Student life and support

At Deakin we want you to have a meaningful learning experience while enjoying all that university life has to offer.

Campus life

Each Deakin campus offers a unique atmosphere and a huge range of facilities including: libraries, cafes and food outlets, 24-hour computer laboratories, 24-hour on site security, medical centres and health services, sport and recreational facilities, childcare centres, multi-faith prayer rooms.

Deakin's campuses have a strong presence in the local community and are all accessible by public transport or car.

Study skills and assessment

Our Language and Learning Advisers help students develop their academic skills such as writing essays and reports or preparing for exams. Free campus and cloud (online) based workshops, seminars and study resources are available.

Support, counselling and welfare

Deakin provides excellent educational and support services to assist you with your transition into and throughout university life, as well as programs to help you overcome difficulties and barriers associated with coming to and staying at university.

Support services include:

Getting involved

Sport and recreation facilities - use the fitness clubs on campus entries or join a sports competition.

Get involved at Deakin - there's a huge range of student and faculty clubs, social activities and events. Meet other students or try something new.

DUSA (Deakin University Student Association) also offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and special interest groups.


You can choose to live on campus in modern student accommodation, or we can help you find private accommodation close to your campus.

On-campus student residences - designed with the needs of rural, regional, interstate and international students in mind.

Off-Campus Housing Service - get help and support finding private accommodation close to your campus.

Cloud (online) study

Deakin is a leader in cloud (online) study - previously known as off-campus study, which is fast becoming the preferred way for many students to combine study with life, family and work commitments.

Cloud (online) students are supported by our dedicated teaching staff, through our award-winning library services and interactive study methods including online conferencing and weekend classes in some courses.

Specialist career consultants and language and learning advisers can help students with course direction and learning skills.

More information

Services and facilities at Deakin - search or browse our student services and facilities.

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