Expectations of students in Australia may differ from that in your home country. In Australia, it is typical to have an informal relationship between staff and students.
At Deakin College, it is expected that you will:
Attend all your classes and meet fellow students for group work at the arranged time
Actively participate in all your classes by listening, responding to lecturers, and asking questions
Be well informed and respond to messages in a timely fashion
Submit assignments complete and on time
Abide by Deakin College’s rules and regulations, which can be found in the Course Handbooks and on our Policies & Procedures page
Pay your tuition fees by the due dates
Communicate with lecturers regarding illnesses and other personal issues which might result in you being absent from your classes
The main exam period is during the last week of each study period. The exam timetable is usually available 3-4 weeks prior to each exam period.
While the College cannot make special arrangements to allow students to sit exams privately to accommodate holiday plans, we do work to accommodate students with compelling and compassionate circumstances such as illness, disability, or death of a family member.
The result for a unit may be made up of a required minimum attendance, mid-semester test, assignments, participation in class, and examination results. You will need to check your individual unit outline.
Understanding all the new terms and acronyms can be a bit difficult at first. Here are some to help you in your first few weeks.
Learn more about our Student Policies and Procedures.
If you ever have concerns about how you are performing in your classes, or you want to get some academic help, reach out to our Support Services.
|Credits for Recognised Learning (CRL)||Credit awarded for previous study|
|Alumni||Any student who has graduated from Curtin College|
|Census Date||The last day you may withdraw from a course or subject.|
|Co-requisite||A subject which must be studied at the same time as another subject.|
|Credit Points||The amount of points you must complete to graduate|
|Deferment||Postponing a course|
|DVC||Deputy Vice Chancellor|
|Honours||Optional year of study to increase knowledge|
|Hurdle requirement||A compulsory piece of assessment that must be passed to pass the subject|
|Major||Main discipline area of your degree|
|Minor||Secondary discipline of your degree|
|Plagiarism||A reproduction of someone’s else's work without acknowledgment|
|Postgraduate||A university qualification undertaken after a bachelor degree|
|Prerequisite||A subject that must be completed before enrolling|
|Undergraduate||A single bachelor degree|