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UNISA: Online Tutoring Programmes 2021

UNISA Invites Unemployed Graduates to Apply for the Online Tutoring Programmes 2021

Closing Date: August 17, 2021
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: South Africa

Job Description

UNISA is a publicly funded institution in South Africa dedicated to open and distance education. The University is inviting applications for services as Online Tutors (E-tutors) on an independent contract basis.

Gross Remuneration: R 8043.75 per month

E-Tutors will have the following duties:

  • Provide students with online academic and technical support
  • Facilitate online delivery of tutorials
  • Manage students’ online learning experiences
  • Facilitate students’ online interactions with their peers


  • To be considered as an E-tutor, you must meet the following requirements:
  • Not be a Unisa Fixed Term or Permanent staff member.
  • Ongoing access to Internet connection at your own cost.
  • Minimum of an Honours Bachelor’s or equivalent degree (BTech) in the subject that you are applying for.
  • Own copies of software packages that may be required for teaching e.g., Internet browsers, word processing etc.

Skills Required:

  • Advanced computer and Internet skills i.e., no training will be provided in using software packages, Internet sites or email
  • Advanced communication skills and proficiency in English (student communication will mostly be text based via myUnisa and discussion forums).
  • Commitment to meeting deadlines and a passion for student-centered learning
  • Friendly, patient and sensitive to a diversity of students

As an Independent Contractor you will:

  • Not be regarded as an employee of Unisa
  • Not be entitled to any benefits such as medical aid, office space, equipment, leave (including sick leave), in terms of the UNISA conditions of service
  • Be expected to provide your own infrastructure i.e., your own computer, your own Internet access, workspace and any other office-related equipment
  • Work in your own time in completing online teaching tasks to a total of 75hrs per semester (excluding marking)

E-tutoring positions are available in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences in the following Departments:

Department: Geography

Requirements for the below Geography modules:
Undergraduate Geography & Geography Honours Degree or equivalent. (BTech and Post Graduate Diploma)

  • GGH1501 – Know Your World: Introduction to Geography
  • GGH1502 – World Issues: A Geographical Perspective
  • GGH1503 – Our Living Earth
  • GGH2601 – The African Challenge: People and Environment
  • GGH2602 – The Geography of Services Provision
  • GGH2604 – People and the Environment
  • GGH2606 – Geography of Tourism
  • GGH3701 – State of the Environment in Southern Africa

Department: Environmental Sciences

Requirements for below Nature Conservation modules:
Honours Degree or equivalent (BTech and Post Graduate Diploma)

  • CEC3701 – Conservation Ecology III
  • FOC1501 – Fundamentals of Conservation I

Requirements for below Horticulture module:
Undergraduate Ornamental Horticulture/ Landscape Technology and Honours Degree or equivalent (BTech and Post Graduate Diploma)

  • PMS2601 – Ornamental Plant Use II

Department: Life and Consumer Sciences

Requirements for Biology, Botany and Zoology modules:
Undergraduate Biology or a combination of Botany and Zoology, with Honours Degree or equivalent (BTech and Post Graduate Diploma) majoring in Biology/Botany/Zoology/Biochemistry, Microbiology/Cell Biology.

  • BOT1501 – Plant Structure: Cytology, Morphology and Anatomy
  • BOT1502 – Plant Biodiversity and Environmental Botany
  • BOT2601 – Plant anatomy, structure & function
  • BOT2604 – Botany Practical II
  • BLG1501 – Basic Biology
  • BLG1502 – Animal and Plant Diversity
  • ZOL1501 – Animal Diversity I
  • ZOL1502 – Animal Diversity II

Requirements for Physiology modules:
Physiology/Biology Honours Degree or equivalent (BTech and Post Graduate Diploma)

  • FIS2603 – Physiological Defense Mechanisms
  • FIS3702 – Cardiovascular System

Requirements for Food and Nutrition modules:
Nutrition/Dietetics/Hospitality/Consumer Sciences (within a nutrition stream) Honours Degree or equivalent (BTech and Post Graduate Diploma)

  • FOO1501 – Food Preparation I
  • FOO2613 – Food Safety and Hygiene Practices
  • NUT1501 – Introduction to Nutrition and Energy Yielding Nutrients
  • HPM2601 – Food service Organisation Management
  • HPM2602 – Meal Management

Requirements for Biochemistry, Biomedical and Microbiology modules:
Microbiology/Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Genetics Honours Degree or equivalent (BTech and Post Graduate Diploma)

  • BCH2601 – Introductory Biochemistry
  • BCH2602 – Bioenergetics
  • BCH2603 – Biopolymers of Heredity
  • BMI2601 – Clinical Biochemistry
  • BMI2602 – Medical Epidemiology
  • BMI2603 – Medical Microbiology
  • BMI2604 – Molecular Biology
  • BMI2605 – Pharmacology
  • BMI2606 – Clinical Pathology
  • BMI2607 – Immunology
  • BMI3702 – Biomedical
  • BMI3704 – Haematology
  • BMI3705 – Virology
  • BMI3706 – Zoonoses
  • BMI3707 – Clinical Pathology
  • MIB2602 – Microbial Ecology
  • MIB3702 – Advanced Microbial Genetics, Recombinant DNA Technology and Industrial Microbiology

Department: Agriculture and Animal Health

Requirements for the module are below:
Agricultural Extension Honours Degree or equivalent (BTech and Post Graduate Diploma)

  • AEX1602 – Community Extension Practice

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