Volunteer Tutor - Cairns

ID: 132307
  • Migrant Services
  • Regular - more than 6 months

About this opportunity

About the AMEP Volunteer Tutor Scheme

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. In Queensland, the AMEP is delivered by TAFE Queensland. The Volunteer Tutor Scheme matches volunteers to AMEP students who are unable to participate in full-time study at their local TAFE Queensland site.

Tutoring helps students learn practical English skills for day-to-day activities such as banking, shopping, filling out forms, making and attending medical appointments and participating in their new community. Advanced students focus on preparation for work or further education.

Flexible hours and location

Volunteer home tutors provide an invaluable source of interaction for students that may choose a home tutor over face-to-face classes because they are elderly, pregnant, caring for a family member, working full-time or part-time, or because they live in a remote area.

While tutors and students normally meet at the student's house, you can choose other venues such as shopping centres, cafes or libraries. Times are flexible too — you can tutor whenever it’s mutually convenient for you and your student — during the week, after hours, or on the weekend.

No experience necessary: all training provided

You don’t need to be a teacher or have previous experience in tutoring to volunteer— all training is provided. We are looking for people who have a desire to help their community and meet the following requirements:

• are over eighteen years of age and legally entitled to work in Australia
• have a good level of written and spoken English
• are willing to consent to a Criminal History check
• are prepared to complete free tutor training with TAFE Queensland
• are able to commit to the program for 12 months

Next Training

We have a few online and face-to-face training sessions coming up, please submit your EOI and our Volunteer Tutor Coordinator will get in contact with you.

Additional requirements

  • National Police Certificate*
  • Others
  • Working with Children Check*
You must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
- Be aged 18 or over and legally entitled to work in Australia
- Be proficient in written and spoken Engish
- Pass a criminal history check
- Be prepared to complete the free tutor training course with TAFE Queensland
- Be able to commit to a minimum of one hour per week for up to 12 months

* May be arranged by the organisation. Details will be provided after you express your interest.

Time required

Minimum of 1 hour per week (during term) for up to 12 months

Interested in
  • Education & Training
  • Translating & Interpreting
  • Tutoring & Coaching
Training

Provided and will be held at TAFE Queensland

Cairns, QLD