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Published 14 March 2020

Enrolment, study and financial support

Deakin’s COVID-19 FAQs

Updated 27 February 2021

From 11.59pm Friday 26 February 2021, the State Government announced further relaxation of the COVID-19 restrictions with more visitors in the home, reduced mask-wearing and increasing the number of students and staff able to attend our campuses. 

Learning for Semester 1/Trimester 1

Deakin has already begun implementing the University’s planned COVID-Normal teaching and learning model, in which we’ll combine the benefits of both online and on-campus modes to deliver students an integrated and innovative blend of learning activities.  For Semester 1/Trimester 1:

More details are available in your unit sites DeakinLife shortly.

The below details ONLY apply for T3 2020

Learning for T3 2020/21

Classes and seminars will continue online (including exams), however, there will be increasing opportunities for on-campus learning activities at all campuses, particularly for hands-on, skills-based learning experiences for final year students. Check your unit sites and timetable for more information.

Students are encouraged to study from home where you can as there are limited informal study spaces and services available on campus, including in the library.  

Please contact Student Central to discuss. This is subject to change based on government restrictions. 

Requesting an assignment or assessment extension

If you need to apply for extensions of up to two weeks, please refer to the Assignments page for information about applying for an extension. Using your Faculty’s process will ensure a timely response.

If you are unable to apply for an extension before the due date, or if you require an extension of more than two weeks, please apply via StudentConnect within 3 working days after the due date, ensuring that you attach relevant documentary evidence. More information can be found on the Special Consideration page.

T3 Special consideration requirements

Applications for Special Consideration should be submitted via the online system, you may be required to provide documentary evidence to support your application, as outlined on the Special Consideration page (i.e. medical certificate, IT Help ticket etc.). Unit teams will be as accommodating as they can; their goal is to enable all students to meet assessment requirements in units. Don’t forget late submissions can affect follow-on tasks, delay feedback and increase time pressure later.

T3 examinations 

Due to current physical distancing restrictions, there will be no venue-based exams scheduled for your Trimester 3 units. Your unit sites have the most accurate information on your exam or final assessment. It is essential you take the time to review this information and familiarise yourself with your final assessment tasks or exams and your requirements.

The T3 exam period will be held from Thursday 11 Friday 19 February 2021. For all T3 exam information please visit the General exam information page.

Temporary grading schema – T3 study period

To continue to ensure students are not disadvantaged by the ongoing impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the University has approved the implementation and continued use of the temporary COVID grading schema for units undertaken in T3 and associated teaching periods (Intensive, Start Anytime). For more information please visit the Results frequently asked questions.

Deakin offers a range of services, including interest-free loans for study-related expenses, financial counselling, and emergency cards for food and transport costs.

In response to the changing environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Deakin has developed a support scheme for students in need.
Support options range from monetary amounts to other relevant support mechanisms, such as fee extensions. To find out more about the support scheme, eligibility requirements and to apply, visit the appropriate link below.



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