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 2023 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
MAI769 Ethics for Financial Services
3–5 Apr
Zoom Mon 6 March Mon 20 March
MAI769Ethics for Financial Services
7–9 Aug
ZoomMon 10 JulyMon 24 July
MAI700Estate Planning and Risk Management Strategies
13–15 Sep
ZoomMon 14 AugMon 28 Aug
MLI714Financial Advice Regulation
11–13 Oct
ZoomMon 11 SepWed 27 Sep
MAI728Financial Behaviour and Decision Making
7–10 Nov
ZoomMon 9 OctMon 23 Oct

MBA Intensive Units

Schedule for 2022 MBA intensive units

Unit code Unit name and
intensive period
DatesVenue Last day to enrol Census date
MBR706 Leading People in Organisations
6– 11 Nov
(Sun – Fri)
Waurn Ponds Estate Mon 10 Oct Mon 24 Oct

Schedule for 2023 MBA intensive units

Unit name and
intensive period
DatesVenueLast day to
MPR779Leadership in
4 – 9 June
(Sun – Fri)
Waurn Ponds
Mon 8 MayMon 22 May
6 – 11 Aug
(Sun – Fri)
Waurn Ponds
Mon 10 JulMon 24 Jul
MBR701Strategy & Value
10 – 15 Sep
(Sun – Fri)
Waurn Ponds
Mon 14 AugMon 28 Aug
MBR706Leading People in
5 – 10 Nov
(Sun – Fri)
Waurn Ponds
Mon 9 OctMon 23 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 room Twin share Day delegate
Non-refundable registration fee $275 $275 $275
Conference package $1782 $1539 $1264
Total $2057 $1814 $1539

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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