Our values reflect what we believe and guide our actions.

The Deakin values


We strive for excellence in all aspects of our work.


We value diversity, embrace difference, seek to engage and welcome all.


We make bold decisions, demonstrate courage and ambition, and we support personal responsibility and accountability.


We are innovative and entrepreneurial, solving problems with creativity and flexibility.


We care about our shared future, integrating economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainability in all we do.


We conduct our business with the highest standards of professional behaviour and integrity.


When you join Deakin, you join a community. Here you'll be inspired, encouraged and supported. You'll not only come into your own, but be integral to our lively, passionate and hardworking community.

Learn more about our culture

Diversity and inclusion

Deakin is committed to diversity and inclusion to maintain the dignity, rights and wellbeing of our staff and students.

Learn more about diversity and inclusion


We strive for an embedded, transparent approach to sustainability. We focus on 'what matters most' across our environmental, financial and social sustainability performance.

Learn more about our approach to sustainability

Respect. Now. Always. Deakin against sexual assault

Around the world, evidence and personal experiences highlight a global challenge to prevent sexual violence. No country on earth is immune.

At Deakin we have an uncompromising position on preventing and addressing sexual harassment. We are committed to always driving a stronger culture of safety, mutual respect and inclusion, and ensuring all members of the Deakin community can study and work in a safe and supportive environment.

The safety, welfare and support for those who experience harassment and assault is always our priority.

Learn more about the Respect. Now. Always. campaign

Commitment to Indigenous Australians

Deakin is committed to Reconciliation and Treaty, advancing the educational aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and moving Indigenous Knowledges into the mainstream of Australian life. All our endeavours aim to reflect Australia’s full history and seek to build an inclusive future.

Read about Deakin's commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples