Tutoring For Success (TFS)


Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students studying at Western Sydney University or The College, that are having difficulties and require assistance in their studies, can apply for free tutoring through the Tutoring for Success (TFS) program. TFS enables eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to receive individual or group tuition with qualified tutors in specific subject areas, and in relation to academic skills such as essay writing, study techniques and research skills.

Eligible students may be approved for up to two hours of tutoring per week per subject (to a maximum of 8 hours per week), and if required additional hours of exam preparation tuition during the examination period. Tutoring hours will be approved based on the needs of the student, and subject to the availability of funding.

Students can apply for TFS tutoring by completing an application (see link on this page) and emailing it to TutoringSuccess@westernsydney.edu.au, or by visiting one of our Badanami Centres to access/lodge an application form with the Student Success Officer at your campus.


Any eligible person or student interested in becoming a Tutor for the TFS Program must be either a third year student with a grade point average, or obtain any of the below qualifications.

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Masters/Doctorate

Please register your interest via the following link:

Click here: Tutor Registration

If you are interested in supporting our students and are ensuring they are set up with the best academic outcome please register via the link provided. For casual tutoring purposes only, your employment will be titled 'Academic' as this allows for the correct pay rates to be selected. For further information please find TFS guide for tutors on the right hand column to assist you with any further concerns.

Please note the Badanami Centre will contact registered Tutors to offer specified casual employment based on a student's academic needs and the Tutors academic qualifications and relevant experience. Consequently not all registered Tutors may receive offers of casual employment each Semester.

If offered casual employment with the TFS program, Tutors must comply with the terms of their Casual Employment Authority (CEA) as issued by Badanami. TFS Tutors may only commence tutoring a student as part of the TFS program if they have received, signed and returned a CEA to Badanami.

If you have previously applied for any role with Western Sydney University, please login rather than creating a new account. If you have any problems with this process please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Casual Employment Team on 9678 7575.