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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. It focuses on developing students’ self-directed academic learning.

The ATMP, funded through Edith Cowan University’s (ECU) Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP) and reports directly to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, covers the cost of engaging tutors to provide academic and study skills assistance over a semester, with the intention of guiding students to direct their own learning. Students will be matched with a qualified tutor and will receive tuition hours for the semester, based on study load.

Kurongkurl Katitjin facilitates the ATMP for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at ECU.

How to apply (current ECU students)

Currently enrolled students can apply and view eligibility for ATMP services through the student intranet.

Become an ATMP Tutor

ATMP are always looking for new and exceptional tutors to join the program and begin supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students on their tertiary level education journey.


As a tutor, you must:

  • be either formally educated or have acquired relevant experiences in the area of study in which the student is enrolled.
  • be two years or more ahead of their student. For example, third year students will be matched with enabling or first year students.
  • have achieved a WAM of 70+
  • understand and be culturally sensitive to the needs of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students; and
  • not have a conflict of interest by being engaged with the ATMP program

How to apply

ATMP tutors, provide academic support, study assistance and mentoring in one-on-one study environments.

If you are interested in becoming a tutor download and complete the Tutor Registration (Form B) to register your interest, and return it to

With your application form, you’ll need to provide -

  • Academic qualifications and transcript (not required for ECU qualifications)
  • Resume

Please read the Tutor Guidelines prior to applying.

Failure to provide requested documentation may result in a delay of your application.

When to apply

You can express interest at any time of the year. The best time to apply is in the month prior to semester commencing, this is because you won’t be contracted unless a tutor is required.

How much work is available

The amount of work available varies and is difficult to predict as it is dependent on a number of factors, these include:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in the discipline
  • Number of tutors already supporting students
  • Number of hours approved by Kurongkurl Katitjin
  • The support required by the student

Generally, eligible students are granted 15 hours per unit up to 45 hours for the semester. Students and tutors should work together to manage these hours throughout the semester.

Students can apply for additional hours; this request is discretionary and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. This may only be applied for once the initial allocation has been exhausted.

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