Are you new to UQ Innovate? Follow these steps to get started in UQ Innovate.

Each workshop is open to any person with an active UQ account and ID card wishing to use the space. 

Are you a visitor or guest of UQ?

Visitors and guests are also welcome to enter the space by invitation but must be under direct supervision of UQ Innovate staff.

Before you can use UQ Innovate, you must first conduct the compulsory online area induction training required for using the space.

Access to the space is prohibited to anyone who hasn’t undertaken the training. The training is conducted online, please read through all the area induction documents and complete all of the required capabilities.

  • Step 1: Visit UQ Innovate area induction online.
  • Step 2: Click on each of the Required documents, download, read, and acknowledge that you have read the document.
  • Step 3: Click on each of the Required capabilities training and complete.

Once you've completed training, you will become a 'Maker' and you will gain access to the workshops in UQ Innovate. You'll also be assigned a Maker profile on your staff/ student ID. This is how UQ Innovate staff will know what training you've completed while you are a Maker.

Note: It may take up to 24 hours to display on your account you've completed the area induction training.

It's important you read and understand the UQ Innovate terms of use. You should complete this step in conjunction with step 1.


Your safety is our first priority and at UQ Innovate we take it very seriously! Each workshop and the equipment has its own safety and training procedures that you must adhere to before you're permitted use. It's your responsibility to ensure you follow these measures to stay safe.

Read safety and the rules.

Our workshops and equipment can be daunting for first-time users so we are here to help. If you need advice, guidance or just want to talk to someone with an engineering or design background, contact us.

UQ Innovate is not only home to state-of-the-art equipment but it's home to the experts who run it all. We have technicians, engineers, designers, makers and crafters ready and available to help you see your project to reality!


Need assistance?

If you're not sure what steps you need to take to use UQ Innovate, read frequently asked questions or contact us.
+61 7 3365 3585