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Health wellbeing and safety

Advocacy
Advocacy is support. Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) employs Advocacy Support Officers who are experienced in giving support and advice to students who need it. The advocacy service at DUSA can assist with any academic concerns, issues or questions,  including:\n\n        responding to allegations of academic misconduct and appeals\n        show cause to a proposed restriction or exclusion\n        special consideration and review of results applications\n        anything that is impacting on a student's study\n\nThe Advocacy service is free and confidential to all Deakin students and remains independent from the University. Deakin imposes strict timelines for ALL academic issues, so it is vital that students contact DUSA as soon as possible in order for us to be able to help\n\nT:            1300 555 528\nE:            dusa-advocacy@deakin.edu.au\n\nFind out more at DeakinSync under Help & feedback  or go directly to the Advocacy website.
Baby change facilities
Baby change facilities are available in the following accessible locations:\n\nMELBOURNE BURWOOD CAMPUS\nB1.74.06, B3.06, Building C Level 1, Building BC Level 1, H1.14,\nP1.14, Library Level 2 and X2.05\n\nGEELONG WAURN PONDS CAMPUS\nBuilding JB, Level 1 and 3\n\nGEELONG WATERFRONT CAMPUS\nBuilding D, Level 1 and 3\n\nWARRNAMBOOL CAMPUS\nG1.02\n\nFind out more at DeakinSync under Campus  or go directly to the  Health and wellbeing  or go directly to the Health, wellbeing and safety website.
Deakin legal service
Sort it! Deakin Legal Service  for Students provides free and confidential legal advice, information, referral and education to currently enrolled Deakin students. Legal advice is provided by qualified lawyers.\n\nSome of the legal matters that can be advised on include:\n\n    Fines / Infringements    Motor Vehicle accidents (not TAC)\n    Debt / Bills / Consumer problems including Scams    Tenancy / Housing\n    Employment Law including Sexual Harassment and Bullying\n    Stalking & Family Violence\n    Family Law\n    Discrimination\n    Minor Criminal Matters\n    Migration Law
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.\n\nDeakin 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.\n\nThe 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.\n\nFind out more on the Deakin Spirit website.
Disability Resource Centre
The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) provides individual support to students with a disability or health condition to successfully participate in their studies and university life. The centre promotes inclusive practices across the University and can arrange adjustments to suit your needs. These can include:\n• alternative assessments/exam arrangements, such as extra writing time or rest breaks\n• academic support workers, such as note-takers and sign interpreters.\n\nT:            03 9244 6255\nE:            drcentre@deakin.edu.au.\n\nFind out more at DeakinSync under  Health & wellbeing or go directly to the Disability Support website
DRC
Disability Services
Emergencies
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Equity and equal opportunity
The University provides programs to nurture the development of a University culture that values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion, so that students can reach your full potential and participate in all aspects of University life.\n\nFind out more at DeakinSync under  Enrolment, fees & money/visas or go directly to  Equity and diversity .
Fire
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First Aid
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Health, wellbeing and safety
Deakin offers a range of services to help students and staff stay healthy, safe and promote personal wellbeing  physically, mentally and spiritually. Services include medical centres, multi-faith chaplains, counselling, disability support, safer community, physiotherapy, sport and recreation and student advocacy.\n\nFind out more at DeakinSync under health & wellbeing or go directly to the  Health, wellbeing and safety or occupational health and safety websites.
Immunisations
Course-related immunisations as well as seasonal flu and travel immunisations are available at Deakin Medical Centres on each campus.\n\nFind out more at DeakinSync under Health & wellbeing or go directly to  Vaccinations.
Laboratory Safety
Students contemplating any lab-based research involving hazardous chemicals, radiation or biohazards, will need to consult Deakin OHS manual and the Office of Research Integrityfor safety information.
Medical centres
Deakin Medical Centres offer access to on-campus medical and health-related services, provided by qualified doctors and nurses. Consultations for students are free with a valid Medicare or Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) card. Confidentiality and a non-judgemental approach to your health care are assured.\n\nServices include health care management and advice relating to a wide range of issues including sexual health, mental health management and referral, stress management, men and women health, pregnancy advice and referral, STI testing, travel health and vaccinations, seasonal flu vaccinations, dietary advice, smoking cessation support, pathology services, physiotherapy and massage services on site, referral to external healthcare providers including specialists, x-ray services and allied health providers.\n\nAfter hours services\nFor emergency treatment for serious medical issues, dial 000 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department. Please be aware of costs associated with ambulance transport and know where the public and private hospitals are located in your area.\n\nIf you require a doctor or emergency medical treatment in your local area after hours, please refer to the Yellow Pages directory and search under medical practitioners or hospitals.\n\nPrivate hospitals may charge a fee for consultation in the emergency department. Please be aware that after hours medical services have fees. Enquire at the time of calling.\n\nSick bay\nA sick bay/rest room is available at the Deakin Medical Centre on each campus. If you are registered with the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) you are welcome to use the facility unless the room is required for a medical emergency. Contact Student Life reception for availability and access details.\n\nFind out more at DeakinSync under Health & wellbeingor go directly to the Health, wellbeing and safety  wellbeing website
Mental health
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Religion (multifaith)
Deakin University chaplains and religious facilities are available on all campuses. You do not need to belong to any religious faith in order to use the chaplaincy services. Deakin multifaith chaplains can offer you a range of services including the chance to discuss and explore religion and faith, opportunities for prayer, reflection and worship, support during times of personal need, information about religious events and promotion of multifaith harmony and acceptance.\n\nFind out more at DeakinSync under  Health & wellbeing or go directly to  Multifaith Chaplains 
Safety on campus
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Safezone
SafeZone is a free app for all Deakin University students that connects you directly to the Security team when you need help on campus. The app makes it easier for you to contact Security and helps them to respond if you need assistance, by sending your name and location directly to the response team\n\nBy installing the SafeZone app (available on Apple and Android devices) and registering as a user, you will also receive any critical notifications from the University. Deakin University encourages students to register for SafeZone on their mobile device.
Security
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Showers/Change Rooms
MELBOURNE BURWOOD CAMPUS\nBuilding HB, Level 1\nBuilding B, Level 1 (access from Phoenix Courtyard between Buildings B, J and P)\n\nGEELONG WAURN PONDS CAMPUS\nBuilding DA (KD Stewart Centre) \nBuilding JB, Level 1 and 3\nBuilding KA, Level 2  \n\nGEELONG WATERFRONT CAMPUS\nBuilding D, Level 1
Sick bay
A sick bay is available at the  Deakin Medical Centre on all campuses.
Smoking
Deakin is Smoke Free.  Smoking is not allowed anywhere on Deakin University property. Once outside the boundaries of University controlled properties, smoking and use of tobacco products is subject to local laws.\n\nSmokers on the University boundaries are required to dispose of their butt litter according to local laws.\n\nAs a student at Deakin University you are supported in this move to smoke-free campuses with free cessation services at your campus medical centre. You can also visit I want to quit or contact nosmoke@deakin.edu.au for any further information.
Sport and recreation
Deakin has a range of sport and recreation opportunities available that promote healthy and active lifestyles.\n\nFitness clubs\n\nDeakin Fitness Clubs have highly experienced fitness professionals who can design a personal program for you and assist you with any fitness questions you may have. Fitness Club memberships are competitively priced and allow you to use the Deakin Fitness Club on your campus. Deakin Fitness delivers a range of classes, programs and sporting competitions that encourage active participation.\n\nDeakin... Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) membership\n\nDeakin 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. Further information is available on the Deakin Spirit website.\n\nDeakin University Student Association\n\nDeakin has a number of sporting competitions at our sports halls or you can join a club through Deakin University Student Association (DUSA). Deakin also participates in the Southern and Australian University Games (run through DUSA).\n\nDUSA also offers a range of opportunities for members to take part in sport at different levels. In 2015 DUSA will be involved in a variety of sporting pursuits including Campus Sport, Community Sport and Australian and World University Championships.\n\nT:            1300 555 528\nE:           dusa-dragons@deakin.edu.au\n\n\nFind out more at DeakinSync under Get Started or Get Involved or go directly to  Sport and recreation 
Sustainability
Deakin is committed to providing a sustainable and competitive enterprise. This area is responsible for embedding social, environmental and financial sustainability into all areas across the University.\n\nDeakin aims to be a leader in sustainability and the Office for Sustainability is continually improving ways to achieve this. We encourage all students to join us as we take action and find solutions to the sustainability challenges we face and help create a sustainable future.\n\nEmail: sustainability@deakin.edu.au\nFind out more at the  Sustainability  website.
Vaccinations
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