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Future Student FAQs

Is Deakin College still operating?

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

Is Deakin College still processing new applications?

Yes. The Deakin College Admission Team is working as usual. Applications can be made online.

What's changed at Deakin College?

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.

I have an offer to study at Deakin College in Trimester 2 or 3. Should I accept the offer now? What happens if I change my mind?

You can accept your offer now and if you change your mind closer to the time, you can withdraw and receive a refund. View our Refund policy (PDF).

If Deakin College is still teaching online and the travel ban is extended to Trimester 2 (June), what are the learning options?

You will be invited to study with us online, either from your home country or from Australia.

Do I need a student visa to study online from my home country?

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.

Where and how can we receive more information about the uni and courses that I am interested in studying during the lockdown?

We have plenty of information on our website on how to contact us and we are still online 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. If you are an international student, you can also contact one of our overseas representatives.

Can I study part-time in Trimester 2?

Yes, if online study is still in place in Trimester 2, we understand that some students may prefer to study part-time. When you complete your online enrolment, you will be able to select the number of units you wish to take, between one and four.

How do I transition to face-to-face teaching?

Once Deakin College commences teaching face-to-face again, we will provide you with information and support regarding the process.

Will Deakin College organise online orientation sessions for new students if classes are still taught online in Trimester 2?

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.

What happens if I don't like online classes after a few weeks. Can I withdraw?

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).

How do I enrol?

Once you have accepted your offer to study with us, we will send you instructions about how to enrol online in your course.

I've booked on-campus student accommodation via the College. If I defer my offer, can defer my accommodation too?

Yes, however you would need to respond to the accommodation offer you received from Student Residences and request to defer your start date.

How can I confirm my online enrolment has been successfully completed´╝č

Check the Student Portal to see if you have successfully enrolled or email the Academic Services team via email: with your full name and student ID.

Will there be a fee reduction for online study?

No, at this stage, 2020 tuition fees will remain the same.

I was planning in sitting an IELTS test but the face-to-face exam has been cancelled. How can I meet the English language requirements?

Students can now sit the Deakin English placement test online. For details, please contact We can also accept IELTS Indicator, TOEFL iBT and Duolingo online tests. Details can be found here.

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