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

Until further notice, all drop-in sessions are currently suspended due to COVID-19. See also VU's coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs.

You can still book a phone appointment (using the below information on this page) or contact your CUA by email:

Book an appointment

Until further notice, all face to face CUA appointments have been suspended due to COVID-19. You may, however, continue to book phone appointments as per usual.

Some services, like teach out course mapping, take time and require more in-depth support from your CUA. You can make an appointment to meet 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 a phone 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 appointment 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 and College of Engineering & Science

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.

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’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.

Joanna student advisor

Hi, I’m Joanne and I’m your Course and Unit Advisor for the College of Engineering & Science, and Arts & Education.

I’ve been working at Victoria University for four years. Prior to this, I worked in the IT industry, account management and sales.

What I love about VU is the positive and diverse range of students and staff who I can learn from every day. I'm passionate about interacting with students and have a strong customer engagement ethic, always aiming to offer the best advice to help students achieve their life and study goals.

Outside of work, I am a mum to two amazing girls, who continually inspire me to be the best I can be. On weekends I enjoy catching up with my family and friends, and in my spare time I enjoy going out with my family in our 1969 VW Beetle.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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 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.

VU Business School and College of Law & Justice

Suruchi, Course and Unit Advisor

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

I can provide a range of academic administration support and course-specific advice in business postgraduate courses and city specialisation undergraduate courses.

I’ve been working at Victoria University for ­past five 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.

I love reading, painting and craft and listening music.

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

I can provide a range of academic administration support and course-specific advice in regards to all business and law courses.

I have been working at Victoria University for over two years as a Student Services Office and Student Advisor.

I am really passionate in supporting students in their journey at VU and I love meeting students from very diverse backgrounds. In my downtime, I enjoy going out with my friends and playing several different sports. I also enjoy trying amazing cuisines at new restaurants.

Hi, I’m Iman and I’m your Course and Unit Advisor for the College of Law and Justice and VU Business School.

I can provide a range of academic administration support and course-specific advice for law courses, criminology courses and undergraduate and postgraduate business courses.

I’ve been working at Victoria University for ­four years and have worked in higher education for the past seven years.

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

I enjoy seeing live music and learning about other cultures through my travels.

Hi, I’m Kim and I’m your Course and Unit Advisor for VU Business School.

I can provide a range of academic administration support and course-specific advice in regards to the Bachelor of Business (BBNS)

I’ve been working at Victoria University for ­just over four years where I began working in VUHQ before moving into my current role as Course and Unit Advisor.

I love that VU fosters a multicultural and inclusive environment for both students and staff.

I spend most of my time with family, friends and you can always find me in the sun!