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Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student, the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) can offer individual or group tuition to assist you with your studies.

  1. Overview
  2. ITAS tutors

Overview

ITAS is available to all eligible undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students on a case-by-case basis. Tutoring is available throughout your degree.  

The amount of tutoring you can receive depends on the credit point value of your subject. For example, a six credit point subject is eligible for 28 hours of tutoring per semester, or approximately two hours each week.

You may also be eligible to apply for an extra five hours of exam preparation tutoring at the end of the semester.    

Tutoring can begin once the ITAS coordinator has approved your application.

You can find more information in the ITAS student guidelines (pdf, 301KB) or contact the Mana Yura Student Support Team at itas.support@sydney.edu.au

Eligibility

To apply for ITAS you need to be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. If you have not already done so, you need to provide us with a Certificate of Aboriginality or a statutory declaration. Read our policy on Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity for guidelines.

You also need to be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework course either full time, part time or by distance education.

How to apply

Complete an online application for ITAS tutoring. You can apply for tutoring for more than one unit of study on this application.

If you would like to request a specific tutor, you can do this in your application.

What happens next

Once you have submitted your application, it will be assessed. We will then match you with a tutor who has the relevant skills and knowledge for your unit of study. If you have requested a specific tutor, we will contact them to see if they’re available. 

Once a tutor has been arranged, we will give you their contact details. It is your responsibility to contact them and arrange a suitable time for your tutoring sessions. In some situations we may also arrange for you to meet your tutor before your tutoring starts.

During your first session you should provide your tutor with a copy of your unit of study outline so they have a clear idea of the unit’s content. You also need to complete a Work Program with your tutor. This outlines your goals for the semester and strategies for meeting them.   

Continue your tutoring

You need to apply each semester for any unit of study where you would like tutoring.

If you would like to request your current tutor in another semester, you can do this on your application. Tutoring can only continue with the approval of the ITAS coordinator. 

Last updated: 29 September 2017

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