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

Academic tutoring (ITAS)

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.

Deadly Mentoring Program

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.

Counselling services

If you have personal issues that arise during your study, you can see an Aboriginal psychologist for free at Curtin.

ABSTUDY financial support

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.

Learn more about ABSTUDY at the Australian Government Department of Human Services website.

Work placements at Curtin

Get valuable work experience and help prepare yourself for your career through the Aboriginal Student Placement Program.

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.