IDP Melbourne counsellors
We have a team of friendly, skilled education counsellors who speak a range of languages. Check out their bios and get to know them better.
Fluent in Punjabi, Hindi and English.
Amrita is originally from India but has been living in Australia since 2001. Amrita manages students from the subcontinent region, namely India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka and has worked for IDP since 2007. She brings with her a wealth of experience in international education and helps students gain perspective and explore more options. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, reading and acting.
Fluent in Hindi and English.
Vaishali joins us from Swinburne University where she’s worked in both future students and at student HQ. She’s also worked with Study Group Melbourne and Griffith University as a Student Progress Advisor, managing the promotion of Canadian Universities in India. She studied commerce in Hyderabad, and Leadership & Management in London and is also a professional painter.
Fluent in Hindi, Punjabi, Sindhi and English.
Preeti is an IDP alumni success story. Originally from New Delhi, she had 12 years of experience as an English teacher before moving to Australia in 2016 and enrolling in a Masters of Social Work at Federation University (with Amrita’s help). As an international student herself, she understands well the anxiety and curiosity faced by newly arrived students and how the right kind of guidance and advice can lead to success. Her exposure to social work has also taught her to understand the practical and social learning needs of an individual that could help them to grow and succeed in life.
Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
Summer is from China and has been living in Australia since 2013. She completed a Master of Teaching and successfully applied for a competitive scholarship during her time here. She worked with IDP China in 2011 and since moving to Melbourne, has been working at IDP Student Service Office and IELTS UKVI Marking Hub. Summer looks after students from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. She is passionate about helping students achieve their educational goals and in her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, playing piano and photographing.
Fluent in Thai and English.
Ubonrat is originally from Thailand and has been living in Australia since 2004. She has worked for IDP since 2002, originally starting at IDP Bangkok. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge assisting students enrol in the right institutions and courses. When she isn’t working, Ubonrat enjoys traveling and cooking.
Fluent in Vietnamese and English.
Amy is a recent graduate of Deakin University with a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She has previously worked in the Education industry in Vietnam as a Consultant and also has a proven ability in identifying the needs of Vietnamese students studying overseas.
Fluent in Vietnamese and English.
Originally from Vietnam, Jimmy has called Australia home since 2011, and graduated with a Graduate Certificate in Management with the Australian Institute of Business in 2013. He has intensive experience working in customer service and administration assistant positions at Chisholm Institute, Swinburne University and recently at the University of Melbourne. He is a social media expert and has a wealth of experience in the higher education sector that will make him an asset to our team.
Fluent in Mandarin and English.
Ping graduated from Monash University with a Master degree in Accounting and is an experienced Education counsellor with 10 years’ experience. Multilingual with the fluency of both Mandarin and English, Ping’s language skills enable her to help students gain perspective and explore more study options. She has extensive experience in dealing with students from different countries and is capable of communicating with students’ parents from all different background. In her spare time, she likes cooking food for her family, reading books with her son, and jogging.