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Enrolment, study and financial support

March 14, 2020

Deakin’s COVID-19 FAQs


Enrolment, study and financial support information – 9 November 2020

Is Deakin returning to on-campus teaching?

Classes and seminars will continue online, 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.

I need to request an assignment or assessment extension. Is the process different in this study period?

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.

Will there be an adjustment to 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.

I have unique or special circumstances, who should I contact for advice?

If you have unique or special circumstances, such as a health condition or disability that warrants adjustments to your study arrangements please contact Student Central.

Will exams be held at exam venues in T3? 

No. 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.

Will the temporary grading schema be applied to this 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.

Is financial assistance available? 

We know finances will be of great concern to many students. We encourage students to visit the MoneySmart website, where you will find tips and information for assistance through periods of financial difficulty and hardship including information on the government support if you are impacted by COVID-19.

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.

Visit the Financial Assistance COVID-19 website for more information. 

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