Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

What is PASS?

  • Does your topic have a large number of students enrolled?
  • Does your topic have a high failure or attrition rate?
  • Does your topic deal with difficult concepts or ideas?
  • Is your topic a first year topic?

If your topic has any of these attributes then Peer Assissted Study Sessions (PASS) may be useful to you and your students.

PASS is a student centered, collaborative learning program that provides a student focused learning environment.

Second and third year students who have successfully completed the topic are trained as PASS facilitators to conduct the sessions.

Sessions are designed to enhance and support lecture material while giving students the opportunity to ask questions and to receive constructive and timely feedback without having to directly approach academic staff.

For more information about the PASS program download the PASS Toolkit (PDF 610KB) .

More information about PASS

How students benefit from PASS

Implementing PASS

PASS activities

Becoming a PASS facilitator

PASS resources


For help and advice on setting up a PASS program for your students contact:

Jane Robbins
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences,
Tel: 8201 2393.

Jenny Czernezkyj
Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law,
Tel: 8201 3805.

Lisa Schmidt
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences,
Tel: 8204 4047.

Karen Burke da Silva
Faculty of Science & Engineering,
Tel: 8201 2010.