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Pre-arrival checklist

Preparing for your arrival

Pre-arrival checklist

Pre-arrival checklist

It’s very important to have everything in order before you depart for Australia. Use this checklist to make sure you’ve planned appropriately for your travels and your studies.

I have:

  1. enrolled online in StudentConnect.
  2. received my Confirmation of Enrolment.
  3. applied for and received my student visa, and I understand the obligations I need to uphold to maintain my visa.
  4. a pre-departure session.
  5. booked my flights and organised my airport pick-up with Deakin.
  6. organised visas for my family (if applicable) and my welfare arrangements and paperwork (if under 18).
  7. organised short-term accommodation near my Deakin campus for when I arrive. I have researched my long-term accommodation options and applied to Deakin Res.
  8. considered my financial situation and thought about a budget, the cost of living in Australia and how I am going to manage my money.
  9. organised my Overseas Student Health Cover.

Important dates and information sessions

As an international student commencing study, it is important to plan your arrival time to give you the best chance of starting your study successfully. There are disadvantages to arriving late and if you arrive too late, you won’t be able to commence your study.

Find out more about timely arrival in Australia

Dates and sessions

Here are the upcoming important dates and information sessions. Add these dates in your calendar now so you can plan accordingly.

Multiple online sessions

Pre-arrival online information session

There are a number of opportunities to attend a pre-arrival briefing. Check the pre-arrival session webpage for dates and links to register.

Multiple sessions in June 2024

Online enrolment sessions

Register to join a series of information sessions to help you learn more about studying at Deakin. You can learn about your course, StudentConnect, recognition of prior learning, fees, scholarships, setting up your timetable and more.

Register for enrolment sessions

10am AEDT, Monday 17 June 2024

Create your class timetable

As long as you are enrolled, you can enter your class timetable preferences from today.

Create your class timetable

5pm AEDT, Wednesday 12 June 2024 

Create your Orientation itinerary

The Orientation itinerary planner is ready from this date so that you can plan everything you need to attend during OWeek. Check this carefully as your course may have compulsory sessions.

Create your Orientation itinerary

Monday 24 – Friday 28 June 2024

Prepare Week - International Student Welcome and timely arrival

Register for online sessions to learn about studying with Deakin, using the library and much more.

Register for International Student Welcome sessions

Monday 1 July 2024

OWeek begins 

Check your Orientation itinerary to make sure you don’t miss any compulsory sessions or important information.

Monday 8 July 2024

Trimester 2 classes start

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