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Student Support

Helpful resources that will help you get the best start at uni!

Way to go on getting into uni! Clearly you are super smart but there’s still some stuff you might not now about being a university student for the first time. That’s okay, the CEF have got your back. Get your uni life off to a great start with our ultimate 2016 University Survival Guide.

From finding accommodation to part-time work, accessing free health services or sourcing cheap textbooks, the 2016 University Survival guide has it all to help make the transition from home life to uni life a smooth one. The guide is right here online whenever you need it or download a copy to share with your friends. Have fun!

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Ready to take the next step in your education but wondering how you will afford to pay for your degree? CEF’s Scholarship Guide has all the tips you need to apply for financial assistance to help get you on your way… Each year thousands of scholarships are awarded to students all over to Australia to help ease the financial costs of higher education and training. Scholarships, grants and bursaries can help you get started on your dream to become a plumber, doctor, teacher, builder or astronomer. The sky’s the limit when you get the support you need for further study and training.

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Helpful Resources

How will you make your mark on the world? Discover your future and live the kind of life you want through further education. Further education is for everyone. This is a fantastic website that has been put together for students, parents, teachers and anyone interested in further education. Have a look here:


StudentVIP is an Australian university student website, providing students with access to a secondhand textbook market, tutors, subject ratings, reviews, discounts and more.


Student Discounts, Tips and Travel

There are lots of discounts for students out there. The following are great sources for cheap deals:


Specifically for 16-20 year olds, free roadside assistance, special offers, competitions, motoring advice and driving tips.


Get discounts on big brands like Microsoft, Booktopia, Optus, Apple & Dell. Find information about jobs, internships, events and wellbeing.


Here you can access a second-hand textbook market, tutors, subject ratings, reviews and discounts.

Accommodation and Living Away from Home

Moving away? Check out your University’s accommodation services as well as some of these sites for money-saving ideas and tips for setting yourself up:


Find information on moving costs, house sharing and renting.

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These sites list a range of free household items people no longer need.

Job searching, applications and interviews

Finding a job, creating a resume, attending an interview and applying for a local education foundation grant can all be a bit daunting – especially when you’re doing any of these for the first time.

However, by being prepared you give yourself the best possible chance of success.

The following useful sites and resources can be really helpful to people preparing for any of the above situations.

Please note that these resources are offered as a general guide and the CEF does not endorse or recommend these resources or organisations.