About Deakin

Lifelong learning

Deakin's Campuses are just one means by which students access its courses and facilities. The traditional distinction between on campus and off campus has been superseded by a flexible approach to course delivery. The best teaching methods and the latest technologies provide real choices for students in the mode, place, time and duration of their studies.

Industry partnerships

In the 1990s Deakin University took a decision to make the upgrading and retraining of people in the workforce part of its core activity - it was the first Australian university to do so. This commitment to lifelong learning has seen the establishment of many partnerships with industry through DeakinPrime.


DeakinPrime's role is to establish and manage constructive and creative educational relationships with corporations, government agencies and associations. Deakin has received accolades as Australia's biggest, best and most innovative provider of corporate education and training.

Graduates who have benefited from this initiative include those from Australia Post, BMW, Boral, Cadbury Schweppes, CPA (Certified Practicing Accountants), Coles supermarkets, Department of Education, Holden Australia, IBM Australia, Liquorland, Melbourne Water, Origin Energy, P&O Australia, Pilkington, Powercor, QBE, Royal Sun Alliance, Shell Australia, Siemens Australia, TXU, Vinidex Pty Ltd and Windscreens O'Brien.

Students in a lecture

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

23rd March 2011