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Student Support Services

Available Support

While studying at Brisbane School of Theology, you may benefit from accessing support services. Our college can help you in accessing a range of services. In some cases, these will be provided by the college and in others they will refer you to known, accessible, and reliable external services. See below for details.

In addition to the support categories below, there are a wide range of government and community support services which can be accessed in person, by phone, or online.

If you wish to contact the college about support services or be directed to the appropriate person please contact us at info@bst.qld.edu.au or call (07) 3870 8355 or complete the form below. The BST office is open from 8:30pm – 5:00pm Monday to Friday. 

Support is available in a range of academic areas including essay writing, proper referencing, study skills and time management, accessing library resources and academic English. BST offers free tutoring services and academic seminars to our students. To contact our tutors please fill in the form below. 

Our Librarian Elizabeth Greentree is available for library and research assistance at the following times:

Every second Monday: 10am – 3.30pm
Tuesday: 9am – 4.30pm
Wednesday: 12pm – 6.30pm teaching weeks, 10am – 4.30pm non-teaching weeks.
Thursday: 8.30am  – 3.00pm
Friday: 9am  – 4.00pm

Our academic tutors are available at the following times both on campus and on Zoom.

Tuesdays: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesdays: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Fridays: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Our Registrar is available for support at the following times:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 3:30pm. 

Health and welfare services cover a wide range of supports for issues including those related to physical health (i.e. medical), disability, financial, and tenancy.

Emergency contacts Police / Fire / Ambulance – 000

If you need police, fire or ambulance in an emergency, call Triple Zero (000). Always call Triple Zero (000) in situations where a life is in danger, a crime is taking place, or in time critical situations.

Non-urgent health advice (Qld Health) – Phone: 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84). If in an emergency dial 000

Welfare and Financial Support
For welfare and financial support: CentreLink – 136 240 

Tenancy – Students who require advice about tenancy/rental matters are recommended to contact Tenants Queensland (formerly Tenants’ Union of Queensland) who seek to represent the concerns of all Queensland tenants who live in rental accommodation, including caravan park and boarding house residents. Website: tenantsqld.org.au

Brisbane School of Theology offers on-campus accommodation options, for more information go to our on-campus accommodation page. 

To enquire about on-campus accommodation you can contact our Residential Chaplain and Facilities Manager Jonny Lush using the form below.

Our Residential Chaplain is available at the following times:
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm. 

Counselling can help you with a range of issues including mental health and emotional wellbeing, loss and grief, relationship issues, and life direction.

Our college offers pastoral support through mentors. To contact a mentor or to ask for a referral to a professional service please use form below. 

The student advocacy service helps students understand policy and procedures and can assist with making appeals, grievances and complaints.

Your student advocate is the student committee president. You can contact them at student.committee@bst.qld.edu.au

While staff at the college cannot provide legal advice, you may be referred to services in the community that can help you with legal matters; such as traffic incidents, domestic violence matters, family law matters, immigration, and consumer rights. To help find legal assistance is Legal Aid Queensland: www.legalaid.qld.gov.au

Australian National Services

  • 1800RESPECT (Ph: 1800 737 732) – National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service

https://www.1800respect.org.au/

  • Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia

https://www.rape-dvservices.org.au/

  • Sexual Assault Counselling Australia – 1800 211 028
  • Lifeline – 24/7 Crisis Support – 13 11 14
  • National Translating and Interpreting Services https://www.tisnational.gov.au/ – This enables non-English speakers to independently access services and information through an interpreter. Services include:

Immediate phone interpreting (131 450).

Pre-booked phone interpreting

On-site interpreting and

Telehealth video interpreting service

Overseas students

Are you an overseas student? If so, there is  a dedicated Overseas Student Liaison Officer Joshua Hepburn (Registrar) at our college whom you can contact by completing the form below. 
Our Registrar Joshua Hepburn is available at the following times:

Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 3:30pm.

There is also a overseas student page to look through.

Our accrediting body Australian College of Theology also has an Overseas Student Contact person Asanka Gunarathne. You can contact Asanka on the ACT Office phone (02 9262 7890) or by leaving him a message here. There is also a wide range of helpful information for overseas students in the dedicated section of the ACT website.

How to access support

To access these support services please contact the college through request form below.

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