Aboriginal Tutorial Program


The Aboriginal Tutorial Program (ATP) offers Aboriginal students access to ATP Tutors, free of charge, across UniSA’s metropolitan and regional locations through face-to-face or online sessions.

Working closely with Wirringka Student Services, ATP Tutors have skills and experience in a wide range of study areas. They are available to meet with students to assist with study and workload demands, and to provide tailored support and encouragement to assist with the development of independent study skills.

In addition to 1:1 support, we currently offer ATP Drop-In Sessions throughout the SWOTVAC and examination period. During this time, you’ll be able to meet our ATP Tutors on-campus and receive guidance and support with your exams and/or assessments. See tutor availability on your campus below.

ATP Drop-In Schedule


Any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student enrolled in a pathway, undergraduate or postgraduate program at UniSA is eligible to access ATP support- including UniSA Online and OUA students.

How to apply

To register your interest in receiving support from the Aboriginal Tutorial Program, please email wirringka@unisa.edu.au or contact one of our Aboriginal Student (and Community) Engagement Officers.

After registering, an Aboriginal Student (and Community) Engagement Officer (ASEO/ASCEO) will contact you to ask a few questions that will help match you with the most appropriate ATP Tutor to best suit your study needs. You will then be introduced to the ATP Tutor via email to arrange a time to meet and commence tutoring.


ATP Tutors have the skills and knowledge to help you in a wide range of study areas, including semester planning, time management skills, understanding course content, assignment planning, academic writing and referencing, test and exam preparation, placement preparation, math calculations, and research approaches, techniques and skills.

ATP Tutors will NOT be able to type for you or conduct research on your behalf.

Most ATP tutoring takes place at a UniSA campus in one of our designated Wirringka study centres. If you’re unable to attend on campus, tutorial sessions can be conducted at a public space such as a library or café, OR remotely via email, phone or video call. ATP tutoring must not be conducted at private residences.

If you need to postpone or cancel a tutorial session, it is important to contact your ATP Tutor as soon as possible. Out of respect for your tutor and other students, it is expected that you give a minimum of 24 hours’ notice. 

If you are unable to contact your ATP Tutor, please reach out to your local ASEO/ASCEO or the Coordinator: Aboriginal Tutorial Program. If you do not give notice, a ‘no show’ will be recorded and your ATP Tutor or a member of staff will be in contact to check on your wellbeing and/or to reschedule the session for a more convenient time.

If your ATP Tutor does not attend a scheduled session, please contact your ASEO/ASCEO immediately, or the Coordinator: Aboriginal Tutorial Program.

Download the ATP Student Handbook  below to learn more about what the program has to offer.

ATP Student Handbook 

Student and Tutor Testimonials

Caroline Legoe-Man is an experienced tutor, with an academic background in both media studies and social sciences. One of her students is Kylie Watkins, a Bachelor of Media Arts student. From the beginning Kylie was apprehensive about the course and her abilities.

“Having Caroline to help, especially with understanding the technical aspects, has made a huge difference to my studies.”

For Caroline: “It has been really fulfilling for me to see how students have embraced the ATP and have made huge advances in all aspects of their study – in both character traits that make a good student, and their study outcomes.”

Apply to Become an ATP Tutor

Interested in providing tailored learning support to Aboriginal students to maximise learning outcomes and achieve their full potential? Want to work closely with UniSA’s student services and gain valuable experience in tutoring and academia?

To register your interest in becoming an ATP Tutor:

  1. Read the position description document for full details and requirements of the role.

  2. Email your expression of interest to wirringka@unisa.edu.au with a copy of your cover letter, CV/resume and valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) attached.


Need further assistance?

Contact Campus Central

Your one-stop-shop for student services. UniSA general enquiries: 1300 301 703.