the guided step by step process, and ensure you select 'R0001 P- Tutor' when adding Role Type under the Preference step. This is important to ensure you are considered for the right role.
  • Schools will access the talent pool in Recruitment Online to make their selection. To assist with the selection process, please provide as much information as possible at each of the steps, including attaching your CV/Resume.  

If you already have an existing job opportunity – go to My Activities, select that opportunity, and update the Preference step with 'R0001 - Tutor' as the role type. This will ensure you are considered for the right role.

For additional information about the registration process please access the support information,  or contact Schools Recruitment on 1800 641 943. For general enquiries about the initiative, please contact tutor@education.vic.gov.au