Mentoring Programs

Wirltu Yarlu Academic Mentoring Program

The Wirltu Yarlu Academic Mentoring Program (WYAMP) forms an integral part of our Student Success Strategy.

WYAMP is a tailored tutorial program that provides culturally appropriate and course specific mentoring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait students enrolled at the University of Adelaide at no cost. Most students are eligible for up to two hours of mentoring per week in each of their subjects.

By accessing the WYAMP program, students are able to get support with coursework, referencing, exam revision and broader study and research skills. Engagement with mentors is flexible, with students able to access this support in person, online or via telephone or skype. 

Using Vygo, our mentoring management software, students are able to search for a mentor suitable to assist them with their coursework. Students and mentors can engage through Vygo, or can meet face-to-face.

Students in their first year of tertiary study are especially encouraged to make use of this service. WYAMP is part of the Commonwealth’s Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP) and as such incurs no costs for students. 

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  • Academic mentor requirements

    Mentors work one-on-one with students to assist with coursework, assignments and study skills. These sessions are student driven and determined by their academic needs.

    Mentors and students are paired by Wirltu Yarlu and it is up to the mentor and student to decide on an appropriate meeting place and time.

    Mentors are expected to pass on skills needed by students to develop academically, and foster the student’s independent learning skills. The aim of the program is to assist students to be successful in their educational journey.

    If you are interested in being a mentor you need to have either:

    • a Bachelor’s qualification (or higher), or
    • be in their third year of their Bachelor’s degree

    and will also need to provide:

    • current DCSI/ WWC clearance (this is a clearance for Working with Children and Vulnerable Persons)
    • academic transcript (University of Adelaide Unofficial transcript is accepted)
    • resume and CV
    • proof of ID

Karnkanthi Indigenous Education Program

The Karnkanthi Indigenous Education Program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in years 10, 11 & 12/13 who aspire to go to university. The program provides social, cultural and academic support to its students, with the aim of setting them up as successful university students.

The academic support that we offer includes our Academic Mentoring Program. This involves two hours of private tutoring per subject, per week.

The mentoring mainly occurs out of school hours via FaceTime/Skype due to its convenience for our students. These sessions are student driven and determined by their academic needs.

Using Vygo, our mentoring management software, students are able to search for a mentor suitable to assist them with their coursework. Students and mentors can engage through Vygo, or can meet face-to-face.

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  • Karnkanthi mentor requirements

    The Karnkanthi Indigenous Education Program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in years 10, 11 & 12/13 who aspire to go to university.

    • Mentors are involved in two hours of private tutoring, per subject, per week.
    • Mentoring mainly occurs out of school hours via FaceTime and/or Skype. 
    • Sessions are student drivem and determined by their academic needs. 
    • Mentors and students are paired by Wirltu Yarlu but it is up to the mentor and student to determine their meeting place/time. 

    If you are interested in being a mentor you need to either be:

    • a qualified teacher, or
    • in your final year Bachelor/Master of Teaching, or
    • a qualified tutor

    and will also need to provide:

    • current DCSI/ WWC clearance (this is a clearance for Working with Children and Vulnerable Persons)
    • academic transcript (University of Adelaide Unofficial transcript is accepted)
    • resume and CV
    • proof of ID