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

Supporting a COVIDSafe community

Deakin’s campuses are re-opening in line with the Victorian State Government’s Roadmap. We are fully committed to safely operating our campuses and facilities and providing students with the campus experience that they deserve.

We continue to tailor learning experiences for each course to achieve the best possible mix of online and on-campus activities that support our community and successfully blend our approaches to learning, working and research.

Future student information

Deakin is combining online and on-campus activities, ensuring COVIDSafe campuses that adhere to government restrictions.

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Current student information

Deakin is combining online learning resources and experiences with on-campus learning, ensuring our campuses are COVIDSafe.

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International student information

We have a dedicated team coordinating our response to this global event, so please check regularly for updates.

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HDR student information

Our HDR advisers are currently working with students whose candidature has been directly impacted by COVID-19. We are planning for the gradual return of activities that require campus facilities. This is subject to government and University guidelines.

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Staff information

We assure staff that the safety and wellbeing of our community is top priority. Please browse the large range of questions we have answered for you.

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Visitor information

All visitors need to be aware of their responsibilities and commit to contributing to a COVIDSafe environment.

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Be aware of your responsibilities

We’re setting out to ensure that Deakin is a fully vaccinated study and work environment for all staff, students, and visitors. This decision is based on public health orders and legal requirements, and aligns with the Victorian Government Roadmap for reopening.

Before attending campus, staff and students must complete the online COVID-19 vaccination status form and upload proof of their vaccination. Staff and students can complete the Deakin vaccination status online form by following the below links.

Visitors and contractors who attend a Deakin campus or facility, must also be fully vaccinated and check-in using the Service Victoria app.

Conditions of entry for COVIDSafe campuses and facilities

By attending a Deakin University campus or facility, you agree to adhere to the Victorian Government guidelines, public health orders and Deakin University’s COVIDSafe requirements in place at the time of entry, including:

  • You are declaring you are:
    • fully vaccinated with an approved vaccination
    • or have an approved exemption
    • or are under the age of 16.
  • You are declaring you are well and without COVID-19 symptoms. If you’re unwell, you must not attend a Deakin campus or facility.
  • You will record your attendance via the check-in QR code to support contact tracing and adhere to space capacity constraints.
  • You will notify Deakin if you have tested positive to COVID-19 by calling Security on 1800 062 579.
  • You will follow all COVIDSafe instructions as sign-posted and advised by staff.
  • You will show evidence of your vaccination status and of your check-in via the Service Victoria app, should this be requested by Security or a COVIDSafe Marshall.

General COVIDSafe reminders

Before attending a Deakin campus or facility:

  • check your health and wellbeing – use the Symptom Checker – and stay home if you're unwell
  • check COVID-19 exposures sites
  • get tested as soon as possible if you have symptoms, no matter how mild.

While attending a Deakin campus or facility:

  • check in using QR codes and adding your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Service Victoria app
  • practise good hygiene including regularly washing and sanitising hands
  • wear a face masks indoors, and outdoors when 1.5m physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • maintain 1.5m physical distance from others
  • clean or wipe down equipment you use.

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