Suitably licensed software is made available to students for home use in two ways:
- The Software Essentials DVD . The 'Software Essentials' DVD is included in the Deakin University induction packs provided to all 1st year off-campus, new off-campus and international students. All other students can pick up a free copy of the DVD from campus Libraries, DSA, DUSA the Disability Resource Centre or their Faculty office.
- The Deakin Software Library. The Deakin Software Library contains some software that can be downloaded for use by students on their own computers.
A comprehensive suite of software is installed on all laboratory workstations.