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

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 2016

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

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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