The Victorian Government Trade and Investment, Australia is delighted to invite you to a virtual interactive Professional Development Workshop for Academic Guidance School Counsellors.

Workshop 7: Monday 19 March 2021

  • Start Time: 9:00am IST (1.30pm AEST)
  • End time: 12:00pm IST (4.30pm AEST)

Topic: Career Planning in the post-Covid era

The workshop will be joined by a panel of speakers:

Racquel Shroff

Racquel Shroff
CEO, Global Education Solutions, Melbourne

Racquel Shroff, CEO of Global Education Solutions, is a recognised expert in the International Education industry, with more than 26 years of experience in consulting, student recruitment and career development, English language testing, scholarships administration, large scale project implementation, client management, strategic marketing and research, partnership development.

She has worked across Governments, Industries, Professional Bodies, Non-profits and Education Providers to create demand, brand value, sustainable growth to achieve exceptional business performance, process efficiencies, strategic goals, and student experience and outcomes.  Racquel has presented in various national and international conferences and published many articles and papers.

Racquel is also Chairperson of the Indian Career Education and Development Council, a non-profit organisation set up with support from the Australia India Council. The organisation serves as a professional body for teachers, counsellors, trainers, human resource and learning and development professionals engaged in the career transition of young people.

Global Education Solutions Pty Ltd (GES), headquartered in Melbourne, is the only strategic consulting organisation in education that provides disruptive configurable technology-enabled solutions that are scalable and sustainable with measurable social impact. GES works across all sectors – schools, higher education and VET in Australia, India and Middle East. GES’s flagship EdTech solution, mykensho is being used by diverse school systems from grades 5-12 as a curriculum agnostic integrated well-being, skills and career development PaaS. It is based on the Australian Blueprint for Career Development and Victorian Careers Curriculum Framework but contextualised for India.  GES provides bespoke technology platforms and applications for tertiary education institutions to engage with genuine prospects from diverse countries meaningfully, qualify and convert them to enrolments.

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Dr Sucharita Narasipuram

Dr.Sucharita Narasipuram
Mykensho Career Practitioner and Consultant Psychologist
International member of Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV)

Dr Sucharita is an experienced counsellor and researcher with a passion for guiding young people navigating through adolescent challenges into emerging adulthood. Her professional experience spans from counselling for individuals and families with emotional and personal issues to teaching psychology. She also offers career guidance and coaching to high school students who need to decide on the right board of education or subject groups or post-study course and occupation pathways. Sucharita has been involved with adolescent wellness research and has held numerous workshops on addressing academic difficulties and using appropriate psychological assessments to measure students' cognitive, multiple intelligence, and aptitude to plan guided interventions.


She is an international member of the Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV), an Associate Member of the Indian Career Education and Development Council, and a foundation level International Certified Career Coach.

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Registration is essential. Please register via the Expression of Interest form here.

  • This workshop is free of charge.
  • All participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance by the Universities and TAFEs.
  • Registrants will be emailed some pre-work questions and a case study to consider prior to the session to stimulate a proactive discussion.
  • Registrations will be on a first-come-first serve basis, and each registration admits one person only.
  • Registration is essential, places limited to 40 seats
  • The Organiser reserves the rights of admission to Registered Users.

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For further queries, please contact:

Ms Annie Santhana: annie.santhana@global.vic.gov.au;

Ms Anita Kumari: anita.kumari@global.vic.gov.au