The Student Success Coach program is a free service available to Swinburne vocational education (PAVE) students, including VCAL/VCE students and apprentices.
Balancing life and study can be challenging sometimes, but the Student Success Coaches are here to listen and help. We can assist you with a plan if you experience difficulties that impact your study, including issues with your study program or finances, anxiety or stress, or other issues that may need specialist support.
There are currently 12 coaches across our three campuses who work directly with you (face-to-face or online) to help keep you on track with your studies. As a vocational student, you can reach out by phone or email, or simply chat to us when we come to your class.
Swinburne's Student Success Coaching team
|Coach||Study area||Contact details||Availability|
TET: VCE / VCAL (Wantirna)
BDMICT: Networking and Cyber Security
BDMICT: Swinburne Professional / Online Accounting / RISL
TET: Horticulture / Engineering / Electrical
|David Clark||TET: Plumbing / Bricklaying / Carpentry / Building / Horticulture / Engineering / Electrical||Monday–Friday|
|Fiona Fowler||BDMICT: Accounting and Bookkeeping / Business / Events and Public Relations / Financial Services / Justice and Legal / Library and Information Services / Project Management / TAE||Monday–Thursday|
|Helen Pillay||BDMICT: Arts / Design / Screen and Media / Games and Development / ICT||Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday|
|Honey Smith||TET: VCE / VCAL / Young Mums (Croydon)||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday|
|James Thangman||HSC: Migrant English / General Education (Croydon)||Monday, Tuesday|
|Katherine Lorenzoni||HSC: Sciences / Lab Tech / Early Childhood and Care / Education Support||Monday, Tuesday, Friday|
|Kerry Morris||Job Trainer Scheme / Certificate IV in Mental Health||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday|
|Sherry Jiang||HSC: Migrant English / General Education (Hawthorn and Wantirna)||Monday–Wednesday|
|Silvina Pechiar||HSC: Disability / Community Services / Youth Work||Monday–Friday|
|Tracy Hall||HSC: Allied Health / Individual Support / Health Services Assistance / Mental Health and Peer Work / Non-Emergency Patient Transport / Nursing / Paramedical Sciences||Monday–Wednesday|