Before you enrol

Before you enrol with us, look through your options and make sure you understand a little more about studying with Deakin.

Your offer and enrolment options

When you receive an offer from Deakin, there are a number of options available to you.

Accept your offer by enrolling online

You will need to accept your offer by enrolling within the next five (5) working days or your offer may lapse.

Please go to DeakinSync to create your username and password. DeakinSync will take you through a series of steps to help you understand your financial obligations and your course structure and rules. From DeakinSync, we’ll then link you through to StudentConnect where you’ll complete your enrolment online.

Accept and enrol

Defer your offer

At Deakin, we understand that you might want to have a break before you commence your university course. This is called deferring your offer. Most courses allow you to postpone your studies but still retain your place at Deakin for up to two years.

Learn more and submit your deferral at How to defer.

Defer your offer

Decline your offer

To decline our offer (we really hope you won’t), please reply to your offer email to let us know. We’d love to have the chance to find out why you aren’t accepting your offer, or help you look into other options.

Before you begin

There are a few things you will need before you begin the enrolment process.

Username, password and Student ID number

Your Deakin username and password are used in lots of Deakin's systems including email, DeakinSync and StudentConnect.

To create your Deakin username and password go to Username and password generation - DeakinSync.

You will need your offer email from Deakin to complete this step as it contains your Student ID number. If you already know your Deakin username and password you can skip this part.

Get your Tax File Number - domestic students

If you are an eligible domestic student and are accepting a Commonwealth supported place (CSP), or wish to use HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or SA-HELP, you'll need a Tax File Number (TFN).

If you don’t have one, apply for a TFN now through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). You can still enrol, but you need to remember to go back into StudentConnect to complete that step again by census date for the relevant study period. If you don’t add your TFN by census date the University is obligated to discontinue your enrolment.

You can confirm that you have supplied your TFN by checking your invoice in StudentConnect. The top right corner will state “TFN supplied? Yes or No?” If you are experiencing trouble adding your TFN, please contact Student Central immediately.

Get your Unique Student Identifier (USI) - domestic students

If you are an eligible domestic student and are accepting a Commonwealth supported place (CSP), or wish to use HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or OS-HELP, you'll need a Unique Student Identifier or USI.

If you have studied through TAFE or VET you will already have a USI. To retrieve this, find your USI.

For all other students, your can get a USI. This  process will only take you around 5 minutes, just ensure you have a form of identification handy. You will find a full list of acceptable identity documents via the get a USI link.

You will need to ensure you use your legal name to register for a USI and this will need to match with the details you provided Deakin with.

Just so you know...

Rights and Responsibilities

When you enrol at Deakin, you agree through your Terms and Conditions of Enrolment to comply with the University’s legislation, policies and procedures. You can find an outline and links to the most relevant policies, and the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment in our Rights and Responsibilities webpage.

Computer requirements

To study at Deakin and fully engage with Deakin learning experiences, you will need access to a computer and the internet and have some general computer skills. To make sure you are ready, check the computing requirements. These outline the skills, device and software types that are appropriate and also how to get help if you aren’t sure.

If required, access is available to Deakin computers on campus, including computer labs, the library and other general access areas. These facilities are available to students both during teaching hours and after hours. Instructions for locating these facilities can be found at IT help.

Fees at Deakin

DeakinSync will confirm the type of place you have, whether it is Commonwealth supported, domestic fee paying, international fee paying or other type of place. When you need to, you will find all the information about the cost of courses on our Fees website.

Important dates and deadlines

Dates and deadlines are an important part of university life. You should check the Important Dates webpage each study period.

These dates are important as they include 'start dates' and 'last dates' to do things, exam periods, result release, public holidays and so on. This page also has dates for social events, conferences and other interesting events.

Census Date

Each study period has a 'census date'.

This is an important date as it's the last date to withdraw from study without academic or financial penalty. You can find the census date listed for each study period in the Important Dates webpage.

Always check your enrolment before the census date to make sure you are in the right units and have paid, (or if eligible, deferred) your fees. If you change your enrolment before census date, always generate a new invoice in StudentConnect to check your units and fees. Once census date passes, you are liable financially and academically for your enrolled units.

Ready to enrol?

To enrol, activate your Username and password and start the enrolment process in DeakinSync.

You can also read through our next help pages for enrolling at Deakin;

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