Further easing of restrictions means our campuses are ready for your return
Get ready to return to campus for Trimester 2/Semester 2 (T2/S2)!
From 11.59pm tonight, Thursday 24 June, we’re thrilled to welcome students back to our vibrant campuses. You’ll now be able to use our many teaching and learning spaces without any density or capacity limits. However, there’s still a range of COVIDSafe measures in place, so here’s what you need to know.
When you’re on campus
As always, the safety of our community remains Deakin’s priority. To help, our Physical Distancing Ambassadors will be back on campus in T2/S2.
If you attend campus, you must:
- Carry a mask at all times, wear your mask indoors and wear it outdoors when you can’t keep 1.5 metres away from other people.
- Adhere to all COVIDSafe practices, including using the Service Victoria QR code to check in across campus.
- Self-check and stay home if you’re unwell – use the Symptom Checker testing and quarantine guidance.
- Complete Deakin’s COVIDSafe module before attending campus for the first time.
- Maintain good hand hygiene and use the hand sanitiser available.
What this means for study and our new students
- T2/S2 Orientation will go ahead, with both on-campus events and activities, and online sessions. Visit deakin.edu.au/orientation-itinerary to register for your Orientation sessions.
- Planned placements will continue where partner institutions remain open, and communication will be managed directly by your teaching area.
- If you have scheduled work integrated learning, you’ll be contacted through your unit site or by a Work Integrated Learning Coordinator if there are any changes.
- As part of blended study, most campus-based students will have more on-campus activities like face-to-face classes, seminars and other learning. This will be in conjunction with online learning resources and experiences. To see how your T2/S2 timetable will look, enter your preferences in STAR before Wednesday 30 June.
When you’re in the community
- Masks are still required indoors (except at home) and are recommended outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained.
- You can now have 15 visitors per day to your home, including dependants.
- Public gatherings have increased to 50 people.
- Hospitality venues can serve more patrons with seated service.
- If you’re planning to travel outside Victoria, check interstate travel requirements and restrictions.
Where to get more information
- Read our blog series Blended study in T2/S2 for helpful info on how to succeed at your study.
- Stay up to date with the latest Deakin information by visiting our COVIDSafe FAQs.
- As there may be different rules that apply across various parts of Victoria, know the restrictions that apply to you, no matter where you are.
- Continue to monitor exposure sites. If you’re worried that you may have attended an affected location, visit the Victorian Government exposure site listing and follow the instructions explicitly.
- Read the full table of latest restrictions and the Acting Premier’s statement.
Where to get help and support
Our services are ramping up in line with increased activity on campus. You can continue to access a range of Deakin support services:
- Student Central: If you have a question about your enrolment or course, finances or other issues, contact Student Central by phone, submit an online enquiry or visit a Student Central Hub.
- Deakin Library: All libraries are open. You can also contact the library via Library Chat, email or phone. Access is restricted to students and staff, so please carry your Deakin ID card when attending. Hours are reduced on some campuses, so please check the website for the latest information.
- Study support: Access a range of academic and study support online, including help from Language and Learning Advisers, Writing and Maths Mentors, and Smarthinking.
- IT Help: For any issues with CloudDeakin tools and other technologies, access IT Help online or over the phone, Monday to Friday, 8am–8pm, and weekends, 11am–5pm.
- Deakin Medical Centres: Remain open for free and confidential face-to-face or telehealth consultations. By appointment only – book online or by phone.
- Counselling and Psychological Support (CAPS): Telehealth appointments only. Students located in Australia can talk to one of our highly skilled social workers and psychologists – book online or by phone.
- Safer Community: If you feel unsafe or need to report sexual harm or family violence, contact the Safer Community team online, by phone or by email.
- Disability Resource Centre (DRC): The DRC is available Monday to Friday, 9am–4pm via phone or email.
- Multifaith Prayer Rooms: open for students, staff and the community.