Centre for Aboriginal Studies skills development programs
The Centre for Aboriginal Studies (CAS) runs Indigenous-focused courses and research at Curtin, but is also a base on campus for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Regardless of which faculty you are in, you can visit CAS in Building 211 to get support, socialise, attend events, and use the computer lab and common room.
Programs and resources
The Centre for Aboriginal Studies runs the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS), a student-driven tutoring program to help you with your study and prepare for your assignments.
The CAS Deadly Mentoring Program is a free mentoring program available to all students studying at the centre. It’s designed for you to develop and grow, and combines skill-building workshops with social activities.
If you have personal issues that arise during your study, you can see an Aboriginal psychologist for free at Curtin.
As an Indigenous student, you may be eligible for ABSTUDY payments from the government to help support you while you study. ABSTUDY can help you with your costs for education, accommodation, living, travel expenses and prescription medicines.
For more information
If you have a question about academic support and tutoring, contact the Centre for Aboriginal Studies ITAS officer at CAS-ITASAdmin@curtin.edu.au or phone (08) 9266 2893.