From 2016, the Aboriginal Tutorial and Mentoring Program (ATMP) aims to improve the educational outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in tertiary courses to the same levels as those for non-Aboriginal Australians. The ATMP was formerly known as the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS).
The ATMP covers the cost of engaging a tutor to provide academic and study skills assistance to eligible students. Students can expect to receive up to two hours tutorial assistance per subject per week, which will be supplemented by an additional total of five hours exam preparation (conditions apply).
The ATMP is funded through Edith Cowan University’s (ECU) Indigenous Advancement Strategy and reports directly to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Kurongkurl Katitjin facilitates the ATMP for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at ECU.
To be eligible for the ATMP, you must be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, and enrolled (internally or externally) on a full-time or part-time basis in an undergraduate education program. Students will need to complete a student application form each semester.
First year students are strongly encouraged to apply for ATMP to help with your studies in your foundation year.
Bridging, postgraduate and WAAPA students are not entitled to ATMP assistance. However applications from students will be considered on a case by case basis, usually after all undergraduate applications have been assessed.
Applications (FORM A) are available from Kurongkurl Katitjin and through the ATMP Coordinator. Applications can be submitted directly to the ATMP Coordinator:
Fax: (61 8) 9370 6055.
Student applications for Semester 2, 2016 close on the Friday, 26 August 2016. No applications after this date will be accepted.
If you are interested in becoming an ATMP Tutor, please complete the Tutor Registration Form (FORM B) and return to the ATMP Coordinator (details above).
Tutors will also need to complete a registration form each semester.
IMPORTANT: Students and Tutors please ensure you have read the ATMP Guidelines before you apply for the program. It is a requirement that you understand and agree to the conditions of the program before signing and submitting your application.
The ATMP Coordinator will only be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays during semester for ATMP related enquiries.