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Student services and support

Students come from a diversity of backgrounds and with individual needs. We aim to provide each student with the support they need to complete their chosen course and establish a positive platform for their future.

Some assistance initiatives include

Aboriginal programs

The college works in conjunction with Aboriginal communities in the Great Southern and South West regions of WA to identify training and community development needs. We deliver relevant, training programs in a sensitive and culturally appropriate manner.  We also work with industry and the Aboriginal community to provide customised training programs that develop employment opportunities. 

South Regional TAFE's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has been developed with the endorsement of the local Noongar communities to form a partnership that will enable us to work together and ensure better outcomes for our students.  The college's Aboriginal Training Plan details the college's objectives and approaches.  Click on links to view the RAP or Training Plan.

South Regional TAFE’s Aboriginal Programs branch works in partnership with the college’s Aboriginal Education, Employment and Training Committee. This enables us to develop effective programs to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's participation in education and improve their employment outcomes.

Our priority is to support Aboriginal student enrolment and to ensure that Aboriginal people receive the support they need to graduate.  Click on the campus name for further information on the services provided:

We are here to help you with:

Course information and selection
Study assistance
Tutoring support
Mentoring
Abstudy
Fees and payments

Aboriginal Programs staff can be contacted on:

9892 8723  Albany
9892 7503  Albany
9780 7216   Bunbury
9821 6402  Katanning
9881 9000  Narrogin

Career guidance

 Training at South Regional TAFE can be the catalyst for a great career. Many of our courses are nationally accredited and some will even open doors for you abroad. Why don't you drop in and chat with our friendly team.

Career Guidance staff at the college are committed to equipping students with the skills and links to accessing employment. We offer free advice  to current and prospective students on a variety of employment-related matters.

Our staff are qualified to assist you with career planning and goal setting, informally or using recognised tools and programs. 

We will provide you with information about:

  • the college's application process
  • learning support
  • course articulation and further study options
  • skills recognition and credit transfer.

We have a range of course brochures which make it easy to see how training and learning can help you achieve your career dreams.

For any matters outside our expertise, we can refer you to more specialised staff, agencies and services.

Counselling Services 

A counselling service is available to all enrolled students. The service provides support for students who are experiencing difficulties that are impacting on their study.

Students may consult a male or female counsellor for up to three sessions at South Regional TAFE's expense. Further counselling provided by the college is subject to the approval of the Managing Director on advice from the counselling service. Generally, ongoing treatment is at the expense of the student.

Counselling is offered through a panel of experienced and professional counsellors.

The college maintains a list of counsellors who provide support for students.  Appointments are confidential and can be made directly with the service providers.

Disability Support  

South Regional TAFE welcomes all students and promotes an accessible and inclusive learning environment.

If you have a disability, medical condition, mental health condition or learning difficulty, you can use our free and confidential services to ensure you have access, support and equal opportunity to participate and succeed in your training course.  View our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2021 (DAIP) Word or PDF

This support is available on all campuses. We encourage you to contact the college’s Student Services staff or Disability Officer to talk about the assistance you may need. Appointments can be made for regional campuses. We will work with you to meet your study needs.  

Support may include:  

  • Assistance with course selection and enrolment
  • Orientation to the college and facilities
  • Access to facilities and parking
  • Individual study support such as a note-taker, tutor or in-class assistant
  • Adaptive technology and software
  • Specialised and ergonomic equipment
  • Alternative formats for learning materials
  • Ongoing support
  • Assessment alternatives and adjustments.

Assistance Animals

An assistance animal may accompany a person with a disability to South Regional TAFE.

Please contact Student Services staff or the Disability Liaison Officer to make arrangements for your assistance animal to accompany you to classes. You will be asked to provide evidence that your animal is an assistance animal, and is trained to meet hygiene and behaviour standards.

Transition to Training

Many students have a disability, medical condition or mental illness that may impact on their studies and learning.

The Disability Liaison Officer and Student Services staff at South Regional TAFE can assist teachers, parents and students to plan for a successful transition to study at TAFE.

Transition planning may include:

  • Planning careers and training at the college
  • Visiting the campus and classrooms
  • Meeting the Disability Liaison Officer, Student Services staff  and course lecturers
  • Talking about how the student’s disability or medical condition impacts on their study, and what works best for them
  • Exploring assistive technologies, software and apps.

What Next?

Contact South Regional TAFE Student Services staff Bunbury campus – on 9780 7245 or email StudentServices@srtafe.wa.edu.au  or Disability Liaison Officer  Albany campus 9892 8741 or email.

All enquiries are confidential.

 pastoral care

 The college offers pastoral care and associated support services through its on-campus YouthCARE chaplaincy.  

Pastoral care means helping and caring for people in the community through listening, supporting, encouraging and befriending.  

The chaplaincy provides confidential help for students facing emotional, spiritual and practical challenges in their studying, working or everyday lives.  

The chaplaincy can also refer you to outside support groups such as:

  • Young House
  • Food Bank Australia
  • Anglicare
  • Headspace
  • Beyond Blue.

The college also maintains a list of counsellors who provide support for students. Appointments are confidential and can be made directly with the service providers.

 Study Skills Support

South Regional TAFE wants to make learning a successful and rewarding experience for all students. If you are having difficulties with your course, speak to your lecturer.

If you are studying at the college and become unwell or exceptional family or work circumstances disrupt your study, talk to your course coordinator about making flexible arrangements to continue your studies.

To find out more about how we can help you succeed, contact our Student Services staff or the Disability Liaison Officer.

All enquiries are confidential.

 

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A complete list of electronic resources is available through Student portal.

Learning Styles  This quiz will help you find out how you learn best.  What senses you use to learn?  Knowing this will help you choose learning and study strategies that suit your learning style.

RMIT Learning Lab/Study Skills  A resource to help improve your study, writing and math skills through interactive tutorials and printable handouts.

UNSW Academic Skills  Online printable self-help guide to improve your study skills including referencing, report writing, grammar, oral presentation and more.

 

Read Write Now!

Need some extra help with your course material?

Read Write Now, a community organisation, can link you with a skilled volunteer tutor to work with you on your course or workplace requirements.

Read Write Now volunteer tutors provide free one-to-one assistance to adults wanting to improve their reading, writing, spelling, maths and IT skills.

Call Read Write Now on 1800 018 802

 

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Page last updated March 23, 2017