Academic support

We want you to succeed and get the most out of your degree. To help you with your studies, we’re proud to offer you the following support services:

Student study lounge

The William Cooper Institute (WCI) provides study lounge facilities for students to connect with each other, staff, their tutors and with members of community.

The study lounge at the Clayton campus contains a fully equipped kitchen adjacent to a collaborative space where students can undertake group work, share information and relax between classes. Caulfield and Peninsula campuses also have a designated space for Indigenous students to utilise.

The study lounges also provide students with access to free-of-charge printing and photocopying facilities, focus areas to undertake private work and participate in the Indigenous Academic Enhancement Program (IAEP) with a weekly lunch at the Clayton campus subsidised by the Unit.

Tutoring: Indigenous Academic Enhancement Program

The Indigenous Academic Enhancement Program (IAEP) is available to current Indigenous students in the form of two hours of one-on-one tutoring per unit, per week. Leading into exams you may receive an additional five hours of tutorial assistance.

Our tutors are knowledgeable in the units you are studying to ensure you are receiving tailored support. We also have drop in tutors available at Clayton and Peninsula campuses.

Tutoring is a valuable resource and we encourage all students to sign-up for IAEP; it could mean the difference between a Distinction and a High Distinction!

You can apply to be a tutor, or a student needing tutorial assistance.

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Please email the WCI Staff at if you have any questions relating to tutoring.

Textbook subsidy scheme

Monash University is proud to subsidise all of our student's prescribed texts as well as other essentials that may be required to complete specific units, like lab coats and stethoscopes.

To access this funding, please contact us at

Other support

We can organise study skills sessions in areas like academic writing, using the library and preparing for exams and can arrange for emergency relief funds for those that require additional assistance throughout the semester.

Our Elder in Residence, Aunty Diane Singh, provides support to students wanting to make connections with the local community, or wanting to find out more about their own family history and connections.

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