In partnership with the Commonwealth government, the Keystones of Success: Supporting our Future Leaders program provides tuition support to eligible Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students.

What's involved

Overview

Keystones of Success can assist with:

  • your academic performance
  • your transition into the job market
  • your transition into postgraduate study.

The program aims to address access by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to higher education and their retention and completion rates through:

  • specialised academic extension activities centred on tutorial assistance
  • academic skills programs
  • one-to-one academic advising
  • contextualised discipline-specific guidance through faculty liaison support.
Applications openApplications can be made at any time throughout the semester
Tutoring start datesWeek 2 of each semester
DeliveryOn campus:
Kelvin Grove
Gardens Point

External
Course contactEmail: keystones.oodgeroo@qut.edu.au
Phone: 1800 645 513

Details

What will the student receive?

  • up to 2 hours per week, per unit, throughout the academic semester delivered face to face or online
  • a total of 5 hours of additional tuition for use during central exam periods.

Our tutors will work with you to develop a Learning for Success plan that's unique to you and your eligible units.

If you're carrying a heavier academic load or seeking additional support, you'll need to make a written submission for special consideration. For more information, contact the Oodgeroo Unit.

If you're concerned about enrolling in a challenging unit, avoid enrolling until you secure tuition.

How much will it cost?

The Keystones of Success Program is free for all eligible Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students.

Expectations

By participating in the Keystones of Success Program you will be asked to:

  • contact your tutor
  • attend weekly sessions with your tutor
  • come prepared to each session with draft work or questions for your tutor.

Requirements

To receive Keystones of Success tuition, you must be:

  • of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • currently enrolled in an award course with QUT
  • be committed to accessing the additional support.

Confirmation of Aboriginality

To be eligible for tuition, you must identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in accordance with the following definitions:

  • of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • identifying as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • accepted as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which you live or have lived.

You'll need to provide the Oodgeroo Unit with formal evidence of your Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and acceptance by an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community. Other forms of evidence will be individually assessed.

Please contact the Oodgeroo Unit to discuss this further if you have any questions.

Priority

Need for academic assistance is assessed on a priority basis.

High priority

A student with a GPA below 4.

A student at risk of failing (including, a student with a minimum GPA 4 but with fail grade/s received in the most recent semester of enrolment or a student repeating a previously failed unit).

A student on academic probation.

A student with a disability, injury or health condition - permanent, temporary, episodic or fluctuating.

Medium priority

First year students.

Elite athletes.

Students with scholarship dependant on GPA requirements.

Final year students with graduating GPA requirements for a formal graduate program.


High priority applications will be assessed first.

Other circumstances of educational need will be individually assessed.

How to apply

Applications can be made at any time throughout the semester; however it is recommended you submit your application by week one to receive tutoring for the duration of the semester.

Step 1: Apply online

Register for tutoring via here.

Alternatively email keystones.oodgeroo@qut.edu.au to be directed to the application form.

Step 2: Gather documentation

If you have identified yourself as being in the high priority areas, or have not yet provided the Oodgeroo Unit with evidence of your heritage, your Learning Support Officer will contact you for further documentation. Other forms of evidence will be individually assessed. Please contact the Oodgeroo Unit for more information.

What happens next

Tutor allocations are made within 14 days of the application being received. Once your allocation has been received, we suggest you make contact with your tutor to organise a weekly time and date for your tutoring session.

Need more information?

If you’ve got questions about Oodgeroo Unit support, contact us.