After you've enrolled

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


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.

Administrative tasks

Student ID card

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.

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

  • Trimester 3 2021 teaching begins Monday 8 November 2021
  • 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:

Timetable - STAR class times for campus based units

If you are studying units on a campus, STAR is where you’ll create your class timetable. Before STAR opens we’ll send an email to your Deakin email address with more information but here are the upcoming dates.

Timetable for Cloud Campus students

If you are studying units in the Cloud Campus in the online mode, you don’t need to create a timetable for classes in STAR. You’ll find your unit information in the online unit sites in DeakinSync.

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).

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 and reading lists

Once you have enrolled in your units, you can check which books or resources have been listed for your unit through the DUSA bookshop.

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.

University Handbook

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;

Get familiar with the 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.

CloudDeakin study sites via DeakinSync

DeakinSync is also where you access your online study sites, whether you are studying through our Cloud Campus, or at a physical Campus. The units for your current study period can be found on the DeakinSync home page.


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.

Direct access to StudentConnect. Find out more about 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.

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