Re-enrol for 2020

Re-enrolment opens on the 1 September and closes on the 30 November each year.

If you have not yet re-enrolled for 2020, please contact a Student Adviser at Student Central for assistance.

Who should re-enrol?

If you are a continuing student and haven't yet completed all your course requirements, you must re-enrol through StudentConnect for the following academic year.

What if I want to take a break from studying?

You may need to take a break from study and intermit your course. To intermit, visit the Intermit or discontinue page and read through the information. You can apply to intermit through StudentConnect.

Intermission helps keep your place at Uni and means you'll keep your study on track.

What if I fail a unit, studying in Trimester 3 2019 or waiting on results?

You should re-enrol even if you think you have failed a unit or units or are waiting on results.

Base your unit selection on the assumption that you will pass.

If unfortunately you don't pass a unit, we'll notify you of changes you'll need to make to your 2020 enrolment.

Discuss your choices with a Student Adviser at Student Central to help you enrol in the units that are right for you.

Planning your re-enrolment

Follow your Course rules and structure

Most courses have a course map. The course maps are a visual tool to help you understand your course rules and structure. Generally, you'll follow the course rules in the University Handbook for the version of your course in the year you started.

For example, if you started studying your course in 2016, refer back to the 2016 Handbook for the course rules, but the 2020 Handbook to see current unit availability.

To search for units offered in 2020, search in the 2020 Handbook.

  • Use a course map to help plan your study.
  • Ensure you complete any compulsory/core units.
  • Consider prerequisite units, these are units which must be completed before enrolment in some units.
  • Consider co-requisite units, these are units which must be completed before or at the same time as some units.

Who can help with choosing units and course planning?

A Student Adviser can help. You can get course advice by phone, email or in person. They can help with course planning and explain course rules and requirements and help you choose the right units.

Intermitting your course or returning from intermission?

If you are currently intermitted and plan to return in 2020 you must re-enrol to ensure you keep your place in your course. It is important to re-enrol for both Trimester/Semester 1 and Trimester/Semester 2 in 2020.

If you plan to intermit, you should submit your request through StudentConnect using the menu option 'Intermit or discontinue from course'. If you are only intermitting for one study period, make sure you re-enrol for other study periods. For example, if you are intermitting for Trimester 1 2020, make sure you re-enrol for Trimester 2 2020.

If you have intermitted for any trimester and then want to return early from intermission, contact a Student Adviser.

Find out more about how to intermit or discontinue your course.

Intending to apply for a course transfer?

If you have applied for or intend to apply for a course transfer at the end of the current trimester, still re-enrol in your existing course within the deadlines to make sure you keep your place. If you are approved for a course transfer, your enrolment will be altered when your application is processed.

What if you are a Higher Degree by Research student?

Higher Degree by Research students do not need to re-enrol. Deakin Research will manage this process for you.

Who can I speak to about general study support?

There is always help available. A good place to start is a Student Adviser. They can help you decide on units and check to make sure you are progressing through your course.

For study skills or health and wellbeing support on a campus, or through the Cloud Campus, visit;

Re-enrol online

Login to StudentConnect and follow the steps to re-enrol online.

Watch the video for a demonstration on how to re-enrol.

Help with re-enrolling online

Once you have re-enrolled go back into StudentConnect and check your enrolment is confirmed.


If you see a rule breach in StudentConnect, check the information at Rule breaches and invalid units or speak to a Student Adviser.

What if you have another question we haven’t answered here?

Take a look at our Re-enrolment – frequently asked questions.

What if you just aren’t quite sure about whether to study?

It's best to keep your options open. You can always withdraw from a unit if you need to, but by re-enrolling on time, you won't risk losing your place at Uni.

Keep in mind the dates and deadlines in the 2020 Handbook to withdraw from a unit or course each study period.

Who can help?

After you re-enrol

To start planning for next year, read through the information below so you know when activities start.

What to do next

Set up your timetable

In February 2020, if you are enrolled in campus based units, you can set up your timetable for Classes and Seminars for Trimester 1 2020 through STAR on StudentConnect.

Census date

Each study period has a Census Date which is listed in the ‘Dates and deadlines’ for your study period in the 2020 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.

Check your enrolment

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

Check your Deakin Card

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.

Get ready to pay fees

From Monday 20 January 2020 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.

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 for 2020.

Check your exam locations (Cloud Campus units only)

If you are a Cloud Campus student, you need to check that you're allocated to an off-campus exam location early in the study period.

Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN)

Access your 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.

Check your email

Your username, which you set up when you enrolled, 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.

Orientation and start of classes

Trimester 1 2020 starts off with Orientation week 2 March. Week 1 starts on Monday 9 March. Check the 2020 Handbook for all study period dates (semesters, residential units etc.), University holidays, inter-trimester breaks, exam periods and result release dates.

Buy books and equipment

You can check the textbook requirements for each unit on the DUSA Bookshops Student Booklist. Your faculty may also have given you a list of items you'll need (e.g. uniforms for nursing, lab coats).

Arrange travel and parking

Travel Concession Card

In January 2020 you'll be able to access your 2020 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.

Take note of important dates

Note down any dates and datelines in the 2020 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.

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