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What type of material will you receive by mail, as an off-campus student?
Answer: All the items, (DVD, CD and other electronic material, Information from your Faculty / School and Printed course materials) can be sent to you as course material.
As an off-campus student, you may receive course materials by mail. You will usually receive a course materials package for each unit that you are studying in off-campus mode. A course materials package may contain:
New off-campus students will also receive the following publications in the mail:
Haven't received your course materials yet?
The mailing period for sending course materials packages to students happens progressively, approximately four weeks before the start of each trimester. Don't be concerned if you do not receive all of your materials at the same time - this is a normal part of the process.
There are several reasons why your course materials might not be delivered to you by the start of trimester. These include:
To ensure you receive your course materials, check your postal and enrolment details in StudentConnect (and update if necessary). You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (opens in a new window) to enquire if your materials have been sent.
Within your unit materials, your Unit Chair will outline if you are required to purchase a textbook. You can also access a Student Booklist which lists the materials required for all units.
There are a number of ways you can buy your textbooks, including:
You can buy books online or by visiting a DUSA bookshop on campus. The DUSA Bookshop also offers a 2nd Hand Books service.
Many textbooks are also available in the Library. However it's important to check availability as they may be on reserve (two-hour loan) or have restricted borrowing durations.