Future Students

Student support

To help you succeed in your studies and boost your career opportunities, Deakin University provides excellent educational and support services for both on and off-campus students.


A special orientation program exists to help you:

  • get to know your Campus
  • find key resources and services
  • better understand your course, academic expectations and assessment requirements
  • meet other students and staff
  • set up online access, use the library and buy books and equipment.

Orientation is also available for off-campus students and includes face-to-face sessions and online information.

Get more information on orientation at Deakin.

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Off-campus study

Off-campus study allows you to study when it's most convenient for you.

Off-campus courses are the same as on-campus courses, except that you study using a variety of methods that incorporate online technologies and audiovisual materials, rather than attend classes in person. This allows you to access resources and maintain contact with your lecturers and fellow students.

Deakin supports off-campus students by providing:

  • online conferencing for communication with peers and teaching staff
  • tutorial and tele-tutorial groups
  • optional weekend schools
  • self-help chat rooms
  • online library catalogue
  • resources like the Distance Education Support Services Guide and the Deakin Software Library.

Find out more about off-campus study.

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Services and facilities

Deakin's Student Life can help you achieve your goals academically as well as assist with your life during and after university, providing services including careers counselling, jobshop, counselling, health services and financial assistance. Discover all the services and facilities available to you at Deakin.

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Information technology services

Innovative information technologies deliver Deakin courses in new and imaginative ways. Our online teaching and learning environment is delivered through CloudDeakin and enhances both on and off-campus learning.

Find out more about CloudDeakin.

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31st October 2012