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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.

Student Support is coordinated by staff at our two largest campuses. Their contact details are:

Albany campus 6371 3722 or email Bunbury campus 6371 3100 or 0417 937 894 or email 

Some assistance initiatives include


Our priority is to support Aboriginal students through enrolment and to ensure that Aboriginal people receive the support they need to graduate.  

Visit our Aboriginal Programs page for full details of our services.


Course Information Services offer very helpful advice about courses you are interested in, as well as entrance requirement checks and application assistance.

Their services include:

  • Accurate information about our courses
  • Assisting how to make an application and meet entrance requirements
  • Training pathways
  • Student support referrals

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You can visit our Course Advisors at either Albany or Bunbury campus, or contact them by phone or email.

For Bunbury, Busselton, Collie, Harvey, Manjimup, Margaret River and Narrogin courses call 6371 3070 (Freecall 1800 621 445) or email 

For Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Katanning and Esperance courses call 6371 3870 (Freecall 1800 675 781) or email


A free student counselling service is available to enrolled students across all 12 campuses who are experiencing any difficulties that may affect their training.

A counsellor will meet with students in person or on the phone, and can also make referrals to community and health support groups and organisations.

There are two counsellors who are each based in Albany and Bunbury.

The service operates between 8:30am to 3:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday each week that classes are scheduled.

How students make an appointment

Albany: Phone 6371 3596, email, or visit the counsellor’s office in D18.

Bunbury: Call 6371 3112, email,  or visit the counsellor’s office in B Block, room B1.10.


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. 

To help us understand your study needs you will need to provide documentation from a health or educational professional that outlines your disability, medical or mental health condition, and its impact on your study at TAFE.

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 6371 3100 or 0417 937 894, or email  

Disability Liaison Officer  Albany campus 6371 3741 or email

All enquiries are confidential.


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.


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


Semester 2 planner word document

Semester 2 planner pdf

Weekly planner word document

Weekly planner pdf



TAFE International Office

The International Office at South Regional TAFE provides support relating to your study or personal issues. College staff will be able to assist you with:

  • Advice on courses and pathways;
  • Your application for continuing enrolment;
  • Advice on change of course/ units pathways;
  • Updating your contact details (i.e. address, email, mobile numbers);
  • Monitoring your class attendance and progress and work with you through an Intervention Strategy in consultation with the lecturer if you are “at risk” of falling behind in your studies;
  • Overseas Student Health Care Information; and
  • Transperth information on public transportation (buses and trains).

International Centre contact details

TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA)

TIWA can also assist with a range of issues relating to your enrolment. You can find helpful information for current students at including:

  • Your enrolment;
  • Forms, publications and policies; and
  • How to pay your fees.

For information about finding accommodation or safety advice for international students please visit the Help and advice section of the TIWA website.

TIWA contact details

9218 2100

Please make sure your email address is up to date as this is our primary method of contact.


Page last updated October 27, 2020