Submitting your assignment

Assignments are submitted through CloudDeakin in most circumstances. For information and help on submitting your assignments on CloudDeakin, read through the CloudDeakin help guide on Assignments. For non-text assignments (eg. creative arts), please see your Unit Guide for submission instructions. If you are still unsure, check your Unit Guide, contact your Unit Chair or Student Central and speak to a Student Adviser.


Some faculties have coversheets required for your assignment submission.

Due dates

The due date of the assignment is the last day on which your assignment must reach your Faculty or be submitted on your online unit site in DeakinSync.

Deakin has a universal submission time of 8pm (AEST/AEDT as applicable) for all assignment submissions. Late penalties will be applied for submissions received after 11.59pm on the due date.

Failure to comply with this requirement may affect the assessment process and your final result for the unit.

If you are late submitting your assignment, you should contact your Unit Chair for more information.


If circumstances beyond your control will prevent you from attending a test, placement, practicum or similar, or from submitting an assignment by the due date, you should speak to your Unit Chair as soon as you become aware of the problem. Your Unit Chair may allow you to do the task at another time or may give you an extension of up to two weeks.

Assignment Extensions are normally only approved when students apply before the due date. The Unit Chair may ask you to supply supporting documentation about the difficulties you are facing, and evidence of the work you have completed so far.

The universal submission time of 8pm (AEST/AEDT as applicable) applies for assignment extensions also. Late penalties will be applied for submissions received after 11.59pm on the agreed extension due date.

Note that work that is submitted late without an approved extension will be subject to a marking penalty, or may not be marked at all.

The Unit Chair may advise you to apply for special consideration where:

  • you were unable to apply for an extension before the due date or
  • rescheduling is impractical or
  • you have requested more than two weeks' extension.

For further information, check your unit guide or refer to these faculty websites

Further information about assignment extensions and special consideration can be found on the University Special Consideration page.

Word count

Check your Unit Guide for word limits and assignment requirements. Speak to your Unit Chair if you need to extend your word count.

Having trouble submitting your assignment?

Don't panic! If you are having trouble with assignment submission, contact your Unit Chair for further instruction or read through the CloudDeakin help guide on Assignments.

Has your assignment been received?

When the assignment has been successfully submitted you should receive a confirmation email. If you are unsure or did not receive a confirmation email, you should contact your Faculty or Unit Chair.

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