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Werribee Learning Centre

What is the Werribee Learning Centre?

Werribee Learning CentreThe Werribee Learning Centre is in Wyndham in the south west of Melbourne. The Learning Centre offers courses and foster awareness of programs offered by Deakin and The Gordon. It builds aspiration for tertiary study, and offers higher education and clear pathways into the undergraduate programs on offer at the Geelong campuses.

The Werribee Learning Centre provides a stylish and accessible space for education delivery, community functions and student engagement in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

Certificates, diplomas, undergraduate degrees and a suite of construction-related courses are offered at the Centre. Certificates and diploma courses delivered by The Gordon are primarily available in the classroom with tutors facilitating the learning. Bachelor's degrees are delivered by Deakin University and based on our successful blended learning model, where students will have a combination of in-class (with tutors) and cloud (online) learning.

Study Support

In addition to your tutor for each unit that you study, there are the following academic and peer support services available:

Writing Mentors

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 the due date, CloudDeakin, student services and more. They are available online Monday - Friday from 11am to 2pm throughout the teaching weeks of Trimester 1 and 2 and can be consulted without an appointment. Learning Centre staff will assist you to dial in to the online meeting.

Language and Learning Adviser

Language and Learning Advisers are Deakin staff members who provide specialised support in the areas of assignment preparation and academic writing. You may be referred to an Adviser by a Writing Mentor for further assistance. The Language and Learning Adviser for the Deakin Learning Centres is Carolyn Malkin who is available online Monday to Thursday from 3-5pm until the end of the exam periods in Trimester 1 and 2. Learning Centre staff will book an appointment for a 30 minute session for you. You can call them on 5227 2001 or email wlcentre@deakin.edu.au

Study Skills Workshops

Study Skills Workshops will be offered on Tuesdays from 3-4pm throughout the teaching weeks of Trimester 2. A different topic will be covered each week including taking notes, writing academic assignments, referencing and preparing for exams. Download a copy of the full workshop series.

Cloud PASS

Cloud Peer Assisted Study Sessions are available in selected units to all Deakin students. The group sessions are led by students who have successfully completed the units and use Blackboard Collaborate and other online tools.

Trimester 2 program

Unit code

Unit name and Blackbord link

Cloud PASS Leader

Day/time

ACR102

Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice

Mahima Bhandari

Mon 7.00pm

ALW117

Writing for Professional Purposes

Sandy Whittem

Mon 7.30pm

HBS108

Health Information and Data

Atticus Gray

Wed 7.30pm

HBS110

Health Behaviour

Sharon Ashton

Tues 7.30pm

HPS121

Psychology B: Individual and Social Development

Sylvia Gray

Thurs 7.30pm

HPS201

Research Methods in Psychology A

Katie Eastaugh

Tues 2.00pm

MAF101

Fundamentals of Finance

David Millman

Mon 7.30pm

MIS101

Business Information Systems

Devesh Khanna

Thurs 7.30pm

MIS171

Business Analytics

Dean Mendes/Alana Cowley

Tue 7.30pm

SIT104

Introduction to Web Development

Felix Quinn-Allan

Wed 7.30pm

Services and features

  • A shop front presence close to public transport
  • Premium, connected conference and meeting facilities
  • Advanced teleworking infrastructure
  • Wireless DeakinConnect rooms
  • A connected staff drop in point

Courses offered in 2015






Courses offered by The Gordon

The GordonThe Werribee Learning Centre has been established in conjunction with The Gordon.

The Gordon offers vocational training and higher education courses in Children's Services, Business and Construction and Licensed Trades via the Learning Centre, and provides clear pathways into programs at Deakin or The Gordon's campuses in Geelong.

Gordon courses:

Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation

Business and Training

Community and Children's Services

Construction and Licensed Trades

Education and Language

Health and Science

Information and Communication Technology

For more information on Gordon courses please visit www.thegordon.edu.au, email courinfo@gordontafe.edu.au or call 5225 0800.


An innovative pathway to higher education

Wyndham is the fastest growing region in Victoria and the fourth fastest growing region in Australia. The projected population is 236,657 residents by 2020, 5.5% of Melbourne's total estimated population. The south west of Melbourne is also increasing its demand for education with a 30% increase in students enrolling in university over the past two years.

Access to education is a significant driver of regional economic development and improving the pathways between school, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and higher education plays a core role in redressing disadvantage and meeting industry needs. The Werribee Learning Centre is an innovative partnership which leverages off the strong relationship between Deakin and The Gordon – a partnership that dates back 40 years. Seamless pathways between TAFE and university are particularly important for encouraging aspiration for students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

Deakin has always had a strong reputation for innovation and in this digital age, has been driving the digital frontier in the use of new and emerging technologies in research and teaching. Deakin is developing a dynamic 'cloud learning' environment that includes open educational resources, new delivery platforms and new ways of assessing and credentialing learners. Deakin's learning sites are media-rich and utilise video conferencing, blogs and social media to create personalised and interactive learning wherever students are located.

General inquiries

Supervisor: Lisa Waldron

Please contact:
5227 2001 or
wlcentre@deakin.edu.au

Visit us:
Monday to Thursday, 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am to 4:30pm
9 Bridge Street, Werribee.

Or call 1300 DEGREE
(1300 334733) for more information about applying for a course at the Werribee Learning Centre.

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