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Wellbeing resources

We proudly recognise Australia’s Indigenous people and their contribution to the society that we share together.

The wellbeing and safety of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is paramount to Kaplan Professional. We understand there can be a number of factors that may impact your studies.

The following specific resources have been provided to support the wellbeing of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

General wellbeing information for all Kaplan Professional students can be found on our website here, with general student support services available here.

Admission pathway (Higher Education only)

Admission to the Higher Education courses of Kaplan Professional through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pathway is reserved exclusively for people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage who may not otherwise qualify for admission to Higher Education courses from Kaplan Professional.

Applicants applying for admission to the Higher Education courses of Kaplan Professional under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pathway are encouraged to review the details of this pathway on our website here.

Scholarship opportunities

Kaplan Professional has an agreement with the University of Adelaide’s Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education unit to offer scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across Australia as part of the Karnkanthi Indigenous Education program.

Information on this program can be found here.

Mental health services

A history of trauma, grief, loss and cultural disconnection means mental health issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can be complex. This requires culturally appropriate support that recognises the connection between physical health, mental health, spiritual needs and social and emotional wellbeing.

If you require URGENT ASSISTANCE, please contact the relevant service below.

Emergency Services

If you or somebody you know is in IMMEDIATE danger please call 000

Suicide prevention

If you or someone you know is suicidal and you are looking for help, please call one of the following national helplines,

13YARN (in conjunction with Lifeline Australia): 13 92 76

Suicide call back service: 1300 659 467

Thirrili – Indigenous suicide postvention service: 1800 005 801

Mental health support

If you require culturally appropriate mental health support, please reach out to one of the organisations listed below for support.

Yarning safe’n’strong: 1800 959 563

Dardi Munwurro (Brother-to-Brother) 24 hour crisis line: 1800 435 799

WellMob online mental health resources: (08) 9370 6336

Strong Spirt Strong Mind

Gambling, alcohol and drugs

As a student at Kaplan Professional, your life extends beyond your studies. Making healthy and safe decisions, including whether or not to use alcohol or other drugs, is one of the added challenges you may have to face while studying. You should be aware there are some useful guidelines about enjoying social places, and taking a responsible approach to drinking alcohol, and protecting your physical safety.

Someone can have a gambling problem if they are addicted to an activity where they cannot control the urge to participate, and it’s having a negative impact on their lives. Gambling doesn’t just affect your finances, it, can also affect your health. There is a strong link between gambling and mental health, as well as a connection between gamblers smoking or drinking alcohol.

Tobacco smoking is the single largest preventable cause of premature death and disease in Australia. It is responsible for the greatest disease burden and accounts for approximately 15,500 deaths per annum.

Additional information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on gambling, alcohol and drugs can be found here:

First nations gambling support: 1800 858 858

Alcohol support – Strong Spirit Strong Mind

Drug support – Strong Spirit Strong Mind

Aboriginal smoking prevention: 13 78 48

Financial support

Financial support services that are tailored to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can be accessed through the following government and non-government services:

Services Australia (Australian Government) (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples support)

Financial rights legal centre – Mob strong debt help: 1800 808 488

Legal services

Kaplan Professional supports the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have equitable access to justice. If you are experiencing legal issues, please contact the relevant National Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) member organisation in your state for legal assistance.


Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited (ALS): 1800 765 767


Victorian Aboriginal Legal Services (VALS): 1800 064 865


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service QLD Ltd (ATSILS): 1800 012 255

Western Australia

Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia Limited (ALSWA): 1800 019 900

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA)

Darwin: 1800 898 251

Throughcare: 1800 321 201

Katherine: 1800 897 728

Tennant Creek/Alice Springs: 1800 636 079

South Australia

Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement: 1800 643 222


Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service (TALS): 1800 595 162


Disclaimer: The information on this website is intended as a general summary and should not be relied upon by any person as a substitute for professional assessment, advice, counselling or treatment. Kaplan Professional accepts no liability for any loss or damage suffered by a person relying on information on this website or any other to which it is linked.