Student Counselling & Inclusion

Student Success and Wellbeing provides a free and confidential Counselling and Inclusion 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 journey

The 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.


Connect with our Student Support Team

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.  

Book Appointment 

Following your initial phone/online appointment you can negotiate on-campus appointments with the counsellor where required.


Services we provide

We can support students with a wide range of issues, including:

  • Assisting with personal issues affecting your studies
  • Strategies for coping with study stress, anxiety & depression
  • Developing skills to help with study (study skills, time management, coping strategies)
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Support dealing with crisis & trauma
  • Financial assistance information
  • Conflicts & complaints
  • LGBTIQ+ other culturally diverse counselling support
  • Support with domestic violence issues

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.

Counsellors are available at the following campuses:

Adelaide City
Phone: 08 8463 5082
Mount Gambier
Phone: 08 8735 1555
Phone: 08 8348 4444
Barossa Valley
Phone: 08 8562 0500
Murray Bridge
Phone: 8535 6555
Phone 08 8207 9800
Phone: 08 8207 9700
Phone: 08 8207 3900
Phone: 08 8207 2800
Gilles Plains 
Phone: 08 8207 1100
Port Augusta
Phone: 08 8648 9922
Phone: 08 8372 6800
Mount Barker 
Phone: 08 8391 7333
Port Pirie
Phone: 08 8638 4222
Phone: 08 8648 8788

The Resilience Factor

Be ready to bounce back when times get tough by:
1.   Aiming for success, not perfection
2.   Maintaining balance in your life
3.   Finding ways of connecting with others
4.   Being kind to yourself
5.   Learning strategies to cope with stress
6.   Taking action to solve problems early

Visit our Student Success and Wellbeing page for further information about resilience.


Student Safety and Wellbeing

At TAFE SA, we are committed to providing a respectful, safe and positive environment for all our students, staff and visitors.

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.

Crisis & Emergency contacts

Self Help 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

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:

  • Campus Security
  • A senior staff member on campus
  • Call TAFE SA on 1800 882 661 to notify Student Services
  • For international students on a student visa only please call International Student Support Consultant on 0434 078 881 (after hours)

Confidentiality & Privacy

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.

The use and/or disclosure of personal information by Student Services is undertaken in accordance with the SA State Government Information Privacy Principles and TAFE SA’s Privacy Policy.

Additional support

Your Safety And Wellbeing At TAFE SA

At TAFE SA, we are committed to providing a respectful, safe and positive environment for all of our students, staff and visitors.
Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP)

TAFE SA's 2020-2024 Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) is now available.


In support of RUOK? Day on 10 September, TAFE SA invites students to join our "Little Changes Challenge".
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