TasTAFE’s Student Counsellors are experienced and qualified counsellors who understand that personal matters can sometimes interfere with your ability to learn and/or complete your training.

Our service is free and confidential, and we will work with you to explore options and solutions to any personal or educational issues that may have an impact on your studies at TasTAFE.

Counselling services may include:

  • working with you to overcome personal issues affecting your studies
  • helping with strategies for coping with study stress, anxiety and depression
  • linking you to study support
  • providing advice and support if you are dealing with crisis and/or trauma
  • providing information on financial assistance
  • assisting with conflict resolution and problem solving
  • providing advice and support for undertaking a grievance process
  • advocating for your rights through TasTAFE
  • connecting you with student support groups
  • supporting you to understand your responsibilities within TasTAFE.


As part of our counselling services, we can also refer you to appropriate agencies when specialist or ongoing support is required in relation to:

  • legal, health, accommodation, financial and welfare needs
  • linking apprentices and trainees into the mentoring support available through your Apprenticeship Network Provider
  • helping apprentices or trainees find the right support to address concerns around your training contract rights and responsibilities.

Make an appointment

Make an appointment today with one of our Student Counsellors by calling 1300 655 307 or simply email us your query. A Student Support team member will respond to your email or meet with you for a phone appointment. Please ensure you're ready for your phone or email appointment by following our handy guide.

Other support

There are a range of other external support services available, some of which are available 24 hours a day/seven days a week.