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Koori Liaison Officer (KLO)

Students studying at Box Hill Institute who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander can make an appointment with the Koori Liaison Officer (KLO) who can assist with such things as ABSTUDY, Tutoring and course information, to mention a few. The KLO also provides cultural advice and assistance throughout the Institute through activities, class discussions, community information and cultural awareness.

How do I contact the KLO?

The KLO is available to meet across all campuses and can be contacted via phone, SMS or email:

  • Phone: 03 9286 9869 or 9286 9891

To speed things up, bring a completed Student Life Intake Form to your first contact with us.

What is a KLO?

A Koori Liaison Officer is an Indigenous person who is committed to provide assistance to all Indigenous students in various areas throughout their studies at BHI. This support is tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual student and can include course information, learning plans, engagement support and much more! The KLO also provides assistance throughout the Institute through cultural advice, cultural awareness and community engagement.

How can I meet other Indigenous students?

The KLO will email and invite all Indigenous students to Indigenous group sessions, activities and events where you can network with other Indigenous students at BHI. 

How can the KLO help me?

The KLO can provide a range of support and assistance to all Indigenous students in a culturally safe space and link students with other appropriate services such as: 

Meet the team


Janelle Stankovic

Koori Student Support Officer

  • Elgar campus
More about Janelle

Sami Ison-Johnson 

Janelle is a proud Pairrebeene women, residing in Wurundjeri country. She has participated in many cultural events such as NAIDOC week and National Reconciliation Week. She has also undergone training, education and leadership programs held by the Korin Gamadji Institute and the Koorie Heritage Trust. Janelle’s role is to support students in a range of ways as they progress through their studies. She can offer support with tutoring, Centrelink paperwork, mental health, disability, careers advice, employment opportunities, scholarships, and financial assistance, and is always happy to have a chat.

Last modified: Monday, 9 May 2022, 10:50 AM