Services Supporting Students


We provide a range of programs and services which assist students.

Careers Central

Careers Central can assist you with:

  • Finding your direction - careers advice and counselling are available for individuals and groups.
  • Exploring your options - the Careers library contains a wide range of print and electronic based resources.
  • Discover your employability - a variety of programs are available for gaining experience in workplace settings.
  • Getting your job - workshops are conducted throughout the year to assist students with their search for graduate employment and employers visit the campus to encourage applications from final year students for employment in the following year.
  • Location: Lower ground floor, UniCentre. 
  • For enquiries telephone (02) 4221 3325; http://www.uow.edu.au/careers/.

Learning Development

Learning Development provides:

  • Workshops on academic skills such as essay and report writing and structuring arguments and critical thinking.
  • Workshops on English language for international students - see program at www.uow.edu.au/student/services/ld/workshop.html.
  • Discipline-specific instruction on learning and language skills within subjects - available through Vista, the University’s online learning platform or in classes.
  • Individual consultations on academic and language skills - to make an appointment go to the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), located in Room G102 on the ground floor of Building 19, or phone (02) 4221 3977.

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

  • PASS is a program where students work together to consolidate understanding, reinforce key concepts, and develop effective study strategies.
  • PASS consists of weekly one-hour, non-compulsory sessions led by 'Peer Leaders', students who have excelled at the subject in the past.
  • PASS is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades.
  • To find out more see: www.uow.edu.au/student/services/pass.

Student Support Advisers (SSA)

  • Student Support Advisers (SSAs) look after the welfare and equity of all students and provide information and referral to an appropriate service for assistance.
  • SSAs assist international students with questions which might arise in adapting to life in a foreign culture. They can provide information on a wide range of issues including personal and financial matters, academic concerns, legal issues, accidents, family worries or emergencies.
  • The SSAs are located in Faculties:
    • Faculty of Law, Humanities and The Arts
    • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
    • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
    • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Faculty of Business

Disabilities Service

  • The Disability Liaison Officers provide advice on how particular disabilities affect university study and information on resources available at the University for assisting students with disability.
  • Students who need assistance during their studies should contact the Disability Liaison Officer by phone (02) 4221 4942 or call in at the office located on the third floor of the UniCentre building.

Counselling Service

  • The University Counselling Service provides a free and confidential service to assist under-graduate and post-graduate students with personal or study related difficulties.
  • Appointments can be made by phoning 4221 3445 or in person at the Counselling Service on Level 3, Building 11.
  • Although appointments are usually made a week or more ahead, some emergency time-slots are available every day for crisis situations where someone needs to be seen immediately.

Free Financial Counselling Service

The UOW Financial Counselling Service  will support you to stay on top of your finances. The professional financial counsellor can assist with:

  • Managing payments
  • Reaching saving goals
  • Loans and credit issues
  • Budgeting
  • Dealing with centrelink & more.

Appointments can be made by phoning 02 4267 6600 or 0455 098 237.

Student Legal Clinic

The Student Legal Services Clinic provides free confidential legal advice to current students of the University of Wollongong (UOW). The service is provided by Carter and Ferguson Solicitors.
Appointments can be made by phoning (02) 4225 1990 and are conducted at Carter Ferguson solicitors Wollongong office.

Visa & Migration Advice

Visa Lawyers Australia visit the UOW main campus to provide free migration advice to students. No registration required.

Check the International Students Upcoming events for details and locations.



Last reviewed: 10 January, 2017