Future Student FAQs
Yes, Deakin College and Deakin University continue to operate, however all our teaching and support services have temporarily moved online. We will keep our students, staff and community updated with new information as it comes to hand
Yes. The Deakin College Admission Team is working as usual. Applications can be made online.
Deakin College has moved 100% online. Teaching is continuing as per the original timetable via Zoom. Classes continue for the normal duration of 2 hours (2 x 2 hour classes per week, per subject). Online classes are still maximum 25 students for Foundation and 30 students for Diploma. All of our academic and social support services are now online too.
Online learning refers to learning delivered on a computer via the internet and therefore does
not require students to be physically present at a school, college or university in order to attain
an education. Classes, assessments, and exams are conducted online.
No, you are not expected to be in Australia. For all students commencing in Trimester 3, 2020
enrolment and classes will be fully online.
You can accept your offer now and if you change your mind closer to the start of trimester, you can withdraw and receive a refund. View our Refund Policy (PDF).
International travel to Australia is currently not allowed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Deakin College will continue to follow the advice of the Australian Government and will be
providing online classes until further notice. Our priority remains the health and safety of our
students and staff. The return to on campus teaching will be in line with Government regulations
and consistent with Deakin University’s practices.
No, you do not need a student visa while you are studying in your home country however you will need to apply for your visa before you start your online study.
If you are currently in Australia on a student visa, visit the Department of Home Affairs website for updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the pandemic.
Visit the Department’s Staying in Australia webpage for information about student visas.
Yes, we understand that some students may prefer to study part-time.
A full-time study load at Deakin College is a minimum of 3 units or a maximum of 4 units each trimester.
Domestic students can enrol in between one and four modules each trimester.
We recommend that international students enrol in 3 or 4 units in order to meet progression requirements to Deakin University, as outlined in your offer letter.
If you cannot take a full-time study load, you must contact your Academic Coordinator prior to your scheduled enrolment date for a discussion. You will not be able to use our enrolment portal if you try to enrol in 1 or 2 units and will need to seek assistance from your Academic Coordinator.
Please refer to your Course Outline. Look for the Bachelor course that you intend to study and follow the recommended modules that are shown.
Once Deakin College commences teaching face-to-face again, we will provide you with information and support regarding the process.
Yes, you will be invited to Orientation via email, where you will be able to attend and participate in online information sessions and social events.
The shift to online teaching and learning is a change for both staff and students. However, it is
important to know that Deakin College is offering more than lectures and tutorials – we provide
webinars, workshops and individual study support through learning mentors and learning
advisors. We also conduct social activities to support and maintain your wellbeing. The staff at
Deakin College encourage you to ask questions and are ready to provide support and guidance
Yes, you are able to withdraw without academic penalty before census date (end of Week 4 of the trimester). You will receive a refund in line with our Refund policy (PDF).
Once you have accepted your offer to study with us, we will send you instructions about how to enrol online in your course.
Your enrolment may be blocked for a number of reasons:
- You may not have accepted your offer – complete section 2, 3 & 4 of your offer letter
- You may not have paid your fees
- You may not have submitted your release letter from your previous college or any other documents requested by Admissions
- If you are a sponsored student, you may not have submitted your financial guarantee
- Contact us by using the ‘help chat’ function in the Student Portal if you experience any issues enrolling during the enrolment period.
Choose another class that does not have any clashes. If the class that you have chosen is full,
there is no choice but to choose another class/time-slot.
Yes, however you would need to respond to the accommodation offer you received from Student Residences and request to defer your start date.
Please refer to your letter of offer. You will find your ID in the top right-hand corner: either 7
numbers starting with a 5(eg. 500—-) or an alphabetical and numerical combination (eg.
No, at this stage, 2020 tuition fees will remain the same.
Send your question to Deakin College Finance, at email: DeakinFinance@navitas.com
Online enrolment for new students in Trimester 3, 2020 starts on 7, 8 or 9 October 2020, depending on your course. You are
encouraged to enrol early as classes fill up quickly.
- Orientation starts on 19 October
- Classes start on 26 October 2020
- The last day to change units enrolled for Trimester 3 is 5.00 pm on 6 November (if
- Census date for Trimester 3, 2020 is 20 November.