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Support Services

Support Services

Careers Counselling

TAFE Counsellors provide a free and confidential service to current or prospective students.

For prospective students, counsellors can provide:

  1. Exploration of career and study options;
  2. Assistance with course selection;
  3. Advice regarding TAFE enrolment and procedures;
  4. Information about support available for students at TAFE.

Enrolled students receive advice and support from TAFE Counsellors in three broad areas:

  • Vocational counselling includes comprehensive career guidance; exploration of further study pathways; resume writing, interview techniques and other job seeking skills.
  • Educational counselling includes assessing learning difficulties and developing intervention strategies and study skills to maximise educational outcomes.
  • Personal counselling includes support for issues that may be interfering with studies at TAFE. Some examples are relationship difficulties, depression, low self-esteem,

Counsellors can provide assistance through:

For Career Advisors, TAFE counsellors can also:

  • Be a point of reference about course related information and requirements;
  • Provide advice regarding alternate schooling options;
  • Visit schools to give group talks about TAFE and post school options / career planning;
  • Participate in school career education workshops and career days;
  • Attend Career expos and other community related events to represent TAFE programs.

TAFE counsellors can also work with School Career Advisors and other staff to assist with:

  • Transition from school to post secondary study;
  • Management plans to provide support with students with particular needs;
  • Developing a program for disengaged and socially disadvantaged students.

Visit our Support Services area for details of additional services offered to our students.

Contact by Training Services NSW
If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.