Industry relations and partnerships

The Faculty of Arts and Education develops and sustains meaningful, mutually beneficial and enduring relationships with other institutions across its activities. These include research and collaboration, academic and student exchange and professional development.

Credit for Prior Learning

As part of our relationship with other institutions, we consider all university, TAFE and private tertiary education provider qualifications for possible Credit for Prior Learning (CPL).

This applies for courses undertaken both in Australia and overseas. Even if the qualification is unrelated to what you want to study, you still may be eligible for CPL.

Learn more about Credit for Prior Learning

Local partnerships lead to better opportunities

We have partnered with a number of educational and arts institutions and community-based centres.

These relationships facilitate greater access to Deakin courses and enhanced student options. Many of these collaborations are with individual schools within the faculty.

For details of individual partnerships, please see the relevant school's partnership page.

School of Education partnerships

School of Humanities and Social Sciences partnerships

Flexible entry pathways through our learning centres

Our Bachelor of Education (Early Years) is delivered at our TAFE partner Chisholm’s Mornington Peninsula campus as part of our Learning Centres program. Arts and education courses are also offered at our learning centres in:

Learn more about Deakin's learning centres

Expanding our international partnerships

We continue to expand our network of international collaborations for courses, research projects and events.

We're constantly seeking out new ways to expand our education platform and widen opportunities for our students. These include joint delivery of degrees, teaching of our courses overseas and in-country units.

Brandenberg University of Technology, Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany

Deakin has entered into a partnership with Brandenberg University of Technology (BTU). The alliance has created our first reciprocal international dual award postgraduate program.

Students can earn a Master of Cultural Heritage from Deakin University and a Master of Arts in World Heritage from BTU in two years.

The program is fee neutral – students only pay tuition fees to their home institution. The first cohort of students began their program at Deakin and BTU in 2015.

University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH)

The University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) in Ho Chi Minh City is one of the affiliated members of Vietnam National University (VNU). 

Deakin University and USSH entered into a formal partnership in 2015 to develop and deliver a dual undergraduate degree program.

Students participating in this program are required to study for two years in Vietnam and then two years in Australia. After successfully completing the program of study, students earn a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from USSH and a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) degree from Deakin.

Graduates from the program will develop the knowledge and skills to effectively work in both a local and international context.

Universitas Indonesia (UI)

Deakin University and Universitas Indonesia (UI) entered into a formal agreement to offer a dual-degree program in media and communication disciplines in July 2010. The program commenced in September that year and the first cohort graduated in 2014.

The program enables UI Bachelor of Social Science (Media and Communication) students to articulate into the second year of a Deakin bachelor's degree after two years of study at UI. After the students have completed an additional two years of study at Deakin, they are then eligible to receive both the UI and Deakin awards.

UI Bachelor of Social Science (Media and Communication) can articulate into one of the following Deakin undergraduate degree programs:

  • A300 Bachelor of Arts (major in Animation)
  • A300 Bachelor of Arts (major in Film and Television)
  • A300 Bachelor of Arts (major in Journalism)
  • A300 Bachelor of Arts (major in Photography)
  • A325 Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)
  • A333 Bachelor of Communications (Digital Media)
  • A355 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design).

Graduates from the program have effectively demonstrated that they have the knowledge and skills to effectively work in both a local and international context.

Visiting international scholar scheme

Each year, the faculty receives a number of requests for international visiting scholar placements from overseas universities.

Visiting scholars study with us for anywhere between 3 and 12 months. While at Deakin, they work on a research project and are granted access to various faculty and university resources.

Learn more about the scheme and how to apply

Contact us

Associate Dean Partnerships and International
Associate Professor Katya Johanson
+61 3 9244 6465
Email A/Prof Johanson

Manager International and Partnerships
Michael Knopp
+61 3 9244 3904
Email Michael Knopp

Partnership Development Coordinator
Chris Trott