Study online

Premium. Proven. Loved. Study online at Deakin.

For the past 40 years, we’ve been perfecting distance and online learning. Join our community of online students and discover why we’re the #1 public university in Australia for overall educational experience.*

Premium. Proven. Loved. Study online at Deakin.

40 years of distance and online teaching excellence

#1 university in Australia for educational experience*

Connect with 60,000+ online students

Top 1% of universities worldwide#

Australia's top-rated tech support~

#1 university careers service in Australia^

78,000+ high-achieving online graduates

#1 university in Victoria for student satisfaction^^

Progressive online courses

At some universities, your online experience is an afterthought. But not at Deakin. Digital is in our DNA, with 40 years of distance and online learning excellence. Invest in your skills by studying one of our industry-led online courses, and secure your place in the future of work alongside our dynamic community of 60,000+ online learners.

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Free online courses: Get to know online study at Deakin

Join our free short course to discover everything you need to know about studying online at Deakin. It’s the perfect preview to life as an online student.

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Distance education has never felt so connected

One of the benefits of joining a huge online community is the incredible support you get every step of the way. And it’s not just limited to your studies. Everything you need to be your best, inside and outside Cloud Campus, is available at your fingertips. We’re set up for online chat, Facebook messaging, Skype, phone, email and more, ensuring you can get the support you need, fast, and to help you connect with students and staff.

Discover Deakin's online study experience

Study support

Connect with Deakin’s best teachers, study mentors, student success coaches and tutors whenever you need to, so you never lose momentum on the way to achieving your study goals.

Australia's highest rated tech support

Learn on a premium online learning platform backed by the top-ranked tech support in Australia.~ Our dedicated IT support staff are available after regular hours and you can access our online library 24/7.

Personal support

A wide range of personal support services are available to all Deakin students, including mental and physical health services, financial support, disability support and legal advice.

What's it like to study online at Deakin?

Discover how Deakin's premium online systems allow you to have a world-class education and achieve your career goals on your terms.

How will I access course content?

Find out how you’ll access your high quality course content when you study online with Deakin. DeakinSync, your personal online learning portal, and your unit sites contain audio-visual class materials, lectures, discussion boards and more.

Graduate with a degree you're proud of

Online students graduate with the exact same degree as on-campus students. When you graduate, you’ll be joining a community of more than 78,000 high-achieving online students who have successfully graduated from Deakin.

How to apply for an online course

Applications for Trimester 2 are now open. Apply today to start your study adventure in July.

Online and on-campus applications follow the same simple steps. To get started, visit our how to apply hub for everything you need to know about applying for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. If you’d like some personal guidance through your application, book an Application Assist appointment with a Deakin expert.

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*2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
#ARWU Rankings 2019
^Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
~According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)