Why work at Deakin

We know you are much more than just the job you do.

Deakin has a long-standing commitment to being a flexible, accessible and friendly workplace. We foster a workplace culture that supports excellence in teaching, research and administration, and provides opportunities for career progression and personal growth.

A first-class university

Preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow

Deakin has enduring commitments to widening access to university study, and to innovative learning platforms that respond to the needs of time-poor or distant students. Capitalising on new technologies, Deakin aims to deliver responsive programs wherever students are geographically (at home, on campus or in the workplace), wherever they are in their learning preparedness, and wherever they are in their career trajectory or life stage.

World-class research

Advances in research have been a hallmark of Deakin's success in recent years with impressive growth in quality, impact and income. Deakin focuses on relevant research that provides practical solutions to real-world problems, from discovery through to application.

A longstanding commitment to its communities

Deakin is renowned for developing successful partnerships with industry, governments and communities both nationally and internationally. We engage with local communities through our teaching and corporate education programs and our research and partnerships with local and national organisations.

Employment benefits

From various leave options to flexible working arrangements, we can help you manage your work-life balance.

Career benefits

At Deakin both academic and professional staff can access a range of opportunities to grow your skills and progress your career.

Work flexibility

Work flexibility

Deakin embraces flexibility, understanding and diversity across our workforce to accommodate the needs of staff and to encourage their leadership aspirations.

Salary benefits

Working at Deakin provides financial benefits such as competitive salaries and generous superannuation.

Staff support services

Deakin provides a range of services to support healthy lifestyles.

Relocating for a role at Deakin

Are you relocating from interstate or overseas to join Deakin? We’ve put together some useful information to help smooth your relocation. You may also be eligible for financial relocation support.

Find out more about relocation support

Enterprise Agreement

The  Deakin University Enterprise Agreement 2023(EA) provides terms and conditions of employment for applicable staff at Deakin. Please refer to the PDF below.

Read the Enterprise Agreement (PDF, 6.8MB)

Contact the People Services team

For more information on careers at Deakin, please contact us.
+61 3 5247 9999

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