Plan Your Enrolment

Planning your course is important to ensure you are getting the most out of your degree. Some degrees are flexible in terms of progression, while others have a very strict enrolment pathway that must be followed due to prerequisites. On this page, you can find out how to review your course structure and what to do with a course map.

Plan your enrolment

Select your units

Select your units

To help you plan your degree, you should use a course map. All up to date course maps are located in your course's handbook listing. Complete a draft and have it reviewed by a student adviser.

The handbook also contains all up to date course and unit information. The handbook entry for your course will have information regarding course rules, core units, majors, minors and electives.

To find the relevant details for your course, go to the 'Search for a Course' field and enter either your course code (eg. H300 = Bachelor of Health Sciences) or course name (eg. "Health Sciences") and click 'Search'.

When choosing your units, make sure that you explore and consider options that enhance your study experience such as work experience, or practicum units, and international study opportunities.

An elective is a unit of study that sits outside of the required, or compulsory units of your degree. Electives can be from any Faculty and (dependent upon course rules) at any level.

Make your electives work for you. Depending on your course structure, you may be able to choose units to:

a) complement your majors, or specialist areas;

b) add another major;

c) set yourself apart;

d) obtain knowledge in a completely different area - even units from another Faculty.

A student adviser can help you with your course planning and explain course rules, requirements and opportunities by 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 core/compulsory units;
  • Adhere to your course structure;
  • Check whether you are required to choose a major or major/s as part of your degree ('Unit Sets' on Student Connect), and whether you are enrolling in the correct units to satisfy the requirements of these majors;
  • Consider prerequisite units. These are units which you must successfully complete before enrolment in certain units can be accepted. Rule breaches will show in Student Connect if you have not satisfied enrolment rules for some course units.

Re-enrol using Student Connect

Who should re-enrol?

If you are a continuing student (i.e. you are yet to complete all the requirements of your course), you must re-enrol via Student Connect for the following year for the whole academic year - i.e. both Trimester 1 and 2.

You should re-enrol even if you:

  • think you may have failed a unit or units. You should enrol in the units you need or would like to take. Consider discussing this with a Student Adviser;
  • have an approved intermission for Trimester 1. You still need to add your units for Trimester 2;
  • have an approved intermission but wish to return early from intermission. You will first need to obtain advice on returning and units you need to enrol in from your Student Adviser;
  • intend to apply for a course transfer to another course or campus at Deakin. You will still need to re-enrol in your current course as a Plan B.

Re-enrolling via StudentConnect

The Division of Student Administration have video instructions and other advice regarding enrolling via Student Connect.

Course Transfer

Course and campus transfer

All students wishing to change course or campus will need to complete an Application for Course Transfer form, which can be downloaded from the Division of Student Administration Course Transfer page.

Students should also refer to the Faculty guidelines relating to transferring into other Health courses, particularly Nursing, Optometry and Medical Imaging.

International Students

Applications for Trimester 3 2017 are now open and close on 29 September 2017.

Applications for Trimester 1 2018 are now open and close on 27 October 2017.

Domestic Students

Applications for Trimester 3 2017 are now open and close on 30 October 2017.

Applications for Trimester 1 2018 are now open and close on 30 November 2017.

You can apply for a course transfer if you wish to:

  • Change courses
  • Change mode (between Cloud and campus)
  • Change campus (from one campus to another)
  • Change fee type (usually when a person obtains permanent residency)

Selection Criteria

Selection for course transfers is based on availability of places and academic performance.

Academic performance for Undergraduate students requires successful completion of a minimum of 4 units of study plus Weighted Average Mark (WAM) requirements detailed below:

Campus transfer

Transfer toCriteria
Waterfront and Waurn PondsFor undergraduate courses:
All units passed and a WAM of at least 60
Subject to available places - students are ranked according to WAM
4 credit points completed*
OR
Exceptional circumstances
OR 
has met the equivalent to current year entrance requirements and completed 4 credit points*
For postgraduate courses:
At least one third of total credit points required have been successfully completed within the course;
Academic merit - WAM of 65 but subject to availability of places. Students are ranked according to WAM.
*Note - for entry into Medical Imaging or Vision Science/Optometry applicants must have completed 8 credit points of study and have a WAM of 75.
BurwoodFor undergraduate courses:
All units passed and a WAM of at least 65
Subject to available places - students are ranked according to WAM
4 credit points completed*
OR
Exceptional circumstances
OR 
has met the equivalent to current year entrance requirements and completed 4 credit points*
For postgraduate courses:
At least one third of total credit points required have been successfully completed within the course;
Academic merit - WAM of 65 but subject to availability of places. Students are ranked according to WAM.
WarrnamboolFor undergraduate courses
All units passed and a WAM of at least 50
Subject to available places - students are ranked according to WAM
4 credit points completed*
OR
Exceptional circumstances
OR 
has met the equivalent to current year entrance requirements and completed 4 credit points*
CloudFor undergraduate courses
All units passed and a WAM of at least 50
Subject to available places - students are ranked according to WAM
4 credit points completed*
OR
Exceptional circumstances
OR 
has met the equivalent to current year entrance requirements and completed 4 credit points*
For postgraduate courses
At least one third of total credit points required have been successfully completed within the course;
Academic merit - WAM of 50 but subject to availability of places. Students are ranked according to WAM.

Transfers between Courses (on the same campus)

Transfer fromTransfer toCriteria
Other Deakin University courseCourse within the Faculty of Health

For undergraduate courses:

Prerequisites are met.

Academic merit

WAM of at least 65 at Burwood

WAM of at least 60 at Waterfront and Waurn Ponds*

WAM of at least 50 at Warrnambool and Cloud (off campus)

Subject to available places - students are ranked according to WAM

Applications into most courses may be considered after the completion of 4 credit points of successfully completed study (please note the exceptions below)

OR

Exceptional circumstances

OR

Has met the equivalent to current year entrance requirements and completed 4 credit points*

For postgraduate courses

At least one-third of total credit points required have been successfully completed within the course.

Academic merit - WAM of 50 but subject to available places.

Students are raked according to WAM

OR

Exceptional circumstances.

* Note - for entry into Medical Imaging or Vision Science/Optometry applicants must have completed 8 credit points and have a WAM of 75.

The above guidelines are subject to change and students should confirm transfer requirements with staff from the Faculty of Health at the time of lodging their application.

Outcome of your application

You will be notified of the outcome of your application by the Faculty student adviser by the dates detailed above. If you are unsuccessful, it is recommended you speak with a Student Adviser to discuss your options moving forward.

International and other students applying to transfer between funding categories should refer to the Faculty of Health guidelines for course transfer.

Further information about the course transfer process.

Intermission

Intermission

You can apply to take a break from your studies for health, personal, work or other reasons for a period of up to 12 months and still keep your place in your course. If further intermission is required, you will need to discuss with your student adviser for permission in special circumstances.

We recommend that you talk to a Deakin careers consultant to plan and get the most out of the period of intermission. For example, if you need to work full time to save some money before continuing your studies, it would be good to work in an area related to your course - you might even be able to earn credits towards your course.

Applying for intermission

Apply for intermission in StudentConnect (under the Enrolment heading in the left hand menu).

Choose your period of intermission carefully. Please note that the End Period is the last Trimester of Intermission. Eg. If you wish to intermit for Trimester 1, the Start Period will be Trimester 1, and the End Period will be Trimester 1.

Please note that you are not required to apply for intermission in Trimester 3 for courses offered by the School of Health and Social Development.

Please consult your Student Adviser for guidance if you are unsure.

Allow up to 10 days for processing of your application for intermission. You will be notified by email of the outcome. You can also check on your application by clicking 'View course' in StudentConnect.

Important dates

If you are thinking about intermitting your course, you should check the withdrawal dates, academic penalties and fees and make sure you do it before census date. Intermitting your course is effectively withdrawing from each unit you are enrolled in for a particular trimester or year.

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