Unisa Online Teaching Assistant 

Application Details:

Closing Date: 13 October 2023

Job Title: Online Teaching Assistant (Independent Contractor)

Monthly Remuneration: R16 292.80


  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in the subject you want to tutor or a PhD in Accounting Sciences.
  • Registration with a Professional Body (e.g., SAICA, CIMA, CIA) is an advantage.

Contractual Status:

  • Independent Contractor (not considered an employee).
  • No entitlement to benefits like medical, office space, equipment, or leave.


You must provide your own computer, internet access, and office-related equipment.

Location: You will not be based at a UNISA campus or any location linked to the university.

Work Hours:

You must work a minimum of 20 hours per week.Work hours should be spread over most days of the week.Tasks include marking assignments, interacting with students on discussion forums, sending emails, etc.


  • Teaching Assistants (TAs) will have various responsibilities, including:
    • Dedicating a minimum of 20 hours per week to TA tasks.
    • Familiarizing themselves with the course content.
    • Reviewing and providing feedback on study content and assessments.
    • Attending online training.
    • Contributing to the TA support site and assisting fellow TAs.Mentoring new TAs
    • Contributing content or assessment questions as requested.Supporting and guiding approximately 250 assigned students.
    • Facilitating online student discussion forums.
    • Participating in grading and quality assurance.
    • Providing personalized feedback to students.
    • Responding to student queries within 24 to 48 hours.Interacting with the lead lecturer as directed.
    • Fulfilling ad-hoc administrative tasks related to the TA role.

Competencies, Skills, and Attributes:

  • Availability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Access to the internet at your own cost.
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Excel and Teams.
  • Commitment to meeting deadlines and a passion for student-centered learning.
  • Excellent communication skills and proficiency in English (all communication is text-based).
  • Former UNISA student experience is an advantage.
  • Teaching experience is a plus.
  • Willingness to undergo compulsory myunisa training on various aspects of tutoring.

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