Nora Vitins

I’m a new resident of Elwood but feel very “at home” here. As owner of a change management consultancy, I counted the City of Port Phillip as one of my most important clients and worked with them over a 10-year period, so its neighbourhoods and community groups are familiar to me. Previously, I lived in Daylesford for 14 years and was active in community festivals, U3A, and a founding committee member of the community funded cinema at the Rex, which was fully staffed by volunteers. Writing funding applications, marketing, working on committees and managing stakeholders are skill areas I have developed over the years. Ensuring organisations have a future is also a prime interest and succession planning, a grounded strategic direction and healthy communication links across groups is work that  I enjoy.

Previous to retirement, I held various roles in business, education, international consulting and managing my own consulting business for 20 years, which I sold in 2018. I was also a director of Corporate business at the commercial arm of Deakin University. I set up the Melbourne office as GM of a Boston based management consultancy. I lectured in the business school at Monash university.

Life-long learning, ageing with purpose and developing community through healthy relationships are key interests. My two grandkidlets keep me grounded and playful. Travel, film, music, art, walking, writing ( and interior design are interests that I enjoy. Finding my place in my new community of Elwood and Port Phillip is my next adventure.

How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

  • Login to the website.
  • Go to the Courses & Enrolling page.
  • Scroll down to find the course that you are interested in.
  • Does the course have spaces available?
    • Click on the course name to go to the booking page.
    • Click on “Book for this course or event”.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.
  • OR is the course shown as FULL?
    • Click on WAITLIST.

Paper Enrolment Form: before bookings open for First Semester

  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
  • Complete the paper Enrolment Form and submit it to the Office.

The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

If your enrolment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.

If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

  • Contact the office in person, or by email or phone.