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What is the Indigenous Tutor Scheme

The aim of the Indigenous Tutor Scheme is to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to participate equitably in your chosen field of study. Our tutoring program takes a holistic approach and our tutors are trained to assist with all of your academic needs and with the transition into Bond University. The program is free for eligible students.

Keen to get started? We answer all your questions below! Plus, follow the step-by-step guide to connect with a tutor today.

All the details

To be eligible to apply for the Indigenous Tutor Scheme, you must be:

If you are unsure if you eligible or not, please email [email protected]  

Our tutors take a strengths-based approach to assist with all of your study needs and ease your transition into Bond.

Currently, eligible students may access up to 2 hours per week per subject of tutorial assistance during the teaching period. Where required, a limited number of additional hours can be made available to assist with final assessments each semester.

Typically, tutoring is one-to-one however, small group sessions may also be negotiated. Sessions are arranged at a mutually agreeable time and place either on-campus or virtually through the Limitless Learning app. For on-campus tutoring, students and tutors have access to the Nyombil Centre or other study spaces around campus such as the main library or the business commons. 

Once you follow the steps below to create an account, you just need to select a mentor and send them a message. Your mentor can then message you back and you can continue to send messages through the app.

You can also book in a virtual or an on-campus session within the app.

You will get notifications each time you receive a message.


Absolutely! The Vygo app is as easy to use as any other social media app that you might have on your phone. The app was originally developed by uni students, so they have made sure it runs like a dream.

It is as easy as following the simple steps below and you will be chatting with a tutor in no time!

How to get started

  1. Download the Vygo mobile app from Google Play or the Apple App Store. Or click here to use the web app.

  2. Login with University SSO and follow the sign-up prompts.

  3. Select Indigenous Tutor Scheme as your program and follow the prompts.

  4. You can now view all the tutors!  Read their profile, pick one that suits your needs and send them a message.