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Administration and enrolment

Abstudy
Abstudy is a partial income support payment for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Find out more at Abstudy.
Academic calendar

The Academic Calendar is approved by Deakin Academic Board and forms the basis of the Important Dates for each study period.

Find out more at Academic Calendar.
Adding units

If you want to change your enrolment you need to do so via StudentConnect, which you can access from the top menu bar within DeakinSync. Check the Handbook as changes to enrolment must be in keeping with relevant course and unit rules, so it is best to discuss this with a Faculty course adviser and enrolment officer before making changes. Enrolment variations may also result in a reassessment of fees.

Find out more at DeakinSync under Enrolment, fees and money or go directly to change your enrolment details.
Advanced Standing
A collective term including both credit transfer and credit for prior learning. It means credit granted towards a course at the University for relevant approved study, experience or work satisfactorily completed at the University or elsewhere.
Assignment extensions
The unit chair can provide students with information about assignment extensions for the unit. Students can also check the unit guide for details.
Centrelink
Program of the Department of Human Services. Centrelink delivers payments and services and provides services at times of major change for seniors, job seekers, students and trainees, families, carers, parents, people with disability, Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Change of name and address
If you change your name or address, you must update your details immediately. You can update your address via StudentConnect and your name at Deakin Central or via email to  enquire@deakin.edu.au (making sure you attach certified documentation to support your name change).
CHESSN
Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number
Community-Based Delivery (CBD)
CBD courses and units, like Deakin's Institute of Koorie Education (IKE), combine on and off-campus teaching to help Indigenous Australian students undertake their studies without missing any family or community obligations
Computer standards
Deakin recommends computer standards which you should check to ensure you can make the most out of your learning experience.
Concession card
For information about concession cards and lodging applications, visit Public Transport Travel Concessions. Eligible students can download a pre-populated Travel Concession Form from StudentConnect. You need to print this in colour and lodge your application.
Core unit
These are units which you must complete in order to meet the requirements of your course. Not all courses have core units (eg. Bachelor of Arts), and some courses will be made up almost entirely of core units (eg. Bachelor of Nursing). Your course rules and core units (if any) will be provided in the University Handbook.
Course advisers

A Faculty course adviser can help students with unit selection. Students should contact a course adviser before varying enrolment to make sure the course and unit rules are being followed.

Find out more at DeakinSync under help & feedback or go to Faculty course advisers and enrolment officers.
Course guides
Course rules can be accessed online through the Deakin handbook.
Deakins Elite Athlete Friendly University

Deakin is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) network. The network consists of the Australian Institute of Sport and State Based Institute of Sport and five professional sports.

Deakin has signed an agreement with the Australian Sports Commission to support the integration of Australian elite athletes sporting and academic aspirations. Deakin, as one of Australia foremost sport universities, is dedicated to supporting elite athletes in their quest to integrate academic success with the demands of training and competition.

The agreement can allow some flexibility for athletes whilst studying at Deakin. The EAFU agreement provides a specific definition of an elite athlete. Financial support may also be available through DUSA via the Elite Athlete Grant program.

Find out more on the Elite Athlete Friendly University program website.
Department of Human Services
Visit the Department of Human Services website for  information on payments and services to support students while studying. A free iPhone app Express Plus is also available to download to view payment history, update study details and much more.
Discontinuation of course
If you are considering discontinuing your course, first seek advice or counselling from your Faculty course adviser and enrolment officer and staff within Student Life. If you decide to discontinue, please complete the online discontinuation process via StudentConnect.
EFTSL
Equivalent Full-Time Student Load.
Encumbrance
A restriction placed on a student's enrolment for breaching specified due dates or conditions relating to matters such as enrolment fees library loans residential fees or student loans. Encumbrances limit students' access to services provided by the University. Such encumbrances may block provision of a range of important services such as library access result release re-enrolment variation to enrolment and graduation.
Exchange programs

Deakin has a number of exchange programs for students to study overseas, whether coming from overseas to study at Deakin or a Deakin student heading overseas to study.

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If you want to study at Deakin as an exchange or study abroad student in Australia, find out more at our study abroad and exchange website.

\nIf you are a Deakin student wanting to study overseas, find out more at our Deakin Abroad website.
FEE-HELP
Australian Government loan program to help eligible domestic fee paying students pay their tuition fees. Fee-Higher Education Loan Program.
First-year students

Information about how to get ready for and get started at University is available online.

Find out more at DeakinSync under Get Started or Get Involved or go directly to the Get started website.
HECS-HELP
Australian Government loan program to help eligible Commonwealth supported students to pay their student contribution amounts. Higher Education Contribution Scheme, Higher Education Loan Program.
ID Card
Your ID card at Deakin is called a Deakin Card. Your Deakin Card is not only your ID but library and access cards, plus you can load money onto your card for printing and paying for campus purchases. More information can be found on our Deakin Card website.
Important dates

Check the important dates each teaching period for fee payments, dates to withdraw from units, census dates, exam dates, result release and more.

You can also access the information from DeakinSync under Enrolment, fees & money/visas
Invoices

Invoices are generated through StudentConnect and should be generated then checked by students at the start of each study period. You should also check your invoice again if you change your enrolment and after making a payment.

The enrolment and payment options are listed on the invoice.

Find out more at DeakinSync under Enrolment, fees & money or go directly to StudentConnect.
Major Sequence
A group of related units approved by the Faculty Board and listed in the University Handbook amounting to a minimum of 6 credit points, with at least 2 credit points in each of levels 2 and 3 of the course.
minor
A group of related units approved by a faculty board and listed in the handbook  taken over two levels and amounting to a minimum of four credit points. Submajors are not included on academic transcripts or testamurs.
OS-HELP
Overseas Higher Education Loan Program
Overseas study

Deakin has a number of exchange programs for students to study overseas, whether coming from overseas to study at Deakin or a Deakin student heading overseas to study.

If you want to study at Deakin as an exchange or study abroad student in Australia, find out more at our study abroad and exchange website.

If you are a Deakin student wanting to study overseas, find out more at our Deakin Abroad website.
Re-enrolment
Each year you will be sent information about how and when to re-enrol for the next year.
Refunds and remission of debt

In special circumstances, if you withdraw from your studies or reduce your enrolment load after the relevant census dates, you can apply to have certain fees and payments re-credited or refunded. There are strict guidelines for remission of debt, so it is important you seek advice from your Faculty.

Find out more on the fees website.
Results release

Results are available online on the official day of results release for each study period. You can also register to receive your results by SMS.

Find out more at DeakinSync under Studying or go directly to result release website.
SA-HELP
The Student Amenities Higher Education Loan Program is a loan scheme that allows eligible students to defer all or part of the cost of the Student Services and Amenities Fee.
ST
A prefix which may need to be entered as a prefix (to the front of) to your Student Number when completing Deakin University forms.
STAR
Student Timetable Allocation and Registration
Student Connect
A web based administration portal which allows access to student enrolment details.
Student ID
See Deakin Card
Student Services and Amenities Fee
A fee that higher education providers can charge their students for student services and amenities of a non-academic nature  such as sporting and recreational activities  employment and career advice  child care  financial advice and food services.
Study abroad

At Deakin students can take part in overseas exchange, study abroad, international internship or volunteering opportunities. Study overseas can be for a few weeks, a trimester or a year as part of a degree.

T: 03 9244 6963
03 9244 6664
03 9244 5231

E: education-abroad@deakin.edu.au

Find out more at DeakinSync under Studying or go directly to Deakin Abroad.
Study Assist
Study Assist provides information for students about government assistance for financing tertiary study.
sub-major
A group of related units approved by a faculty board and listed in the Handbook, taken over two levels and amounting to a minimum of four credit points.  Sub-majors are not included on academic transcripts or testamurs.  Also referred to as a minor.
Termination
There are a range of circumstances in which your enrolment will be terminated. You will lose access to all Deakin services including CloudDeakin, email, StudentConnect and the Library. Further information can be found in the Fees and charges guide on the  Fees website.
Testamur
A certificate of merit or proficiency presented at graduation.
Timetable
Deakin uses STAR (Student Timetable Allocation and Registration) for timetables, which is a personalised timetabling system that allows students in campus based units to register online for classes and seminars etc.
Transcripts
An academic transcript is a chronological record of a student's enrolment and official assessment results in units and courses.
Unit guide
A reference for students providing specific information or instruction about a unit.
Username
See usernames and passwords
Weighted Average Mark (WAM)
The weighted average mark (WAM) is calculated by multiplying the mark obtained for each relevant result by the units of credit of the particular course  adding up the products and dividing by the total number of units of credit for the relevant courses.
Withdrawing from study

If you are considering withdrawing from study, you may find it helpful to talk with staff before you make your final decision. A personal counsellor, language and learning adviser or your unit chair will all be able to provide confidential advice.

See also DISCONTINUATION OF COURSE.

Find out more at DeakinSync under Enrolment, fees and money/visas or Intermit or discontinue
Withdrawing units

If you want to change your enrolment you need to do so via StudentConnect, which you can access from the top menu bar within DeakinSync. Check the Handbook as changes to enrolment must be in keeping with relevant course and unit rules, so it is best to discuss this with a Faculty course adviser and enrolment officer before making changes. Enrolment variations may also result in a reassessment of fees.

Find out more at DeakinSync under Enrolment, fees and money or go directly to change your enrolment details
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