Student Support Services
Every member of staff at QTC (both admin and teaching) is committed to serving and caring for our students - we really are here for you!
However, we also realise that for some people at some times, more formal structures are needed to help us to work through both College and non-College related issues. If a substantial and serious pastoral issue comes up, please talk to Gary as soon as possible, either directly or through his PA. We also realise that there are many issues which come up in the context of normal life at College which, although they may not be all that serious, are still personally significant at the time.
That's why we assign all the full-time male students to a member of staff each year. This member of staff will
(i) be your natural point of contact for all non-urgent pastoral matters, (ii) meet up with you once a semester,
(iii) will make an effort to catch up with you over morning tea, etc. and keep an eye out for you during semester. Part-time male students can, of course, approach any member of the full-time teaching staff if they have any issues at any time.
For full-time female students, we are committed to ensuring that they are in a mentoring/coaching relationship with an older woman (whether at church, College or the wider Christian community). This is coordinated by Gary in consultation with experienced female gospel workers in our circles. Full-time and part-time female students are assigned a female member of staff as their point of contact, to whom they can speak when it is more appropriate for them to raise issues with a woman.
If you are experiencing difficulties that require professional help, QTC has links with and recommends the following servies;
Dr Carolyn Russell | Foundations Counselling | Ph (07) 3262 9132 | www.foundationscounselling.com.au
Dr Jono Andrews | Heart in Mind | Ph (07) 3856 4488 | www.heartinmind.com.au
In the case of an emergency or if you want to talk to someone immediately, you should contact:
Lifeline | available 24 hours a day on 13 11 14
Academic Support (including study skills and academic English)
All new students are required to attend our Referencing and Essay Writing Workshops at the commencement of their course. If you have further questions on referencing, please contact our Librarian, Annette McGrath firstname.lastname@example.org and for other assessment-related assistance please contact our Academic Dean, Katie Allan email@example.com.
In case of emergency
Doctors and Pharmacies
For illnesses or non-life threatening accidents requiring medical attention, the following services are available near the College.
Spring Hill Medical Centre | 2/448 Boundary Street, Spring Hill QLD 4000 | Ph (07) 3831 4461
Turbot St Medical Centre | 1/375 Turbot Street, Spring Hill QLD 4000 | Ph (07) 3839 0128
Brand's Pharmacy | Level 2, Spring Hill Central, 448 Boundary Street, Spring Hill QLD 4000 | Ph (07) 3831 6628
Priceline Pharmacy Spring Hill | 365 Turbot Street, Spring Hill QLD 4000 | Ph (07) 3831 3331
If you need to go to hospital while at College, please notify the Operations Manager.
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital | Emergency Section, Butterfield Street off Bowen Bridge Road, Herston QLD 4006 | Ph (07) 5646 8111 (Public, Medicare Card required)
St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital | 457 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane City QLD 4000 | Ph (07) 3834 4444 (Private, payment may be required upfront)
External Welfare Services and Legal Support
Department of Human Services - Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support, Austudy
Legal Aid Queensland - information to help you understand your rights and options in a range of situations
Fairwork Ombudsman - workplace rights and rules
Residential Tenancy Authorities - rules, disputes, responsibilities
Domestic Violence - counselling, information and referrals
www.1800respect.org.au Ph (free call 24/7) 1800 RESPECT
www.dvconnect.org Ph (free call 24/7) 1800 811 811
Salvation Army - financial or material assistance
www.salvos.org.au/need-help/financial-assistance Ph 1300 371 288
Uniting Care Community - financial assistance, disability services, secure accommodation to victims of domestic violence