Orientation starts from the moment you accept your offer to Deakin. You’ll feel welcome and supported every step of the way as you prepare for your course and get to know your new community of teachers and classmates. Whether you're an undergraduate, postgraduate or research student, you’re going to want to attend Orientation and OWeek! It is the perfect welcome to university life at Deakin.

Learn about orientation at Deakin

Study support

You'll receive a world of study support at Deakin. With passionate teachers who care about your success, one-on-one study mentors, online resources and so much more, you'll have every opportunity to reach your potential.

Career planning

We offer career support both during your studies and after you graduate. With access to career coaching, online resources and hands-on workshops, you'll have all the tools for career success.

Need some career inspiration?

Need some career inspiration?

Need help navigating the transition from student to graduate to employee? We can help you power your career by finding the job or industry that suits you best. Browse our career stories for motivation and inspiration.

Student wellbeing

Student wellbeing

There’s nothing more important than your health and wellbeing. We want you to feel your best, on and off campus, so you can achieve your study goals and enjoy your time at Deakin. Whenever you need it, you can access doctors, mental health services (including free online counselling), physiotherapy, disability support and much more.

Flexible study options

We support your study-life balance with flexible study options that make it easy to fit your degree around family, work and lifestyle commitments. You can study remotely on our premium online learning platform, choose a combined degree and study two courses at once, or go at your own pace with part-time study.

Find out more about flexible study options

Australia’s #1 university career service

DeakinTALENT is your Anytime–Anywhere Careers and Employment Service, available to you for the rest of your working life. They’re experts at connecting you to your future career, and can help you research different career options, hone your interview skills and find casual work while you study.*

Digital Deakin

Digital is in our DNA, with 40 years of distance and online learning excellence. Learn how we use technology to empower our students, including our new and improved DeakinSync – it’s your personal study hub that allows you to access support, collaborate with your peers and take control of your studies.

Find out more about Deakin’s digital tools

Child care

Child care is available on each of our campuses, allowing you to focus on your studies while your child is in the best care possible.

Safety and security

Feel safe at all times on campus, with around-the-clock security services ready to provide assistance whenever you need it.


*Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 winner for most popular career service in Australia