Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme

Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme

The Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) is an academic initiative of the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE) which aims to improve educational outcomes for Indigenous students by providing supplementary tuition.

ITAS is funded by DIICCSRTE and is administered by Nura Gili.

ITAS functions as an acknowledgement of educational disadvantage, providing supplementary tutorial support to Indigenous Australians in order to increase participation and graduation rates. The scheme enables Indigenous Australian students to access up to a maximum of 2 hours per week per subject additional tutorial assistance during the teaching period and up to a maximum of 5 hours in total during the examination period.


The role of the ITAS tutor is extremely important and highly valued by the Nura Gili Centre for Indigenous Programs. We expect our tutors to be committed to the encouragement of independent learning in their students. Tutors must have empathy towards, and understanding of, a student’s need and an awareness of the resources available to address these needs.

How to get involved

Expression of interest is via email.

First and second year students are not accepted to tutor and undergraduate students are not permitted to tutor subjects completed the year prior.

ITAS tutors must not be a member of the student’s immediate or de facto family, live at the same address or be the student’s official class or subject teacher, lecturer or tutor.




New tutors should attend cultural awareness training provided by Nura Gili. This training normally takes place during semester. Tutors may attend cultural awareness training provided by Nura Gili only once, however tutors are expected to pursue further understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander education and culture on their own initiative.


There is a two hour maximum per subject, per student, per week. There are a maximum 4 students per class.


Availability of activity

Semester - weekdays

Type of activity

Peer tutoring & mentoring

Provider of activity

Nura Gili Indigenous Programs

Interest area

Tutoring & mentoring, Writing & editing

Skills required and/or developed

Academic & scholarly skills, Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Interpersonal & communication

Contacts and more information


Nura Gili


Liam Ridgeway
(Mon - Wed)


[email protected]



02 9385 3805

For more information about co-curricular activities see Gifu-city Advantage.