Your application

What should you expect when applying for a job at Deakin University?

To assist you, we've put together some application tips, along with information about the interview process and what happens when you're successful.

Registering your details

  • If this is your first time applying for a position with Deakin since September 2015 you will need to register as a new user.  Click New User from the Job Search page.
  • Enter your details as required
  • Please read all instruction as they contain important information about the application process
  • Select “I have read and agreed to the terms and conditions” then click next. From here, follow the steps as directed to complete the application process.

Application stage

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What to expect

  • When you submit your application online you will automatically receive an acknowledgement email
  • Deakin is committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at this stage by calling +613 9246 8139 or email
  • If you are selected for an interview we will call you to arrange a time
  • Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email

Preparing and submitting your application

Interview stage

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What to expect

  • There will usually be three people on the interview panel
  • The interview is usually around 30 minutes duration, 45 minutes for senior positions
  • The interview questions will be related to the Selection Criteria
  • There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions
  • You will be notified in advance if there are any tests (e.g skills, psychometric etc) you need to complete
  • If we want to talk to your referees we'll ask you first
  • You will be contacted by email or phone about the outcome of your interview

To assist with attending your interview we have campus maps, and information on public transportation and parking.

Learn more about the structure of Deakin University through our organisational chart, administrative divisions and faculties and schools pages.

Successful stage

Congratulations! We look forward to welcoming you to Deakin.

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What to expect

  • If you meet all pre-employment requirements you will receive a written offer of employment via our personalised online system called HR Onboard
  • HR Onboard will guide you through the process of accepting your offer
  • We will be in touch with you to arrange your first day with us
  • For further assistance email

Find out more about why Deakin is your employer of choice.

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