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Indigenous Academic Support News

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Charles Darwin University

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issue 19

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5 ISSUE 19 | September 2009 With access to qualified tutors and CDUs supportive study environment, the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) is designed to help you get through your studies. In past years the ITAS program has supported students from many locations including Alice Springs, Armidale, Brisbane, Darwin, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Palmerston, Sydney and Tennant Creek. No matter where you live, we will do our best to find a tutor for you in your region. Tutorial assistance will help you to: better understand what is expected of you in regard to your assignments manage your time and plan your study get the most out of your study experience so you can reach your full potential. ITAS Tertiary Tuition may be approved: for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are enrolled in a formal training program for an eligible students formal course of study for up to 2 hours per week per subject and up to 5 additional hours in total during exam preparation breaks. For more information, contact Tracy Sariago via email on tracy.sariago@cdu.edu.au or telephone 8946 6479. TUTorS avaIlablE To aSSIST yoU Marc Polain and Lisa Dhurrkay Cheri Williams, Kamara Green and Kathy Arbon cdU STUdENTS aT garma 2009 Indigenous Academic Support Lecturers, Cheri Williams, Kathy Arbon, Betty Ah Kit and Emanuele Tausinga attended Garma 2009 and were delighted to catch up with a number of CDU Indigenous students. Marc Polain from Darwin, was at Garma filming a documentary as part of his Digital Media Studies, whilst local yapa, Lisa Dhurrkay was there representing her employer, Rio Tinto Alcan (Marc and Lisa pictured above). Kamara Green (pictured with Cheri and Kathy) was also kept very busy assisting Association of Northern, Kimberley & Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA) with their display. Marc, Lisa and Kamara are all high acheving students who attend CDU and we are very proud of them. aTTENTIoN NUrSINg STUdENTS The 11th National Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Congress of Aborginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses (CATSIN) takes place in Melbourne Victoria 16 -18 September. Registration is $450 but Student Nurse members of CATSIN are encouraged to attend and can apply to be financially assisted. For further information please contact conference organisers Wyeth Clinical Meetings Service, Kim Edmonds on (02) 8850 8318 or email edmondk@wyeth.com You can also check out the website www.indiginet.com. au/catsin See also page 10 for further information about CATSIN.