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Preparing to start

Follow the steps to accept your offer, check important dates, organise your finances and accommodation

New to Australia?

Starting life in a new country is an incredible experience, but one you will need to be prepared for. Find essential resources for international students preparing to arrive here.

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Accept your offer and enrol

Local students can accept an offer here

International students can accept an offer here

Check important dates

Organise your finances

Getting your finances organised before you start your course at Deakin College means you can stress less about money and focus on your studies.

Here are a few things to do before you start:

Find a place to stay

Deakin College students can find accommodation on-campus at Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds or Geelong Waterfront. If you would prefer to live off campus, we’ve got some handy tips on where to start your search.

Learn more about on-campus and off-campus accommodation.

Campus directions and transport options

Find your campus directions and transport options below:

Safety and security

We have Deakin security officers on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can easily identify them by their uniforms, which display the Deakin security badge. If you ever feel unsafe on campus – particularly at night – you can contact Deakin security and they will escort you to and from your car or public transport.

Find out more about safety and security at Deakin.

Connect with other students

Deakin College’s mentoring programs and Student Committees are the perfect way to meet new friends from day one. Look out for Orientation mentors during your first week – they will be able to help you by providing important information about studying at Deakin College and answering any questions you might have.

Connecting with our Student Learning Mentors or being part of the Student Committee are also great ways to meet other Deakin College students. If you’re into sport or you have a special interest, why not join DUSA and be part of a student club?

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