Residential units

Residential units allow you to manage your work commitments by completing a unit over six consecutive days of intensive study. During this time, you'll immerse yourself in the MBA, undertake innovative learning activities and build professional networks.

How to enrol

Deakin residential units are open to both Deakin students and single unit non Deakin students. Priority will be given to currently enrolled Deakin students. Deakin students should have completed any prerequisites and the unit should meet their course completion rules.

Current Deakin students

Enrol in the residential unit of your choice using the standard enrolment process via DeakinSync. Once enrolled, you'll be contacted by the residentials team with further information.

Please visit the Deakin student website for more information on unit selection

Non-Deakin students

Residential units offered are available as single units of study that don't lead to a degree. You'll need to apply for a single unit of study. Approval for some units depends on the availability of places after award students have enrolled. Successful students will be notified by email.

Email us for information or help with enrolment


Students can withdraw from the residential unit using the standard process via DeakinSync. Alternatively, please contact us as soon as possible if you wish to withdraw from a residential unit.

Email the residential team


Conference fees for residential units are in addition to the tuition fee and vary depending on the type of accommodation chosen. All prices include GST:

Single room Twin share Day rate
Non-refundable deposit $275 $275 $275
Conference package $1782 $1539 $1264
Total $2057 $1814 $1539


  • Single accommodation is limited.
  • Day rate is not recommended for participants outside the Geelong area.
  • All fees are charged in Australian dollars (AUD).

The following items are included in the packages:

  • accommodation
  • conference facilities
  • full buffet breakfast
  • morning tea
  • working lunch
  • afternoon tea
  • two-course dinner (three course one evening)
  • table wines with dinner
  • cheese platter (one evening)
  • internet access
  • free parking.

Students will receive separate invoices for the tuition fee and the residential package. Please don't make any travel arrangements or bookings until you are advised to do so.

Enrolment into the unit does not guarantee you a place unless the deposit is paid. Students successful in gaining a place in a residential unit will be notified by email.

Residential units may not proceed where there are insufficient numbers.


A non-refundable deposit of $275 inclusive of GST is required to secure enrolment into each residential unit. Should payment not be made by the requested date, your place in the residential may be offered to the next student in line.

Please note many residential units reach maximum capacity very quickly, with a wait list for attendance.

Venue and travel

The venue

Residentials are conducted at the Waurn Ponds Estate, a world-class, purpose-built residential conference centre within the grounds of Deakin's Waurn Ponds Campus in Geelong.

Booking travel

Don’t make any travel arrangements until you receive notification that your residential unit is proceeding. 

Residential units may not proceed where there are insufficient numbers.


Residential Enquiries:
Should you no longer wish to attend, or for any residential enquiries, please email

Course Enquiries:
It expected that students are aware of their course requirements to ensure course rules are met.

If you require assistance please email a student adviser –

2018 residential units

MBR731Strategy Capstone - CLOSED
Sunday 29 April - Friday 4 May
Census Date
8 April 2018
MPR779Leadership in the Real World - CLOSED
Sunday 6 May - Friday 11 May
Census Date
15 April 2018
MBR730Principles of Leadership - FULL (CLOSED)
Sunday 17 June - Friday 22 June
Census Date
27 May 2018
Sunday 12 August - Friday 17 August
Census Date
22 July 2018
MBR721People Management
Sunday 11 November - Friday 16 November
Census Date
21 October 2018
MBR731Strategy Capstone
Sunday 18 November - Friday 23 November
Census Date
28 October 2018


The Deakin Business School, in conjunction with the Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF), is pleased to offer 3 x $2000 scholarships per annum in MBA residential units to employees of ASF approved charitable not-for-profit organisations.

Deakin Business School supports the initiative of ASF to improve the management and accountability of charitable not-for-profit organisations in Australia.

Find out more about ASF scholarships on the ASF website

To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must apply.

Applications for the Deakin MBA residential units scholarship are now CLOSED.

Contact us

Please email us if you need further information or assistance.

Email us for more information