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The Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP) will connect you with a qualified tutor for personalised academic support. Receive two hours of tuition per week for each unit you're studying. IASP is provided at no cost to eligible Indigenous students.

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The Indigenous Academic Success Program offers staff the opportunity to expand their tutoring role at Swinburne by working one-on-one with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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Who can apply for tutoring?  

We invite all Indigenous students at Swinburne, including students enrolled in Vocational Education and Training (TAFE courses) and Swinburne Online, to apply.

You must identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who is enrolled at Swinburne to be eligible for IASP tutoring.

What are the conditions of participation?  

Students in the IASP program are required to engage respectfully, responsibly and honestly. This means respecting tutorial sessions – if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please let your tutor know at least four hours in advance. 

At the end of each tutoring session, students must sign the IASP Tutoring Log [DOCX 66KB].

Connect with a qualified tutor to help with your studies as an Indigenous student.

How do I apply?

To apply for the Indigenous Academic Success Program, please lodge an online application.

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Further information

We encourage students to apply before the start of each semester.

The Indigenous Student Services team will match you with a tutor who suits your nominated units of study. You'll receive an email with your tutor's details, so you can reach out and schedule your tutoring sessions.

Tutoring cannot commence without written permission from the Indigenous Student Services team, regardless of whether you have already worked with a tutor before.

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The story of this painting named Awabakal is underpinned by the four principles of the Indigenous Student Charter, which are expressed as four message sticks holding the knowledges of Being and Becoming, Being and Belonging, Cultural Responsiveness, and Indigenous Perspectives and Standpoints.

The emu and kangaroo tracks

The tracks on the message sticks represent the students' journey forward mimicking the gait of the emu and kangaroo as they are both only able to walk forward.

The manna gum leaves

The leaves represent our connection to land, the beautiful lands of the Wurundjeri people.

The circle

The circle supporting the message sticks represents the coming together to listen and learn to share building strong relationships and understanding the importance of a diverse range of cultural knowledge and perspectives that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students bring.

The red space

The red space represents the importance of nurturing a sense of belonging for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their connections to Mother Earth. The different surrounding dots are supportive of the unique relationship with the wider Swinburne community encouraging connectivity, inclusivity and a profound sense of belonging.

The tree

The tree symbolises a holistic way of teaching and shared ways of being connected. It incorporates growth and an inclusive learning environment.

The journey pathway

The pathway across the painting represents the students' journey, their ways of walking together and respectful shared connections. The circles along the pathways promote active participation and engagement through empowering self-confidence, courage, resilience and strength along their pathways to success.

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If you have any questions about our programs and services, contact the Indigenous Student Services team at

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