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|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Faculty contacts||Division of Student Administration (DSA)|
Student Information Centre
Tel 03 9244 6333 Melbourne
Tel 03 5227 2333 Geelong
Tel 03 5563 3333 Warrnambool
Deakin University's single (non-award) unit program provides the general public with access to a wide variety of tertiary level units. If you are interested in personal or professional development within the arts and/or education area, the single unit method of study can offer new opportunities for following your interests. Some units have prerequisites or special requirements, but most are open to all. Approval for enrolment is dependent on the availability of places.
A non-award unit is a unit which does not lead to an award but which is a unit of study from an award course or courses at Deakin University and may be counted as credit towards an award course at Deakin subject to entry to an award course and approval by the Faculty Board.
If admitted to a non-award unit, you must complete all administrative and academic requirements and examinations in order to obtain formal acknowledgement that you have completed all requirements of the unit.
The University is required to charge fees for single (non-award) unit enrolments.
View further information about single subject non-award study.
The University is required to charge fees for single subject non-award unit enrolments. Single subject non-award unit fees are trimester based and cover full tuition costs. The cost of each unit depends on the government classified area of study the unit belongs to. Single subject non-award unit students are not eligible for financial assistance from Centrelink, university loans or other grants. If fees are to be paid by an employer or the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE), a letter from the employer stating this arrangement must accompany the application form.
A single subject non-award unit is not Commonwealth supported and therefore students are not eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.
For single subject non-award study please apply online via the Applicant Portal.
You can apply for multiple units in one trimester on the same application. However, if you apply for a unit in one trimester, then wish to pursue study in another trimester, you are required to submit another online application.
To choose a unit to suit you, read the student handbooks (new window) for comprehensive unit descriptions, trimester and mode availability (on or off campus), prerequisites, credit point value and assessment details.
Approval for enrolment is dependent on the availability of places after Commonwealth supported students have been enrolled in the unit/s. Once enrolled, you have the privileges and responsibilities of a student at Deakin, and an invoice for any fees payable will be forwarded to you.