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.

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.

The residentials provide an excellent environment and opportunity to build your teamwork, communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills – the very skills that are in high employer demand. By enhancing your MBA in this interactive, face-to-face intensive mode you'll achieve a valuable point of difference in the job market.

How to enrol

Deakin residential units are open to both currently enrolled Deakin students and student who wish to study a single (non-award) unit.

Current Deakin students

Enrol in the residential unit of your choice using the standard enrolment process.

You'll need to have have completed any prerequisites and the unit must meet course completion rules. Check the handbook for details.

Once enrolled, you'll be contacted by the residentials team with further information.

Find out more about enrolment

Find out more about unit selection

Single (non-award) students

Residential units offered are available as single (non-award) units of study. You'll need to apply for a single unit of study, and places in residential units may be subject to capacity. When considering residential units please note the teaching commencement dates, which may differ to usual trimester dates.

Normally the teaching period for a residential unit commences 6–7 weeks prior to the actual residential date. Successful students will be notified by email.

Find out about applying for a single unit of study


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 conference fees.

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 not be secured.

Students successful in gaining a place in a residential unit will be notified by email.

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

In the event that insufficient students are not enrolled in a unit to enable the residential to run, students will be refunded their deposit.


Booking travel

Students are advised not to make any travel arrangements until confirmation is received.


Residential enquiries

For any residential enquiries, please email

Course enquiries

For all course enquiries please contact the Student Service Network.

+61 3 9244 6555

2018 residential units

Unit Unit title Census date
MBR731 Strategy Capstone – Closed
Sunday 29 April–Friday 4 May
8 April 2018
MPR779 Leadership in the Real World – Closed
Sunday 6 May–Friday 11 May
15 April 2018
MBR730 Principles of Leadership – Full (Closed)
Sunday 17 June–Friday 22 June
27 May 2018
MPR705 Entrepreneurship – Closed
Sunday 12 August–Friday 17 August
22 July 2018  
MBR721 People Management
Sunday 11 November–Friday 16 November
21 October 2018
MBR731 Strategy Capstone
Sunday 18 November–Friday 23 November
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.

To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must apply. Find out more about ASF scholarships on the ASF website.

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