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Indigenous Student Services – Tutorial Support

The University’s Indigenous Student Services– Tutorial Support (TS) Program provides free individual and group tutoring to eligible Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) students enrolled in both Higher Education undergraduate and Postgraduate by coursework and Vocational Education and Training courses.

Funded by the Australian Government and co-ordinated by CDU’s Tutorial Support team, the Program aims to improve 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 Support Online

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for Tutorial Support assistance a student must be:

  • 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
  • currently be enrolled in an awarded Certificate III or higher CDU course.

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

Tutorial Support Hours

Tutoring hours can range from 1 – 6 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 by the office.

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

The Program Tutors are highly valued and are an 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 Registration Form (opens in new window).

Alternatively the Tutor Registration Form (PDF 107KB) can be downloaded and returned 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.

Tutor Quick Links

Contact the Tutorial Support Team

E: ts@cdu.edu.au | L: Gurinbey Centre, Casuarina Campus Blue 2.1.21

Tania Westcott
TS - Project Assistant
T: 08 8946 7606

Yasmin Crawshaw
TS - Project Officer
T: 08 8946 6844
E: yasmin.crawshaw@cdu.edu.au

Jessica Procak
Indigenous Grants Assistant Manager
T: 08 8946 6422
E: jessica.procak@cdu.edu.au