CoE information

What is a CoE?

A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) is a document that confirms the enrolment of an international student at Deakin University. The CoE provides various Government Departments (such as the Department of Immigration and Border Protection - DIBP) with important information about an international student's enrolment status. The CoE should accurately reflect the student's actual enrolment in a course, clearly indicating the course duration through the course start and end dates, fees paid and total fees required to be paid for the course. The CoE will also indicate the student's current status, whether this be 'approved', 'visa granted' or 'studying'.

Please note: If you are a continuing student and you request a CoE to apply for a new student visa, you MUST use your CoE to apply for your new visa within 45 days of the date the CoE is issued, otherwise it will expire and you won't be able to lodge a visa application. You must also lodge your visa application before the course start date on the CoE, otherwise the online visa application system will not allow you to lodge the application.

You should lodge your application for a new CoE AT LEAST 10 working days before you need it. Deakin cannot issue a CoE at the last minute.

You must have a valid CoE at all times while you are studying on a student visa in Australia. If your CoE is cancelled, your visa may be cancelled by DIBP.

The University is required to cancel a CoE in certain circumstances. We must cancel a CoE if:

  • You discontinue your studies at Deakin
  • You are discontinued by the University for non-payment of fees
  • You are discontinued by the University for unsatisfactory academic progress
  • You are discontinued by the University for academic or general misconduct
  • You are granted intermission (a new CoE will be issued for your returning trimester)
  • You fail to re-enrol in your course and your enrolment status becomes inactive
  • You complete your course more than 2 months before the course end date on your CoE

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