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Technical facilities

Computer labs, printing and photocopying

The Centre is data cabled throughout and has a high speed Internet connection (20Mbps/20Mbps). Three computer laboratories are available for student use and feature networked computers (PC and Mac) loaded with basic Office programs and networked printers. To access computers and printing facilities, a local account is required which is provided by the Centre's IT Services staff. Each floor of the Centre has a photocopier available for student and staff use. Charges apply for printing and photocopying services.

Wireless Internet

A free, secure wireless network is available throughout the Centre. If you are a Monash student or staff member, you can connect to the Eduroam network using your Authcate login. Other networks are available for non-Monash visitors for which connection information is provided by IT Services.

Audio/Video equipment and services

Each teaching and conference room includes the following standard equipment:

  • data projector
  • laptop computer
  • DVD/CD player
  • audio system
  • overhead screen, where necessary
  • microphone (fixed and/or wireless), where necessary

The Salone Grollo, Sala Veneziana and Sala Toscana rooms each have a lectern fitted with a touchscreen central controller. The Salone Grollo also boasts the latest video and audio recording equipment.

Additional equipment may be available for hire.

Computer configuration

PC Lab / Student Lounge



Intel I3 or i5 - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HD - Webcam - Display 23'' wide - DVD - Italian keyboard

Intel i5 - 4 GB RAM - 500GB HD - Display 13,3'' wide - WIFI - DVD (external USB) - US keyboard

iMac 21,5''- 4GB-500 GB HD - WIFI - DVD - Italian keyboard

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Microsoft Office 2013 Pro Plus
Adobe Creative Cloud

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Microsoft Office 2013 Pro
Adobe Creative Cloud

Mac Os X 10.10.2
Microsoft Office 2016 Pro for Mac
Adobe Creative Cloud


Telephony services

Toll-free telephone calls can be made to Australian educational and research organisations from the Monash Prato Centre through the telecommunications link AARNet. To make a VoIP call from available handsets within the Centre, dial 9 before the international number, i.e., 9 0061 (don't use the +).

The following table provides some test numbers:

VoIP test numbers


9 0061 262112606

MCU, loopback test


9 0061 262112650

Echo Test

Monash University

9 0061 399035940

MCU, loopback test

Deakin University

9 0061 352236900

Auto Attendant


From Prato, the following list is an example of some of the institutions in Australia that can be contacted:

  • Adelaide University (Unicare EHealth)
  • Australian National University
  • Australian Institute of Marine Science
  • University of Ballarat
  • Canberra University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Curtin University
  • Deakin University
  • Griffith University
  • Monash University Australia
  • Monash University Prato Centre (Italy)
  • Swinburne University
  • The University of New England (Parramatta TelePresence)
  • Victoria University
  • LaTrobe University

Please note public telephone and fax facilities are not available on site at the Centre.

Contact IT Services for further information on our technical facilities.