IAM Mentor Application Form

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IAM Mentors provide tuition and mentoring to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in a program of study at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

This involves working with students to develop study and time management skills, researching and referencing skills, and with assignment presentation, assessment analysis, and establishing links to other USC academic services.

IAM Mentors are engaged for the duration of a semester on a casual basis. All mentoring activities take place at one of USC campuses or learning hubs.

IAM Mentor selection criteria

  1. A degree (or be currently studying a tertiary degree) with a GPA of at least 5.0 in the previous two semesters.
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to successfully communicate with a diverse range of people.
  3. The ability to work in a team environment.
  4. Strong time management skills and organisational abilities.
  5. Sound computer literacy and reporting skills.
  6. An understanding of students’ educational needs and the demonstrated ability to empower their educational engagement is highly desirable.

Additionally, all IAM Mentors must be willing and available to undertake USC’s Indigenous Cultural Awareness training upon commencement of their appointment.

Mentor registration

Those who wish to become an IAM Mentor including all those who have previously been a tutor with other programs, must register and supply supporting documentation each semester to be considered for appointment. The completion of this paperwork does not guarantee employment.

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The University of the Sunshine Coast is collecting the information on this form to carry out is functions under the University of the Sunshine Coast Act 1998. The University may disclose some, or all of this information to appropriate agencies. For clarification refer to the University’s Information Privacy Policy.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Form submission may take a few seconds. As confirmation of receipt, a copy of your request will be forwarded to your email address within the next few minutes. Please contact iam@usc.edu.au if you have any questions.

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