In response to COVID-19, MaPS are only teaching Photography and Digital Video Production Workshops face to face in Semester 2. All other workshop resources and support will be offered online.

Jactech will open as normal from Week 1, Semester 2. This could change at any point to adhere to current government COVID-19 advice.

We apologise for the uncertainty at this time, but assure you we’re still here to help from afar!

We’ll be offering a virtual help desk via email!

Although face to face support will not be available at this time, MaPs will continue to offer production and software support!

Email MaPS at: [email protected] if you need assistance with equipment, software or just want some production feedback or advice.

We look forward to supporting you from a safe distance!

You can also check out our helpful videos at youtube.com/watchmaps and our guides via jactech.com.au/guides/

Jactech will open for a final time on Friday March 27 and will then close until further notice.

Current loans must be returned on Friday March 27.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times!

We have a new gear booking system.

Welcome to JACtech (Journalism and Communications technology) and MaPS (Media and Production Support). The JACTech and Maps team provide technical support and training to students within the School of Communication and Arts.

Read more about the team’s functions below.


  • Loans high quality production equipment to students
  • Oversees studio facility bookings


  • Teaches workshops in video, audio, photography, print and web production
  • Runs a help desk to support students with production projects
  • Offers a paid video production service to the University and external clients
Workshops click here

Book a MaPS production workshop to learn new skills in software and gear.

Gear click here

Borrow production gear from Jactech.

Refresh your skills with in depth video tutorials for Adobe Suite software and downloadable PDFs for using DSLR cameras.

Get in touch to organise production support, change a workshop or speak to us about gear.