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First Nations Tutorial Support

First Nations Student Services

The University’s Indigenous Student Services Tutorial Support Program provides free individual and group tutoring to eligible Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) students. Students can receive support if enrolled in either Higher Education Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses or Vocational Education and Training courses.

What do tutors help you with?

  • Planning study workloads
  • Understanding assignments and essay questions
  • Effective study skills
  • Research skills
  • Referencing
  • Time management

Funded by the Australian Government and co-ordinated by CDU’s Tutorial Support team, the program aims to increase and maintain the enrolment, progression and completion rates of Indigenous students to the same level as other Australians by providing tuition services to supplement normal teaching efforts and maximise Indigenous education outcomes.

Tutorial Staff

Have questions? Contact the team for answers.

Important tutorial support information

Student eligibility

To be eligible for Tutorial Support a student must:

  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and is accepted in the community in which he/she lives or has lived; and
  • be currently enrolled in an awarded Certificate III or higher CDU course.

Students who are studying a Certificate I or II qualification may only be assisted if the units being undertaken are prerequisite work and part of a course of study leading to the attainment of a Certificate III level or above qualification.

Tutorial support hours

Tutoring can range from 1 – 8 hours per week and each individual contract is determined by the students’ course enrolment and semester/term duration which is identified once the student application is received.

To apply for tutorial support

Students must complete the Tutorial Support Student Application (PDF 194KB) and return to the Tutorial Support Team at their earliest convenience.

The Student Guidelines (PDF 449KB) contain comprehensive student information.

Tutor registration

Tutors are a highly valued and integral part of the Indigenous Student Support portfolio and wider CDU community. All tutors must be culturally aware, have a sound academic background and/or relevant skills and can work positively, productively and sensitively with Indigenous students. 

To register as a tutor, applicants will need to complete the online Tutor Application Form or download and return the pdf form (Tutor Registration Form (PDF 107KB) to the Tutorial Support Team with a:

  • Cover letter identifying demonstrated topic skills and experience;
  • Current Curriculum Vitae;
  • Current Ochre Card or state equivalent;
  • Academic transcript or proof of qualification/s; and
  • Photo identification (passport, license etc.).
  • Qualification and identification documents must be certified by a registered Justice of Peace or Commissioner of Oath unless originals are provided for verification by the Tutorial Support team.

The Tutor Guidelines (PDF 463KB) contains comprehensive tutor information.

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