Teaching and learning

Deakin plans to bring the opportunities of the digital age into the real world through our innovation and excellence in education.

Learning to suit you

Our courses are rigorously evaluated to ensure we offer both students and teachers the best possible experience with us.

Our curriculum framework

Deakin courses are structured to get the best out of students and staff. We design our teaching and learning to align with graduate learning outcomes and industry insight, through monitoring and updating courses.

Graduate Learning Outcomes

Deakin promises to educate learners for the jobs and skills of the future with courses that are highly personal, engaging and include relevant learning experiences.

Online learning

All students can access study and administrative tools through DeakinSync and, depending on the course, can study all or part of their degree online.

Students are at the heart of Deakin University. Deakin education is inclusive, supportive and international, empowering students to be independent, lifelong learners.

Alfred Deakin Professor Liz Johnson

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic

Assessing and evaluating

Assessing and evaluating is an ongoing practice within subject and program design at Deakin.

Student assessment is related to the real world, and provides evidence of learning achievement. Through the evaluation of teaching, along with support and unit resources, we seek to improve learning and teaching outcomes.

Find out more about assessment and evaluation at Deakin

Student academic integrity

The management of student academic integrity at Deakin University takes a whole-of-organisation approach. It aims to educate and support students to use, generate and communicate information and ideas in an ethical, honest and responsible manner.

Download the 2022 Student Academic Integrity Annual Report (PDF, 614KB)

Advance HE Fellowships

Advance HE Fellowships at Deakin provide academic and professional Deakin staff with formal recognition of their teaching practice or learning support, impact and leadership. This program provides teaching teams across the University with opportunities to apply for various categories of fellowship as they move through their teaching or learning support journey.

Learn more about the Advance HE Fellowship pathways


The Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) investigates how we can best assess higher education learning outcomes in an era of rapid digital change.

Learn more about CRADLE