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Away from home support

Canning College Student Services are here to support you throughout your College experience.

As an experienced provider of education to international students, we understand the importance of providing a high level of care and support.

Canning College is often the first overseas experience for our students and we know how important it is to help them feel comfortable in a new environment and prepare them for their transition to university. That’s why our support services focus on emotional and practical assistance, as well as academic support.

How can we support you?

When you accept an offer from Canning College, our Student Services staff provide important information in a pre-departure document to help you prepare for your new adventure. Student queries regarding any aspect of their education are answered promptly.

To help with a stress-free arrival, the College can organise for you to be met by a driver when you arrive at Perth International Airport. You will be transported to your accommodation free of charge — this include students using a Homestay arrangement. Arrangements for airport pick up and accommodation will need to be made by completing the appropriate forms in your pre-departure document.

All new students are required to attend our Orientation Program. This will give you helpful information and advice when it comes to living in Perth, as well as adjusting to the learning environment of the College. At Orientation, you’ll also receive help in selecting subjects, opening bank accounts, getting student/concession cards, and finding accommodation.

The outings and activities that take place during Orientation provide a good opportunity for you to make friends and get to know the staff at Canning College. Costs for all accommodation, transport, and meals during Orientation are covered by the College.

Final subject selection is completed during Orientation, where students are provided with:

  • General talk on careers and college pathways.
  • Information on specific university programs and study majors.
  • Detailed subject information from Heads of Learning Areas.
  • One-on-one interview with a Canning College Student Advisor.
  • Personal timetable prior to commencement of classes.

The Student Services building is a focal point for students. Here, a Director and other specialist staff are available to provide pastoral care, information, advice and assistance. You can get support with day-to-day matters such as accommodation, study problems, subject selection, guidance in tertiary entrance, visa/passport enquiries, and enquiries on behalf of friends or relatives.

Our friendly Student Advisors are located in the Student Services building. They supervise activities during Orientation and enrol students, so you’ll already be familiar with them before you commence your studies. Advisors are available to help you with personal and academic concerns, including subject selections, emotional wellbeing, university choices and attendance. All matters are handled with discretion and are confidential.

The School Psychologist helps Canning College meet the social, emotional, learning, and behavioural needs of students. Working closely with Student Services staff, teachers, students and families, our School Psychologist help support the wellbeing of all students in a culturally appropriate manner.