Student Services provides a free and confidential Counselling and Welfare support to all enrolled students in a safe, private and confidential space.
Counselling is available to assist you with any issue that affects your studies. They can support you to build the confidence and resilience needed on this journeyThe Counsellors are a team of highly skilled and caring professionals, who can assist you to reach your goals. The Counsellors will listen to your concerns and assist in exploring options and solutions that suit your needs.
Enrolled students can book a telephone or online (Microsoft Teams) appointment using this link, or by calling TAFE SA Customer Support on 1800 882 661.
We can support students with a wide range of issues, including:
TAFE SA Counsellors will listen to you and treat you with respect.
We will work with you to help resolve any issues that are impacting on you being successful with your studies.
We will refer you to appropriate agencies when specialist or ongoing support is required.
Be ready to bounce back when times get tough by:1. Aiming for success, not perfection2. Maintaining balance in your life3. Finding ways of connecting with others4. Being kind to yourself5. Learning strategies to cope with stress6. Taking action to solve problems early
There are a number of resources and services to assist students, and we encourage all of the TAFE SA community to work together to ensure TAFE SA remains a welcoming and safe space for everyone.
Visit our Student Safety and Wellbeing page for further information and resources.
Black dog institute - Depression and anxiety information and resources
Beyond Blue - Support and information on depression, suicide, anxiety, and other related mental illnesses. Helping everyone in Australia, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Critical incidents are traumatic events occurring on or off campus (within or outside Australia) which significantly impact or threaten to significantly impact student wellbeing by causing extreme stress, fear or injury.
In an emergency situation first call 000 for Emergency Services.
To report a Critical Incident impacting TAFE SA student/s please contact:
In order to provide effective support, and to monitor the impact of the services provided, information may be recorded and stored by Student Services. Non-sensitive information may, on occasion, be disclosed to other relevant TAFE SA staff and funding bodies for the purpose of providing and monitoring educational support. Personal, sensitive information collected by Student Services staff within a student counselling context is recorded to enable effective monitoring and delivery of counselling support by the Student Services team. Counselling records will not be used for other purposes unless client consent has been provided, or where there is a legal requirement to do so.
Nurse and Midwife Support for confidential advice and referral. Available to all nurses and midwives, nursing and midwifery students, employers and educators. This third party service can be accessed in addition to TAFE SA’s student support services and employment services.
These services provide support around Women’s Health, Mental Health, Domestic & Family Violence, information provision, financial support, materials support, housing, parenting support and connecting with community services.
These services provide support around Men’s health and wellbeing, mental health, support groups, information provision and parenting.
These services provide information and support around housing, parenting, materials support, counselling, Domestic & Family Violence, legal support and community services providers.
Freecall 1800 882 661