As a student, there may be times when you feel overwhelmed with study or would like some help to complete an assignment. ACNT Think:CLASS team offers practical tips and advice on everything from essay writing to time management and preparing for exams.
Contact Student Services to access Think:CLASS services.
Need some help to explore stressful, emotional or difficult feelings? ACNT offers a free telephone, Skype and face-to-face counselling service to all students enrolled at both Sydney and Brisbane campuses.
Your studies at ACNT are important and we want you to feel supported in every way possible. Counselling can help you see things more clearly and from different points of view. This can help you focus on your feelings, experiences or behaviour and facilitate positive change in your life.
All sessions are completely confidential. You do not need a referral.
Common reasons students seek out counselling:
- Relationship difficulties, e.g. frequent fights, extramarital affairs, sexual worries, and loss of intimacy
- Time management difficulties
- Illness, grief and loss
- Life transition and adjustment issues
- Personal growth and understanding
- Addictive behaviour
- Sexuality and sexual identity
- Anxiety, stress or depression
- Violence and abuse in a relationship
Lifeline telephone crisis counselling is also available 24/7. Just call: 13 11 14
There is a wide variety of housing options available in Sydney and Brisbane that are suitable for ACNT students.
Whether you want to share an apartment or book into a hostel for the first few days, the following websites may help to find a nice place and give you an idea of prices:
Study help and advice
Study can be difficult sometimes, especially when you are busy juggling work, family and friends.
Study support is provided through the Think:CLASS program where students can receive help at any campus (as well as online). Learn how to write essays and reports, deliver presentations, improve your english, and many more skills can be learned quickly through the Think:CLASS program.
Both Sydney and Brisbane campuses have libraries with a specific selection to help with your studies. Library resources are delivered in a variety of formats including books, serials, databases, multimedia material and realia, reflecting the varied learning and teaching goals of each course.
Policies and Procedures
ACNT policies and procedures are designed to guide both students and staff in a range of practical matters. Your feedback on the content and application of our policies is very welcome. Please contact the Student Services with your comments or for help in interpreting policies and procedures.
ACNT provides support to students who have a permanent or temporary medical condition or disability so that they can meet the inherent requirements of their program and courses while maintaining as much academic independence as possible.
What are inherent requirements?
Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, knowledge and skills that all students need to successfully complete a course or program. Students with a disability or medical condition can have reasonable adjustments made to assist them in meeting these requirements.
Who can access disability support?
ACNT Student Services staff can arrange reasonable adjustments for current and prospective students who have any impairment, injury, illness, or health condition, whether permanent or temporary, that impacts on their capacity to study.
What help is available?
Student Services staff can:
- Organise accessible course materials and other specialised assistance
- Liaise with course co-ordinators on your behalf
- Make alternative arrangements for examinations and assessment, including extra time or the use of specialised equipment
- Give advice on individual disability related matters
- Provide assistance and advice to prospective students
- Assist you if you are dissatisfied with decisions made about disability-related arrangements and advise you about grievance resolution procedures
How do I access support?
It is important that you let us know your special requirements as soon as possible. Student Services staff will work with you to develop a personalised Action Plan based on your needs. You will need to provide documents completed by a health professional that support your request for assistance. Health professionals include medical practitioners, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and psychiatrists. Contact Student Services to make an appointment to discuss your individual needs.
Confidentiality and privacy
ACNT staff understand the private nature of the information that you may disclose to us in relation to your medical condition or disability, and we will respect the privacy of that information. With your consent, we may advise other college staff of the existence and nature of your disability or medical condition so that they can assist in implementing any adjustments required. Staff will not disclose information to any person outside the college without specific written consent unless the college is required by law to provide the information.
Further information about ACNT's approach to supporting students with a disability can be found in the Think Education Disability Policy.