Student Complaints

We hope you find your time at Deakin to be enjoyable and rewarding. However, if you're unhappy about something at Deakin, there are various ways you can let us know.

Provide feedback

We value your feedback. Feedback, both positive and negative, is information you think the University can use to improve the student experience. If you have something to share about your student experience, and you are not seeking a specific outcome, you can provide feedback via DeakinSync.

Talk to the person or area responsible

We encourage you, where appropriate, to resolve problems directly with the person or area responsible. Here is a list of contacts to assist you:

Academic contacts

Refer to the Review of Results process.

Units of study
Contact your Unit Chair

Area Complaints ContactEmailPhone

Faculty of Arts and Education

  Heather Rose

924 46940

Faculty of Health

  Shufen Lin, Student Experience Manager

924 68030

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

  Kaylene Gunston

924 46943

NIKERI Institute

  Natasha Rossington 522 71181


  Jennifer Hsu 924 46142

Non academic contacts

Issue/Area Designated Complaints Contact:

Domestic students:

International students: Sada Memic
Ph: 925 17086

Building maintenance

To report maintenance issues:


Spiro Fatouros
Ph: 522 71390

Customer service - Student Central Jodie Aanensen
Ph: 924 68896
Disability Resource Centre Steve Morgan
Ph: 522 71427
Enrolment and re-enrolment processes

Andrea Robinson
Ph: 522 72822

Examinations Ross Hagland
Ph: 924 46005
Fees, student finances and refunds Pamela Pritchard
Ph: 522 72342
Food services
Chris Livaditis
Ph: 924 68706
GraduationsKaine Leonard
Ph. 522 73422
Grounds maintenance
Luke Primus
Ph: 522 71404
IT Customer Services

Hayley Grey
Ph: 524 79594

Director, Client Services - Clare Carlsson
Ph: 925 17180
Burwood - Kim Phu
Ph: 925 17017
Geelong Waurn Ponds - Fiona Russell
Ph: 522 72713
Geelong Waterfront - Sabina Robertson
Ph: 924 46662
Wendy Meesen
Ph: 522 71011
Burwood and Geelong: Marion Bailey
Ph: 522 73453
Warrnambool: Gabrielle Tobin
Ph: 556 33380
Scholarships Pamela Pritchard
Ph: 522 72342
Michael Gillard
Ph: 522 72770
Student admissions - InternationalEmail:

Harassment and discrimination contact officers (HDCOs)

HDCOs volunteer and are trained to provide confidential information and support to staff and students with concerns relating to discrimination, harassment, bullying, vilification and victimisation.

Staff and students can select any HDCO from the network list and contact them by email or phone. Staff and students are welcome to choose a HDCO from their immediate work or study area. Alternatively, they can select a HDCO who is further removed from their area if they prefer.


If you feel unsafe or threatened because of the way someone at Deakin is behaving but do not require immediate assistance, please contact Safer Community. Safer Community can also support you if you have experienced sexual harm.

If you would like to report a student’s behaviour you can report this to Student Conduct.

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Making a complaint

If your concerns remain unresolved after contacting the responsible person or area, you can escalate your concerns to Student Complaints. You can do this by completing the Student Complaints Form. This form can also be used to ask questions about the student complaints process. You can also seek assistance with this process by contacting a Deakin University Student Association advocate.

We will address your concerns using the Student Complaints Resolution policy and procedure.

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If, after receiving a final University decision you remain dissatisfied, you can seek an external review of your complaint outcome by the Victorian Ombudsman.

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