Change your personal details

Ensure your enrolment details - including your name and address - are up to date. Here are some ways to maintain them.

Change to your preferred name

You can change your preferred name at anytime in StudentConnect. If your name does not appear as you would like in DeakinSync, StudentConnect and Cloud Deakin, this can be fixed by changing your preferred name. Include your preferred given name, not your family name.

The option to change is under Enrol in unit/course in the left-hand menu of StudentConnect. Follow the 'Steps' until you get to Step 2ii.

If you change your name you must complete the change your details form to notify us and attach certified documentation to support the name change. Acceptable forms of evidence are:

  • Birth certificate with change of name details
  • Citizenship certificate with change of name details
  • Change of name certificate
  • Deed poll document
  • Married or registered relationship certificate (issued by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages)
  • Divorce decree/revocation of registered relationship or death certificate of spouse or adult partner of a registered relationship
  • Court order directing child's change of name

Please note that the marriage certificate issued on the day of the wedding, known as a commemorative certificate, is not sufficient. The marriage certificate must be issued by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Alternatively, you can take your original documents to Student Central where they will copy them and send them to Enrolments and Placements for you.

With the introduction of the Unique Student Identifier (USI),  if you have a USI recorded with Deakin and then update your name with Deakin, you will also need to update your name with the Australian Government.

An email address and/or username can only be changed under certain circumstances, including legal name change, disability reasons or to avoid obscenity/profanity/explicit words. You can request a change to your email address and/or username by contacting Student Central.

Update your gender

Current Deakin students can update their gender by completing our Change your personal details form.

If you are a past Deakin student and wish to update your gender with Deakin, you can email the Enrolments and Placements team with information on the gender you would have been registered with, and how you identify now.

You will receive an email confirmation within 5 working days.

Gender affirmation

If you would like to learn more about support available for students undertaking gender affirmation, please visit the Gender Affirmation at Deakin page for further information.

Changing your address

If you move house, you should change your address details online in StudentConnect within seven days. For international students, this is a requirement of your student visa and failure to do so may even result in visa cancellation.

It is possible to have two addresses:

  • your postal address (so where your mail is sent)
  • your home address (so where you live when not studying).

Deakin University cannot accept responsibility for problems that occur as a consequence of incorrect or inadequate address information having been provided.

Online students - change to exam location

If you are studying an online unit, you should also amend your nominated examination location if it is affected by your move to a new address.

Submitting documents

If you have any other personal details that are not correct, you can complete the Change your personal details form which has options to submit your documents, or you can present any documents to Student Central.

Your enrolment responsibilities

You are responsible for ensuring that your enrolment is correct in every detail. You must make changes to enrolment by the relevant dates. Late changes may result in academic and/or financial penalties.

You can maintain many aspects of your enrolment through StudentConnect. If you find some aspect of your details to be incorrect and you can't amend them yourself, please contact Student Central.

If you receive any kind of Commonwealth financial assistance or a scholarship, check whether the changes to your enrolment will affect your eligibility for the scholarship or Youth Allowance before changing your enrolment.

If you are an international student, check if the change will breach the terms of your student visa.

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