Useful links and more
Consultation forms, equipment booking, material purchasing, instructional videos and more
Technical support consultation forms
The Technical Team have been working on a library of instructional videos to help students learn key skills and techniques. The videos have been categorised by workshop name and will introduce you to some of the machines accessible within MADA. Please follow the links below to view the videos.
Digital Fabrication Workshops (dFab) Videos
The link below will take you to the MADA shop.monash page. Please navigate your way to your desired purchase or the material that you have been asked to pay for. Follow the instructions to pay with your debit card. Often you will have been asked to email the receipt to the relevant technician as proof of purchase.
AV Equipment booking
Building B Level 6: Rooms B6.61C, B6.31, B6.29
MADA provides an extensive selection of audio-visual equipment to staff and students. This equipment accommodates film, photography, sound recording (on location and in a sound studio), lighting, presentations, installations, VR/360 video production, VR playback, motion capture, studio photography and green screen. All equipment is up to date and meticulously maintained. The equipment is intended to be used for teaching and learning purposes only and is organised with different levels of access depending on enrolled units and teaching criteria. MADA offers several video and photography units where specific equipment is required to complete assignments. This equipment is made available to these students during semester.
Equipment available includes:
- Digital cameras (for film and photography)
- Audio recording equipment
- Lighting equipment
- Media players
- Photography studio equipment
- Image capture studio (for photography and video)
- 360 cameras
- VR headsets
- Motion capture suits
- Sound recording studio
Access to AV Equipment and Studios
Students and staff are required to have previous experience with equipment and studio spaces as some of the processes and equipment in the studios requires specialist knowledge. Students must be enrolled in or have previously undertaken a relevant elective or class to access these resources.
AV Equipment booking
To view, book and borrow equipment you can request to be added to the Cheqroom booking system by filling out the form in the links below. You will then receive an email invitation and link to set up an account, after which you will be able to view available equipment and to make bookings.
Equipment Booking Request Form
CHEQROOM Booking Instructions [PDF]
Equipment is located in B6.61C
All of our workshops have OHS inductions and procedures specific to the area. If you have a specific question the relevant technical staff can assist just fill out a consultation form in the drop down menu above. If you would like more general information about Monash OHS please follow this link to the Monash OHS home page:
Testing and tagging of electrical equipment
All student personal electrical equipment (including mobile phones and laptops) must be maintained in a safe operational condition. Any items with damage, frayed electrical cords or exposed circuits are not permitted at Monash University. Any unsafe items will be confiscated or isolated from the workplace to electrical related incidents. To ensure safety, testing and tagging regimes are implemented to electrically inspect and verify safety of equipment and devices that require electricity to operate.
Electrical items brought in from home by students must be tested and tagged before use on University premises. Should you require additional information, please seek assistance from the Faculty Technical Staff.
Open access and project assembly spaces
Location: G1.21 and D1.10
We know that it is not just the teaching spaces that are important. That is why we designed a number of open access Project Assembly Spaces through our buildings so that students can work on their projects, on their own terms. As long as you follow the guidelines! please read the below document outlining the safe use of these spaces.