Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS)

Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme

The Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) is an academic support initiative of the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE), which aims to improve educational outcomes for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Tutors are recruited and appointed to eligible students by Woolyungah Indigenous Centre.

ITAS tutoring is conducted one on one or in small groups. Each eligible student can receive 2 hours per week, for each subject. Extra hours are available for exam preparation. As ITAS is supplementary students are required to attend regular lectures and tutorials as set out in the subject outline. 

ITAS GuidePDF 2.40 MB 

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for a tutor under the ITAS scheme the applicant must be:

  • An Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, who identifies as such and is accepted in the community in which he/she lives or has lived;
  • Enrolled in formal Education at the University of Wollongong; and
  • Assessed as requiring tutorial assistance in order to achieve satisfactory academic results.

To apply for ITAS please complete a Student Application Form and return it to Woolyungah Indigenous Centre.

ITAS STUDENT Application FormPDF 639 KB 

Are you interested in being a tutor with the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS)? 

Woolyungah Indigenous Centre recruits tertiary students and suitably qualified professionals to work as tutors for Indigenous Australian students. Tertiary students must be at least two academic years ahead of their student. Tutors are engaged as casual employees of the University at paid per hour.

If you would like to apply to be a tutor with Woolyungah Indigenous Centre under the ITAS scheme please contact us.
Building 30, University of Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4221 3776 Email:

Last reviewed: 7 April, 2015
Building 30
University of Wollongong
Northfields Avenue
Wollongong NSW 2522
Ph: (02) 4221 3776 
Fax: (02) 4221 4244