COVIDSafe learning at Deakin

Deakin is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our students, staff and University community.

We can't wait to welcome you back to campus

In 2022, campus life will be at the heart of the Deakin experience. Come to campus to meet your teaching teams, new friends in person; learn and study in our world-class facilities; and make the most of our social, vibrant and diverse spaces. But we’re also all about flexibility, so you can incorporate online learning options when it suits.

We're here to help

We've curated some questions our future student advisers are asked most frequently to help you navigate COVIDSafe learning at Deakin, including everything you need to know about returning to campus.

Is Orientation Week happening on campus in 2022?

After two years of limited and restricted Orientation activities we are excited to be planning a new Orientation and OFest experience for you.

Orientation Week is running from Monday 28 February–Friday 4 March and will help you make a great start to study and life at Deakin. As part of DUSA OFest, you can attend DUSA OCamp, Try out Sport and Beats and Eats events, free breakfasts, the DUSA big picnic, and more. You can also attend meet and greets with your faculty on campus and attend live steams of Orientation sessions.

Find out more about Orientation at Deakin

Will I be on campus for classes?

Yes, classes, seminars and hands-on learning activities will be taught in person to fully vaccinated students, underpinned by digital learning. If you are studying online, vaccination is not a requirement but we strongly encourage vaccination for the entire Deakin community.

As well as classes, many of the experiences you've been looking forward to – joining clubs and societies, meeting new friends and joining sports teams – will take place on campus.

Will I need to be vaccinated to attend campus?

All students, staff and visitors attending, working or studying on campus must be fully vaccinated or have a valid exemption from 31 January, 2022. Classes, seminars and hands-on learning activities will be delivered in person to fully vaccinated students, underpinned by digital learning.

How do I provide proof of vaccination?

You need to complete Deakin’s Vaccination Status form and upload your proof of vaccination. You'll receive a confirmation of submission email immediately. Please check your junk mail if you don't receive it.

Once your vaccination status is verified (within three working days), you'll receive a vaccination status confirmation email. Please keep this email for your records. When you visit a campus or Deakin facility, you will need to show this confirmation email and evidence of your check-in via the Service Victoria app if requested by Deakin Security or a COVIDSafe Marshall.

What if I choose not to get vaccinated?

The University respects your right to refuse a COVID-19 vaccination and/or your choice not to show your vaccination evidence. However, failure to do so may mean that you are unable to attend our campuses. You can find out more about vaccination requirements on the Victorian Government's Department of Health website.

What is Deakin accepting as proof of vaccination?

There are three ways you can show proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations:

You can use the Services Australia tool to find out the easiest way to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations, based on your situation.

Can I attend campus if I am unvaccinated?

Unvaccinated students without a valid exemption, that are not subject to a transitional arrangement, are unable to attend campus.

Get in touch

If you want to know more about a particular course or want help applying for a course, we can provide step-by-step guidance while you share a screen over Skype with one of our future student advisers.

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