After you've enrolled

Now that you have enrolled, check through this list to make sure you are ready to start your study.

Review and orientation

University Handbook

The University Handbook provides you with your course rules and structure and units offered in that year.


StudentConnect is where you select and manage your enrolment, personal details like your address, check and pay fees, find your exam timetables, view your results, get a public transport concession and more. You can also access StudentConnect through DeakinSync.

Check your enrolment

You can view your enrolled units under the 'View Units' tab in StudentConnect to ensure you have finalised your enrolment.

Orientation and UniStart

To help you get started at uni both socially and academically, Deakin offers a personalised orientation program along with an ongoing online resource, UniStart.

If you are studying a postgraduate course, there is an online orientation resource specifically for you called Preparing to Succeed.

Find out all you need to know about orientation at the Orientation website.

Systems you'll be using


Think of it as your Deakin dashboard. DeakinSync brings together all the systems and information you use as a student, in one place, so you don’t need to go searching.

Deakin email and IT support

Your username along with ‘’ will become your Deakin email address. For information about all the IT services and software you can access and use, visit the IT Help website.

Your username, which you set up when you enrolled, again is also your Deakin email address. You should check this email address a few times a week. If you have another email account you prefer to use, you can redirect your Deakin email to another account. More at IT Help.

Set up your timetable

In February 2022, if you are enrolled in campus based units, you can set up your timetable for Classes and Seminars for Trimester 1 2022 through STAR on StudentConnect.

STAR on campus class timetables

If you are enrolled in a unit at a campus, you will need to create your timetable for lectures, classes, seminars etc. through STAR. You’ll be sent an email when the class timetable system STAR opens.

You can access STAR through StudentConnect and DeakinSync.

Timetable for Cloud Campus students

If you are a Cloud Campus student, your access to seminars and classes can all found in the online study site CloudDeakin, you don't need to create a timetable in STAR.

Important dates

Take note of important dates

Note down any dates and datelines in the 2022 University Handbook relevant for you or your course, including the last day to vary your units, census dates, fee due dates and exam dates for the end of trimester.

Census date

Each study period has a Census Date which is listed in the ‘Dates and deadlines’ for your study period in the 2022 Handbook. The census date is important as it is the last date to finalise aspects of your enrolment and fee obligations. It’s good to remember what this means for you and your enrolment.

Check the Important dates and census for all study period dates (semesters, residential units etc.), University holidays, inter-trimester breaks, exam periods and result release dates.

Important dates

Important Dates are published each year. These are dates such as the last day to enrol, last date to pay your fees, Census Date, when classes start, when exams are held, when you get results and more.

Study period starts

You’ll get access to your online unit sites one week before teaching begins each study period.

  • Trimester 1 2022 teaching begins Monday 7 March 2022
  • Trimester 2 2022 teaching begins Monday 11 July 2022
  • Trimester 3 2022 teaching begins Monday 7 November 2022

If your course is offered in a semester or other study period, check the dates from the handbook below:

Administrative tasks

Get your new Deakin Card

If you are a current student, please ensure your Deakin Card (Deakin ID Card) is valid. If you have lost your card, report it at or phone 1800 450 503 (free call), or in person at Student Central.

If you are a new student, after enrolment, make sure you get your Deakin Card (student id card). You can order your ID card online, or drop into Student Central on any campus.

COVIDSafe campus access

We’re setting out to ensure that Deakin is a fully vaccinated study and work environment for all staff, students, and visitors. This decision is based on public health orders and legal requirements, and aligns with the Victorian Government Roadmap for reopening.

Before attending a Deakin campus, all students and staff must complete the online COVID-19 vaccination status form and upload proof of their vaccination. Learn more about providing your vaccination information through our attending campus article.

Arrange travel and parking

Travel Concession Card

Access your Travel Concession form through StudentConnect. If you're eligible, the pre-populated form will be sent to your Deakin email address. It must be printed in colour when lodging your application.

For information on where you can lodge your application and how the concession card can be used visit Public Transport Victoria (link opens new window).

Parking permit

See Deakin's parking website for information on short and long term parking permits.

Get ready to pay fees

You can generate an invoice (see the link under the Fees and Payment heading in StudentConnect) and note the due date for your tuition and Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) if applicable. If you haven't paid your fees by the due date, you may lose your place.

Fees and charges

You’ll receive an email from us (to your new Deakin email address) when your invoice is available for the upcoming study period. Even if you are eligible to defer your fees, use the invoice as a way to check your enrolment and any fees and charges.

Be aware of the Census Date for each study period, as this is the date you become liable for your fees for that period. If you do not arrange to meet your financial obligations by the due dates, you may lose your place at Deakin. Information about fees and other charges, fee assistance, deadlines and refunds is available on the Fees page.

If you still need to provide your Tax File Number (TFN), make sure that as soon as you receive it, you add it to your Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) in StudentConnect (domestic students only).

Financial support for students

Check the Financial Assistance for students website. You may be eligible for a loan or some short term financial support.

It's also worth checking out whether you are eligible for a scholarship. They are available to both new and returning students.

Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN)

Domestic students can access their Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) by selecting the Commonwealth Assistance Notice (eCAN) link on StudentConnect. CANs at Deakin University are only available online.
Your CAN contains information about your enrolment such as:

  • student contribution amounts you have been charged for the units you are enrolled in
  • any upfront payments you have made
  • any HELP assistance you have used for the trimester study period.

Examinations and Assessment

If you are required to complete an exam for your unit(s), you will be emailed (to your Deakin email) when the exam timetable is available. The delivery method and format of the exam will be detailed on your unit site in CloudDeakin. Visit the Assessment and Results website for more information.

If you are studying on a campus, your exams will be held on the campus or online. Your unit site in CloudDeakin will provide information on this.

If you are a Cloud Campus student, you’ll need to set up your exam location as we need to know where you are located. Visit Cloud Campus unit exams website for more information.

Recognition of prior learning

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) if you have relevant previous study or work experience. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply through the Recognition of Prior Learning website.

Your learning

Unit guides and unit materials - CloudDeakin

Each unit has a Unit Guide and an online learning site for both Campus and Cloud Campus modes of study. These sites are open one week before classes commence and you can access them through DeakinSync.

Booklists, reading lists and equipment

Once you have enrolled in your units, you can check which text books or resources have been listed for your unit through the DUSA bookshop. Your faculty may also have given you a list of items you'll need (e.g. uniforms for nursing, lab coats).

Your Unit Guide provides you with a list of resources and readings needed. You can also find your unit readings by typing your unit code into the search box on the library website.

Deakin University Library

The library provides services for Cloud and Campus students. Visit the Deakin University Library website to help you get started.

Student support

If you have questions or need assistance

The University Handbook provides you with your course rules and structure and units offered in that year.

Student support

Deakin has an extensive support network for our students. Whether you study on a campus or in the Cloud Campus you’ll have access to a range of services including;

Do you have a question you need to ask us? We suggest checking our Frequently Asked Questions which we have compiled from students contacting us and hopefully you can find what you are looking for here!

If you were not able to find the answer you were looking for in our FAQs, you can ask a question or submit an enquiry to Student Central. If you would prefer to speak to someone you can reach out to a Student Adviser at Student Central. They can help you with everything from problems using StudentConnect to course and unit advice!

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