Student support officers at the Institute of Koorie Education provide assistance with many aspects of students' needs. They arrange both travel and accommodation for all students needing to attend 'intensive' study blocks. They also coordinate interviews for prospective students. They are the first point of contact for many students who wish to make enquiries about any aspect of their time spent studying at the Institute of Koorie Education.
Institutes Support Staff:
Mr. Peter Clarke (Student Support Officer)
Phone: (03) 5227 2538 or (03) 5227 2668
Facsimile: (03) 5227 2019
Ms. Therese Franklin (Student Support Officer)
Phone: (03) 5227 2538 or (03) 5227 1125
Facsimile: (03) 5227 2019
The University provides a range of specialist support services for both on- and off-campus students. These services aim to help students acquire and use those skills, attitudes and resources they need in order to gain maximum educational and personal benefit from their time at Deakin University.
Disability Resource Centre
The Disability Resource Centre provides support to students who have a disability or medical condition. Services provided include advice and advocacy, coordination of alternative study materials, note-taking and interpreting, and alternative examination arrangements. Services are coordinated to meet the individual needs of students.
Language and Learning assistance is available to students to help them develop learning and study skills relevant to tertiary education. These skills include efficient time management, academic reading and competent essay and thesis writing. Sessions and resources in examination techniques and classroom presentations are also offered.
Career Development and Employment Unit
Students at Deakin have access to professional careers counsellors, careers information resource centres, a range of skill-development workshops and employer liaison activities which help prepare them for making the transition to employment after graduation.
Personal and educational counselling
Student counsellors provide a confidential and professional service for students. Counselling focuses on students' need to maximise their tertiary education experience and assists students in solving problems, developing new skills in personal and educational contexts and resolving developmental issues. Counselling can assist with interpersonal relationships and family and social problems where these are affecting a student's study.
Campus nurses provide a free and confidential health service for all students. Doctors are also available by appointment--these consultations are bulk billed. A current Medicare card or health insurance details (international students) is required when seeing a doctor.
Distance education support
Orientation seminars, teleconferences and study resources are offered to new distance education students. General study support programs such as examination preparation and essay writing workshops and teleconferences are arranged throughout the year. On-line computer conferencing is also available.
Deakin's Multifaith Chaplains deliver an important link for staff and students between the wisdom and guidance offered by all religions and the diversity of beliefs. It is not necessary to belong to any religious faith in order to use the chaplaincy services.