Deakin University



Deakin University

Deakin University aims to be a catalyst for positive change for the individuals and the communities it serves. This will be achieved by ensuring our teaching, research, partnerships and international programs are relevant, innovative and responsive. By pursuing these objectives, Deakin aspires to be recognised as Australia’s most progressive university. 

Deakin University is proud to be recognised as an organisation that offers a friendly and supportive working environment. Our staff are committed to genuinely making a difference to thousands of people's lives by contributing to excellence in their education. We acknowledge the importance of providing a dynamic and diverse working environment and strive to offer variety in day-to-day roles as well as various career and professional development opportunities to assist staff to grow and progress their careers. Deakin University staff have the opportunity to interact with colleagues from a diverse range of cultures and professional backgrounds, all who share a common interest in lifelong learning. Furthermore, our staff enjoy the physical location and natural surrounds of our working environments, which they report as enhancing their job satisfaction. 

There are a number of characteristics that have defined the Deakin character throughout its history:

•• a focus on regional Victoria and creating a university for the Geelong region

•• a commitment to research that will make a difference to the communities we serve

•• a deep commitment to equity: to Indigenous students, to students from diverse backgrounds and to mature age students, and

•• a long standing commitment to being flexible, accessible and friendly, providing students with choices about how, when and where their learning occurs

Our locations 

Deakin has five campuses: one in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong, one in Warrnambool on the southwest coast of Victoria and in the cloud (Deakin’s fastest growing cohort is online). Deakin also has a corporate centre in the Melbourne CBD, a network of technology-rich learning centres across regional Victoria and international offices in India, China and Indonesia. Deakin has 440 courses offered across its four faculties, providing undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs across a wide range of disciplines. All faculties maintain strong industry and community links and each faculty is led by a Pro Vice-Chancellor.

Our innovative culture

Deakin has always a strong reputation for innovation and through its LIVE the future strategic plan, Deakin has positioned itself to leverage the opportunities of digital change in teaching and research, anticipating the future possibilities of new and emerging technologies as well as ensuring excellence in current ICT infrastructure. Deakin’s world-first partnership with cognitive computer IBM Watson facilitates student advice 24/7 for 365 days a year, and its communication and collaboration platform DeakinSync provides staff and students with a single sign on forum to meet, communicate, share and collaborate anywhere, anytime on any device.

Our Faculties

Deakin’s four faculties offer a comprehensive range of courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing and teaching.  With over 52,000 students, Deakin is Australia’s 8th largest university. Twenty-five per cent of Deakin’s students study wholly in the cloud and all students benefit from Deakin’s technology-rich environment. Deakin has a long-standing reputation for being friendly and accessible and for five consecutive years Deakin has ranked first in Victoria for

student satisfaction in the Australian Graduate Student Survey. Fifteen per cent of Deakin’s students are international students from 127 countries, and Deakin is proud of the diversity of its students and staff. Deakin has an inclusive and vibrant culture, celebrating diversity and actively encouraging cross-cultural awareness. 

Deakin University is a university on a strong trajectory with improving research excellence and a growing international footprint. Deakin is ranked 45 in the 2015 Times Higher Education top 100 universities under 50 years and ranks in the top 3 per cent of the world’s universities in each of the three major global rankings including the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of the World’s Universities.

At Deakin, we're seeking people who are adaptable, creative, and ready to meet challenges. In return we offer competitive salaries, great benefits and a flexible work environment.

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Key staff:

Chancellor: David M. Morgan

Vice Chancellor: Jane den Hollander 


Deakin University was rated 5 stars by the prestigious QS global ranking organisation.

Deakin is currently ranked 45 in the Times Higher Education 2015 global ranking of the top 100 universities under 50 years. 

Deakin is in the top 3% of the world's universities in each of the three major global rankings.

Deakin was successful in winning five Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2013 from the Office for Learning and Teaching. 

Deakin has been rated #1 in Victoria for student satisfaction for five consecutive years (AGS 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014).

Key facts:

Established: 1974
Academic Staff: 1,881
Administrative Staff: 2,150
Students: 50,644
Affiliations: ASAIHL, Australian Naional Buiness Schools