Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) tutors & your LMS subjects

The Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) Academic Excellence Program is a specialised tutorial program funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to enhance educational outcomes for Australian Indigenous people. Murrup Barak – Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development administers the ITAS program and employs qualified tutors on a casual basis to work one-to-one with enrolled Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students.

The primary role of the ITAS Tutor is to assist students in order to maximise their academic success. Tutors provide up to 2 hours per subject per week for each student; however this can increase by an 5 additional hours during SWOTVAC and the examination period. Tutors assist students to understand the content and concepts but at no point complete any assessment for the students.

You may soon notice additional registrations appearing within your LMS subjects with this new role of ‘ITAS Tutor’. In line with the above, it is a restricted role in your subject, in the same way that the existing College Tutor role is a ‘read-only’ role. ITAS Tutors may be assigned to undergraduate or postgraduate subjects. The Tutors are granted access to your subject by the University under the auspices of this scheme so that they have access to the subject’s content to aid them in their role.

If you could like further information about the scheme, please refer to

If you have any questions about the ITAS Tutor role, please contact Learning Environments via our support form, and either Learning Environments or Murrup Barak staff will attend to your request as appropriate.

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Written by
Fiona Broussard

Learning Environments support centre