Support

We are committed to providing a respectful, safe and supportive learning and working environment. If you have experienced threats, violence, assault, sexual assault, harassment or bullying you can get support.

FedUni support

Below is a list of support services available to you. Use these services if something has happened to you and/or you are concerned about the behaviour of someone in the FedUni community.

Students

Type of advice or support Support service to contact
Safety or security concerns requiring urgent attention i.e. if you witness criminal activity on campus.
Request on-campus Security to accompany you to your car or the nearest public transport.
Security
Personal, study, mental health or wellbeing concerns Counselling Service
Health support Health Centre
Advice, support and information on making a complaint to FedUni and/or externally relating to sexual harassment/assault, discrimination or harassment Equity and Equal Opportunity
Advice, support and information on making a complaint within FedUni, including an incident relating to bullying Student Advisory
FedUni Living students - get support for issues affecting you on Res FedUni Living
For students at partner institutions (eg,MIT, IIBIT, partner TAFEs) experiencing issuesStudent services at your institute

Staff

Type of advice or supportSupport service to contact
Safety or security concerns requiring urgent attention i.e. if you witness criminal activity on campus.
Request on-campus Security to accompany you to your car or the nearest public transport.
Security
Advice, support and information on making a complaint within FedUni, including an incident relating to bullyingHuman Resources
Personal, work, mental health or wellbeing concernsEmployee Assistance Program
Advice, support and information on making a complaint to FedUni and/or externally relating to sexual harassment/assault, discrimination or harassmentEquity and Equal Opportunity
Health supportHealth Centre

External support

  • Lifeline: provides crisis support if you are finding it hard to cope with an event or experience in your life. Access support by phone (13 11 14) or online chat.
  • QLife: a national telephone (1800 184 527) and web counselling service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, families and friends.
  • Say Something: an anonymous online reporting system for crimes within Victoria with a downloadable app.
  • Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission: provides a phone service offering free information on discrimination, victimisation, sexual harassment, racial or religious vilification, equal opportunity and the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities. Students studying interstate can contact the Equal Opportunity  and Human Rights Commission in their state.
  • Victorian Safer Community Network: provides safety promotion and injury prevention professionals with the tools, resources and support to minimise the impact of unintentional injury, crime, violence and emergency situations.

Personal Safety Intervention Order

  • Victoria Legal Aid: advice on applying for a personal safety intervention order which is an order made by a magistrate to protect a person from physical or mental harm caused by someone who is not a family member. Students studying interstate can contact Legal Aid in their state.

Sexual assault and sexual harassment

If you need help or to talk to someone, specialist help is available. Call the National University Support line on 1800 572 224

  • 1800RESPECT: provides telephone and online counselling if you have experienced sexual assault or domestic family violence or domestic family violence.
  • Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA House): provides 24-hour crisis care support following a sexual assault in the last two weeks and 24-hour telephone counselling and support.
  • Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) provides information for services outside of Victoria. Students studying at a partner teaching location can find a service in their area.
  • QLife: a national telephone (1800 184 527) and web counselling service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, families and friends.
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line: (1800 806 292): provides an after-hours, confidential, telephone crisis counselling service for victim/survivors of both past and recent sexual assault.
  • Sexual Assault Report Anonymously (SARA): report a sexual assault anonymously.
  • Victorian Police Safety Advice: provides advice to victims of family violence, sexual assault or child abuse. Students studying interstate will need to refer to the Police Safety Advice website for their state.
  • Women’s Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE): provides information, support and referrals to women with a phone support service and a walk-in centre.

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