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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.

IMPORTANT: It is vital that both students and tutors download and read the updated 2021 ATMP Guidelines.

Who is eligible to apply for the ATMP?

All Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are currently enrolled internally or externally, full-time or part-time, in the University Preparation Course (UniPrep); undergraduate degrees; postgraduate degrees and VET courses at ECU are all eligible to apply for the program.

The number of hours available depends on study load, with students eligible for up to 25 hours per unit, per semester, up to 100 hours.

Study Load Total hours per semester
4 Units (Full Time) 100 hours/course
3 Units 75 hours/course
2 Units 50 hours/course
1 Unit 25 hours/course

How to apply

Student applications for Semester One 2021 close on Friday, 19 March 2021.

Are you new to ECU or to the ATMP program?

Are you a current student and wish to continue in the ATMP program?

IMPORTANT: Continuing students are required complete the online ATMP Evaluation Survey. This should be completed at the end of every year as it is a requirement to continue accessing the program the following year.

The ATMP Evaluation Survey will be available to complete now.

Become an ATMP Tutor

People interested in becoming a tutor should download and complete the Tutor Registration (Form B) to register their interest, and return it to

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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