Applying for an ABN

To tutor on HomeTeacher you will need to have an ABN

As you will be self-employed as a private tutor on HomeTeacher, you will need to  apply for an ABN at https://abr.gov.au/ 

It is free and quick to set up, and will mean that you can accept payments using your ABN. 

What is an ABN?

An ABN or an Australian Business Number is a unique identifier used by the government for businesses. These include all businesses, from single person sole traders to larger corporations. 

Why do you need it?

To tutor on HomeTeacher, you are an independent business trading as a sole trader that we contract work to. There is no employer/employee relationship between us, but the relationship is that of a sub-contractor. 

Payments can’t be processed until your ABN has been submitted and verified. 

What else can you do with an ABN?

Obtaining an ABN can open up other doors for income in the education space, outside of the classroom. This includes even more tutoring opportunities and selling resources online. 

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How to apply for an ABN

When applying for an ABN, it asks you a number of questions to assess your eligibility for an ABN. We have created a handy guide that can be downloaded below which is quick overview in screenshots on how to apply for an ABN in your circumstance.