Learning Consultants

Learning Consultants provide academic, learning and personal support for all diploma students. Learning Consultants also work closely with your teachers and the Counsellor to provide you with learning strategies that work for both Monash College and tertiary study.

A Learning Consultant can assist you if you need:

  • Personal support, including referrals to counsellors, health and accommodation services
  • Assistance with academic language and learning skills
  • Assistance using study time efficiently and effectively
  • Coaching for verbal/oral presentations
  • Academic support, including referrals to teachers, Academic Managers and Program Coordinators
  • Assistance with important processes, including the Academic Review Panel (ARP) and Academic Progress Committee (APC)
  • Information and advice relating to your study load, attendance, course progression and pathways into Monash University and other tertiary institutions.

You can make an appointment with a Learning Consultant at Learning.Consultant@monashcollege.mcpl.edu.au or you can drop during the following times:


  • Building 73 Room B.16, Monday - Friday 2pm to 3pm, all students
  • Building 79p staff room, Wednesday and Friday, 2 - 4pm, Arts students


  • Art and Design students, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Student Experience Coordinator

Our Student Experience Coordinator, Laura Swift, will be an important point of contact for you during your time with us, especially in your first week at Monash College - Orientation week.

You will have the opportunity to make new friends through participating in introductory sessions within your Diploma, and by involving yourself in sporting and Melbourne based orientation activities.

Throughout your time at Monash College, you will be able to involve yourself in a range of activities, based on your interests, and you will also have the chance to develop your leadership skills. We offer a Mentor Program which recognizes the importance of students learning from each other.

Laura is also responsible for monitoring the progress of all Under 18 students and will help you understand our requirements in the areas of accommodation and welfare.

Finally, the Student Experience Coordinator will encourage you to challenge and enjoy yourself, ensuring you make the most of your College experiences.

If you have any questions or just want to have a chat, please contact Laura by emailing laura.swift@monashcollege.mcpl.edu.au.



Student life can be exciting and at times prove challenging. Living and studying in a new country can be difficult for some students, particularly during the early part of the study period. Being a period of great change, it can cause you to feel stressed and overwhelmed at times.

Monash College understands much of this experience and provides a free and confidential Counselling Service for all Monash College students at the Clayton and City Campuses. Counselling can bring relief and help you understand and manage issues in your personal life and relationships, their impact on your studies and/or adjustment to a new culture and university life.

The Monash College Student Counsellor, Mai Tham, is based at the Clayton Campus in Building 73, Room G.16 on most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and at the City Campus in Room 3b most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.00am to 5.00pm. You can either drop in or book a counselling appointment by emailing: counselling@mcpl.edu.au during business hours.

An After Hours Counselling Service can be accessed by dialling 1800 725 315. In case of urgency, you can call Lifeline on 131114.


Legal Services

A range of legal services are available, should you require assistance or advice during your time as a student. The following services are free for students:

In case of emergency

In case of emergency please call:

000 for ambulance, fire, police.

9905 3333 for campus security.

If its late and you need help, call 1800 725 315. This is a special after hours telephone number for Monash College students.