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Tutorial assistance

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.

The Centre for Learning and Teaching now facilitates the ATMP for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at ECU. The program is part of the Learning Support Team, who provide a range of student services and supports that are listed within the Academic Skills Centre Blackboard Community Site.

Who is eligible to apply for the ATMP?

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.

How to apply

Applications (FORM A) are available from Kurongkurl Katitjin and through the ATMP Coordinator. Applications should be submitted directly to the ATMP Coordinator at

Become an ATMP Tutor

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.

Forms and other information:

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.

All enquiries should be directed to the ATMP Coordinator at

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