Victorian Institute of Technology (VIT) Student Services provides a dedicated Student Services Officer who can help our students with all aspects of their academic life and any personal problems. To seek help in such matters just contact the Student Services Officer at VIT.
You can contact student services for the following reasons:
Any difficulties with your study
Computer Lab and Loan Laptops
English Language Support
Student Break out area
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At VIT we aim to support our students emotionally and mentally so that you can achieve the best outcome for your future.
Confidentiality and Privacy: Finding someone to talk to about serious or personal issues without worrying about what happens to that information is important. Mental health professionals are prohibited by law from sharing your confidential information with anyone. The only exceptions to confidentiality are:
if you are considered at risk of causing serious harm to yourself or someone else
if reporting of information is required by law
if your file is subpoenaed by a court of law
if mandatory reporting obligations apply, such as in the instances of child abuse and neglect
Our services include:
Face-to-face sessions from our fulltime staff: Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM
Kim Billington – Part-time Welfare Counsellor (Melbourne : Wed 12PM-4PM)
Kim is a registered Counsellor with PACFA, ACA and AAOS. Kim has many years of experience with crisis support, relationship counselling, grief and loss and generalist counselling, as well as counselling training and supervision.
Shamim graduated with a Master of Counselling degree from Monash University and is a registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). Shamim has previous experience providing individual and group counselling to a diverse range of students. Her counselling approach is based on the unique needs of the student and she works with students to determine how counselling can be most useful for them based on their experiences, background, culture, and worldview. Languages spoken other than English: Dari, Persian, Urdu, Hindi
Benel Lee – Full-time Welfare Counsellor (Sydney : Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM)
Benel is a registered counsellor with ACA and has graduated with a Master of Counselling degree from Morling College. He has studied his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology and Graduate Diploma in Psychology at University of Sydney. Benel has previous experience working with students from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Languages spoken other than English: Cantonese.
Nazifa is a registered Counsellor with PACFA and she has many years of experience with relationship counselling, anxiety counselling, psychotherapy, psychology education, developmental and growth counselling. Nazifa also has experience in individual and group counselling and running workshops. She is currently studying for her Masters.
VIT provides one-on-one counselling sessions to help cater to personal, academic, social and psychological concerns that students may be facing during their time at university. These issues can have minor to major impacts on your life and it is important to have someone you can talk to in a private and confidential manner.
If you have been subjected to sexual violence or are aware of someone going through it, seek support and practical advice from our VIT Counsellors. However, if you do not feel this is the path, talking to someone without having to see them is also an option.
Victorian Institute of Technology (VIT) takes a zero-tolerance approach to sexual assault and sexual harassment and other forms of harmful misconduct. VIT is committed to providing a safe environment for students and staff.
VIT provides group counselling sessions, also known as workshop sessions, to help our VIT students equip themselves with skills to cope with their personal, academic, social, and psychological concerns that one may be facing during their time at university.