UNISA is recruiting for Online Tutors (E-tutors)


UNISA invites qualified professionals to apply for the Online Tutors (E-tutors) vacancies.

Assumption of duty: March 2024
Closing Date: 26 January 2024
Monthly Remuneration: R 8760.38

The University is inviting applications for services as Online Tutors (E-tutors) on an independent contract basis.


E-Tutors will have the following duties:

  1. Facilitate online delivery of tutorials
  2. Manage students’ learning experiences online
  3. Facilitate students’ interactions with their peers online
  4. Provide students with academic and technical support online
  5. Constant liaison with lecturers on tuition matters


  • CA(SA)
  • CA (SA) with the Masters ‘degree in Accounting Sciences/ PhD degree in Accounting Sciences will be the advantage


To be considered as an E-tutor, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Own laptop that has own software packages that may be required for teaching e.g. Internet browsers, MS Package ( Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Teams) etc
  • Uninterrupted internet access connection at own cost
  • Commitment to meeting deadlines and a passion for student-centered learning.
  • Advanced communication skills and proficiency in English (student communication will mostly be text based by email and discussion forums)
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  • Friendly, patient, and sensitive to a diversity of students
  • Work on your own time in completing teaching tasks online (e.g., interacting with students on discussion
    forums, sending emails, etc for a minimum of 6 hours a week not exceeding a maximum of 24 hours a month
    (spread over a few days per week) to a total of 75hrs per semester.
  • Willingness to undergo compulsory myunisa training on various aspects of tutoring.

E-tutoring positions are available in the College of Accounting Sciences in the following department:
FINANCIAL GORVENANCE CAS4801 Capstone module in accounting sciences in financial accounting.


To apply, you need to do the supply the following:

Your application form below must be accompanied by a COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM VITAE and ▪ identity document (non-South African applicants may apply with: passport, work permit, permanent residence permit or proof of nationalisation if applicable.

However prescribed policy processes will be followed for appointment) (certified copies within the previous six months);

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▪ all educational qualifications (certified copies within the previous six months);
▪ academic transcripts/records (certified copies within the previous six months);
▪ proof of SAQA verification for foreign qualifications (if applicable) (certified copies within the previous six months)

UNISA reserves the right to authenticate all qualifications without any further consent from the applicant. The contact details of three contactable references must be provided.

Late, incomplete and incorrect applications will not be considered. Unisa is not obliged to fill an advertised position.

General Enquiries: Ms Masegare Phaahla,
Tel: (012) 429 8693

A single pdf document of the application should be send to .UNISA reserves the right to authenticate all qualifications without any further consent from the applicant. VIEW FULL JOB ADVERT & APPLICATION FORM HERE.

Late, incomplete and incorrect applications will not be considered. UNISA reserves the right not to make an appointment and correspondence will be limited to short- listed candidates only.

If you have not been contacted within 4 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was not successful.


UNISA is the only publicly funded institution in South Africa dedicated to distance education. In keeping with its mandate as a comprehensive, open and distance learning tertiary institution offering a variety of academic and career-focused programmes.

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We strive to make the process of applying for positions at Unisa less cumbersome to prospective applicants. To this end the process is constantly being reviewed to keep pace with best practice. 

If you believe that you are ready for a stimulating environment and thrive in innovation then Unisa may be the employer for you.


  • Itumeleng Tladi

    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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