ASSC Student Development Advisors

Get the most out of your degree by making an appointment with a Student Development Advisor (SDA).  We are familiar with the unique needs of university students and will work you to make an Individual Action Plan for your success at university. We can link you up with a wide range of university resources and equip you with the tools to ensure your time here contributes to fulfilling future choices. No problem is too small.


Hello, I’m Elisha and I’m a Student Development Adviser (SDA) for the ASSC College based at Melbourne Campus in Bundoora.

I’m still studying part time and I know that juggling student life with the rest of your life can be tough, so I’m here to help you out! I’ve worked in youth development, training, education and wellbeing roles over the past 8 years and my goal is to help you figure out how to get the most out of your university years. If you need some help navigating your time here at La Trobe let’s have a chat and figure out what success looks like for you and what strategies we can put in place to get you there.

Likes: I have a secret (or not so secret) love for musicals, coffee and yoga.

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Hi there! I’m Catherine. I’m a Student Development Adviser for the ASSC College based at Melbourne Campus in Bundoora. And I have returned! Back in the day, I used to work at the Sports Centre helping students get fit while completing my teaching and psychology qualifications. Today, I’ll be helping students in creating strategies to succeed in their university and life goals as a Student Development Adviser (SDA).

We are all faced with challenges in our lives. I focus on student strengths and look for opportunities to learn and grow. Many identify challenges as problems – I call them 'opportunities'.

Be warned I have been known to break into song and dance.

Likes: Don’t judge me but I love the 80’s. I’m also in love with New York City…da da dadada…start spreading the news….

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Lachie (SHE/ASSC)

Hello! I’m Lachlan, I’m the SDA on the Bendigo Campus! I’m a Social Worker, and I’m also one of the counsellor’s at Bendigo Campus. I also finished my Social Work degree at Bendigo campus, so I’m pretty much a part of the furniture! My aim is to work with you to help you get the most out of uni. Whether it’s talking about how our brains work and tips on how to make it work better, looking at your career goals, or learning some new study skills, I’m keen to work with you so you can get the most out of uni.

I work with students across all regional campuses, so if you are not in Bendigo, get in touch and we can work out a way to talk.

Random fact about me: Poco a poco estoy aprendiendo habla espaƱol.

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Cathy (ASSC- Bundoora, ASSC/SHE-Shepparton)

Hi there! I’m Cathy. I’m a Student Development Adviser for the ASSC College based at:

  • Melbourne Campus in Bundoora, Monday – Wednesday.
  • Shepparton on Thursdays and Fridays where I see both SHE and ASSC students.

I have a lot of experience with the support services within La Trobe. I know first-hand how the  regional campuses function and am able to support you through your university life. I love to empower students to succeed and be happy. I graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Business, Human Resources/ Marketing and am currently studying a Graduate certificate in careers education and development.

Fun fact: I can’t resist four legged fur babies!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • I'm studying a double degree, involving both colleges. Which College adviser do I select?

Select an Adviser from the College of your first degree. For example, a student studying an Arts/Science double degree would select an ASSC adviser.

  • I'm not sure which College adviser to choose?

Don't stress out. All advisers are experienced and will support you on your journey. Choose an adviser who meets your time needs.