Start Anytime

Progressive, real-world learning

You can begin a Start Anytime unit at any point throughout the year and complete it online at your own pace. If you’re looking to build your skills and fit your study around your lifestyle, Start Anytime is for you.

Start your studies when it suits you

At Deakin we understand that juggling work, life and study can be complicated. That’s why we offer Start Anytime, so that you can fit your studies around your life and other commitments.

With Start Anytime, you no longer have to wait until the usual trimester intake to start your course. You can commence a unit at the beginning of any month during the year without needing to wait. Start Anytime also allows you to fast-track and complete a unit in as little as four weeks, or you can take your time over a longer period.

Start Anytime learning structure

The unique Start Anytime learning structure offered via our online learning platform allows you to study at a time and place that suits you. Your classroom is online, so you can enjoy easy access to all the support you need, including course materials, orientation resources, and online study support. You’ll work in real time with academics and fellow students, participate in discussions, get one-on-one assistance, and receive timely feedback on your assignments.

What’s more, Start Anytime assignment deadlines are either self-selected or tailored to your progress, meaning you can complete your work within your own time.

What can you study?

Start Anytime units are available in selected courses across a range of study areas, and will continue to be added to selected courses.

Science, engineering and built environment

Start Anytime units offered are:

*Maximum one year

To enrol in these units, students must have an approved placement and have completed the Introductory work placement unit Career Tools for Employability (STP010).

Study a stackable short course

Deakin's stackable online short courses are flexible, fast and affordable and give you the skills you need now. They're designed to stack together as credit towards a full Deakin postgraduate degree.

Contact us

To find out more about Start Anytime units, our staff at Student Central are available to answer your queries.