Facilities and Technical Support


Facilities and Technical Support

Latest Update: 15/01/21

Welcome back continuing students and welcome to our commencing students.

New Students: We will be running virtual workshop tours via this page during O week. Daily at 10am and 2pm from Monday 22nd Feb. to Friday 26th Feb. These will run for approx. 30mins will introduce you to our facilities and include a Q&A session. You can register for one of these sessions by coming back to this page after the 15th of Feb. and following the provided links.

Bureau: The Technical Team in order to support essential teaching and learning in the faculty will continue to run bureau services as outlined below in all our workshops.

HDR Candidates: Eligible HDR candidates can be approved for campus access by completing this form. If you have already been approved via the above form and would now like to request access to MADA workshops: Please complete the linked consultation form on the relevant workshop page below to make an appointment.

Note: dFab will not make appointments for access to laser cutters or 3d printers. This equipment will remain as part of the bureau service, in order to keep up with demand. Access can be requested for other equipment e.g: scanner, vac former, wire bender.

Get in touch with a technician

Our technical team are available to support you weekdays from 9am – 5pm AEST. You can request a video, phone or email consultation. No matter what stage your project is at, we can help… just let us know what you need. Select the appropriate workshop page below and complete the linked consultation form.


We have launched a digital fabrication bureau service for Art, Design and Architecture students, enabling you to submit digital files for production. When completed, dFab can have them posted to your home if size and time permits or organise for you to collect them when you are permitted. For more information, see the dFab page below.

Other workshops and facilities

We also provide a bureau service for our other facilities, including the wood and metal workshops (WaM), paper and image-based studios, photography and hot workshops. Organise this directly with the technicians – select the appropriate workshop page below, complete the linked consultation form, and they will let you know what is possible.

Audio visual equipment loans

If you require AV equipment for a specific unit, your lecturer will have already organised this for you. Please contact them with any questions.

Key to the Level of Risk:

Low: General access no induction needed.
Medium: Induction and training required, followed by access during normal hours of operation with general staff supervision.
High: Induction and training required, followed by restricted access with constant staff supervision.
Very High: No student access. Technical staff only.

The risk banding for each workshop or studio is indicated under their headings above. Multiple risk bandings may apply in one workshop or studio depending on the equipment or processes being used in that area. For further information on specific inductions/ training for each area please follow the links to the relevant workshop or studio.