Re-enrol in your course

Steps to re-enrol

  1. Select course units via the 2018  Handbook
  2. Re-enrol via StudentConnect
  3. Complete your administrative tasks

If you are looking to add, change or remove units from an existing enrolment you will need to do so via StudentConnect.

Getting started

Set up your timetable

If you are enrolled in campus based units, you can set up your timetable for Classes and Seminars through STAR on StudentConnect.

Check your enrolment

You can view your enrolled units under the 'View Units' tab in StudentConnect to ensure you have finalised your enrolment.

Check your ID card

Ensure your Deakin ID Card (Deakin Card) is still valid. If you have lost it, you should report it online or in person at Deakin Central. To find out more about your Deakin Card, visit the Deakin Card website.

Get ready to pay fees

You can generate an invoice (see the link under the Fees and Payment heading on StudentConnect) and note the due date for your tuition and Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). If you haven't paid your fees by the due date, you may lose your place.

Check your exam locations – if you're studying in Cloud (online) mode

If you are a cloud (online) student, you need to check StudentConnect to ensure that you're allocated to an off-campus exam location early in the study period. Cloud students, under certain circumstances, can change their exam location.

Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN)

Access your Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) by selecting the Commonwealth Assistance Notice (eCAN) link on StudentConnect. CANs at Deakin University are only available online.

Your CAN contains information about your enrolment such as:

  1. student contribution amounts you have been charged for the units you are enrolled in
  2. any upfront payments you have made
  3. any HELP assistance you have used for the trimester study period.

Check your email

Your username, which you set up when you enrolled, is also your Deakin email address. You should check this email address a few times a week. If you have another email account you prefer to use, you can redirect your Deakin email to this account.

Buy books and equipment

Buy any books and equipment you need for your course. You can check the textbook requirements for each unit on the DUSA Bookshop's Student Booklist.

Take note of important dates

Note down any important dates relevant for you or your course, including the last day to vary your units, census dates, fee due dates and exam dates for the end of trimester.

Select course units

Search for unit and course information in the Handbook

Go to the Handbook, enter your course code or course name and read the information about your course rules, and core units and elective units and their availability. Click on the unit code links to read more about each unit.

Whilst choosing your units make sure that you explore and consider options that enhance your studies and improve your employability such as Work Integrated Learning and International Study Opportunities. Postgraduate students also have a variety of study options such as Residential units and Intensive Units and Audacious Leadership.

Note down the units you have to enrol in each trimester for your course and keep in mind your desired enrolment status (ie full time or part time).

To help you plan your course over several years the Faculty has provided a sample degree structure for some courses and major combinations. These take into account the usual offerings, pre-requisites, co-requisites and core units required in the course rules. You should enrol in units for both Trimester 1 and 2 when enrolling. Trimester 3 isn't compulsory but you can select units if you wish to and they fit into your course and life plans.

A Student Adviser can provide assistance with your course planning and explain course rules and requirements via phone, email or in person.

Consider your course requirements

  • All courses at Deakin require the completion of a set number of credit points and course rules.
  • Ensure you complete any compulsory/core units.
  • Check if you need to choose a major sequence/specialisation (called 'unit sets' in StudentConnect).
  • Consider prerequisite units, these are units which must be completed before enrolment in a subsequent unit can be accepted. Rule breaches will show in StudentConnect when you don't meet the course or unit rules (taking a snapshot is a great way to show your student adviser).

Re-enrol via StudentConnect

Ensure you enrol before the closing date or you may lose your place in the course.

  1. Login to StudentConnect.
  2. Check that your address and other personal details are correct.
  3. Check your course progress via the 'course completion' link to ensure you are meeting the enrolment rules specified for your course.
  4. Start the enrolment process by clicking on the 'Enrol in unit/course' link under the 'Enrolment' heading.
  5. Enter all of the units you want to study in Trimester 1 and 2. (Trimester 3 is optional).
  6. Record your receipt number at the end of the process as a record of your enrolment transaction. Your enrolment is not valid until you receive a receipt number.

You can confirm your enrolled units by viewing these in StudentConnect under the 'View Units' tab.

Who should re-enrol?

If you are a continuing student (i.e. you haven't yet completed all your course requirements), you must re-enrol through StudentConnect for the following academic year.

You should re-enrol even if you:

  • think you may have failed a unit or units. You should enrol in the units you would like to or need to take. (Consider discussing your choices with a Student Adviser.
  • have an approved intermission ending in Trimester 1 in the following year, you should add your unit for Trimester 2
  • have intermitted for any trimester and then want to return early from intermission. (Firstly, get advice from your Student Adviser.

are applying to transfer to another course or campus at Deakin (re-enrol in your original course to keep your place as a 'Plan B')

Postgraduate articulation

Articulation is the process where a student currently studying a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma chooses to transition to a higher award such as a Graduate Diploma or Masters program, on successful completion of the lower award’s course requirements.

Units completed in the lower award are credited to the higher award when the articulation is processed

Articulating students only graduate with the higher award not on completion of the lower award.

Students can request documentation confirming they have met the academic requirements of the lower award, by emailing

To apply for articulation, students should complete the Application for Articulation form (PDF, 89.0 KB) , listing the units they wish to study as explained in the table below, and submit to

If you require further advice regarding articulation, please contact a Student Adviser at or via 9244 6555.

To articulate to a new course in:  List the units you wish to study in:
Trimester 3 Trimester 3 and Trimester 1 and 2 of the following year
Trimester 1 Trimester 1 and 2
Trimester 2 Trimester 2

Check the online handbook to find out what units are on offer.

If you have other questions regarding re-enrolment, check the frequently asked questions or contact a Student Adviser.

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