Aboriginal Programs Assistance Scheme (APAS) is funding that is provided to schools for the employment of tutors to work with identified Aboriginal students. Funding for this program is based on the NAPLAN results of Aboriginal students at the school. In consultation with class room teacher and the Aboriginal Education staff in the school, Aboriginal student’s Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) are used to determine the type of support that individual students require. The APAS tutor supports students with literacy and numeracy with the aim of improving and reaching the targets set for that year. The tutor works with these students one on one or in a classroom setting and communicates with the classroom teacher and Aboriginal Education staff about their progress. This is then looked at, along with their term reports and based on this information a decision is made as to what subject the student is assisted with.