ASSC Advisers

How do I choose a Student Development Adviser?

  • Choose an adviser from your College.
    • SHE College advisers assist students who study:
      • Science, Health and Engineering subjects.
    • ASSC College advisers assist students who study :
      • Law, Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Scroll down and read the SDA Profiles and select an adviser that you feel would suit your needs the most. All advisers are skilled and will provide support. So don't stress out if you are unsure who to select.


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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Lachlan (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/SHE)

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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Hi there, I’m Rachael. I’m a Student Development Adviser (SDA) for the ASSC College based at Melbourne Campus in Bundoora.

I completed my studies at La Trobe in Social Work and have experienced being a part of student life on campus. I remember the balance of juggling competing demands and the need to stay motivated!  Before that chapter in my life I worked in Youth Services, within the local community developing youth events.

I think it’s important to provide students with a welcoming and unique space to discuss how their journey as a university student is going. I’m excited to support and empower you through my role as a Student Development Adviser, to help you achieve at university and discover your educational goals.

Fun Fact: I love watching live stand-up comedy!!

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