Advocacy & Allies - Education & Training - Social Groups
About Us: Student Support services are available for all students and aim to make the TasTAFE learning experience easier. We recognise and respect individual differences and value the unique experiences, knowledge and skills that all students bring. TasTAFE has students who come from all parts of Tasmania both rural and urban, from other states of Australia and from many countries across the world and are diverse in gender, gender identity, abilities, caring commitments, languages, ethnicity, cultural background, age, sexual orientation and religious beliefs.
Services We Provide: The TasTAFE Student Support Team assist with specialised advocacy and support for Aboriginal students, International students and students with disabilities and carers obligations. We offer careers advice, counselling services, referrals and support for students with their rights and responsibilities with TasTAFE. Our priority is to create a positive learning environment for all our students, which promotes equality and inclusive practices, is free from bullying, discrimination and harassment, and is supportive of the specific needs of all individuals.
LGBTIQ+ Support: TasTAFE also has Rainbow Action Groups (RAG) for LGBTIQ+ students, staff and their allies across campuses. Rainbow Action Groups offer social support and activities; commemorate key dates of celebration and remembrance and raise awareness about LGBTIQ+ issues. The Student Support Team can advocate for LGBTIQ+ students within a TasTAFE context around issues of diversity and inclusion and can provide information about and referrals to LGBTIQ+ specialised services. The Student Support Team actively support the regional TasTAFE Rainbow Action Groups (RAG). RAG membership is available to students, staff and their allies. Activities differ across the state however examples include, raising awareness about LGBTIQ+ issues, social support and commemorating key LGBTIQ+ events and calendar dates.
Our primary service is located at:
North and North-West:
Launceston: 54A Alanvale Road, Newnham
Devonport Campus: 20–36 Valley Road, Devonport
Burnie: 41-43 Mooreville Road, Shorewell Park
Campbell Street Campus: 75 Campbell Street, Hobart
Clarence Campus: 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
We also offer services to other TasTAFE campus locations. You can see the full list of campuses here: https://www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/campuses
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