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Student Hub: Student Safety and Security

Torrens University and Think Education is committed to the health and safety of all people who work, study, visit our campuses, or those who have the potential to be affected by our activities.

Our responsibilites
  • Promoting good personal safety and security practices
  • Ensure the security & safety of persons acting lawfully on campus
  • Protection of campus property and facilities
  • Responding to incidents and emergencies
  • Providing after-hours emergency assistance and first aid
  • Managing building access and building security
Student responsibilites
  • Practise personal safety & situational awareness
  • Report incidents, accidents, or safety concerns
  • Follow reasonable instruction related to safety & security
  • Look out for others, and be part of our safe community
  • If in doubt please find out.
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Dial triple zero (000)

  • If your life is being threatened
  • If someone is seriously ill or injured
  • If you just witnessed a serious incident
  • Dial triple zero (000) for emergency services (fire/ambulance/police).
Alert campus staff
  • Warn anyone in immediate danger
  • Contain or manage the situation, if safe to do so
  • Raise the alarm by activating a 'Break Glass' alarm
  • Call emergency services on triple zero (000) and Campus Security (if known)
  • Follow emergency procedures
General campus safety

Your safety is our highest priority. To ensure you stay safe and know what to do please read through the information below;

To ensure you stay safe on and on campus we recommend you take the following precautions:

  1. After hours emergency, call 000.
  2. Wear your student ID card at all times
  3. Never leave your belongings unattended
  4. Do not bring unnecessary valuables to campus
  5. Report suspicious behaviour or anything you feel may be unsafe
  6. Report all injuries and incident to Student Services and complete an incident report form

If you need assistance or to report any medical conditions, please see student services (Eg. insulin, asthma inhaler, medication)

To ensure you stay safe on and off campus we recommend you take the following precautions:

  1. Avoid being on campus or travelling alone at night
  2. Be alert and aware of your surroundings
  3. Avoid dark, vacant and deserted areas

If an incident does occur please let a member of staff know so we can support you and work alongside local police to minimise risk and promote safety.

Safe Travel Tips

  • In an emergency, call 000 or use the nearest available help point or emergency button – know where these are.
  • Never hesitate to ask your driver, for help or assistance if you need it.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings and what is happening around you. Don’t spend too much time only looking at your phone or listening to your music at the expense of what is going on around you.
  • Plan your journey before you start to minimise the amount of time you wait at stations or stops. Make sure family and friends know your route and where you are.
  • At train stations, stay in well-lit areas in view of security cameras.
  • On buses, it is usually better to sit at the front, closer to the driver. At night, ask the driver if you can be dropped closer to your destination. Some transport services offer this assistance in evening hours.
  • At night stay in well-lit areas, and in carriages where there are lots of people.

Tips for travel on Sydney’s transport systems:

Traveling safely in Melbourne:

Tips for travel on Brisbane’s transport systems:

Safety and security on Adelaide’s public transport:

Call 000

If a person is seriously ill or injured, call triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance.

  1. Call triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance
  2. Alert the closest First Aider or Campus Staff
  3. Send people to flag and direct the ambulance on arrival

If you recognise signs of mental ill health, please:

  1. Approach and ask if ok
  2. Listen without judgment
  3. Give support & information
  4. Encourage them to get help with counselling or professional help.

If you require immediate support dial triple zero (000) or Lifeline 13 11 14