Become a PASS leader


Being a PASS leader not only provides a fantastic paid, on-campus job, it also enhances your own study and employability by developing a myriad of knowledge and skills, which may include all of the Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes.

Research has shown1 that PASS leaders may improve their employability through a variety of ways, including:

  • core technical skills
  • organisational skills
  • social skills
  • professionalism and business acumen
  • appreciation of mentoring
  • critical thinking skills

Want to be a PASS Leader?

Recruitment for 2020 is now closed. Our next recruitment window will be October 2021.


Current Deakin students who have recently completed the unit and achieved a distinction or higher can apply for PASS leader positions.

If you apply you will undergo a full recruitment process. Candidates who successfully pass the CV and interview stages must attend training to ensure they understand what PASS is all about and are suitable to lead PASS study sessions. Training covers areas such as:

  • how to conduct active, facilitative study sessions
  • understanding the boundaries of peer-professional working relationships
  • effective communication
  • troubleshooting.

PASS leaders are provided ongoing professional development and support. If you are interested in becoming a PASS leader or would like more information, please contact Robyn Mortimer, PASS Coordinator.

1 'Peer-learning to Employable: Learnings from an Evaluation of PASS Attendee and Facilitator Perceptions of Employability at Western Sydney University', Dr Robert Carr, Dr Kylie Evans-Locke, Hanan Abu-Saif, Renée Boucher, Karen Douglas, 2016
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