It’s important to TAFE NSW Western Institute that all of our students can participate productively in the education and training provided across our campuses. To make everyone feel comfortable learning with us, we offer a broad range of support services to our students. This ensures that our teaching environments are safe, enjoyable and conducive to learning.
Student support services across Western Institute include:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support Services
Western Institute has the largest Aboriginal enrolment in TAFE NSW and our Aboriginal Education Coordinators can tailor TAFE courses to meet the specific employment and educational needs of our Aboriginal students and Aboriginal communities. For more information, go to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support Services.
Counselling and Career Services
Western Institute Counsellors offer career and educational counselling to current and prospective students. Our Counsellors have an extensive knowledge of TAFE NSW programs and services, as well as other educational and vocational pathways. For more information, go to Counselling and Career Services.
Services for Students with Disabilities
Western Institute employs specialist Consultants for Students with Disabilities to ensure that people with a disability have equal access to our education and training. Our disabilities services are available to both enrolled and prospective students who have a disability. For more information, go to Disability Support Services.
RUReady for training?
TAFE Western is implementing RUReady in 2014 to provide a wraparound support service to identify and address core skills gaps that may impact on a learner’s ability to complete their chosen course of study. For more information, go to RUReady for training?
Western Institute offers a comprehensive library service to all of our enrolled students and provides you with automatic borrowing privileges to the extensive TAFE NSW Library network of more than 100 TAFE Libraries. For more information, go to TAFE Libraries.
Students planning to study at TAFE in 2014 can find out what Federal Government assistance is available to them by logging on to the new Study Assist website.
The website includes Information on available courses that students can study, Information on student loans available under the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP); and Information on Student Income Support options such as Youth Allowance.
Visit the Study Assist website at: www.studyassist.gov.au
Online Study Support Service
Students enrolling at TAFE Western this year will be able to benefit from a free online tutoring support service that will help them complete their course and succeed in their chosen studies regardless of where they live.
The online tutor service will provide valuable support to all students, particularly those who do not have face to face classes, and are not coming to a campus regularly as they are studying an online course or studying via distance education. For more information go to online study support.
Find out more here.