Werribee Learning Centre
What is the Werribee Learning Centre?
The Werribee Learning Centre is in Wyndham in the south west of Melbourne. The Learning Centre will offer courses and foster awareness of programs offered by Deakin and The Gordon. It will build aspiration for tertiary study, and offer higher education and clear pathways into the undergraduate programs on offer at Deakin campuses in Geelong.
The Werribee Learning Centre will provide a stylish and accessible space for education delivery, community functions and student engagement in the western suburbs of Melbourne.
In 2014, certificates, diplomas and bachelor's degrees will be offered in Commerce (Finance and Accounting) and Early Childhood Education, as well as an Associate Degree in Arts, Business and Science and a suite of construction-related courses. Certificates and diploma courses delivered by The Gordon will primarily be delivered in the classroom with tutors facilitating the learning. Bachelor's degrees will be delivered by Deakin University and based on our successful blended learning model where students will have a combination of in-class (with tutors) and online learning.
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 at the Werribee Learning Centre
Courses offered at The Gordon
The Werribee Learning Centre has been established in conjunction with The Gordon.
The Gordon will offer vocational training and higher education courses in Children's Services, Business and Construction and Licensed Trades via the Learning Centre, and provide clear pathways into programs at Deakin or The Gordon's campuses in Geelong.
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.
Western Metropolitan Community Relations Manager
+61 3 437 999 397
Visit us from March 2014
Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
9 Bridge Street, Werribee.
Or call 1300 DEGREE
(1300 334733) for more information about applying for a course at the Werribee Learning Centre.