Tutors in Australia can now be qualified by an industry-based certification endorsed by the ATA. This is an important step in raising standards and in providing parents and students with confidence when choosing a tutor.
To become qualified all ATA members must complete the Tutoring Fundamentals (CORE) course at the ATA College. You may then continue to improve you qualification by completing addition educational modules, which will also improve your ranking in the ATA tutor directory. More information on the different levels of qualification can be found here.
If you are a teacher you will automatically be recognised as qualified. This means you will have met the requirements for the Tutoring Fundamentals (CORE) modules. You simply need to provided evidence of your teaching credentials. These documents can be submitted during the sign up process, or under your account. Once we have reviewed and approved your credentials, you will receive your qualification.
Tutors (non-qualified teachers)
If you are a tutor you will need to complete the Tutoring Fundamentals (CORE) course at the ATA College to become qualified. This course is provided FREE of charge for all ATA members and can be accessed by following these steps:
- Sign up to the ATA
- Sign up to ATA College
- Link your ATA College account to your ATA account.
This can be done either during signup OR under your account on either ATA(ata.edu.au) or ATA College (ata.college)
Note: The course modules will only be available for FREE once we have approved your ATA listing.
Promote yourself and find more students. Members who have completed their qualification will appear first in search results on the Find a Tutor directory.
Improve the standard of tutoring in Australia. Qualification incorporates content-specific modules of training for tutors.
Verify your tutoring abilities and specialisations. Get the recognition you deserve with a framework and training content that has been widely reviewed and endorsed.
Tutors in Australia can now be qualified by an industry-based certification endorsed by the Australian Tutoring Association (ATA). This is an important step in raising standards and in providing parents with choice.
ATA CEO Mohan Dhall identified three aspects to responsible self-regulation:
- An industry body with a Code of Conduct applicable to members.
- A capacity to discipline members who breach the Code.
- A system of qualification that benchmarks best practise standards within the sector
The ATA Board recognised some years ago that the industry needed a form of qualification to add to complete the essential aspects of self-regulation. The Australian model aims to help raise national standards and to vest confidence in the industry. It is very important that parents and their children be given more information so that they can make informed choices. Parents who take on a tutor for their child are advised to only use ATA members and to hold ALL tutors accountable to the ATA Code of Conduct.
Completing Your Qualification
All ATA members are expected to complete the requirements for qualification. When members join they are denoted as “Pending qualification”.
How do I change my “Pending qualification” status?
By completing the Tutoring Fundamentals (CORE) course at the ATA College or providing evidence of your formal training as a teacher.
Our search function has been designed to preference and prioritise members who have completed their Qualification over those who have not completed qualification. Accordingly, qualified members appear first in searches and pending members appear lower down. Your type of qualification (eg. Gold, Silver, Bronze) will also influence your ranking.