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Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Facilitator

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Work type: Casual
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy
Categories: Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Coordinators

  • Remuneration: HEW 3, $40.29 p/hr
  • Appointment type: Casual
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Macquarie Business School (MQBS) has a number of opportunities for Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Facilitators.

Applications are invited from current students enrolled in MQBS programs to lead groups of up to 20 students in PAL sessions in 2021. These roles will be undertaken under the supervision of the PAL Coordinator/Supervisor.

Positions are available in the following units:


Undergraduate Units

ACCG1000: Accounting in Society

ACCG1001: Accounting and Governance

ACCG2000: Management Accounting

ACCG2024: Financial Accounting and Reporting

ACCG2050: Information Systems and Business Processes

ACCG2051: Business and Corporations Law

ACST1001: Finance 1A

ACST2001: Financial Modelling

AFIN1002: Finance 1B

AFIN2050: Investments

AFIN2053: Financial Management

ECON1020: Principles of Economics 1

ECON1021: Principles of Economics 2

ECON2003: Microeconomics Analysis and Applications

MGMT1002: Principles of Management

MKTG1001: Marketing Fundamentals

MKTG2002: Marketing Research


Postgraduate Units

ACCG6011: Principles of Accounting

ACST6003: Principles of Finance


MBA Units

MMBA8035: Financial Management

MMBA8040: Accounting for Management

MMBA8160: Information and Decision Analysis    

Only apply if you satisfy all of the following requirements:

  • Current enrolment in an undergraduate, postgraduate or MBA degree in the Macquarie Business School at Macquarie University
  • Achievement of a Distinction or High Distinction grade in the nominated unit listed above during your studies at Macquarie University
  • Maintain an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 (on the 4.0 grade scale) or 5.25 (on the 7.0 grade scale) or approximately 68.5 WAM
  • Completion of at least 8 units for an undergraduate degree and completion of 2 units for a postgraduate and MBA degrees by end of 2020
  • Must be available for compulsory 14 hours (2 days) training in mid Feb 2021 (date TBC – usually during O Week)
  • Must be enrolled at MQ in 2021 preferably for the entire year without any plans for exchange programs or internships. Applicants must state their expected graduation date in their cover letter

Selection Criteria (must outline all points below in your cover letter – limit of 2 pages – attach latest transcript as a separate document): 

  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to relate well to other students and have a variety of life and work experiences
  • Have a positive outgoing attitude with a commitment to excel
  • Have an understanding of Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) objectives
  • Have the ability to prioritise tasks as required
  • Have the ability to work effectively without supervision and as part of a team
  • Responds positively to feedback and guidance

Following a selection process, successful applicants will be entered onto the MQBS PAL Facilitator Database and will be contacted directly where there is an appropriate match of their skill base, disciplinary background, availability, and demand. Inclusion in the database does not imply that employment is guaranteed.

For further information regarding the responsibilities of the position, please view the position description:

Download File PAL Facilitator PD Sep20.pdf.

Enquiries: For further information about this position please contact Ammy Kwong on

For information about PAL program, please visit:

Applications Close: For sessions commencing in 2021 applications will close on 30th of September 2020.

At Macquarie University, we are committed to providing a working environment where each individual is valued, respected and supported to progress. Our priority is to ensure culture, policies and processes are truly inclusive and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, gender, culture, disability, LGBTIQA+ identities, family and caring responsibilities, age, or religion. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares Macquarie University’s values of scholarship, empowerment and integrity to apply.

Learn more about our progress towards Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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