Deakin Learning Centre – Dandenong

Our learning centre in Dandenong offers facilities and services for Deakin University students who live in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs. Conveniently located in the heart of multicultural Dandenong, you can study in this quiet and welcoming environment instead of travelling to a campus.

The centre at a glance

  • The learning centre provides facilities and support to all Deakin students, including those studying online via the Cloud or at a campus.
  • Just like you’d find at one of our campuses, there is a well-equipped computer lab and quiet study areas.
  • Academic support is available from study skills advisers and student mentors.
  • Entry to the centre is by swiping your Deakin Student Card. You can request access online or email dandenong@deakin.edu.au.

Getting there

Train

Dandenong train station is a short 500-metre walk from the learning centre. The train station is serviced by the Cranbourne, Pakenham and South Gippsland lines, as well as numerous bus lines. It's one of the 10 busiest train stations in Melbourne so you'll never have to wait long for a train.

Bus

The  Deakin Learning Centre is well serviced by suburban bus lines that operate across Dandenong and the outer regions.

Car

The learning centre is about 40 minutes from Melbourne by car, depending on traffic.

  • Take the M1 south
  • Take the M3 exit towards Frankston
  • Take the Cheltenham Road exit
  • Take George Street to Lonsdale Street in Dandenong

Parking

  • On-street parking in central Dandenong is mainly one- or two-hour ticket parking.
  • Council-managed car parks offer short-term or all-day parking. Signs at each car park indicate times and fees.
  • Privately managed public parking is available in shopping centres, such as the nearby Dandenong Plaza.

Everything you need

Facilities

  • Computer workstations including PCs and Macs, with Deakin software installed
  • Wi-fi internet access using Eduroam
  • Printing and copying facilities
  • Study and meeting rooms for private study, group work or social activities
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Disability access

Support services

Centre staff can assist you with a range of support services including:

  • course advice
  • enrolments
  • scholarship applications
  • class and seminar timetables
  • individual support such as applying for special consideration
  • advice and referral to other appropriate student services
  • room bookings.

Study support

Writing Mentors

Get help with structuring, referencing and finishing your assignments.

Writing Mentors are current Deakin students who have excelled in their studies and have undertaken training to be the first point of contact to assist other students. They can answer a range of questions about assessment tasks, assignment structure, Turnitin reports, academic referencing, extensions to due dates, CloudDeakin, student services and more.

They're available onsite Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am–2pm throughout the teaching weeks of Trimester 1 and 2.

Visit the Writing Mentors webpage for more details

Maths Mentors

Maths Mentors provide assistance with numeracy and maths queries relating to your course.

They're current Deakin students who are trained to assist other students, and are available online Monday to Friday from 10am–3pm during the teaching weeks and study periods prior to exams.

Visit the Maths Mentors webpage for more details

Contact details

Call us

+61 3 9246 8999

Visit us

Level 3, 237 Lonsdale Street
Dandenong, Victoria 3175

Opening hours

9am–5pm
Monday to Friday (except Deakin close-down periods)