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Contact Us

We offer face-to-face, telephone or online (email) support. To make an appointment please drop into the Student Support Centres located at each of our campuses or contact us on (07) 55818791 or (07) 55818220.

If your need is urgent, please refer to the Crisis/Community Contacts tab or in the event of an emergency contact 000 (Ambulance, Fire, Police).


Current initiatives


We run workshops on a variety of issues as requested by your teachers (e.g. JobSearch Skills, Stress Management etc.)

Career Cafe's:

Get help with your career planning at a Career Cafe, offered throughout the year at both Ashmore and Southport campuses. Universities, major employers, financial assistance programs, are invited to distribute information and offer advice and guidance to students to assist you in planning your next steps in your education and into employment.  Find out more in the "News / Events" tab



How we can help you

As Counsellors at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast, we want to encourage and resource you to achieve your goals and dreams. We understand that it can sometimes be difficult to plan your career journey when there are so many options out there. It can also be particularly difficult to stay on course when you are juggling many other personal demands! Our team of compassionate and qualified Counsellors, Psychologists and Social Workers are here to support you through your journey by providing FREE and Confidential ** Counselling and referral in the following areas:-

Career Guidance: -    Career Assessment, exploration, decision making and planning.
-    Pathways into University and QTAC Procedures
-    Financial options
-    Job Search Skills: Resumes, Cover Letters, Selection Criteria

Personal Concerns:

-    Stress/ Anxiety/ Depression/Suicide/ Study difficulties
-    Financial difficulties / Gambling
-    Health Concerns
-    Procrastination
-    Bereavement
-    Relationship difficulties and bullying
-    Sexuality and Coming Out
-    Prejudice / Discrimination
-    Cultural adjustment
-    Time Management
-    Drug and Alcohol concerns
-    Welfare Issues and referral to external support agencies


Your Counsellors


Sue Moore
B.A. App Science (Psychology)
Grad. Dip. in Education & Training

 Special Interest Areas:
*Career assessment and guidance
*Personal counselling/Personal empowerment    *Mediation
*Domestic Violence Relationships
*Communication skills  *Behaviour management *Stress Management/life balance *Workshops


Linda Kirkland
MA Counselling Psychology
B.A. Ed. Psychology

Special Interest Areas:
* Personal Counselling
* All aspects of Mental Health
*Career Assessment and Guidance
* MBIT/Personality Testing
* Management and Leadership Training *Assertiveness/ Stress Management


Counsellors' Ethical and Legal Obligations

** In accordance Standard A.5.2 c of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Code of Ethics (2007) Counsellors are legally bound to limit confidentiality when there is a risk of harm to yourselves, others and/or when there is a legal obligation (eg. Court proceedings) to do so. In the event that we need to disclose your information, we will ensure that you are informed of what information needs to be disclosed, to whom and why. Please feel free to discuss limits of confidentiality with us if you are concerned.”


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