Intensive Units

What are intensive units?

Faculty of Business and Law offers a range of units in intensive mode. The format can vary across units, for instance, it may involve six consecutive days or blocks of consecutive days, full-day classes spread across several weeks or a three day long weekend. In this format, participants immerse themselves in the topic, undertake innovative and experiential learning activities, and build their professional networks.

The advantage of intensive delivery is that students only need to attend classes for a few days in a trimester. The intensive workshops and seminars allow students to gain the benefits of peer discussion and networking, while also having the flexibility to plan other activities around study. Teaching is supplemented by online support on CloudDeakin.

Students are required to access the Unit Site for reading and preparation work which is available six weeks prior to the commencement of the intensive unit.

For more information or assistance regarding intensive units, contact

Financial Planning Intensive Units

Schedule for 2022 Financial Planning intensive units

The below table lists three-day/four-day Financial Planning intensive program units. Places are strictly limited.

Unit code Unit name and
intensive period
DatesVenue Last day to
MLI714Financial Advice Regulation
23 – 25 Mar
(Wed – Fri)
ZoomMon 28 FebMon 7 Mar


Ethics for Financial Services
6 – 8 Apr 
(Wed – Fri)
ZoomMon 14 MarMon 21 Mar
MAI728Financial Behaviour and Decision Making
3 – 6 May
(Tue – Fri)
ZoomWed 13 AprWed 20 Apr
MAI769Ethics for Financial Services
10– 12 Aug 
(Wed – Fri)
ZoomMon 18 JulMon 25 Jul
MAI700Estate Planning and Risk Management Strategies
14– 16 Sep 
(Wed – Fri)
ZoomWed 22 AugWed 29 Aug
MLI714Financial Advice Regulation
12– 14 Oct 
(Wed – Fri)
ZoomMon 19 SepMon 26 Sep
MAI728Financial Behaviour and Decision Making
8 – 11 Nov
(Tue – Fri)
ZoomMon 17 OctMon 24 Oct
MAI769Ethics for Financial Services
7– 9 Dec 
(Wed – Fri)
ZoomMon 14 NovMon 21 Nov

MBA Intensive Units

Schedule for 2022 MBA intensive units

Unit codeUnit name and
intensive period
DatesVenueCensus dateLast day to enrol
MBR701Strategy & Value-Creation
3 – 8 Apr
(Sun – Fri)
Waurn Ponds EstateMon 7 MarMon 21 Mar
MPR779Leadership in  Complexity
5 –10 Jun
(Sun – Fri)
Waurn Ponds EstateMon 9 May Mon 23 May
7 – 12 Aug
(Sun – Fri)
Waurn Ponds EstateMon 11 Jul Mon 25 Jul
MBR706Leading People in Organisations
6– 11 Nov
(Sun – Fri)
Waurn Ponds EstateMon 10 OctMon 24 Oct


A non-refundable registration fee of $275 (including GST) is required to secure enrolment into each intensive unit. Should payment not be made by the requested date, your place in the intensive may be offered to the next student in line.

Please note many intensive units reach maximum capacity very quickly, with a waitlist for attendance.

Conference fees for Intensive units are in addition to the tuition fee and vary depending on the type of accommodation chosen. All prices include GST.

Single roomTwin shareDay delegate
Non-refundable registration fee$275$275$275
Conference package$1782$1539$1264

Accommodation information:

Our MBA Intensives are conducted at the Waurn Ponds Estate, a world-class, purpose-built conference centre within the grounds of Deakin's Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. More information on the venue can be found on

  • Single accommodation is limited
  • Day Rate is not recommended for participants outside the Geelong area
  • All fees are charged in Australian Dollars (AUD)
  • Free parking is available at the conference venue.

Included in the packages:

  • Accommodation
  • Full buffet breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Working lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Two course dinner (three course one evening)
  • Beverages served with dinner (selected wine, selected beer, juice)
  • Wi-fi internet
  • Car parking
  • Conference facilities

Students will receive separate invoices for the tuition fee and the conference package.

  • Enrolment into the unit does not guarantee you a place unless the deposit is paid. Students successful in gaining a place at an Intensive will be notified by email.
  • Do not make any travel arrangements or bookings until you are advised to do so.
  • Intensive units may not proceed where there are insufficient numbers.

Booking Travel

Do not make any travel arrangements until you receive notification that your intensive unit is proceeding.
Intensive units may not proceed where there are insufficient numbers.

More information

Further enquiries should be directed to


Priority will be given to currently enrolled Deakin students (applies to MBA Intensive Units). Deakin students should have completed any prerequisites and the unit should meet their course completion rules.

Current Deakin Students should enrol into the intensive unit of their choice, using the standard enrolment process via DeakinSync. Once enrolled student will be contacted by the intensives team, with further information.

Non-Deakin Students Intensive units offered at Deakin University are available as single units of study that do not lead to a degree. Approval for some units is dependent on the availability of places after award students have enrolled. Successful students will be notified by email. To apply for an intensive as a single unit non-award, please visit our How to Apply page, or have a direct application via the Applicant Portal.


Students can withdraw from the intensive unit using the standard process via DeakinSync. Alternatively please contact the intensives team via as soon as possible if you wish to withdraw from an intensive unit. Please be aware that supporting documentation may be requested to receive a refund.


Intensive Enquiries

Should you no longer wish to attend, or for any intensive enquiries, please email

Course Enquiries

It is expected that students are aware of their course requirements to ensure course rules are met.

If you require assistance please email a student adviser –

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