Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

What is PASS?

The Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) program is an accredited academic assistance program designed to assist students with their understanding of the course content and performance in the course.

The PASS program is based on Supplemental Instruction (SI) developed at the University of Missouri in the United States and is used extensively in Universities across Australia.

PASS Sessions:

  • are facilitated by students who have excelled in particular courses
  • assist with your understanding of course content and improve study habits
  • gives students the chance to meet in a relaxed and informal environment to discuss concepts and develop academic skills for ongoing learning and success
  • are absolutely FREE! - check the timetable and attend any session!

How is PASS Beneficial to students?

Research shows that attending PASS benefits students because:

  1. PASS is proactive and participatory.
  2. Improves grades by 12-15% for students who attend regularly (6-8 times a semester).
  3. PASS provides peer collaborative learning experiences
  4. PASS makes effective use of study time; one hour of PASS equates to approximately 3 to 4 hours of independent study.
  5. PASS provides an opportunity for students to develop relationships with fellow students


Register for PASS SWOTVAC Sessions

To register for SP2 2017 PASS SWOTVAC Sessions, please click here. Places are limited, so register now to secure your spot!



The following ITMS courses offer PASS in Study Period 2, 2017:

Study Period 2 Timetable 2017

Sessions commence in Week 2 and run until Week 12, SP2 2017.

Session rooms and times are subject to change, so please check back regularly for updates.

Timetable effective from week commencing 03/04/2017







9: 10 AM 





10: 10 AM 






11: 10 AM 



Database Fundamentals 



Database Fundamentals 


12: 10 PM 



Programming Fundamentals



Problem Solving & Programming


1: 10 PM

Data Structures




Programming Fundamentals


Network Fundamentals


2: 10 PM

Web Development



Problem Solving & Programming


Network Architecture


3: 10 PM



Web Development




4: 10 PM



Data Structures





SP2 2017 PASS Mid-semester surveys now open!

We want to hear your thoughts regarding your recent attendance to PASS! If you have attended a PASS session this semester, please follow the below links and complete a short survey for each of the courses you have attended PASS! By completing the survey you will be in the running to win a gift voucher.

The surveys are now closed - the winner of the voucher will be contacted shortly.

Interested in Becoming a PASS Leader?

Applications for PASS leader positions in Study Period 2 2017 are now closed. PASS leader positions for future semesters will be advertised later this year.

Further Information

Please refer all questions to Emily Sellar, Accredited PASS Supervisor and Coordinator, School of ITMS, 

Areas of study and research

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