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 Tutor Registration Form (PDF 107KB). This must be 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.

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Contact the Tutorial Support Team

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

Jasmine Wagner
TS - Project Assistant
T: 08 8946 7606
E: jasmine.wagner@cdu.edu.au

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

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.

Section 1 - Tutor Details
Please upload a copy of your Orche Card or lodgement receipt. If you are selected as a tutor with the Program this must be received before any tutoring can commence.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png pdf.

Contact Details

Home Address

Postal Address (If different to your Home Address)

Section 2 – Tutor Qualifications and Formal Training
List your highest education qualification first
Upload a certified copy of your qualifications or a copy of your academic transcript. Upload as many that may be relevant.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf.
State which disciplines, skills and experience that may be more specific to your qualifications and you are able to tutor, including any previous work with Indigenous people:
Or, upload a cover letter outlining the above information.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.
Please upload a certified copy of photo identification.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png pdf.
Please upload a copy of your current Resume or CV
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.
Section 3 – Availability and Preferred Contact
Section 4 – Declaration and Signature
  1. I declare that the information I have provided on this registration form is true and complete.
  2. I acknowledge that the submitting of this information is considered an electronic signature.
  3. I understand that registering as a tutor with the Program does not guarantee employment.   
  4. I agree for the contracted students to receive and contact me on my preferred contact details.
  5. I acknowledge that while I am employed as a casual tutorial support staff member, I will comply with the rules, procedures, policies, Tutor Guidelines and by-laws of the University, as amended from time to time.
  6. I agree to complete the Student Assessment Plan and any other required forms requested by the TS team.
  7. I understand that the University may disclose personal information to Commonwealth, State or Territory agencies where required by law or for program reporting and monitoring purposes.
  8. I understand that giving false or misleading information is a serious offence resulting in contract cancellation and exclusion from the Program; and may incur in a debt to the Commonwealth or the provider or both if I receive assistance or payment that I should not have received.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.