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Tutor Learning Initiative: information for prospective tutors

Guidance for teaching professionals on how to register interest in becoming a tutor in government schools.


Over 2021 and 2022, the Victorian Government invested a total of $480 million in the Tutor Learning Initiative (TLI) which enabled all Victorian government schools and eligible, low-fee non-government schools to engage thousands of tutors to provide extra targeted learning support to the students who struggled most during the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Victorian Government is investing a further $258.4 million to extend the initiative, allowing Victorian schools to retain the tutors who gave such profound support to students throughout 2021 and 2022.

For more information about the initiative, visit the Tutor Learning Initiative web page.

Note: The following guidance relates to tutoring in Victorian government schools. Catholic and independent schools taking part in the TLI employ tutors using their recruitment processes. If you're interested in working as a tutor in a Catholic or independent school, you will need to engage directly with these sectors.

Eligibility to be a tutor

You are eligible to be a tutor if you:

  • are currently registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)External Link
  • have 'Permission to Teach' from the VIT (teacher tutor)
  • are a pre-service teacher (employed as an Eeducation Ssupport (ES) class employee) working under the supervision of a registered teacher
  • are a retired teacher (contact the VIT for support to re-register)
  • are a speech therapist or occupational therapist (employed as an ES class employee) tutoring in specific identified student needs.

The VIT also offers advice about eligibility requirements for tutors. For more information visit the VIT Tutor Learning Initiative FAQsExternal Link .

Register to become a tutor

If you are interested in tutoring opportunities during the 2023 school year, you can complete your registration of interest through Recruitment OnlineExternal Link (ROL). This will allow schools to access your information throughout the school year to meet their tutor recruitment needs.

If you are a current Department employee, you must log in to ROL through eduPayExternal Link . Once logged into eduPay, click the 'Careers' tile, followed by the 'School Jobs' tile to navigate to ROL. If you do not already have an account, you will need to create one and submit your CV resume and work preferences to job opportunities:

  • Go to the portal and click on 'Apply to Job Opportunities Pool'.
  • Register as a new user.
  • Complete the guided step-by-step process, and make sure 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.
  • If you would also like to be considered for Casual Relief Teaching opportunities in Victorian government schools when completing your profile in Job Opportunities select 'CRT' as a Role Type in addition to ‘Tutor’. Schools will access the talent pool in ROL to make their selection. To help with the selection process, 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 P - Tutor' as the Role Type. This will make sure you are considered for the right role. ROL registrations automatically become inactive after 106 days, please log in to update your registration of interest on a regular basis if you wish to continue to be considered for available opportunities.

If you are no longer interested in being contacted about a tutor position, we recommend that you withdraw your application from ROL. For instruction guidelines, use the “ROL Tutor Job Opportunities - Returning User” document on Applicant help - recruitment onlineExternal Link .

For more information about the registration process, visit support informationExternal Link .

How schools engage tutors

Every government school, including primary, secondary, and specialist settings, receives TLI funding to engage tutors to help their students who need it most.

Schools put the initiative in place based on the needs of their students and the school. The engagement of tutors, student support, and hours of work vary depending on these needs. Tutors work on the school site.

Schools select and recruit tutors to work in their schools using their regular recruitment processes.

Schools are supported in their recruitment through the Recruitment Online Portal (ROL) register of interested tutors.

Employment information

Government schools are responsible for paying tutors they appoint as part of the TLI.

Tutor salaries are based on salary rates and conditions as specified in the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2022, taking into account years of service and arrangements for pre-service teachers.

Tutor employment may be on a full-time, part-time or casual basis.

Information on VIT registered teacher salaries is available below:

Reviewed 08 February 2023


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