The GUMURRII Student Support Unit facilitates the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at Griffith University. ITAS is an academic support initiative of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, which aims to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. PM&C funding covers the costs associated with providing tutors, and there is no charge to the students themselves.
A student 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
To apply for ITAS tuition or to register as a tutor please visit ITAS. Students will be required to create a user account online, upload their confirmation of aboriginality or a signed statutory declaration and request tuition for their required subjects.
Anyone can apply to become a tutor for ITAS. However, the application to become a tutor is not a guarantee of employment. All potential tutors must provide
- Certified copy of your Memorandum of Results
- Curricular Vitae
- Copy of Photo ID (i.e. License, Passport...)
- Photocopy of Blue card or proof of pending application (including Part B and C)*
If you have any further enquiries please contact our ITAS Coordinator Kim Cannon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How it works
Once the application has been lodged, the Learning Assistance Officers (LAO) will interview each applicant on their needs and make an assessment on their eligibility for ITAS tutoring.
Successful applicants are then matched, by the Learning Assistance Officers, with tutors who have skills, knowledge and expertise of the chosen discipline in which tutoring is required.
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.
For more information please see the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.