Tertiary Programs at The Dax Centre

Learning experiences for tertiary students

All Education Programs offered at The Dax Centre provide a safe and supportive environment in which students can engage in discussion and activities promoting mental health and wellbeing through art.

Programs can include a presentation from Advocates/Peer Ambassadors with lived experience of mental health issues.

View our Student Safety document

Programs for undergraduate and postgraduate students

The Dax Centre offers a range of learning experiences for tertiary students supporting learning in the fields of:

Health Care: Medicine, Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Welfare and Alcohol & Other Drugs, Health

Arts: Fine Arts, Art Curatorial and Museum Studies, Art Management, Conservation Studies and Art History

Humanities: Education, Arts, Law, Ethics and Philosophy

Our Tertiary program includes:

  • A guided tour of our current exhibition with an overview of the history of The Dax Centre facilitated by an Education Officer (1 hour)

  • A presentation by a mental health Advocate of their personal lived experience with a mental health issue (30 min)

Self-guided tours are still able to be booked during our regular opening hours

Our programs aim to:

  • Increase and expand student understanding of how mental health issues impact people’s lives 
  • Raise awareness and understanding of how stigma towards mental health issues impacts people,  and reduce stigma towards mental health issues 
  • Explore the role of art and creativity in leading a fulfilling and mentally healthy life

30 Royal Parade
Kenneth Myer Building
University of Melbourne
Parkville Vic 3010
+61 3 9349 2538 


Wednesday to Friday
11.00am to 3.30pm

Closed over holiday break: 19 Dec 2022 - 1 Feb 2023

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The Dax Centre acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as traditional custodians of the land on which it operates. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging, and value the rich history, unbroken culture and ongoing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to country. The Dax Centre values diversity. We are committed to proving a safe, culturally appropriate, and inclusive service for all people, regardless of their ethnicity, faith, disability, sexuality, or gender identity.

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