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Science and Engineering skills development programs

Science and Engineering Literacy (SELL) development program

The SELL Development program can help improve your academic language and writing skills.

They include the SELL Diagnostic (a written diagnostic task) at the commencement of your course, the SELL program, Higher Degree by Research (HDR) SELL, SELL PLUS, and embedded unit instruction.

If you would like to know more about the communication skills programs offered in Science and Engineering, or would like to enrol in SELL, contact the team at

Science Academic Learning Tutors (SALT) program

Science Academic Learning Tutors are volunteer students who can help you with your first-year science units. SALT is a peer support program set up to provide you with help on some of the first-year units. All tutors have excelled in the unit previously.

You can find the SALT timetable and session locations on the Science Students Blackboard.

Engineering Tutor Access Point (ETAP) program

This program allows all Engineering Foundation Year (EFY) students to have access to free peer-to-peer tutoring for first year engineering units.

ETAP will help you reach your full potential by:

  • Providing additional support in a small group
  • Developing your problem-solving skills
  • Clarifying key concepts or applications
  • Extending your feedback on problems or questions
  • Establishing good study habits and support networks

ETAP is not a replacement for your lectures, workshops, or tutorials. Come to your tutoring sessions prepared with questions and / or attempted problems for help in an open, accessible environment.

You can find the ETAP timetable and online sessions on the EFY Blackboard.

For information on ETAPs and SALT, please contact

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