In limited circumstances, appointments may be available on campus; please discuss your needs directly with the Counselling team during your initial phone/online appointment.
Student Services provides a free and confidential face to face and telephone Counselling and Welfare support to all enrolled students onshore in Australia. Counselling is available to assist you with any issue that affects your studies. The Counsellors will listen to your concerns and assist in exploring options and solutions that suit your needs.
The Counsellors are a team of highly skilled and caring professionals, who can assist you to reach your goals. They can support you to build the confidence and resilience needed on this journey. Student Services provides a safe, private and confidential space for students to access assistance.
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 assist you in developing skills to help you with your study (study skills, time management, coping strategies). We will refer you to appropriate agencies when specialist or ongoing support is required.
We can support students with a wide range of issues, including:
TAFE SA Counsellors are located on most regional and metropolitan campuses. Counselling and Welfare Services are available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
To make an appointment, contact your local campus, ring 08 8463 5082 or email Student Services.
thedesk - Online wellbeing support for TAFE SA studentsthedesk is an online student resource to support mental and physical health and wellbeing with a range of modules and tools to help you with your studies (accessed using your TAFESA email address)
Studiosity - Online tutoring support for TAFE SA students
Black dog institute - Depression and anxiety information and resources
Beyond Blue - Mental health support for those feeling anxiety, distress and concern in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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
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:
Student Critical Incident PolicyInternational Students Support: Incident Protocol
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.
Freecall 1800 882 661