Open DayA day that's all about tomorrow

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Progressive, real-world learning

SAVE THE DATE – Open day 2020

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The world never stops innovating
so neither do we.

With a practical, hands-on approach to learning your skills could take you anywhere.

Leave Deakin and you’ll be ready for the world

the world won’t be ready for you.

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Why Deakin?

Why Deakin?

Why Deakin?

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Ranked #1 for student satisfaction in Victoria*

Deakin has been ranked #1 for student satisfaction for 10 years running, going above and beyond to deliver an exceptional study experience.*

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Skills to get you a job

Deakin is ranked #1 for both generic skills and good teaching in Victoria^, preparing you for your future career with real-world learning and practical skills.

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Progressive, real world learning

Our flexible study options, overseas study and work placement programs mean you don’t just study a course at Deakin – you get a great experience while getting your career off to the best start.

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An innovative cutting-edge learning experience

Study with tomorrow’s technology today in our inspiring learning environments, from prototyping ideas with 3D printing to trading stock in a simulated trading room.

I knew Deakin was the uni for me at Open Day. I saw the community and environment and knew it was going to help me excel in moving forward in my life and career.

Jacob Ellum

Bachelor of Creative Arts student




Frequently asked questions

Before the day

Nope, just turn up! However, you can RSVP now to go in the running for a $100 voucher from one of your favourite brands.

All our campuses have ample free parking and are on public transport routes. Check out the full range of transport options for getting to Open Day.

Our door is open for everyone! Whether you're preparing for life after high school or you're in the workforce wanting a career change, why not come along to see how Deakin could shape your future? Open Day is a rare opportunity to chat with real Deakin students about their university experience, see our campuses buzzing with activity, and have your study questions answered by course experts. Plus, there's heaps of fun things to do, free entertainment and great food between the serious stuff!

Deakin prides itself on being an inclusive place for all who want to learn and grow as humans. We're committed to providing campus areas that everyone can enjoy, along with a website and course material that everyone can utilise.

There will be heaps to see and do at Open Day. You can join campus tours run by student ambassadors, information sessions hosted by course experts and presentations focusing on all topics, from science to cyber security.

On the day

You can enter the Burwood campus from Elgar Road or Burwood Highway, with free car parking on both sides. You can walk from one side of the campus to the other, so just park where it’s most convenient and discover the Burwood campus on foot.

Free parking is available across all other campuses and in nearby streets.

Our campus wayfinding app – which you can download now – will help you navigate our campuses. And if you still get lost, don't worry, one of our friendly student ambassadors will point you in the right direction.

Get the Deakin wayfinding app on Google Play
Get the Deakin wayfinding app on Apple App Store

Or you can download our campus maps:

We'll have plenty of student ambassadors around campus to answer any of your questions or point you in the right direction – they'll be wearing bright pink shirts, so you can't miss them!

You can also visit the Career and Course Information Centre to ask more specific questions around sessions that may be happening on a topic that interests you.

After the day

We have a specialised ATAR calculator that can help you estimate what score you might receive. We also have a tool for Year 12 students where you can enter your ATAR and get filtered results of all the degrees you could apply for – pretty handy!

Don’t worry if the degree you’re hoping for doesn't show up. You can talk to our staff about your pathway options and make your dream course a reality.

Of course! We regularly hold campus tours and your school is welcome to book a visit for you and your friends. You’re also welcome to take a look around the grounds at your own pace during study periods – if a question pops into your mind while you’re there, just swing past Student Central to get your questions answered.

Give us a call on 1800 MYFUTURE or drop us an email with any questions you have about studying at Deakin.

*Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
^Student Experience Survey (QILT) 2018



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