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.

About us

We are a team of Student Success Coaches whose priority is to assist students overcome any difficulties in their lives that impact on their ability to focus on and succeed in their studies.

There is a Student Success Coach for every study area in each department at Swinburne PAVE, 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 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 or online for your convenience. Look for one who supports your study area and campus based on the departments:

  • Business, Design, Media and ICT (BDMICT)
  • Health, Science and Community (HSC)
  • Trades and Engineering Technologies (TET)
Coach Study area Contact details Availability
Alison Abraham

TET: VCE / VCAL (Wantirna)

BDMICT: Networking and Cyber Security

+61 3 9210 1947

+61 473 823 375

aabraham@swinburne.edu.au

Monday–Thursday
Bassel Saab

BDMICT: Swinburne Professional / Online Accounting / RISL

TET: Horticulture / Engineering / Electrical

+61 3 9726 1425

+61 437 788 540

bsaab@swinburne.edu.au

Monday–Thursday
David Clark TET: Plumbing / Bricklaying / Carpentry / Building / Horticulture / Engineering / Electrical

+61 3 9726 1587

+61 437 741 486

davidclark@swinburne.edu.au

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

+61 3 9214 6812

+61 407 823 074

frfowler@swinburne.edu.au

Monday–Thursday
Helen Pillay BDMICT: Arts / Design / Screen and Media / Games and Development / ICT

+61 3 9214 8962

+61 409 012 060

hpillay@swinburne.edu.au

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Honey Smith TET: VCE / VCAL / Young Mums (Croydon)

+61 3 9726 1407

+61 407 117 604

honeysmith@swinburne.edu.au

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
James Thangman HSC: Migrant English / General Education (Croydon)

+61 3 9726 1427

+61 400 850 762

jthangman@swinburne.edu.au

Monday, Tuesday
Katherine Lorenzoni HSC: Sciences / Lab Tech / Early Childhood and Care / Education Support

+61 3 9214 4779

+61 408 467 221

klorenzoni@swinburne.edu.au

Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Kerry Morris Job Trainer Scheme / Certificate IV in Mental Health

+61 3 9726 1562

+61 477 316 221

kmorris@swinburne.edu.au

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Sherry Jiang HSC: Migrant English / General Education (Hawthorn and Wantirna)

+61 3 9214 4779

+61 408 303 326

sherryjiang@swinburne.edu.au

Monday–Wednesday
Silvina Pechiar HSC: Disability / Community Services / Youth Work

+61 3 9210 1227

+61 484 026 467

spechiar@swinburne.edu.au

Monday–Friday
Tracy Hall HSC: Allied Health / Individual Support / Health Services Assistance / Mental Health and Peer Work / Non-Emergency Patient Transport / Nursing / Paramedical Sciences

+61 3 9210 1266

+61 400 722 476

thall@swinburne.edu.au

Monday–Wednesday

Meet our Coaches

David Clark
David Clark
Tracy Hall
Tracy Hall
Honey Smith
Honey Smith
James Thangman
James Thangman

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