Future student FAQs

General FAQs

Deakin College has been offering online classes since the beginning of the pandemic. As we transition to back to normality, we are now offering more on-campus classes. 

Please note the recent changes to our delivery mode from Trimester 2, 2022:

  • Domestic students may select a combination of on-campus and online classes.
  • Onshore International students MUST SELECT on-campus class
  • Offshore International students MUST SELECT online classes.

When you select your timetable, you will have the follow options to select from:

an ‘online-only’ class


an ‘on-campus-only’ class


an ‘online and on-campus’ class that is taught online and on campus simultaneously.


When you enrol, while choosing your classes you will see:

  • Classes labelled as “ONLINE”: this is an online-only class.


  • Classes labelled with a classroom number (example: LA3.101 or KA5.112) - this is an “ON-CAMPUS” only class. Students who choose these classes have to attend ON campus.


  • Classes labelled as “ONLINE AND ON-CAMPUS”: this is a class with BOTH online and on-campus modes of study. Students who choose these classes have the option to attend either online or on campus.


Online and on-campus classes run for 2 hours. You will have 2 x 2-hour classes per week, per subject. Online and on-campus classes have a maximum of 25 students for Foundation and 30 students for Diploma. All of our academic and social support services are now available on-campus and online too.

To keep up to date on how Deakin College is keeping students and our academics safe please see here.

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).

We have plenty of information on our website. You can also contact us. We are online 9am-5pm (Melbourne time) Monday to Friday. Our on-campus reception desks are also open 10am – 4pm on weekdays.  If you are an international student, you can also contact one of our overseas representatives.

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. For those studying on campus, there will also be some on-campus events.

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, tuition fees are the same for on-campus and online study.

Send your question to Deakin College Finance, at email: DeakinFinance@navitas.com

Online enrolment for new students in Trimester 3, 2022 starts on 10 October 2022. You are encouraged to enrol early as classes fill up quickly.

  • Orientation starts on 17 October 2022
  • Classes start on 24 October 2022
  • The last day to change units for Trimester 3 is 5.00 pm on 4 November 2022 (if available)
  • Census date for Trimester 3, 2022 is 18 November 2022.

You can find your Academic Coordinator’s details on our staff contact page

Enrolment FAQs

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 (75%) or a maximum of 4 units (100%) each trimester.

Domestic students can enrol in between one unit (25%) and four units (100%) each trimester.

We recommend that international students enrol in 3 units (75%) or 4 units (100%) in order to meet progression requirements to Deakin University, as outlined in your offer letter. If you are a Foundation student, you must enrol in 4 modules (100%) each trimester. 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 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 or sorted out your FEE-HELP
  • You may not have submitted your release letter from your previous college or any other documents requested by Admissions
  • You may not have completed your interview, as detailed in your offer letter
  • 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.

Check the Student Portal to see if you have successfully enrolled or email the Academic Services team via email: dcoll-acadserv@deakin.edu.au with your full name and student ID.

For Student Portal or Moodle login problems, please complete this form to request a reset of your Student Portal password. For any other IT issues, please email dcoll-ithelp@deakin.edu.au.

International student FAQs

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

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.

For international students commencing in Trimester 3, 2022 you can study online or on-campus, although if you are in Australia, you must attend on-campus classes.

In 2023, we will likely transition back to on-campus classes only.

Online learning FAQs

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.

In Trimester 3, 2022, we will be offering both online and face-to-face classes. If you are an international student who is in Australia, you must study on campus.

In 2023, we will be transitioning away from online classes and expect more students to be studying with us on campus.

It is important to know that Deakin College is offering more than online lectures and tutorials – we provide webinars, online workshops and individual study support through learning mentors and learning advisors. We also conduct online 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 as needed.

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).