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Key Deakin information

Current Students should be the first place you visit to find key resources, study support, IT and computing information, student services and groups, activities, and news.

CloudDeakin is Deakin's online teaching and learning environment. This is your link to unit resources, assessments and discussions with your unit chair and other students.

Faculty Resources contains a list of contacts and information relevant to your Faculty and School.

Important Dates outlines key dates for the year, but remember to check the site regularly as dates can change.

IT Help contains essential IT information including how email works at Deakin (including your email address, webmail and email redirection) and internet access.
Key links on the IT and computing site are:

  • Email
  • Software
  • Usernames and passwords
  • IT service desk

The Library provides information resources and services that will form an integral part of your university experience.

StudentConnect is where you can access your enrolment information including your course, unit and address details, track your assignments, check and pay your fees, view results and re-enrol online.

Exams and Assessment

Examination information

Some of your units may have an exam as part of your assessment, so it's vital that you read through the Assessments page. This site provides you with information on assessments, exam timetables and locations, as well as important exam instructions.


As a cloud (online) student, it's crucial you understand how to submit your assignments and the importance of a cover sheet. At the beginning of the trimester, make sure you record not only the due dates of your assignments, but also when you need to post them to ensure the Assignment Tracking staff receive them by the due date. Again, refer to the Assessments page.

Special consideration

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 Card

The Division of Student Administration (Deakin Central) is responsible for issuing your Deakin Card, which is your student ID at Deakin. Cloud (online) students are required to send a passport size photo of 1024x1024 pixel photo to:

Deakin University
Deakin Central
Locked Bag 20000

If you prefer to send your photo electronically, make sure it is a passport style photo and send it in JPG format to the following email

If you have any question or want to ensure that you enclose the appropriate documentation, you should contact Deakin Central on 03 5227 2333 or email them at the email address above.

If you live near a Deakin campus, you can visit any Deakin Central office and they will take your photo and provide a card at that time.

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