MPA Advice & Advocacy

The MPA recognises the diversity of postgraduate students at Monash University and welcomes any postgrad, whether local or international, to seek advice and advocacy on any issue which relates to their study.

The advocacy service is free, independent from the University, and all details and concerns raised are treated confidentially.

The MPA employs a legally qualified Senior Advocate, Zuzana Quinn based at Clayton campus, aided by advocates on both Caulfield and Clayton campuses. Where required, our advocates are supported by qualified case workers who will be able to provide guidance and support on any candidature related issue whether academic or administrative.

The MPA can assist you with a broad range of issues including:

For more information, please read our advice and advocacy FAQs.

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MPA Advocate Contact Details

The best way to contact one of our Advocates is by via email. For those postgraduates located off-campus or studying via distance education, advice can be provided by email, and supported by phone calls (funded by the MPA).


Sunshine Kamaloni

James Breheny


Sarah Murphy

Ying Xu

Advocacy service at Peninsula, Parkville & the MMC

To support the needs of postgraduate students based at Peninsula, Parkville and MMC, an MPA advocate is scheduled to be on site to provide confidential, one-on-one support to postgrads.

Revised assessment and coursework unit procedures from Semester 2, 2017

Monash University recently revised its approach to assessment. There is a new Assessment in Coursework Units Policy which integrates the ‘Monash Assessment Vision’. There are also procedures which accompany the policy. The MPA urges postgrads to take note of these new procedures that come into effect from Semester 2, 2017. More details are available here

Making Good Decisions Advocacy Forum

Click here to view slides from the 2017 MPA advocacy forum