Tutoring in the School of Accounting and Commercial Law

Information about applying to become a tutor at the School of Accounting and Commercial Law.

The School of Accounting and Commercial Law invites applications from BCom and LLB students for part-time tutoring positions in 2023 in Accounting, Taxation, and Commercial Law.

Tutor responsibilities

  • preparation for and delivery of scheduled tutorials
  • availability for student consultation
  • recording of tutorial attendance on Nuku
  • marking students’ work (required in some courses)
  • attendance at scheduled meetings with other tutors and course lecturers.


  • enhance your leadership, people management, and time management skills
  • develop your presentation and verbal communication skills, including learning to give effective feedback
  • boost your subject knowledge
  • experience working within a diverse team.


  • outgoing personality and an interest in the support and development of students
  • excellent communication skills
  • well-organised and reliable.

Academic requirements: Accounting and Taxation

  • either a BCom graduate or a current postgraduate student with either Accounting or Taxation Major and A- or above grade in the course you wish to tutor
  • or current undergraduate student who has completed the following by February of each year:
    • for tutoring in 100 level accounting completion of either ACCY223 or ACCY231
    • for tutoring in 200 level accounting completion of either ACCY302 or ACCY308
    • for tutoring in 200 level taxation completion of TAXN301

Academic requirements: Commercial Law

  • completed BCom or postgraduate student with a Commercial Law major and at least an A- grade in the course you wish to tutor, or
  • completed LLB with a solid record, or
  • completed all compulsory 200 level LAWS courses with a B+ or above average and successful completion of LAWS360 for COML204 tutors or LAWS354 for COML306 tutors.


The following paid training is provided:

  • three hour Introduction to Tutoring Workshop (Orientation week and week one)
  • two hour Marking and Feedback Workshop (weeks three or four) (if required)
  • one hour Health and Safety Briefing (weeks one or two)
  • two hour WSBG Inclusive Tutor Training Session (week one).

Training is mandatory for new tutors.

Duration and location of employment

Tutors are contracted each trimester to take three or four tutorial groups in a course. Many of our Trimester 1 tutors will be reemployed in Trimester 2. Tutors are contracted from week two of the trimester and begin delivering tutorials in week three. New tutors need to be available during orientation week and week one for training. The first meeting with the course coordinator and other tutors usually occurs in week two.

Tutorials for 100 level accounting are held at the Kelburn Campus. All 200 and 300 level tutorials and labs are held at the Pipitea Campus.

For further information contact the School of Accounting and Commercial Law sacl@vuw.ac.nz

How to apply

As well as completing the online application form you will need to upload a cover letter, telling us why you are great fit for the position, your CV, and if you tutored previously, the most recent tutor feedback results you have available.

Applications close Sunday 14 January 2024. Positions which are not filled will remain open until filled.