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.

There are currently 11 coaches across our three campuses who work directly with you to help keep you on track with your studies, face to face or online.

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

About us

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.

Swinburne's Student Success Coaching team

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.

Bassel Saab
Area: BDMICT: Swinburne Professional / Online Accounting / RISL
+61 3 9726 1425
+61 437 788 540
bsaab@swinburne.edu.au

David Clark
Area: TET: Plumbing / Bricklaying / Carpentry / Building
+61 3 9726 1587
+61 437 741 486
davidclark@swinburne.edu.au

Gail Goodwin
Area: BDMICT: Accounting and Bookkeeping / Legal / Justice
+61 3 9214 6812
+61 407 823 074
ggoodwin@swinburne.edu.au

Honey Smith
Area: TET: VCE / VCAL / Young Mums
+61 3 9726 1407
+61 407 117 604
honeysmith@swinburne.edu.au

James Thangman
Area: HSC: Migrant English / General Education
+61 3 9726 1427
+61 400 850 762
jthangman@swinburne.edu.au

Tracy Hall
Area: HSC: Education Support / Mental Health
+61 3 9210 1266
+61 400 722 476
thall@swinburne.edu.au

David Clark
Area: TET : Engineering / Building
+61 3 9726 1587
+61 437 741 486
davidclark@swinburne.edu.au

Gail Goodwin
Area: BDMICT: Business / Legal / Finance / Justice / Project Management / Library and Information / Accounting and Bookkeeping / Events, Marketing and Public Relations / TAE
+61 3 9214 6812
+61 407 823 074
ggoodwin@swinburne.edu.au

Helen Pillay
Area: BDMICT: Arts / Design / Screen and Media / Games and Development / Networking and Security / ICT
+61 3 9214 8962
+61 409 012 060
hpillay@swinburne.edu.au

Katherine Lorenzoni
Area: HSC: Sciences / Lab Tech / Early Childhood and Care
+61 3 9214 4779
+61 408 467 221
klorenzoni@swinburne.edu.au

Sherry Jiang
Area: HSC: Migrant English / General Education
+61 3 9214 4779
+61 408 303 326
sherryjiang@swinburne.edu.au

Silvina Pechiar
Area: HSC: Disability / Community Services / Youth Work
+61 3 9210 1227
+61 484 026 467
spechiar@swinburne.edu.au

Arti Vallabh
Area: TET: VCE / VCAL
+61 3 9210 1947
+61 499 911 908
avallabh@swinburne.edu.au

Bassel Saab
Area: TET: Electrical / Engineering / Horticulture
+61 4 3778 8540
+61 437 788 540
bsaab@swinburne.edu.au

David Clark 
Area: TET: Electrical / Engineering / Horticulture
+61 3 9726 1587
+61 437 741 486
davidclark@swinburne.edu.au

Gail Goodwin
Area: BDMICT: Accounting and Bookkeeping / TAE
+61 3 9214 6812
+61 407 823 074
ggoodwin@swinburne.edu.au

Helen Pillay
Area: BDMICT: Arts / Design / Visual Merchandising
+61 3 9214 8962
+61 409 012 060
hpillay@swinburne.edu.au

Sherry Jiang
Area: HSC: Migrant English / General Education
+61 3 9214 4779
+61 408 303 326
sherryjiang@swinburne.edu.au

Silvina Pechiar
Area: HSC: Disability / Community Services / Youth Work
+61 3 9210 1227
+61 484 026 467
spechiar@swinburne.edu.au

Tracy Hall
Area: HSC: Nursing /Mental Health / Allied Health Assistance/ Individual Support / Early Childhood / Education Support / Dip TEP
+61 3 9210 1266
+61 400 722 476
thall@swinburne.edu.au

Meet our Coaches

Bassel Saab and David Clark
Bassel Saab and David Clark
Tracy Hall
Tracy Hall

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