The workshop provides facilities to build accurate physical models of computer generated designs. These models are produced using a wide range of equipment including computer controlled laser and 3D printers. This technology enables students to use a wide range of materials to achieve diverse results.

The School of Architecture and Built Environment workshop is located in Building E at the south westerly corner of Carpark 3 at the Geelong Waterfront Campus. Entry to this carpark is via Smythe Street or Brougham Street.

Workshop rules and safety considerations

Workshop safety is everyone's responsibility, the following rules have been put in place to ensure the safety of all students and staff. Please read the safety rules carefully before entering the workshop.

Set up guide for the CNC router

Students are not permitted to operate the lasers. Charges apply per minute for laser use.

Set up guide for laser cutting and engraving

Autocad is the only drawing program that works accurately for use with the School CNC router. Please refer to this guide on how best to set up for routing.


The facility is available to students enrolled in the School of Architecture and Built Environment.

Induction and Safety

Before you can use the workshop you must attend an induction session. These inductions are run over different times mainly in the first three weeks of Trimester 1 and 2 and take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours depending on the class size.

To enter the workshop enclosed footwear must be worn. Open footwear is not allowed at any time.

Operating times

Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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