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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tutorial Assistance Program (ATSITAP) is funded by the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet (PM&C) to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students' learning at Griffith University. The goal of ATSITAP is to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students so they can achieve results which are similar to non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) funding covers the cost of tuition so there is no cost to individual students.

The following policy and related procedures for ATSITAP reflect the requirements of the PM&C Guidelines within the Griffith University environment. GUMURRII Student Support Unit (SSU) and other Griffith University staff are required to follow these policy and procedures to ensure delivery of an effective Tutorial Assistance Program.

How it works:

Once the application has been lodged, a learning needs assessment is conducted by the Learning Assistance Officer (LAO).

Successful applicants are then matched, by the Learning Assistance Officers (LAO), with tutors who have skills, knowledge and expertise of the chosen discipline in which tutoring is required.

The student is required to arrange a meeting with the tutor; when meeting face-to-face is not possible, telephone and email are used for tutor/student communication. In the first meeting, timetables will be organised, aims and objectives discussed and the outcomes desired by the student.

The LAO will maintain constant contact with both student and tutor to gather progress updates and feedback. Any concerns that students or tutors may have, should be raised with the LAO.

Please remember:

ATSITAP has been established to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in achieving the best possible outcomes in their courses. Effective program delivery depends on assessment of student eligibility and prioritisation of funds according to need, recruitment and matching of suitable tutors.

Student Application

To be eligible for ATSITAP as a student, you must:

  • Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Be accepted as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which he/she lives or has lived
  • Be enrolled in full time or part time formal study leading to a degree or other qualifications at Griffith University; or
  • Be accepted for enrolment in a course that commences within one month of lodging an application for assistance

Tutor Registration

Anyone can apply to become a tutor for ATSITAP. However, the application to become a tutor is a competitive process and is not a guarantee of employment. If you feel you have the necessary qualifications or experience to be a suitable tutor please register using the link below. All potential tutors must have:

  • Certified copy of your Memorandum of Results
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Photo ID (i.e. Licence, Passport...)
  • Photocopy of Blue card or proof of pending application (including Part B & C)*