Director and Principal
My role as College Director and Principal involves planning for the College’s future including programs, students, staff, facilities, and Government registration.
My favourite part of the day is dawn – on a beach, a bike or a golf course – but being on campus engaged in Curtin focussed learning is good too.
Dr Rachel Mahncke
My role as Academic Director is to ensure that all the academic programs that the College runs are delivered to the highest possible standard. My responsibilities include ensuring that we have a qualified and enthusiastic lecturer for every unit, adequate teaching spaces and a timetable that allows students to choose the combination of units that they need in order to complete their course. I chair the Board of Examiners which confirms for every student, their academic condition and eventual graduation. I work in partnership with Curtin University to try to achieve the best possible student experience from our location on the Bentley campus.
Director of Quality and Student Services
As director of Quality and Student Services there are various facets to my role, the main aspects are to ensure the College complies with its regulatory obligations. This role also incorporates Academic and Student Services, which includes reception, orientation, graduation, student advisory and student experience and the teams that carry out these functions. My favourite part of the day is when I take my dog for a walk or go to the gym because I can zone out during this time.
Randy de Guzman
Director of Finance & Administration
As the Director of Finance and Administration, I oversee the finance function of the College and ensure that I have a firm grip of the College’s finances, an understanding of what drives financial outcome and reliably provide information to our various stakeholders in terms that are easily understood particularly by non-finance persons.
Director of Marketing & Admissions
I am responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of marketing campaigns and strategies, utilising both digital and traditional methods. I manage the College’s marketing budget and manage relationships in both the local and international market.
My favourite part of my job is travelling the world and meeting potential students and parents from diverse backgrounds and cultures. I look forward to welcoming you to the College!
Sook Leng Chan
Student Advisory Manager
Hi, my name is Sook Leng and my team handles Student Services and Student Advice. Students affectionately refer to me as ‘Mum’ and that is a rather apt description of me and what I do!
If you need to find out a bit more about the program that you have enrolled in, or you want to know what your future program at Curtin, or what your career paths could be, just come and see me or a Student Advisor.
Fleur Van Den Heuvel
I am the Admissions Manager and oversee all new International and Domestic applications to Curtin College.
My role is to help students who enquire about studying at Curtin College and Curtin University. This involves counselling students in person, by phone or email and answering any questions they might have about their desired course, our College, Curtin University or life in Perth. I also keep in touch with agents as many students apply to us through a representative in their country. I look after students coming from North Asia, particularly from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. I used to study in China and can speak Mandarin. Please feel free to contact me with any question you might have about your studies with us. I am very passionate about my work and I will help as much as I can. See you soon in Perth!
Kooi Duan Beh
My role involves tending to student enquiries and applications, providing information about courses and bursaries. I also support our agents and representatives in the South East Asia Region. Being able to speak a number of different languages including English, Bahasa, Mandarin and other Chinese dialects, I can assist students from diverse backgrounds with different needs. Feel free to speak to me if you need any information regarding Curtin College or advice on choosing the right course to study. I look forward to seeing you at Curtin!
Senior Student Services Officer
Primarily my role at Curtin College is to look after the Student Services Team, including our front desk customer service staff. We manage contract renewals, ID and access cards for both staff and students and assist our students with enquiries, timetables, payments, fees and appointments. I also work with the Student Advisory Team in providing students with unit advice, timetabling and personal counselling.
Outside of Curtin College I actively work in the film and tv industry as a lecturer in screen performance but don’t hold that against me!
Student Experience and Advisory Officer
I organise the Orientation and Graduation events at Curtin College, so I get to welcome all the new students on their first day, and congratulate them on their last. I also manage the Student Mentors and organise the social calendar (all the fun stuff) at the College. On top of that, I am a Student Advisor, working with students who have questions about their studies.
The best part of my day is any time I get to talk to students about their lives and help them as they work toward their goals at Curtin College and beyond.
Dr Pranavi Garg
Student Advisor and Sponsor Liaison Officer
My role is to provide sponsored students with appropriate academic and welfare support. I am the first point of contact for all sponsored students once they have enrolled at the College. Having been a lecturer for many years, I understand some of the issues students may face and how these issues can hinder students from reaching their potential. I take pleasure in seeing students overcome their difficulties and succeeding in their studies. After all that is what Student Advisors do!
Senior Admissions Officer
I’m Tess Hankinson, Senior Admissions Officer at Curtin College and I assist in assessing applications and confirming student’s acceptance into the College. My favourite part of Admissions is getting to meet students at orientation day after helping them to receive an offer with the College.
Hello, I am Shen, an Admissions Officer at Curtin College.
My role involves processing and assessing applications based upon standards and qualities that are aligned with domestic and international requirements for Curtin College’s admission procedures.
Working closely with the Marketing team and as part of the Admissions team, I also enjoy meeting with and assisting prospective students and agents/counsellors.
Student Services Officer
My role as a Student Services Officer is to assist you with a variety or enquires relating to study and life as a student here in Perth. As a Curtin College graduate, I am very passionate about the College. I warmly welcome you to Curtin College.