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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 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, as outlined in the table below.

Tuition hours available

Study LoadTotal hours per semester
4 Units (Full Time)100 hours/course
3 Units75 hours/course
2 Units50 hours/course
1 Unit25 hours/course

How to apply

Student applications for Semester Two 2020 close on Friday 21 August 2020.

Are you new to ECU or to the ATMP program?

  • If yes, please complete the online application for NEW STUDENTS.

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

  • If yes, please complete the online application for CONTINUING STUDENTS. As of Semester Two 2020, students continuing with the program will no longer have to re-apply using the A form.

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

The 2020 ATMP Evaluation Survey will be available to complete from late September 2020.

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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