Student Services and Support

Support Services for International Students

International student advisors

Schools have dedicated International Student Advisors (ISAs) to support students in their studies. They provide students with: advice on settling into Tasmania, course selection, orientation, and are the first point of contact if students have problems or questions.

School staff

School staff and teachers can provide help with learning support and school activities as well as safety, health, and wellbeing. Most schools have specialist staff, including course counsellors, social workers, psychologists, and support teachers.

Emergency contact

There is an emergency contact line available 24 hours per day, 7 day per week.

Language and learning support

English support for international students is offered in class for students who require it. Many schools offer different levels of English classes to cater for diverse learning needs.

Pre-departure support

Download the Tasmanian Government Schools pre-departure guide here. The guide covers flights, clothing, cost of living, shopping, transport, and other services.


All international students participate in an orientation. The orientation includes information about support and health services in the community, academic and conduct requirements of a student visa, and available assistance programs.


Schools have modern library and computer facilities used for research and study spaces. Schools have a variety of facilities to support students including career services, design studios, canteens, common areas and fitness and health facilities.

For information on student support at TasTAFE, click here.