International student support

Trimester 2 Enrolment and Orientation

Deakin has an International Student Support service with staff located on every campus. International Student Advisers (ISAs) are here to help, advise and support international students and are committed to helping you reach your full potential while at Deakin.

If you are starting at Deakin in Trimester 2, 2014 you should make plans to be on campus for the week of 7 July, so that you can attend your Enrolment and Orientation program. 

All the sessions that you need to attend during this week are in your Orientation itinerary, which you should download and bring with you to campus.

The first event you are strongly recommended to attend is the International Student Briefing on Monday 7 July.

Melbourne Burwood Campus:

Time: 9.30 am       Location: LT3, b1.77 (Lecture Theatre 3, Building B, Room 1.77)

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus:

Time: 9.30 am       Location: ia1.006 (Peter Thwaites Lecture Theatre)

Geelong Waterfront Campus:

Time: 9.30 am       Location: d3.211 (Building D, Level 3, Room 211)

If you're planning on studying at Deakin in 2015 or 2016 make sure you are aware of our future dates.

Why you should attend the Enrolment and Orientation program

Attending the Enrolment and Orientation program is essential if you want to make a successful start at Deakin. During the week you will:

  • Receive course advice, enrol and sign up for tutorials.
  • Get your student ID card, IT and Library access.
  • Learn about Deakin and the many services that can help you during your studies.
  • Make connections with other new students and join mentor programs and student clubs.
  • Meet current Deakin students and hear about their experiences.

What you should bring with you

Make sure you bring the following with you on Monday 7 July:

  • Original transcripts of all previous studies - you may be asked to provide these at enrolment to verify your admission information.
  • Passport and visa (or evidence of student visa – for example, a copy of Australian Department of Immigration email confirming e-Visa).
  • Letter of Offer.
  • Other relevant academic documents – please see section below regarding Credit for Prior Learning (Exemptions/Credit Transfer).

Who should arrive early

If you need accommodation, you should arrive at least a week before enrolment to have the best choice of available housing. Contact the Off-campus Housing Service to start making arrangements.

What to do before Monday 7 July

Download your Orientation itinerary. Your itinerary will tell you where you need to be and when during Enrolment and Orientation, and also lists activities that you might like to participate in during Weeks 1-3.

Have a look at the Get Ready site and the Living in Australia page to help you prepare for your time at Deakin and in Australia.

If you have questions, contact one of the Deakin ISAs on your campus.

To connect with other students coming to Australia, as well as those that are already at Deakin, visit the International Student Support page.

Deakin offers a free airport pickup service. Make sure you book this service more than six days before you arrive.

Research your course - unit descriptions, assessment details, and tutorial information can be located in the online handbook.

Make sure you are aware of Deakin policies regarding fee charges and refunds. Details are available in the International Student Tuition Fees in the online handbook.

Credit for prior learning

All students who are applying for Credit for Prior Learning will have their credits finalised at the time of enrolment. You will need to bring your letter of offer, detailing any credits that have previously been advised and your original documentation - transcripts of results, certificates etc. If your credit is not on your Letter of Offer, you must provide original transcripts of results, certificates and unit/syllabus outlines detailing the content of each subject previously studied.

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