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Learning and Academic Skills (LAS) Centre

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Free help to local and international students with academic language, maths, statistics, physics, chemistry, computing literacy, learning and academic skills.

The Learning and Academic Skills Centre (LAS) team provides free language advice and teaching to local and international students. We help you get better results by improving your academic language in the following areas:

Writing, speaking, learning and academic skills

Improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills which will help you in understanding assignment requirements/questions, conduct oral presentations and with your expression, grammar and punctuation. You will also get help with critical analysis, developing an academic argument, referencing and study and exam strategies.

Maths, statistics, science, computing literacy

Get help with maths, statistics, science, chemistry, physics and English used in maths and statistics. Learn lots of useful information so that you can work faster on the computer using lots of shortcuts. You'll also discover how to make your assignments and reports look professional. You can also receive help researching your assignment and using the library catalogue and databases.

You can get support in the above areas by attending one of the following sessions.

Individual and small group appointments

Individuals or small groups (2 to 3 people) can book an appointment with LAS advisers at the Hawthorn, Wantirna and Croydon campuses.

Lunchtime Conversation groups

One of the best ways to practise English conversation is in an informal setting with a friendly English-speaker and interesting students from different courses. Conversation groups are held at lunchtime, so feel free to bring your lunch with you.

No appointment necessary.

Available: Monday – Friday
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Room: GS 203, The George building


We have workshops where you can learn about Australian culture and social language; improve your writing skills; communicate better in speaking and listening; make your reading more effective; improve your skills in maths and statistics, use shortcuts to create professional documents in computing and research more effectively.

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