Perth College of Business & Technology

Personal Support

Prior to course commencement PCBT Staff will provide an Orientation Program that is designed to provide information concerning the course you are enrolling in. PCBT Staff remain available for any concerns that you may have with regard to study or education information.

Additional support services are available from the Overseas Student Contact Officer (OSCO) who will remain available to discuss and provide assistance in all areas of your welfare including your accommodation needs and health cover. Students with visa enquiries will be directed to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

The OSCO will support students to contact special service assistance when the situation or circumstance requires. Below are listed agencies for students to contact.

Some concerns and problems which you might seek assistance for are
  •  Adjusting to major changes such as study commitments
  •  Managing stress and balancing other commitments
  •  Learning methods of relaxation
  •  Overcoming fears (eg of giving presentations or of exams)
  •  Working out relationship and family problems
  •  Coping with lack of friends or support
  •  Motivation, goal setting
  •  Easing depression, distress
  •  Rebuilding self esteem, confidence
  •  Dealing with challenging situations
  •  Understanding the Australian culture and education
  •  Sorting out mental health issues that may affect your study
  •  Resolving conflict with other people
Special Services

A range of Welfare and Community services are also available around the city.The OSCO can supply information on these services if required

Medical Facilities

Royal Perth Hospital
Wellington Street,
Perth WA 6000
Ph. 9224 2244

Osborne Park Hospital

Osborne Place
Stirling WA 6021

Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital

Hospital Avenue
Nedlands WA 6009
Ph. 9346 3333

Joondalup Health Campus

Shenton Avenue
Joondalup WA 6027
Ph. 9400 9303

Medical Centres

Innaloo Medical Centre
Shop 6, Innaloo Shoppers Village
Innaloo, WA
Ph. 9446 6244

DR Medical Centre

Cnr. Royal St & Wanneroo Rd
Yokine WA
Ph. 9349 6777

Dental Services

There are a number of dental clinics in various suburbs close to the college.

Legal Services

The Community Legal Centres Association of WA represents 29 Community Legal Centres in Western Australia. They primarily assist people who are unable to afford the services of a private lawyer.

The following is the initial contact number:
Community Legal Services Association
Ph. 9221 9322

Local Counselling Services

Relationships Australia
Ph: 08-9489 6363 or 1300 364 277

Baptistcare Pathways Counselling and Family Service
Ph: 1300 660 640

Life-line 24 Hour Crisis Telephone Counselling
Ph: 131 114

Institute of Accredited Clinical Psychologists
Ph: 1300 788 348

Pregnancy Counselling Australia
Ph: 1300 139 313

White Tennyson and Associates
210 Cambridge Street
Wembley, WA 6014
08 9388 1645