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 an Orientation Ambassador?

The Orientation Ambassador is an Orientation Peer Mentor program that aims to help newly commencing students make a successful start at Deakin. Orientation Ambassadors provide social and practical on-campus support for students during the Orientation period.

‘To be an Orientation Ambassador is to be the face of Deakin, representing its inclusive and welcoming brand. It’s the chance to give life and add color to the student community, ensuring it is a safe space, a home away from home, a cohesive unit that values its diversity, and celebrates academic and social well-being.’ - Vishal Ravindran, Orientation Ambassador


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

  • Attain and cultivate new practical skills
  • Professional development and further training opportunities
  • Experiences to form new friendships and working relationships, as part of a dynamic and energetic team
  • A chance to give back to the Deakin community in a hands-on way

Upon successful completion of the program, you will also receive a Certificate of Recognition, and the opportunity to receive a reference from the Deakin Orientation team.

Information about the role

Orientation Ambassador:

To be eligible for the Orientation Ambassador position, previous volunteer experience is preferred, but not essential. Role responsibilities will include:

  • Providing operational support to the Orientation Team during each Trimester.
  • Being approachable, inquisitive, and supporting students starting at Deakin University.
  • Lead on-campus student activities such as Campus Tours and Welcome Area support
  • Participate in Evaluation and feedback discussions.

All successful applicants must attend compulsory training and have a valid ‘Employee’ Working With Children Check (WWCC). To obtain this, complete the application form on the Working With Children Check Website.

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.

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