Each College at VU has Course and Unit Advisors (CUAs) to help our students. They are the first point of contact if you need administrative assistance and advice relating to your course at VU.

CUAs have a broad range of knowledge and expertise on the coursework programs within their College. They can provide help and guidance with most practical course-related matters.

Course & Unit Advisors (CUAs)

CUAs provide a range of academic administration services and course-specific advice.

Ask your College CUA about:

  • mapping your course
  • choosing or changing units or electives
  • creating a study plan to fit around your commitments
  • resolving timetable issues.

They can approve requests for:

  • short assignment extensions
  • unit waivers
  • cross-institutional study applications
  • Reduced Study Load applications
  • CoE extensions.

CUA drop-in sessions at VUHQ

Throughout the year, Course and Unit Advisors (CUAs) will be at VUHQ student service centres to perform some services, such as form approvals, that do not require an appointment. We encourage you to visit your CUA during their dedicated drop-in times at VUHQ for the following one-to-one services.

  • Timetable issue resolution – For help solving timetable clashes or class allocation issues that you've been unable to put right using MyTimetable.
  • Unit selection/amendment – To receive help choosing the right units to enrol into to meet the requirements of your course.
  • Domestic and International form assessment – For advice on your entitlement to apply for Waiver of Unit Rules Forms, Short Assignment Extensions, Reduced Study Load Applications, CoE Extensions and Cross-Institutional Study Applications.
  • Course transfer advice – For specific advice on transferring to other courses at VU, including how the units you have already successfully completed will apply towards a new course.
  • Advanced Standing application assistance – If you are having difficulty completing the advanced standing application and need help understanding how your previously completed units will apply towards VU credit.
  • Progression enquiries – If you are in the final year of your course, your CUA can confirm that you are enrolled in the correct units to graduate.
  • Results queries – If you have been unsuccessful in completing a unit and require assistance understanding how this will affect your progression, or if you are seeking to dispute a grade.

View drop-in hours

Book an appointment

Some services, like teach out course mapping, take time and require more in-depth support from your CUA. You can make an appointment to speak one-to-one with a CUA in your College if you need one of the following services:

  • Detailed course advice – If you are unable to follow the standard delivery plan for your course due to receiving Advanced Standing credits, changes in your course structure or unsuccessful completion of units, please book an appointment with your CUA.
  • Teach-out course mapping – If you are currently studying a course in teach-out mode and require assistance with selecting units for enrolment, please book an appointment with your CUA.
  • Victoria Abroad Overseas Study Plans – If you are a student undertaking an exchange program overseas and are seeking approval for your completed Overseas Study Plan, please book and appointment with your CUA.

Book an appointment

Once you have logged into the booking system through MYVU, you’ll be prompted to select the:

  • main campus where your course is based (currently only phone/Zoom appointments are available)
  • type of service you need
  • course you are enrolled in
  • preferred date and time from the available appointments.

This will allow you to book an appointment with the CUA assigned to your course.

You'll receive an email confirming your appointment. We will also send you a reminder on the day of your appointment.

Get to know your CUA

College of Arts & Education | College of Engineering & Science

Hi, I’m Effie Moustakas and I’m your Course and Unit Advisor for the College of Engineering and Science/College of Arts and Education.

I can provide a range of academic administration support and course-specific advice in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses from the Information Technology, Science, Built Environment disciplines (College of Engineering and Science) and I also provide information on the Bachelor of Early Childhood course (College of Arts and Education).

I’ve been working at Victoria University for ­over five years. I have over 20 years’ experience working in a range of organisations including education, commercial, private and not-for-profit sectors. My background includes marketing and sales.

I love the specialised knowledge that I am able to provide to students as well as the flexibility VU provides. I also enjoy the student face-to-face interaction.

I enjoy spending time with my Chihuahua x Shihtzu and going for long walks with her. I love cooking and entertaining and I have a passion for interior design.

Hi, I’m Maria and I’m your Course and Unit Advisor for the College of Engineering and Science.

I can provide a range of academic administration support and course-specific advice in engineering (undergrad and postgrad). I also provide information on education studies and early childhood/primary education.

I’ve been working at Victoria University for nine years have a Bachelor degree in Human Resources.

What I love most about Victoria University is the cultural diversity and respect for all individuals.

I enjoy spending my free time with my friends and family.

Hi, I’m Mark Falconer and I’m your Course and Unit Advisor for the College of Arts and Education.

I provide a range of academic administration support and course-specific advice, primarily for the Bachelor of Education courses but also all other programs across the college.

I joined Victoria University ­four years ago after working at the University of Melbourne for around 20 years. So I have vast and varied experience across all areas of university administration.

I like the way that VU offers opportunities to both staff and students that other universities don’t offer.

Outside of work, I enjoy travelling to many and varied places, doing a bit of snow skiing or bike riding, or just going out for a nice meal and a glass or two of red.

Hi, I’m Sophie Moustakas and I’m your Course and Unit Advisor for the College of Arts and Education/College of Engineering and Science.

I can provide a range of academic administration support and course-specific advice. My expertise is in postgraduate education courses.

I’ve been working at Victoria University for over 20 years. This has provided me with an abundance of skills and knowledge in both sectors of Higher Education and Polytechnic. Throughout this time, I have worked for various departments including the Short Course Centre as a coordinator and Enrolments Offshore as a Team leader. This has enabled me to provide the best information and support as a Course and Unit Advisor to students regarding all aspects of the students life cycle from enrolment to completion.

What I enjoy most about my role is supporting students and being a part of their VU journey. Seeing students complete their qualification and move forward in their goals and careers is really rewarding.

Hi, I am Suchita and I’m your Course and Unit Advisor for the College of Arts and Education.

I can provide a range of academic administration support and course-specific advice in arts courses like Arts, Music, Screen Media, Digital Media, Community Development, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice and Psychological Studies.

I’ve been working at Victoria University for ­seven years and have completed my Masters of Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning System from Victoria University in 2013. I have done my undergraduate degree in Hotel Management and Masters in Tourism from Nepal. Prior to VU, I used to teach hospitality units in Hospitality Institution in Nepal to undergraduate students and higher secondary students.

I love VU because of its cultural diversity and respect for each and every individual. I was really lucky to get the opportunity to start my journey here as a student then student as staff. I am and will always be thankful to VU for the opportunities it has given me. I have always worked closely with students and enjoy the relationship and assistance that I can provide them to support them and make their student life easier.

Currently, I am a full time mother of a two year old boy and I am loving every bit of motherhood. I enjoyed some of the adventurous activities like paragliding, rafting, bungy jumping, sky-tower walking, sky-diving, hiking etc before having my boy. I love to travel and I am slowly ticking of one country at a time from the globe. I love eating and watching movies.

College of Health & Biomedicine | College of Sport & Exercise Science

Hi, I’m Chantal and I’m your Course and Unit Advisor for the College of Health & Biomedicine.

I can provide a range of academic administration support and course-specific advice for nursing and midwifery courses.

I’ve been working at Victoria University for ­a number of years in a range of different roles, which supports me with the knowledge I require to best assist our students.

What I love about VU is the way it embraces both staff and students through their continued research and providing awareness on important topics in today’s society.

When I am not working at VU, my days are filled with family, friends and volunteer work for local sporting teams.

I look forward to being able to assist you in your study journey.

Charlotte, Course & Unit Advisor

Hi, my name is Charlotte (Lottie) and I’m a Course and Unit Advisor for the College of Health and Biomedicine.

I’ve recently joined the Victoria University team and love working with students to support them in their university education.

I have a Masters of Arts Management and have worked in various positions in customer service. I aim to help as best I can with any problems students may have, so that they can get the most out of their time here at VU.

I love the diverse multicultural community we have at VU, and its acceptance of people from every walk of life.

I enjoy drawing and painting in my spare time, and going camping in my van with my two dogs.

Hi, I’m Dan and I’m your Course and Unit Advisor for the College of Sport and Exercise Science and the College of Health and Biomedicine.

I am available to provide a range of academic administration support and course-specific advice throughout your time at VU.

I’ve been working at Victoria University for ­four years and have significant student advising experience.

I enjoy helping students navigate university life and plan for their futures.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors and at the beach.

Hi, my name is Mona and I’m your Course and Unit Advisor for the College of Health and Biomedicine.

I can provide a range of academic administration support and course-specific advice for osteopathy, dermal and nursing courses.

My journey with VU began as a student in 2015 when I joined Master of Business in ERP systems and graduated with “Most Outstanding Student” award. While studying, I started working at VUHQ and as a volunteer with VU Vollies. The acceptance of diverse philosophies, beliefs and nations made me fall in love with the overall VU culture. Within student services I have enjoyed my role and the capacity to help and resolve student queries.

I’m a foodie and am passionate about travelling. I also enjoy reading, watching movies and occasionally paint in my spare time.

Hi, I’m Natasha and I’m your Course and Unit Advisor for the College of Health and Biomedicine.

I can provide a range of academic administration support and course-specific advice for counselling, psychology and social work courses.

I’ve been working at Victoria University for ­a number of years in a wide range of roles, but started as a student here myself, so I understand that university life can be tricky to navigate. It’s great to know that there are so many support services available to help VU students on their study journey.

What I love about VU is the multi-cultural vibe and meeting people from different walks of life.

I enjoy trying different types of food and travelling. I am extremely passionate about the beautiful game of soccer, and in my downtime I like to listen to music and watch comedy.

VU Business School | College of Law & Justice

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Hi, I’m Asa and I’m your Course and Unit Advisor for Business and Law.

While I can provide a range of academic administration support and course-specific advice in regards all business and law courses, I specialise in providing assistance for our undergraduate business courses.

I have completed my Master of Science at Victoria University as an international student and have been working at Victoria University for over eight years. I began working in VUHQ before moving into my current role as Course and Unit Advisor.

Opportunity to meet students from all walks of life and hearing their stories, goals, aspirations and support them to achieve their academic goals is what I love most about my role. I really look forward to meeting you to support you and see you succeed.

In my spare time, I love to travel with my family and try out amazing cuisines and learn about different cultures.

Hi, I’m Iman and I’m your Course and Unit Advisor for Business and Law.

While I can provide a range of academic administration support and course-specific advice in regards all business and law courses, I specialise in providing assistance for our law courses.

I’ve been working at Victoria University for over five years and have worked in higher education for the past eight years.

I love that VU provides so many opportunities for students to succeed regardless of background and academic achievements.

In my spare time, I enjoy seeing live music and learning about other cultures through my travels.

Sophonie, Course & Unit advisor

Hi, I’m Sophonie and I’m your Course and Unit Advisor for Business and Law.

While I can provide a range of academic administration support and course-specific advice in regards all business and law courses, I specialise in providing assistance for our law courses.

I’ve been working at Victoria University for over seven years and hold an undergraduate degree in Management and Finance, as well as a postgraduate degree in Business Administration and Professional Accounting.

What I love about VU is the diverse background of our students and staff. I am proud to be part of an academic institution which provides opportunity to students from all walks of life, to have access to excellent education.

I am passionate about working with students to help them realise their potential and achieve their goals.

I enjoy spending time at the beach and listening to a good podcast. My favourite cuisine is Japanese food.

Suruchi, Course and Unit Advisor

Hi, I’m Suruchi and I’m your Course and Unit Advisor for Business and Law.

While I can provide a range of academic administration support and course-specific advice in regards all business and law courses, I specialise in providing assistance for our postgraduate business courses.

I’ve been working at Victoria University for over six years and have completed my Masters in Secondary Teaching/Education from Victoria University.

VU played an important role in shaping my identity by equipping me with all the tools and knowledge required to be successful in my student life and my career.

In my spare time, I love reading, painting and craft and listening music.