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.

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

The Deakin Promise in learning is to offer brilliant education where the students are and where they want to go.

Professor Liz Johnson

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education

Higher Education Academy fellowships

The DeakinHE Fellowship provides academic and professional Deakin staff with formal recognition of their teaching practice, 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 journey.

Deakin has run an accredited HEA Fellowship program since 2020. The program is integrated with the Deakin Teaching Capability Framework and supports premium learning that is inclusive for all teaching team staff. More than 200 Deakin staff have been awarded as HEA Fellows.

DeakinHE Fellowship Pathways

DeakinHE Fellowships are organised around the Professional Standards Framework (PSF) areas of activity, core knowledge and professional values. These guide staff to reflect on their professional learning activities and also to help identify areas of practice that can be used as evidence for recognition of teaching and learning.

Deakin provides two pathways to help support staff reach the goal of being awarded a HEA Fellow:

  • Graduate Certificate Higher Education Learning & Teaching (FHEA)
  • DeakinHE Fellowship Reflective Practice Pathway (AFHEA, FHEA, SFHEA)

For more information about DeakinHE Fellowships in 2022 and 2023,  please email the HEA team.


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