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General course and unit information

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Course and unit availability

Deakin University reserves the right at any time to change its offering of units or courses. Changes are only made if there is an academic or administrative imperative. Students will be notified of such changes at the earliest opportunity and alternative arrangements made to minimise any disadvantage which might be incurred.

Course advice

All students are encouraged to contact course enrolment officers or course advisers. They will assist students in planning their specific course of study to ensure it meets their particular needs and interests and satisfies all course requirements.

Cheating, plagiarism and collusion

Plagiarism and collusion are academic offences. They are forms of cheating, and severe penalties are associated with them, including cancellation of marks for a specific assignment, for a specific unit or even exclusion from the course. The University's definitions of plagiarism and collusion are as follows:

  • Plagiarism occurs when a student passes off as the student's own work, or copies without acknowledgment of its authorship, the work of any other person.
  • Collusion occurs when a student obtains the agreement of another person for a fraudulent purpose with the intent of obtaining an advantage in submitting an assignment or other work.

The University's policy on plagiarism and collusion # is available at The Guide. Regulation 4.1(1) Student Discipline also contains important information regarding academic misconduct, including plagiarism and collusion. Further guidance is also available in your Faculty Student Manual.

Academic Progress
Information for students on Academic Progress is contained in Regulation 5.3(1) Assessment and Academic Progress in Higher Education Award Courses.


Faculty of Arts and Education

School of Education

It is a requirement that all prospective teachers undertake a satisfactory Working with Children check.

Professional experience requirements

Details of professional experience requirements are included in course descriptions.

English language requirements for international students 

Preservice coursework degree programs within the School of Education require an IELTS score of at least 7, with no individual band score less than 7 for both on and off campus enrolments.. This level of English proficiency is required for successful completion of the course. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may undertake English language preparation through the Deakin University English Language Institute.In addition to minimum entry requirements, students for whom English is not their first language and who have not completed award studies in English at tertiary level are required to have the following level of English proficiency:

Postgraduate coursework, Masters by Research, and Higher Degrees by Research programs within the School of Education require an IELTS score of at least 7, with no individual band score less than 7 for off campus enrolments and an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6 for on campus enrolments. In addition, on campus enrolled applicants in the Higher Degrees by Research programs are required to participate in an induction program.

This level of English proficiency is required for successful completion of the course. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may undertake English language preparation through the Deakin University English Language Institute.


Faculty of Science and Technology

Additional expenses

There are some Faculty units which include activities such as field trips and excursions. Students should be aware that they may be required to meet their own expenses in connection with food and accommodation while on fieldwork. For further information on expenses, please contact the Faculty on (03) 9244 6699 or email sci-tech@deakin.edu.au .

Animal experimentation

Students should be aware that there are units offered in the biological sciences which involve animal experimentation. Any such units are subject to scrutiny by the University's Animal Ethics Committee which audits and grants approval for any animal experimentation carried out in the Faculty in both coursework units and research programs.


Key to campuses

  • B = Melbourne campus at Burwood
  • G = Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds
  • S = Geelong Waterfront campus
  • W =Warrnambool campus
  • X = Off campus
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