Study online anytime, anywhere
This unique learning program is offered via Deakin's Cloud Campus, which means you can study when and where it suits you.
Your classroom is online, where you can access all your learning resources, participate in discussions and engage with teaching staff and your fellow students in your own time.
Depending on your circumstances, you can be enrolled in a unit for a minimum of four weeks and a maximum of either six months^ or one year*. You don't need to commit to the length of study period before you start.
Access support and resources
Enjoy easy access to all the support you need, including course materials, online learning orientation and online study support. You'll work in real time with students and academics, get one-on-one assistance and timely feedback on assignments.
Enrol to start
To enrol in a Start Anytime unit, visit Student Connect and search for the relevant unit code.
If you have an enquiry about Start Anytime, get in touch!
What can I study?
- MPM701A Business Process Management
- MIS714 Human Resource Analytics
- MIS770A Foundation Skills in Data Analysis
- MMK739 Strategic Brand Management
What campus are Start Anytime units offered on?
Start Anytime units are on Deakin's Cloud Campus. The Cloud Campus comes to you, whenever and wherever you want. And as an enrolled Deakin student, you are welcome on any campus, if there is one near you, or at any learning centre, where you can print and use Deakin's fast broadband for Skyping or watching and downloading videos.
How does the assessment work?
In Business Process Management (MPM701A), there are two written assignments, one worth 40% and one worth 60%. Both are individual assignments and the questions are unique to each student.
In Foundation Skills in Data Analysis (MIS770A), there are two written assignments, worth 20% and 30%, and an oral test, worth 50%, conducted by Skype or face-to-face. You can submit the first two assignments when you are ready. When it's time for your oral test, you negotiate a time that suits you with your teacher.
Hurdle requirement: you need to achieve at least 50% on the marks available for Assessment 3.
You can submit each assignment when you are ready, and prompt feedback will be given (usually between five to ten working days).
Are there any exams?
There are no fixed point supervised exams in Start Anytime units.
Are there timetabled classes?
No. That’s the whole point – you learn at your own pace. The teaching materials are designed in a way that allows you to go as quickly (or slowly) as you want.
What support is available?
Teaching staff will run regular online workshops that you attend, You can post queries on discussion boards in the unit site and your fellow students or teachers will reply. You'll also have one-to-one support with your learning via Skype or email.
Help is also available from the Deakin Library and other areas of the university such as language and learning advisors.
What does it cost?
Start Anytime units cost the same as the timetabled version of the units.
Can I do both Start Anytime units at the same time?
Yes, providing they fit into your course structure and your load. Contact 1300 DEGREE (1300 334 733) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I do a Start Anytime unit at the same time as a normal trimester unit?
Yes, you can.
How many units are available?
There are 4 units available because as they are particularly well suited to this style of independent, flexible learning.
Will more units be available for Start Anytime?
The Start Anytime program will be rolled out to further units across other faculties over time.
What degrees do these units enable access to?
You can access several prestigious postgraduate degrees in Deakin’s Business School:
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Business Administration (International)
- Master of Commerce
- Master of Information Systems
- Master of Marketing
- Master of Business Analytics
- Master of International Accounting
- And the Master of Data Analytics offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.
How do I enrol?
You can enrol through Student Connect.
I'm not currently studying at Deakin
If you wish to begin a degree listed above, check the entry requirements for each course (on the course page linked from the list above) and apply as a new or current student. Then you will join a community of teachers and learners and work at your own pace. There will be weekly timetabled meetings online which are not compulsory. All your learning resources will be available to you, but there are no compulsory timetabled learning activities. You submit assignments when you are ready and you will get quick feedback. There are no final supervised exams in Start Anytime units.
I am a current Deakin student
If you are already enrolled in one of the degrees listed above, and you have not already completed MPM701 or MIS770, you will be able to study in this new, exciting way. Enrolment for Start Anytime is available via Student Connect using the codes MPM701A and MIS770A.
You will join a community of teachers and learners and work at your own pace. There will be weekly timetabled meetings online which are not compulsory. All your learning resources will be available to you, but there are no compulsory timetabled learning activities. You submit assignments when you are ready and you will get quick feedback. There are no final supervised exams in Start Anytime units.
If you are enrolled in a Deakin degree not listed above, you can still enrol in one of the units provided the unit fits into your course structure – as an elective, for example.
What will appear on my transcript?
The unit code and your mark and grade, just as for your timetabled units.
Where can I find out more?
The Start Anytime program will be rolled out to further units across other faculties over time. Current students should contact 03 9251 7727 or email email@example.com. Prospective students should contact 1300 DEGREE (1300 334 733) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.