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Deakin University username and password

You can only set up your username and password after 25 February 2021.

You will need to obtain a Deakin University password to use the computers on-campus, in the computer labs and to access Deakin University’s online services.

Follow these instructions

Step 1

Open Deakin Sync

Open the Deakin Sync account activation page.

Step 2

Enter your details in the fields

Your Student ID number is your Deakin College ID, which can be found in your Letter of Offer in the top right hand corner. It will be either 7 numbers starting with a 5 (eg. 500—-) or an alphabetical and numerical combination (eg. TOBRET1201).

The Course codes are as follows:

Foundation Program X088
Diploma of Business X089
Diploma of Commerce X081
Diploma of Health Sciences X084
Diploma of Communication X090
Diploma of Design X097
Diploma of Film, Television and Animation X098
Diploma of Information Technology X099
Diploma of Science X087
Diploma of Engineering X085
Diploma of Construction Management X096
Masters Qualifying Program  M068

Step 3

Enter your postcode

If you are currently in Australia, use the Melbourne postcode that you entered in the Deakin College Student Portal and should reflect where you will be living while you are studying. It is a 4-figure number.

If you are living outside of Australia or unsure of your postcode, use the Burwood postcode, 3125.

Step 4


If successful, you’ll be presented with a new username. Please select the option for the system to automatically generate a password for you. You can change the password later. The system will continue setting up your email account. Wait for this to be created, then take down all of the details. You will not be able to change your password for approximately one hour after activating your account.

If unsuccessful, please check the details you have entered. There should be a message that the course code, birthdate or postcode do not match and that you must re-enter the details. If you receive a message that the student ID could not be found, firstly please check there are no spaces before or after the student ID. If the student ID still cannot be found please email for assistance.

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