Orientation Ambassador Program

Do you want to help new students in making a smooth start at Deakin? Are you enthusiastic, approachable, motivated, reliable with good communication and interpersonal skills? Do you have excellent campus knowledge? Then the Orientation Ambassador Program is for you!

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What is Orientation Ambassador?

The Orientation Ambassador is an orientation peer mentor program that aims to help new students make a successful start at Deakin. The Orientation Ambassador provides social and practical on-campus support for new students during Orientation.


Taking part in the Orientation Ambassador Program provides students with a lot of great opportunities such as:

  • Opportunities to gain new practical skills
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • The chance to make new friends and work collaboratively as part of a large and fun team
  • Being a friendly face, make a positive impact and welcome new students starting at Deakin University

You will also be invited to an annual Thank You celebration and will receive a Certificate of Recognition upon successful completion of the program.

All successful applicants must attend compulsory training and have a valid Volunteer Working With Children Check (PDF, 145.8KB).

Have a question?

If you have any questions, or would like to express your interest for a position outside of the recruitment time, please contact orientation@deakin.edu.au.

Positions available

Orientation Ambassador:

Students are recruited as Orientation Ambassadors to support new students by participating in Orientation events and activities, such as:

  • Providing practical support to new students during Orientation
  • Supporting new international students to participate in the International Student Welcome
  • Delivering campus tours
  • Conducting student surveys

This is a voluntary opportunity open to all Deakin students.

This opportunity will re-open in T2, 2020.

Senior Orientation Ambassador:

To be eligible for the Senior Orientation Ambassador position, previous volunteer experience is preferred, but not essential. Responsibilities would include:

  • Providing leadership and additional support to the Orientation Ambassadors.
  • Contribute to the delivery of Orientation Ambassador Program training and briefing sessions.
  • Participate in Program Planning and Evaluation discussions.

This is a casual employment opportunity open to all Deakin students.

This opportunity will re-open in T2, 2020.

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