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Bring your creations to life in a contemporary maker space
Telstra Creator Space is an accessible fabrication lab located at the University of Melbourne’s innovation precinct, Melbourne Connect. Where technology and creativity combine to create innovative solutions. If you’re an active Melbourne University student, academic, or Melbourne Connect tenant, then this is where you can design, build and innovate.
Here, you’ll learn to use industry grade equipment through online and face-to-face training, supported by an onsite team of industry professionals.
The Telstra Creator Space team is on site to introduce you to the space and answer any questions. The team is available to support your project from an idea to working prototype.
Don’t miss out! Take the first step and discover what you’re capable of making.
Electronics and laser cutting courses are now open for enrolment
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3D Printing now available from Telstra Creator Space. Pickup from the Concierge during opening hoursNews
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Born out of the need for new solutions, Telstra Creator Space is a maker space for you to enter the future of creating.
It’s a unique opportunity to learn and play, so join the University of Melbourne community at Telstra Creator Space and see what you can make!
Telstra Creator Space will enable the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology and our partners to prepare outstanding graduates and achieve global impact through teaching and research.
Meet the team
A dedicated team of people are here to help and share their skills at Telstra Creator Space. Get to know who they are and say hello when you visit.
Get in touch
Got a question about bookings or training before heading into Telstra Creator Space? Get in touch with us and we’ll help you.
Telstra Creator Space spans two floors and features an extensive range of industry grade equipment and tools. Each floor has distinct areas dedicated to making and prototyping activities, from wood lathes and metal bandsaws to signal generators, 3D scanners, and much more.
You’re required to complete inductions for each floor and for different pieces of equipment. Curious to try something new? We have over 16 different equipment courses available for you to book in to learn something new or extend your skill set.
Not sure which equipment you need to use? Explore the information on this website, or speak to a Telstra Creator Space team member for some guidance.
We encourage curiosity, and hope you’ll check out what fellow students, colleagues, and researchers are making in the space. Take inspiration from what’s around you and add your own flavour to it!
Are you curious about the creator experience?
Want to step into the Telstra Creator Space and learn how to use industry tools for yourself? Great, we’re thrilled to have you join our community.
Telstra Creator Space has a range of equipment ready for you, to bring your idea to life. To ensure your safety, we’ll need you to follow 3 steps to get making.
The inductions are designed to be practical, effective, and short. The process ensures that your maker space education is useful. We want you to learn what you need to be able to get started straight away. Plus, the inductions are a handy way of learning new skills that are being used right now in the industry.
Below you’ll find a checklist with all the links you’ll need before you start making.
Access to Telstra Creator Space can be received by completing the General Induction, following this, further equipment can be accessed by completing the Basement Induction.
Our inductions in the learning management system, TrainMe, include eLearn modules and a face-to-face session with a Telstra Creator Space team member to become familiar with the workspaces, amenities and the equipment.
For the best user experience, please complete your inductions on a laptop or desktop.
Note: it may take up to 45 minutes for the General Induction course to appear in TrainMe once you have registered.
The Basement Induction will appear after completion of the General Induction. Once you have completed an induction course, your UoM card will be updated with swipe access to the speed stiles on the applicable floor.
- Telstra Creator Space General Induction (ground floor)
- Telstra Creator Space Basement Induction
We have over 14 different equipment courses available in TrainME for you to book in to learn something new or extend your skill set.
All courses include eLearn module/s with one or more face-to-face session with a Telstra Creator Space team member to get familiar and confident.
Please note you need to complete the applicable inductions to be able to view and enrol into the equipment courses in TrainMe.
For the best user experience, please complete on a laptop or desktop.
Once completed the equipment training course, your UoM card will be updated within 2 hours with swipe / card insert access to activate the equipment.
Regular usage of the equipment is required to maintain your access. Explore the equipment on each floor and see what equipment you can train in.
Explore the equipment on each floor and see what equipment you can train in.
We know when projects are due, time is of the essence and access to the equipment is critical.
Especially, when there is a pandemic we can only have so many users in the space. So we encourage you to plan ahead.
Once you have completed your equipment training, within two hours, Resource Booker will display the equipment, workbenches and spaces you are able to access and you can book at time that suits you.
Try to book your time in the space in advance, however keep in mind to ensure fair access, we may need to make alterations to bookings in peak periods.
When coming to Telstra Creator Space
Here’s what you’ll need to complete before entering Telstra Creator Space.
For safety reasons, please adhere to the following:
Bring your UOM Card
Essential to accessing to Telstra Creator Space and using the equipment.
If you are joining us for a tour to check it out, please sign in at the Telstra Creator Space Concierge.
Wear closed toe shoes
Entry will not be granted to anyone who is wearing open toed footwear, no matter how hot the weather is.
Bring in safety glasses
In your General Induction Face to face session, we will provide you with your very own safety glasses. Use the signage and equipment and standard operating procedures to understand when you need to wear them.
Long hair must be tied back
Unobstructed vision is required at all times and reduces the risk of your hair becoming tangled in the moving parts of equipment.
No food or drink
Have your coffee, lunch and snacks before you come in. There is enough mess in the space! Closed water bottles are ok.
No loose clothing or jewelry
Loose clothing and jewelry are not permitted. They pose a serious safety risk as they may become tangled in the moving parts of equipment.
Clean up after yourself
Users are responsible for cleaning their work area, including COVID cleaning. Our team members are highly skilled and are there to provide guidance and support to users, not to provide a cleaning service in Telstra Creator Space.
Bringing items, parts or hazards into Telstra Creator Space
In the interest of everyone's safety certain hazardous materials are banned from bringing into the space. Please check with a team member if you are unsure about any material.
Bring your curiosity, open mind and ears. Our team members have a wealth of knowledge they are willing to share and most of all support you in your making.
Telstra Creator Space is a collaborative environment and key part of that is working with team members and users to innovate.
Conditions of Entry
All users of Telstra Creator Space must abide by the Telstra Creator Space Conditions of Entry: