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. Expressions of interest are also welcome from people who are not currently undertaking studies at Deakin.

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


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:

Single room Twin share Day rate
Non-refundable deposit $370 $370 $370
Conference package $1620 $1399 $1149
Total $1990 $1769 $1519


  • Single accommodation is limited and will be allocated to students registering early.
  • 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. 

Registration of your interest to attend doesn't guarantee you a place. Students successful in gaining a place in a residential unit will be notified by email. 

Residential units may not proceed where there are insufficient expressions of interest.


A non-refundable deposit of $370 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 expressions of interest.


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

To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must apply for a residential single unit of study. 

Applications for the Deakin MBA residential units scholarship close at 5pm (AEDT) Wednesday 15th March 2017.

2017 residential units

MBR731Strategy Capstone
Sunday 2nd April - Friday 7th April 
Census Date
13th March 2017
MBR730Principles of Leadership
Sunday 30th April - Friday 5th May
*FULL, waitlist only
Census Date
10th April 2017
MPR779Leadership in the Real World
Sunday 7th May - Friday 12th May
Census Date
17th April 2017
Sunday 13th August - Friday 18th August
Census Date
24th July 2017
MBR721People Management
Sunday 3rd September - Friday 8th September
Census Date
14th August 2017
MBR711Financial Reporting and Analysis
Sunday 10th September - Friday 15th September
Census Date
21st August 2017
MPR722Human Resource Management
Sunday 8th October - Friday 13th October
Census Date
18th September 2017
MBR731Strategy Capstone
Sunday 19th November - Friday 24th November
*FULL, waitlist only 
Census Date
30th October 2017
MPR707Leading Change
Sunday 26th November - Friday 1st December
Census Date
6th November 2017
MPR774The Leadership Retreat
Sunday 4th February - Friday 9th February 2018
Census Date
15th January 2018

Contact us

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