Why work at Deakin

We value our staff and understand that they’re much more than just the jobs they do. That's why we offer benefits that enhance work/life balance and their careers.

A brief history

Established in 1974, Deakin was Victoria's fourth university and first regional university. Deakin today has five campuses: one in Burwood in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong, one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria and our online Cloud Campus.

Deakin also has a prestigious multi-purpose facility in Melbourne's CBD and international offices in India, China and Indonesia.

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.

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.

Driving the digital frontier

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.

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 intern partnerships with local and national organisations.

Your benefits

Staff benefits

We offer benefits that enhance work life, and your life. These range from competitive salaries to lifestyle benefits including Deakin Fitness Club memberships.

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Staff support

There are all sorts of services we provide for our staff, including disability support services, counselling and a range of initiatives to support healthy lifestyles.

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We aim to create a safe work environment for improved health and wellbeing. From WorkCover to OHS management, our staff are in safe hands.

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Diversity and inclusion

Deakin offers programs that nurture the development of a university culture that values diversity.

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Work flexibility

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