Intensive units

Intensive units allow you to manage your work commitments by completing a unit over six consecutive days of intensive study. During this time, you'll immerse yourself in the MBA, undertake innovative learning activities and build professional networks.

The venue

Intensives are conducted at the Waurn Ponds Estate, a world-class, purpose-built conference centre within the grounds of Deakin's Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

The intensives provide an excellent environment and opportunity to build your teamwork, communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills – the very skills that are in high employer demand. By enhancing your postgraduate studies in this interactive, face-to-face intensive mode you'll achieve a valuable point of difference in the job market.

How to enrol

Deakin intensive units are open to both currently enrolled Deakin students and professionals who wish to study a single (non-award) unit.

Current Deakin students

Enrol in the intensive unit of your choice using the standard enrolment process. You'll need to have completed any prerequisites and the unit must meet course completion rules. Check the handbook for details.

Once enrolled, you'll be contacted by the intensives team with further information.

Find out more about enrolment

Find out more about unit selection

Single (non-award) students

Intensive units offered are available as single (non-award) units of study. You'll need to apply for a single unit of study, and places in intensive units may be subject to limits. When considering intensive units please note the teaching commencement dates, which may differ to usual trimester dates.

Normally the teaching period for an intensive unit commences 6–7 weeks prior to the actual intensive date. Successful students will be notified by email.

Find out about applying for a single unit of study

2022 intensive units schedule

MBA Residential intensive units

Unit code

Unit name



Last day to


Strategy & Value-Creation

3–8 April

Waurn Ponds Estate

7 March

21 March

MPR779Leadership in Complexity5–10 June

Waurn Ponds Estate

9 May23 May


Leading People in Organisations

6–11 November

Waurn Ponds Estate

10 October

24 October

Financial planning intensive units

Unit code

Unit name



Last day to enrolCensus
MLI714 Financial Advice Regulation 23–25 March Online via Zoom 28 February 7 March
MAI769 Ethics for Financial Services 6–8 April Online via Zoom 14 March 21 March
MAI728 Financial Behaviour and Decision Making 3–6 May Online via Zoom 13 April 20 April
MAI769 Ethics for Financial Services 10–12 August Online via Zoom 18 July 25 July
MAI700 Estate Planning and Risk Management Strategies 14–16 September Online via Zoom 22 August 29 August
MLI714 Financial Advice Regulation 12–14 October Online via Zoom 19 September 26 September
MAI728 Financial Behaviour and Decision Making 8–11 November Online via Zoom 17 October 24 October


Conference fees for intensive units are in addition to the tuition fee and vary depending on the type of accommodation chosen. All prices include GST:

Single room Twin share Day delegate
Non-refundable registration fee $275 $275 $275
Conference package $1782 $1539 $1264
Total $2057 $1814 $1539


  • Single accommodation is limited.
  • Day rate is not recommended for participants outside the Geelong area.
  • All fees are charged in Australian dollars (AUD).

The following items are included in the packages:

  • accommodation
  • conference facilities
  • full buffet breakfast
  • morning tea
  • working lunch
  • afternoon tea
  • two-course dinner (three course one evening)
  • Beverages served with dinner (selected wine, selected beer, juice)
  • Wi-fi internet
  • free parking.

Students will receive separate invoices for the tuition fee and the intensive conference fees.

Enrolment into the unit does not guarantee you a place unless the deposit is paid. Students successful in gaining a place in an intensive unit will be notified by email.

Intensive units may not proceed where there are insufficient numbers.


A non-refundable deposit of $275 inclusive of GST is required to secure enrolment into each intensive unit. Should payment not be made by the requested date, your place in the intensive may not be secured.

Students successful in gaining a place in an intensive unit will be notified by email.

Please note many intensive units reach maximum capacity very quickly, with a wait list for attendance.

In the event that insufficient students are not enrolled in a unit to enable the intensive to run, students will be refunded their deposit.


Booking travel

Students are advised not to make any travel arrangements until confirmation is received.


Intensive enquiries

For any intensive enquiries, please email

Course enquiries

For all course enquiries please contact the Student Service Network.

+61 3 9244 6555