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iDeaL is a free online tool which you can use to find out which English language and communication skills programs and services at Deakin are most relevant and appropriate to your needs. It consists of several short tasks and should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete.
Your performance in iDeaL will not exclude you from any units you are enrolled in, and will not appear on your university transcript.
All new students, including students entering at postgraduate level, are required to complete iDeaL in their first week of study, regardless of their language background, school results or entry qualifications.
Note: if you are a commencing undergraduate student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you will be required to complete iDeaL as part of a unit, MCA 010.
Some Faculties will be provided with the names of students who have/ have not completed iDeaL. However, individual results will not be revealed.
Overall group or cohort results can be shown to faculties or may be used in research. However, this data never identifies individual students or matches any scores with any person.
There are many benefits to completing iDeal early in your studies. Completing iDeal means you can take action early. The email you receive will recommend which English language and communication skills programs and services at Deakin are most relevant and appropriate to your needs.
You cannot fail iDeaL. You will not receive a numerical score but you will receive feedback. The feedback you receive is focused on actions you can take to improve in particular areas of English and communication. The results are not used to compare you to other students or to determine your ability to undertake academic study.