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Teresa Tjia

BSci (Hons), MSc, UWA

Vice-President Planning, Registrar and University Secretary

Teresa is a senior executive with over 20 years of management experience in higher education, scientific research and community sectors.

She joined Victoria University in October 2013 following previous roles as Director of Student Administration and Deputy Academic Registrar at the University of Melbourne. Other roles she has held include Faculty General Manager (Melbourne School of Land and Environment), Project Manager (Vice-Chancellor’s Office) and CEO of the University of Melbourne Postgraduate Association. She also serves on a number of community boards and organisations.

Teresa holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and a Master of Science from the University of Western Australia. She has completed an Executive Education program at the Harvard Kennedy School. She brings to the position significant experience delivering innovative student programs and award-winning services and is an active member of key professional associations.

Teresa was Academic Registrar at Victoria University from 2013 to 2015 and Registrar - Student Services and Institutional Planning & Performance in 2016. During that time Teresa oversaw the establishment of Student Services as an integrated, shared service across VU, including the improvement of online and face to face student services.

The Vice-President Planning, Registrar and University Secretary oversees institutional planning and governance. The portfolio provides analysis, advice and services to ensure the University meets its regulatory obligations and to enable the senior leadership of the University to plan and monitor its strategic and operational goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and Analysis
  • Governance and Secretariat
  • Legal Services
  • Policy
  • Compliance
  • Risk Management and Internal Audit
  • Student Matters Office
  • Children's Services.

Contact details

Louisa D'Amico
Executive Officer
+61 3 9919 4263

Teresa Tjia
Email: teresa.tjia@vu.edu.au