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

Student Services provides a free and confidential face to face and telephone Counselling and Welfare support to all enrolled students.  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.

Who we are

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.

Counselling Appointments

TAFE SA Counsellors are located on most regional and metropolitan campuses. Counselling and Welfare Services are available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Appointments can be made by phoning the location closest to you below.

Contact a student counsellor

Counsellors are available at the following campuses. Students on other campuses may receive counselling by calling one of these numbers:

Adelaide City
Phone: 08 8463 5082

Mount Barker 
Phone: 08 8391 7333

Phone 08 8207 9800

Barossa Valley
Phone: 08 8562 0500

Mount Gambier
Phone: 08 8735 1555

Phone: 08 8207 2800

Phone: 08 8595 2600

Phone: 08 8207 3900

Phone: 08 8372 6800

Phone: 08 8207 9700

Port Adelaide
Phone: 08 8303 2656

Victor Harbor 
Phone: 08 8552 0222

Gilles Plains 
Phone: 08 8207 1100

Port Pirie
Phone: 08 8638 4222

Phone: 08 8648 8788

Phone: 08 8821 0400

Phone: 08 8348 4429



Services we provide

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:

  • Assisting with personal issues affecting your studies
  • Strategies for coping with study stress, anxiety & depression
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Support dealing with crisis & trauma
  • Financial assistance information
  • Conflicts & complaints

Self Help Resources

thedesk - Online wellbeing support for TAFE SA students
Studiosity - Online tutoring support for TAFE SA students
Black dog institute - Depression and anxiety information and resources
Beyond blue - Resources for prevention and treatment of mentall illness, and the promotion of wellbeing
Mood Gym - Online Self-help for anxiety and depression

Crisis & Emergency contacts

  • Emergency services (police, fire, ambulance): dial 000 (or 112 from mobile phones)
  • Lifeline (24 hour counselling): 13 11 14
  • Suicide call Back Service: 1300 659 467
  • Mental Health Triage Service (24 hours): 13 14 65
  • Yarrow Place: (24 hours, 7 days a week toll free in SA): 1800 817 421
  • National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service: 1800 737 732 (1800 RESPECT)

Serious incident on campus

If you are involved in or witness a serious or distressing incident on campus please contact Security, Student Services or a senior staff member for assistance.

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 will only be released outside Student Services with the student’s consent, 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.

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