Ngarara Willim tutoring

Free and specialised tutoring to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

The Ngarara Willim Tutoring Program is managed through the Ngarara Willim Tutoring Portal. To log in, click the button below. 

What is the Ngarara Willim Tutoring Program?

The Ngarara Willim Tutoring Program is a specialised tutorial program funded by the Australian government to improve the education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

Students can apply for:

  • Two hours per week per course/subject during semester (a minimum of three hours of tutoring per fortnight is required)
  • An additional five hours of tutoring for exam preparation.

Tutoring sessions are free, tailored to your needs and can be individual or in a group of students studying the same program.

For more information on our tutoring program, please download our Ngarara Willim Tutoring Program – Student Guide (PDF, 569KB).

Who should apply

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander RMIT students can apply for tutoring, whether you are doing well in your program and just want to keep ahead, or you are looking to improve your grades. New students are particularly encouraged to apply.

Full eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this program, you must be:

  • An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student enrolled in a study program with RMIT University. Please note, you must be able to confirm your Indigenous eligibility
  • Seeking tuition for courses (subjects) in your study program or seeking skills needed to complete your study program
  • Able to demonstrate the likely benefits of the tutoring
  • Have no other forms of assistance available to you.

Other study support

A range of free study support services are available to all RMIT students.

How to apply for tutoring

To apply for tutoring, submit your application using the Ngarara Willim Tutoring Portal.   

Please read the application carefully and ensure you include ALL the required information. For more information on how to apply, please download our Ngarara Willim Tutoring Program – Student Guide (PDF, 569KB).

Once you have submitted your application, you will be matched with a suitable tutor and can commence tutoring.  

Please note, applications take up to two weeks to process.

Book a tutoring session

Once you have been matched with a tutor, you can book sessions with them face-to-face or online. It is the students responsibility to book sessions with their tutor.

You can book face-to-face sessions via the the Ngarara Willim Tutoring Portal, and online sessions by following the steps in the Guide to booking a online tutoring session via Microsoft Teams (PDF, 1MB).

For more information on tutoring sessions, please download our Ngarara Willim Tutoring Program – Student Guide (PDF, 569KB).

Who can become a Ngarara Willim tutor?

Tutors must be:

  • Qualified in a relevant discipline, trade or profession. For more information, please refer to the Tutor Selection Criteria and Position Description (PDF, 267KB)
  • OR a student with a sound record of academic progress in the courses they propose to tutor and meets additional requirements
  • AND be eligible to work in Australia
  • AND have a current Working with Children Check (or equivalent).

Tutors cannot:

  • Be the assessor of the student they are tutoring 
  • Be a member of the potential student's immediate or de facto family 
  • Have a business or employment relationship with the student.

How to apply to be a tutor

You can apply to become a tutor by submitting an application using the Ngarara Willim Tutoring Portal.

For more information, please download our Tutor Guide (PDF, 710KB). If you have any additional questions, please email

More information

For more information, please download our Ngarara Willim Tutoring Program – Student Guide (PDF, 569KB) or email

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