At MSA Training and Professional Development we strive to provide the best quality education and support to our students.

During your studies with us, we are able to provide a range of support services to those who are struggling with their course work.

Support services available at MSA Training and Professional Development

Free TAE Support Sessions in small groups with our TAE trainers, see here:

Free one-on-one tutoring on computer skills relevant to your course – email to register your interest.

Access to computers outside of class time for those without a computer at home. Please email to register your interest.

Enhance your language, literacy and numeracy skills and gain help with proofreading and editing from our free tutoring sessions.

Mental health and wellbeing at Monash

Here at Monash, we offer a range of activities to educate students and staff about common mental health issues, and how to support others.



Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health

The Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health is dedicated to providing support and services to our community. This institute is located in Notting Hill, not far from our Clayton Campus. Their mental health professionals are trained to assist with a range of mental health concerns, such as stress, anxiety, depression, phobias, and more.



MSA Welfare

The MSA Welfare Department’s focus is to protect and enhance the welfare services available to all students at Monash Clayton.



MSATPD Mental Health Resources

MSATPD has collated resources to assist anyone struggling with mental health issues.


We encourage those with a disability or medical condition that may affect their studies to get in contact with the admin team. There are also opportunities throughout the enrolment process to let us know about your disability/medical condition or other barriers to learning, and to give us information about how we can help you. Letting the admin team know will allow us to work together and plan how we can best support you through your training. Support strategies put in place will be tailored to the needs of each student.

Possible support options might include:

  • Extensions for assessments
  • Large print materials
  • Standing desks
  • Reconfiguration of the classroom for accessibility
  • One-on-one support from a trainer or student support staff
  • Adjustments to assessments and assessment methods

Depending on the situation, support may be available from Monash University’s Disability Liaison Officer and Disability Support Services office.
Monash promotes access and equity for students who have a disability, ongoing medical or mental health condition. However, it is important to note the MSA Training is a separate entity to the University itself so not all services are available to all MSA students.



Support from MSA Disability and Carers network

The MSA Disabilities and Carers Department is here to advocate for the needs of students with disabilities and student carers at Monash Clayton.


Should I disclose my disability?

You’re not obliged to disclose a disability or medical condition to us. There are a number of considerations when deciding to disclose or not.

  • If you do choose to disclose your disability and the impacts on your studies, we may be able to provide you with support.
  • Even if you don’t need support services, disclosing your disability when enrolling helps us develop accurate statistics about students with disabilities at MSA Training and plan accordingly.
  • If you choose not to disclose your disability and its impacts on your studies, we may not be able to provide you with appropriate or customised support, or be able to do so in a timely manner.

Referral to the MSA Queer Department for confidential advice and support.

MSA Queer is an autonomous, student-run department that caters to all queer-identifying and questioning individuals at Monash. We are here to represent and empower all queer and questioning students of Monash.



LGBTIQA+ at Monash
Monash celebrates and supports students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer and questioning, asexual and aromantic, plus other related identities.



Gender Affirmation at MSA

In 2022, the Monash Student Association introduced Establishing Gender Affirmation leave where specific leave options are available for any MSA staff considering gender transition. A first in our sector.


Gender Affirmation at Monash

Monash is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all members of the community. They have provided some practical advice to support gender-diverse students who may be transitioning or affirming their gender at Monash, including those who identify with non-binary gender identities.


Referral to the Women’s Officer for confidential advice and support.

The MSA Women’s department advocate for women and people with lived experience of misogyny on campus. We aspire to facilitate a safe and inclusive university culture that supports, empowers and connects all students at Monash Clayton



Gender Equity at Monash

Celebrating a diverse and inclusive culture is at the heart of the Monash University vision. Achieving true gender equity is central to that endeavour.


Period Positivity at Monash

Monash University has partnered with Asaleo Care and Libra to implement the ‘Period Positivity At Monash’ program at Clayton, Peninsula, Parkville and Caulfield campuses, in the aim to improve menstrual equity and remove stigma associated with periods, and to promote a safe and inclusive environment at Monash.

The initiative has been driven by Dr Victoria Blair from the Faculty of Science in collaboration with the Monash Student Association, University Health Services and Buildings and Property Division, and is being funded by the Campus Community Division.

MSA Women’s is proud to have played an important role in bringing this initiative to light. Periods shouldn’t be taboo, pose a hurdle in allowing students to access education or increase financial strain. Periods are normal, and for students who menstruate, their lives on campus will hopefully be more normal now too.


In 2024 the Victorian government has provided additional funding to make some Certificate and Diploma courses free of tuition fees for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

MSA Indigenous

MSA’s Indigenous department is here to support all Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders throughout their journey at Monash.



William Cooper Institute

A hub for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research, learning and engagement – promoting Indigenous leadership and advancement across Monash University.


Guide to financial difficulties, referral to welfare initiatives on campus and externally.

Referral to external support agencies for specialist advice and support.

For assistance accessing these services and resources, please feel free to get in touch via email