Rights and responsibilities
When you enrol with Deakin, you agree to Terms and Conditions of Enrolment within StudentConnect. Uni's have plenty of policies and rules and this page spells out some of the most important aspects of these, and helps you find the rest of them.
The Student Charter sets out the expectations a student should have of the University, and the responsibilities of a student.
The Information Privacy site outlines why Deakin collects and uses your personal information and also how you can access the information it holds about you.
There are rules on both academic and general misconduct that you should be aware of. The relevant rules are contained in
- Statute 04.1 - Student Misconduct
- Regulation 04.1(1) - General Misconduct
- Student General Misconduct procedure
- Regulation 04.1(2) - Academic Misconduct
- Student Academic Misconduct procedure
Academic progress provides the University with an opportunity to provide targeted advice, referral or assistance to students who are having difficulties completing their unit or course requirements. The Academic Progress website details what constitutes satisfactory and unsatisfactory academic progress.
- Statute 05.3 - Assessment and Academic Progress
- Regulation 05.3(1) Assessment and Academic Progress in Higher Education Award Courses
- Academic Progress procedure
- Assessment (Higher Education Courses) policy
- Assessment (Higher Education Courses) procedure
Deakin University requires students to submit work that is their own, and considers that plagiarism and collusion constitute academic misconduct for which penalties may be applied. The University recognises its responsibility for educating students about what constitutes plagiarism or collusion in their particular discipline.
Special consideration is intended to assist students who, due to circumstances beyond their control, have been disadvantaged in their assessment tasks in comparison to other students.
Deakin offers students access to special Language and Learning Advisers to assist with developing all aspects of their study skills. There are on campus and online workshops that amongst other topics cover referencing, exam preparation, study sessions, academic and essay writing.
The University is committed to dealing with complaints of various natures in a sensitive manner. The complaints website page provides information to students about lodging and resolving complaints.
Deakin University does not tolerate fraud or corruption committed against the University or by its staff or students. Students or staff who suspect someone of fraud or corruption can make a report through the Chief Financial Officer.
- Prevention and Control of Fraud and Corruption Policy
- Prevention and Control of Fraud and Corruption Procedure
Persons using the information and communication facilities, services and materials provided by Deakin University must ensure that their use complies with the common law and with all relevant Commonwealth and Victorian legislation as well as with Deakin University Statutes and Regulations.
There are also standards set for the skills, internet access and minimum standards of computers which you should check.
- Schedule A:Conditions of Information Technology use
- Information and Communications Technology Use - operational policy
- Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability
The University sets standards of responsible and ethical behaviour and conduct expected of all officers, staff and associates.
Deakin University is strongly committed to the principles of social justice and fairness in education and employment.
The Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) advocates for students in a wide range of academic and disciplinary matters. For further information please visit the Advocacy web page or contact DUSA online or call 1300 555 528 to discuss your situation.
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates have acquired and are able to apply and demonstrate at the completion of their course. They consist of outcomes specific to a particular discipline or profession as well as transferable generic outcomes that all graduates should have acquired irrespective of their discipline area.
Security officers are on duty on each campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Amongst their responsibilities, they are able to escort students around the campus, especially at night, protect University property and facilities, respond to incidents on the campus and can provide first aid assistance.
Deakin stores all policies, procedures, regulations and legislation in an online repository called The Guide.