Industry and community partnerships

Opportunities through partnerships

Collaboration is key to our faculty's recognition as a leader in education and research. We are enriched by 500+ partnerships that bring industry and community players into our courses and research, to focus on addressing real-world challenges, create professional opportunities and drive innovation.

Why partner with us

Our partnerships are purposeful, future-focused and impact-driven. We develop long-lasting relationships that adapt to meet the needs of our partners and ever-changing landscape. Feel confident knowing that we'll develop mutually beneficial, engaging solutions that deliver results for our students, community and industry. We’re out in communities helping to drive positive change.

Work-integrated learning

Many of our partners offer internship and work-integrated learning programs where, as a student, you can apply theoretical knowledge and practise problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills in a real workplace.

Breathe new life into your business

As an employer, when you partner with us you can find future talent and enrich your teams with fresh perspectives, including the latest in research and best practice.

Discover how we can work together

No matter your question, challenge or vision, our research community is ready to work with you to deliver impact. Join companies – across a diverse range of industries – who have benefited from our ingenuity and multidisciplinary research.

School of Education partnerships

Deakin's School of Education is one of Australia’s biggest providers of teacher education. We have established enduring partnerships with industry, schools, government, teaching and research institutes, and not-for-profit organisations. We have high-priority partnerships both in Australia and around the world.

Local partnerships

Our Australian partners offer us opportunities to stay engaged and address key issues in education. Our partners include:

  • Department of Education
  • The Invergowrie Foundation
  • City of Greater Geelong
  • Victorian Government Department of Education
  • Bunjil Place
  • Bank First.

International partnerships

Deakin’s School of Education is one of Australia’s most international of schools for teacher education. We have high-priority global partnerships with industry, government, teaching and research institutes, and not-for-profit organisations. We welcome visitors from abroad to provide opportunities for mutual collaboration and partnership building.  

We participate in international research and capacity development projects with the following universities and organisations:

  • Aarhus University, Denmark
  • International Baccalaureate Organization, Switzerland
  • Lingnan University, Hongkong, SAR China
  • National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
  • Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organizations (SEAMEO) RECSAM, Malaysia
  • Universitas International Islam Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia
  • Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia
  • University of Bamberg, Germany
  • Vietnamese Ministry of Home Affairs.

Innovative pathway programs with our international partners

We offer professional development programs for teachers and teacher educators from a range of countries and institutions. Our Master of TESOL course is taught at Van Lang University, Vietnam and Sichuan Normal University, China.

We also provide a recognition of prior learning pathway from the following institutions Diploma of Early Childhood Education to Deakin’s Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at the following institutions:

  • Methodist College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • SEGi College, Malaysia
  • Prospect College of Higher Education, Sri Lanka (you can go on to do the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Primary, too).

Partner with us

Get in touch to discover how a partnership with the School of Education, School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Communication and Creative Arts can transform and strengthen your institution.

Our school's involvement in the Ashwood Alliance has strengthened the relationship between Deakin University and our schools, with a common goal of improving outcomes for pre-service teachers, ultimately ensuring we have higher quality candidates coming through as graduates.

Kate Nancarrow

Assistant Principal, Solway Primary School

School of Humanities and Social Sciences partnerships

We are committed to building deep and mutually beneficial partnerships to achieve local and global impact with industry, government, private enterprise and community.

Local partnerships

We have partnered with a number of educational and arts institutions, and community-based centres, such as Save the Children. These relationships facilitate greater access to Deakin courses and enhance options for our students.

International partnerships

We're constantly seeking new ways to expand our education platform and widen opportunities for our students. We partner with many international institutions to enrich teaching and learning, and research. Partner universities include Jindal Global University, Universitas Indonesia, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University.

International dual award program

International dual award program

We've developed a dual award program with Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg in Germany. The program combines our academic strengths – both universities are internationally recognised as leading institutions in the field of heritage and museum studies.

Deakin interns come with great knowledge of best practice – which we have utilised to grow our talent within the organisation. It is always great to retain someone in an ongoing capacity when they know your business – and your team has built a relationship with them.

Dianne Silvestro, Executive General Manager

Melbourne Royal

School of Communication and Creative Arts partnerships

We develop meaningful, mutually beneficial and enduring relationships with our partners. They benefit from the creativity of our students, engage researchers to tackle industry challenges, or commission staff learning through customised partnerships.

Research partnerships

We partner with a wide range of local, regional, national and international organisations as part of our research activities, including:

  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • City of Melbourne
  • Copyright Agency
  • Design Institute of Australia
  • Geelong Arts Centre
  • International Council of Design
  • National Wool Museum
  • Romance Writers of America
  • Victorian Government.

Broadcasting the Boomers – live!

Deakin's partnerships with key sport industry organisations enable students to apply their skills attained through course work into the real world of sport broadcasting through the Practicum Unit. Learn about the work that Deakin student Sarah Thomas undertook in her role as Director of the DeakinLive Sport Broadcast of Deakin Melbourne Boomers WNBL games.

Broadcasting the Boomers – live!

I was responsible for two projects: audio archiving and podcast tracking. Both gave me the chance to practise technical and interpersonal skills – like communication, time management, patience and creativity.

Blair Morilly, Bachelor of Creative Writing

Internship Host: Triple R Broadcasting Ltd.

Industry partnerships that benefit everyone

  • Deakin and ABC partner up to support regional and rural journalism
  • Deakin study develops new digital technology resource for teachers
  • Hard truths: Exploring Indigenous truth-telling in Australia

Deakin and ABC partner up to support regional and rural journalism

Deakin University has partnered with Australia's national broadcaster to explore new ways to support local news sustainability.

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Deakin study develops new digital technology resource for teachers

Deakin University researchers have developed a new resource for teachers to better understand how their students are using technology outside the classroom to support student learning.

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Hard truths: Exploring Indigenous truth-telling in Australia

A new Alfred Deakin Institute report examines grassroots truth-telling in Australia as a method to reconcile with the nation's colonial history.

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Contact us

Get in touch with our team to find out more on our partnership programs and collaboration.

Email our Partnerships and Engagement team