How to enrol

Congratulations on being offered a place at Deakin. To formally accept your offer, you’ll need to complete your enrolment – which is easy to do online. Follow our step-by-step guide through the process.

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If you’re already familiar with enrolment, you can get started right now on StudentConnect.

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The enrolment process

We have broken the process into three stages. You should complete all three parts in order. If you don’t enrol in the time period specified on your offer email, your offer may lapse. Once you’ve completed your enrolment, you can check your enrolment in StudentConnect.

The three stages are:

  1. prepare to enrol
  2. plan your studies
  3. enrol online.

Step 1: Prepare to enrol

  1. Pop-ups

    StudentConnect uses pop-ups to give you important messages about completing pages. Please ensure your browser has pop-ups enabled.

  2. Activate your Deakin student ID

    You'll find your student ID on your offer email and you'll need to activate it to complete this step. Follow the instructions in your email to activate.

  3. Deferring your offer

    If you're thinking of deferring, don't enrol. We recommend you discuss your situation with your enrolment officer. You'll need your Deakin username and password to defer.

    Find out how to defer your offer

  4. Get your Tax File Number

    If you're an eligible student and you want to request HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or SA-HELP you need a Tax File Number (TFN). Have it on hand so you can complete the step when you enrol online. If you don't have one, apply online.

    Apply for a Tax File Number through the ATO website

    If you're planning to request HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or SA-HELP but don't have your TFN, you can still enrol but you'll need to add your TFN by census date or we may discontinue your enrolment.

Step 2: Plan your studies

  1. Understanding Deakin's terminology

    Here are some Deakin terms that will help you to enrol.

    • Unit – a component of study or subject
    • Course – the overall degree, Bachelor of...
    • Credit point – a measure of your course workload. A full time student's normal workload during a trimester is 3-4 credit points. Most students will study 4 credit points per trimester
    • Cloud Campus – students who are studying their whole degree online do so through Deakin’s Cloud Campus
    • Online study – students who are enrolled at a physical campus can still take some of their units online
    • Class – previously called a lecture
    • Seminar – an interactive meeting for smaller groups of students that is part of the course structure, formerly known as a tutorial
  2. Check the handbook for unit and course information

    The handbook is the best place to look for information regarding units and courses. Enter your course code or course name and read the course overview. You can click the unit code links to read more information about each unit.

    Read the 2017 handbook

  3. Consider your course requirements

    Check if there are compulsory core units for your course or if you need to choose a major sequence. Consider prerequisite units, which must be completed before enrolment in a subsequent unit.

  4. Credit for Prior Learning

    If you have prior learning and/or experience you wish to have credited to your Deakin degree, apply for Credit for Prior Learning. This will impact on what units you can study so it’s important to do this early.

    Find out more about Credit for Prior Learning

Step 3: Enrol online

  1. Use the username and password you created in Stage 1 (Prepare to enrol) to log into StudentConnect. You don't need to be on campus to enrol or select your electives – you can do this from anywhere in the world.

  2. Check the details are correct on your personal details summary.

  3. If you applied for Credit for Prior Learning, check if this has been processed in the left-hand menu.

  4. Make sure you’re enrolling in the right course by clicking 'Enrol in unit/course' in the left-hand menu. Click on your course to continue.

  5. Check your course and year are correct. Read the steps you need to complete to enrol. To continue ‘Click here’ at the bottom of the list.

  6. Accept the terms and conditions of enrolment.

  7. Check your details on the next page, including the campus and mode, submit and confirm.

  8. Change or add to your details by selecting the 'update/add' link. You then make the change on another screen, submit it and return to the address page and click ‘continue’.

  9. Complete the government statistics. Read each question carefully and complete all applicable questions.

  10. Complete the Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) (domestic students only) if you wish to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

  11. Complete the SA-HELP form (domestic students only) if you’d like to defer your Student Services and Amenities Fee.

  12. If your course requires you to select a unit set, click ‘search’ then tick the add box next to the unit set(s) you wish to complete. Click add at the bottom of the screen and confirm.

  13. To add units manually, add unit codes in the search box of the unit selection table. Identify the right trimester, campus and mode for your unit, tick add and click ‘add’ at the bottom of the table.

  14. Make sure you print or write you receipt number down as it can’t be retrieved at a later date. If you don't receive a receipt number check you don't still have to confirm or submit your units. Also check your evidence of enrolment in the left-hand menu.

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Now that you’re familiar with our enrolment process, you can start right now on StudentConnect - you don't need to be on campus to enrol or select your electives. If you have any questions, you can contact us at Student Central by emailing

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