Student success coach

The Student Success Coach program is a free service available to Swinburne vocational education (PAVE) students, including VCAL/VCE students and apprentices. Currently, we have 12 coaches across our three campuses who work directly with you to help keep you on track with your studies, face to face or online.

Sometimes, balancing life and study can be challenging. When you experience difficulties that impact on your study, our Student Success Coaches are here to help you. Whether you have issues with your study program, anxiety or stress, financial difficulty or are in need of specialist support, we’re here to listen and assist you with a plan.

As a vocational student, you can reach out to us or chat to us when we come to your class.

About us

Group photo of our Student Success Coaches.We are a team of Student Success Coaches whose priority is to assist students overcome any difficulties you may be experiencing in your life which impact on your ability to focus on and succeed in your studies. For every area of study at Swinburne PAVE, there is a Student Success Coach. The Student Success Coach works within the department, with access to students and teachers being paramount to successful outcomes.

The Student Success Coach in each area liaises with the teachers to provide tailored support for students. As a result, the work of the student success coach is unique to each area.

Book a meeting with our Student Success Coaches

Our friendly Student Success Coaches are available across all our campuses for your convenience. Simply click on a campus below for contact information to make a booking. We’re here for you.

Croydon Campus

Bassel Saab
Area:
 BDMICT: Accounting & Book Keeping/Justice
HSC: GE/Community Services
Phone: 9726 1425
Email: bsaab@swin.edu.au

James Thangman
Area: HSC: Migrant English
Phone: 9726 1562
Email: jthangman@swin.edu.au

David Clark
Area: TET: Plumbing/ Bricklaying/ Carpentry/ Building
Phone: 9726 1587
Mobile: 0437 741 486
Email: davidclark@swin.edu.au

Honey Smith
Area: TET: VCE/VCAL/Young Mums
Phone: 9726 1407
Email: honeysmith@swin.edu.au

Hawthorn Campus

Gail Goodwin
Area:
 BDMICT: Business/Legal/Finance/Justice
Accounting & Book Keeping/Events & Marketing
Phone: 9214 6812
Email: ggoodwin@swin.edu.au

Helen Pillay
Area: BDMICT: Arts/Design/Screen & Media/Games &
Development/Networking & Security/ICT
Phone: 9214 8962
Email: hpillay@swin.edu.au

Sherry Jiang
Area: HSC: Migrant English
Phone: 9214 4779
Email: sherryjiang@swin.edu.au

Katherine Lorenzoni
Area:
 HSC: Sciences/ Lab Tech/ Early Childhood/ Dip
TEP/ Education Support/ Allied Health/ General Education/
Community Services
TET: Engineering/ Building
Phone: 9214 6812
Email: klorenzoni@swin.edu.au

Wantirna Campus

Silvina Pechiar
Area: BDMICT: Arts/ Accounting & Book Keeping/Visual
Merchandising, HSC: GE/ Early Childhood/ Education
Support / Teacher Preparation/ Disability/Community Services
Phone: 9210 1227
Email: spechiar@swin.edu.au

James Thangman
Area: HSC: Migrant English
Phone: 9210 1227
Email: jthangman@swin.edu.au

Sherry Jiang
Area: HSC: Migrant English
Phone: 9210 1266
Email: sherryjiang@swin.edu.au

Tracy Hall
Area: HSC: Nursing/Mental Health/Allied Health Assistance/
Individual Support
Phone: 9210 1266
Email: thall@swin.edu.au

Andrea La Greca
Area: TET: Electrical/ Horticulture/ Engineering
Mobile: 0437 788 540
Email: alagreca@swin.edu.au

Arti Vallabh
Area: TET: VCE/VCAL
Phone: 9210 1947
Email: avallabh@swin.edu.au