Postgraduate Study Guide 2022 - DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

Postgraduate Study Guide 2022 - DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
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Postgraduate Study Guide 2022 - DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Secure your future
with a degree shaped
by industry leaders
You’ve invested so much in your personal development.
Now it’s time to secure your long-term career prospects
and realise your full potential with a postgraduate degree.
Deakin supports you along your career journey with:                                                                              Be ready –
• flexible study options
• industry-aligned courses
                                                                                                                                 will you futureproof
• a premium online learning platform                                                                                             your career?
• a leading reputation.

                                                                                                                                 1   Harness the benefits of postgraduate study
                                                                                                                                     See what postgraduate study can do for your future – on pages 2–3.

                                                                                                                                 2   Get ahead with Deakin
                                                                                                                                     See how our industry connections, practical and applied learning and
                                                                                                                                     flexible study options can help you progress your career – on pages 4–5.

                                                                                                                                 3   Make it work for you
                                                                                                                                     You’re in control – discover how you can make postgraduate study work
                                                                                                                                     for you – on pages 6–7.

                                                                                                                                 4   Study on your own terms
                                                                                                                                     Access to premium online learning – on your terms. Find all the support
                                                                                                                                     you need to achieve your career goals and get answers to your key
                                                                                                                                     questions – on pages 8–11.
   Top 1% of                                          #1 university                                  Victoria’s #1 university    5   Create a better world
  universities                                       career service                                      for educational             Make a difference and advance your career with a Higher Degree by
                                                                                                                                     Research – on pages 12–15.
  worldwide1                                          in Australia2                                        experience3
                                                                                                                                 6   Apply
                                                                                                                                     All the information you need to ensure a smooth application process –
                                                                                                                                     on page 16.

                                                                                                                                 7   Manage costs
                                                                                                                                     Balancing finances is tricky. Find out what your study will cost and
                                                                                                                                     options for making your fees manageable – on page 17.

                                                                                                                                 8   Courses at Deakin
                                                                                                                                     Explore Deakin’s range of postgraduate coursework degrees across
                                                                                                                                     15 interest areas, as well as our research degrees – on pages 18–25.
1 ARWU Rankings, 2020.
2 Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 winner for most popular career service in Australia.
3 2020 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students, UA benchmark group Victorian universities.
Postgraduate Study Guide 2022 - DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
What can                                                                                     Become an expert in
                                                                                             your field to drive your
                                                                                                                                                                            Taking a leap towards your future
                                                                                                                                                                            For many people, undertaking postgraduate study can be a daunting
                                                                                                                                                                            prospect, despite the motivating factors of upskilling and career
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            After completing his PhD, Dr Dingle established several small start-ups
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            before finding global success with a team of Deakin collaborators. His

                                                                                                                                                                            progression. It’s a considerable investment of time, money and energy –         company Carbon Revolution – now the world’s largest carbon fibre wheel
                                                                                             career forward                                                                 and sometimes it can be hard to imagine just where it might lead. But in        manufacturer – is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
                                                                                                                                                                            a competitive, fast-changing world, it’s increasingly clear that investing in
                                                                                             In a world that doesn’t stand still, neither can you.                                                                                                          His next venture, FormFlow, is set to be a similar game-changer – this time
                                                                                                                                                                            yourself is one of the safest bets around.

study do for
                                                                                             Postgraduate study expands your employment                                                                                                                     for the construction industry. The revolutionary, world-first FormFlow
                                                                                             opportunities, giving you the skills and expertise                             A Deakin alumnus who took that step is Dr Matthew Dingle, who began             process can produce sharp bends in corrugated iron – significantly
                                                                                             to progress your career. Employers value the                                   his masters degree (and then PhD) in engineering at Deakin to work              reducing construction costs and boosting energy efficiency. It has
                                                                                             professional skills and strategic thinking developed                           more closely with industry and discover the best ways to understand             architects rethinking design and developers reimagining what’s possible.

your future?
                                                                                             through studying at a postgraduate level.                                      and tackle an ‘interesting problem’. His postgraduate study opened              The business, incubated at Deakin University, has signed a deal to extend
                                                                                                                                                                            doors to an innovative career based on solving industry-wide problems           its commercialisation and enter the global market.
                                                                                                                                                                            with game‑changing solutions, bolstered by new confidence to embrace            In Dr Dingle’s own words: ‘My PhD has been helpful in everything I have
                                                                                                                                                                            his own strengths and perspective.                                              done subsequently’ – a reminder that while you might not know exactly
                                                                                                                                                                            ‘The PhD was a unique opportunity to design a solution to a problem I           where postgraduate study will take you, you can be sure that it’ll set you
                                                                                                                                                                            found hard. It helped me to think in an unconstrained way and understand        on the right path for career advancement and the rewards could be even
                                                                                                                                                                            how I work best. I established a mode of working that functions for me –        bigger than you might imagine.
                                                                                                                                                                            with productive ebbs and flows – and works well in my own businesses.’

Gain industry experience while you study                                     Stand out from the crowd
Whether you’re changing or progressing your career, Deakin’s practical       A postgraduate qualification helps you differentiate yourself from your
and applied learning opportunities enable you to develop the skills          peers – equipping you with the skills and experience to drive you above
you need, while gaining industry knowledge and extending your                and beyond the competition while demonstrating to employers your
professional networks. Obtaining relevant industry experience during         commitment to ongoing learning to advance your career.
your course will also assist you to make the shortlist for your dream job.
                                                                             Increase your earning potential
Secure your position in industry with                                        As a postgraduate you can build on the expertise you learnt in your
professional recognition                                                     undergraduate degree and increase your earning potential. On average,
Many of our courses are industry-accredited, which means that the            those with a postgraduate qualification earn as much as $23,000 more
knowledge and skills you learn align with the latest industry practice,      per year than their undergraduate counterparts.1
and that employers and professional associations will recognise
your qualifications.                                                         Looking to change your career?
                                                                             Workplace learning opportunities offered in many of our postgraduate
Expand your professional network                                             courses can provide you with the skills you need to move into a new
An extensive professional network provides lifelong benefits and             and exciting field of employment. Gain experience in a new sector or
is essential for career development and advancement. Through                 industry while you enhance your employability and take the next step
networking opportunities that Deakin facilitates, you’ll meet industry       in your career.
leaders, fellow students, employers, mentors and experts in your
chosen field.
                                                                             1	Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).

                                                                             ‘I have found the learning environment to be
                                                                              engaging, the course leaders to be accessible
                                                                              and helpful, and the class community has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              #1 university career service
                                                                              been very supportive. Coming back to study
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in Australia1
                                                                              after a number of years was daunting, but the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              From day one at Deakin and well into the future
                                                                              supportive Deakin community allowed me to                                                                                                                                                       after graduation, our award-winning career service –
                                                                              quickly settle into the coursework.’                                                                                                                                                            DeakinTALENT – will prepare you for the jobs of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tomorrow. You’ll have lifetime access to career
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              coaching, industry networking opportunities and a
                                                                             Leanne Horridge                                                                                                                                                                                  comprehensive suite of digital resources that will help
                                                                             Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition                                                                                                                                                              you become the most employable version of yourself.
                                                                                                                                                                            Shaped by industry experts, many of Deakin’s                                                      1	Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018,
                                                                                                                                                                            courses offer practical learning in world-class                                                      2019, 2020 winner for most popular career service in Australia.
                                                                                                                                                                            facilities – ensuring you graduate with real-world
                                                                                                                                                                            skills and professional connections.

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Get ahead with Deakin
         Courses that are linked with industry                                 Study when and where it suits you
         A real-world, practical approach is at the heart of course design.    You don’t need to change your lifestyle to study our
         We work closely with industry and business so you get:                postgraduate courses. With many flexible study options,
                                                                               you can choose to study:
         • course content shaped by industry experts and matched to
           current industry practice                                           • your whole course1 or some units online
         • guest speakers who are experts in their field                       • full time or part time
         • a well-recognised qualification that stands out to employers.       • intensive study units2 – with just a few contact days
                                                                                 per trimester.
         Industry placements to make you job ready                   
         Enhance your employability and be ready for your next
         career move with:                                                     Learn from leaders in their field
                                                                               Our outstanding academic staff are active participants and            Among Deakin's world-class facilities is the Specialised
         • industry-based learning opportunities
                                                                               influencers in their fields. This ensures our courses stay relevant   Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Building at the
         • fieldwork                                                                                                                                 Melbourne Burwood Campus, with four levels of
                                                                               and reflect changing industry needs and that you’ll get the best
         • professional experiences.                                                                                                                 state‑of-the-art sport science learning facilities.
                                                                               of theory and current workplace practices. This is why we’re
         Deakin has industry partnerships with organisations across            Victoria’s #1 university for teaching quality.3
         Australia and overseas to give you the practical and applied skills
         that add depth to your resume and are sought after by employers.      Scholarships for all types of students
                                                                               Deakin offers an extensive range of postgraduate scholarships
                                                                               that recognise and reward your achievements, no matter
                                                                               your background or interest area. Our scholarships can make                                                                      Join a dynamic, digital community with
                                                                               postgraduate study more accessible for you, setting you on                                                                       cutting-edge tech
                                                                               the right path to success at university. For Deakin alumni, we                                                                   At Deakin, we’re digital innovators. For more than 40 years, we’ve been
                                                                               offer the Deakin alumni discount – a 10% discount on fees for                                                                    perfecting distance and online learning. We use cutting-edge technology
                                                                               full fee‑paying students.                                                                                                        to provide personal and flexible learning experiences for our students.
                                                                                                                                                                            This includes helping you manage your course requirements, stay in control
                                                                                                                                                                                                                of your study, improve your skills and connect with your peers and staff,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                all at the touch of a button. Plus, you’ll be fully supported; Deakin’s tech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                support is the highest rated of any university in Australia.4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Connect and learn in a dynamic community of 60,000+ students online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                and discover why we’re Victoria’s #1 university for overall educational

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Access world-class facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Experience leading-edge facilities and equipment at Victoria’s #1 university
                                                                                                                                                                                                                for learning resources.3 Take advantage of:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Deakin’s engineering precinct at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  with its industrial-scale Microgrid and future-focused labs to hone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  your skills in virtual reality, high-voltage electricity, product prototyping,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  electrical engineering, renewable energy, mechatronics and physics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • hands-on health facilities across all our campuses including optometry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  practice; nutrition labs; exercise and sport science labs; occupational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  therapy labs; and clinical simulation centres for nursing and midwifery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • our world-class Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  at the Melbourne Burwood Campus, with four levels of state-of-the-art
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  facilities including a climate chamber; 3D motion capture systems; and an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  exercise physiology clinic where students assess and support real clients
Learning at Deakin through                                                                                                                                                                                      • creative arts and communications facilities at our Burwood and
COVID-19 and beyond                                                                                                                                                                                               Geelong campuses including an industry-standard newsroom; film and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  television studio and editing suites; visual arts and photography studios;
As a leader in digital learning, we know our students value Deakin’s                                                                                                                                              performance and exhibition spaces; and Nyaal, a cutting-edge, interactive
connected and engaging online study environment and we also                                                                                                                                                       learning environment with a 360-degree theatre, collaborative think tank
understand that many students value attending campus. At Deakin,                                                                                                                                                  and event space
you can be confident of not just a COVIDSafe environment, but a tailored,                                                                                                                                       • Deakin Law Clinic, a renowned community legal service based in the
collaborative learning experience for each course, designed to achieve                                                                                                                                            Melbourne CBD
the best possible combination of online and on-campus activities while                                                                                                                                          • Deakin Business School, including the Deakin Trading Room and business
adhering to government regulations.                                                                                                                                                                               analytics lab at the Melbourne Burwood Campus.
Dynamically delivered, world-class learning – it’s what Deakin does best.                                                                                                                                       1 Subject to availability; please refer to individual course details on the Deakin website.
Find out more at                 Develop real-world expertise and professional                                                                               2	Some intensive study units and residentials are mandatory, while others are optional.
                                                                                    networks through hands-on learning and                                                                                      3 2020 Student Experience Survey, UA benchmark group Victorian universities.
                                                                                    industry placements.                                                                                                        4 According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                5	2020 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students, UA benchmark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   group Victorian universities.

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You’re in control – make
postgraduate study work for you
Choose where you study                                                                         Take a short course or earn microcredentials                                 Choose Deakin for flexible
Deakin has four physical campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong                                  Want to upskill in areas of demand to make yourself more competitive in
Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront and Warrnambool, as well as our                                the job market? You can undertake a short course, a single unit or earn      course options
premium online platform. Many of our courses are offered at multiple                           microcredentials in a variety of study areas without the time and cost       Deakin offers a range of flexible course entry and exit options.
campuses as well as online, giving you the ultimate flexibility in                             commitment of a full degree.
where you study.                                                                                                                                                            Not ready to start a full masters degree yet?
                                                                                                                                                                            Postgraduate study doesn’t have to be a balancing act.
Choose how you study                                                                           Use your experience to attain a professional
                                                                                                                                                                            We provide flexible study options so you can test the waters with
You can control the pace of your study. For many courses1, you can:                                                                                                         a graduate certificate or graduate diploma. These courses can act as
                                                                                               practice degree                                                              ‘pathway courses’ that provide alternate entry to a masters program.
• start your degree in any of our three study periods (trimesters)                             If you are an experienced professional, our professional practice            Some of our postgraduate ‘pathway courses’ don’t require you to
  across the year                                                                              degrees offer you an innovative approach to attaining a postgraduate         have an undergraduate degree for entry and will allow you to enter
• complete your study in less time by taking advantage of our                                  degree. Professional practice degrees can help you launch into the next      based on your work experience. Similarly, you may wish to start with
  trimester system and studying extra units each year                                          phase of your career, while saving both time and money.                      a single unit (or two) to get a feel for postgraduate study before
• complete between one and four units each trimester.                                                                                                                       embarking on a masters degree.
Fast-track your studies                                                                                                                                                     Enrolled in a masters program but want to exit early? You can!
                                                                                               Study through FutureLearn
We believe you deserve to be rewarded for what you’ve achieved                                                                                                              Enrol in a masters degree with the knowledge that you may have
                                                                                               Another postgraduate study option available at Deakin is via
so far. You may be able to use your previous qualifications and                                                                                                             the option to exit after you have completed a graduate certificate or
                                                                                               FutureLearn, which gives you a taste of the online learning experience
experience to shorten your postgraduate course and lower course costs,                                                                                                      graduate diploma if your circumstances change.
                                                                                               with a range of free short courses. Deakin uses the global social learning
including reducing many masters degrees from two years full time to
one year full time.
                                                                                               platform, FutureLearn, to offer short courses in convenient two-week                                                                                                                Take advantage of our flexible course options
                                                                                               blocks, so you can organise your learning around your work and                                                                                                                      Work towards a masters over time, or choose to exit sooner with                                                    lifestyle commitments.                                                       We value your experience                                                                               a graduate certificate or a graduate diploma.
Some courses allow you to complete a unit with just a few contact                              Deakin also offers some postgraduate degrees via FutureLearn across a        You may be able to use your previous qualifications and professional
days per trimester. These intensive workshops and seminars give you                            range of interest areas, which means that once you’ve completed your         experience to shorten the duration and reduce the cost of your course.                                 Postgraduate course types with ‘indicative’
face-to-face peer discussion and networking, but the condensed contact                         free two‑week course, you can choose to continue studying and enrol                                                                                                                 credit points and duration2
hours give you extra flexibility to keep up your other commitments.                            in a full Deakin postgraduate course, delivered via FutureLearn.             Already an experienced professional, looking to further your
It can be especially useful if you’re working full time to only take a small                                                                                                skills with postgraduate study?
                                                                                               Also available via FutureLearn are microcredentials, an affordable way to
amount of time off to get the unit completed.                                                                                                                               Whether you’ve studied a degree in the past, completed a graduate
                                                                                               build specialised skills relevant to your career and earn academic credit
Visit to find out more                                                                                                               certificate or graduate diploma, or have experience in the workplace,                                    4 CREDIT POINTS
                                                                                               into a range of postgraduate degrees.
information about intensive units available in many business courses.                                                                                                       there has never been a better time to invest in yourself and upskill.
                                                                                               Visit to find out what units, courses and          The time and cost it takes to complete a masters degree1 at Deakin                                       Graduate Certificate of                                        6 MONTHS
                                                                                               microcredentials are available via FutureLearn.                              can be reduced based on your previous qualifications and professional                                    Business Administration
                                                                                                                                                                            experience. This means you may be able to fast-track a masters degree
1	Subject to availability; please refer to individual course details on the Deakin website.                                                                                from two years to 1.5 years, or even complete it in one year.
                                                                                                                                                                            To find out more about recognition for prior learning go to page 16 or                                   8 CREDIT POINTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Graduate Diploma of                                            12 MONTHS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Business Administration

                                                                                               ‘Going on placement to schools was a great                                                                                                                                            12 CREDIT POINTS
                                                                                                experience and I was well prepared come
                                                                                                graduation as I was given lots of opportunities                                                                                                                                      Master of                                                      18 MONTHS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Business Administration
                                                                                                to put theory into practice on placement.’

                                                                                               Tim Darby
                                                                                               Master of Teaching (Secondary)

                                                                                                                                                                            1	Selected postgraduate courses only – please refer to individual course entry requirements on the Deakin website to learn more.
                                                                                                                                                                            2	The duration of the course is based on completing the course full time. Part-time study options may also be available. It’s a good idea to check that the
                                                                                                                                                                               units you’re interested in are available when you’re interested in studying, as this may impact your ability to complete the course in the typical duration.

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Premium online learning
Digital is in our DNA, with more than 40 years of                          Learn via our premium online platform with
experience in distance and online learning                                 Australia’s highest rated tech support2
At some universities, your online experience is an afterthought.           DeakinSync makes your transition to online study a smooth one. It’s your
But not at Deakin. For more than 40 years, we’ve been perfecting           campus, online, where you’ll find everything you need to manage your
distance and online learning. That’s why we’re Australia’s most sought-    enrolment and get prepared, communicate with your fellow students,
after university for online postgraduate students.1 Choose one of our      teachers and support staff, plan your career, and stay up to date with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ‘The quality of the teaching and facilities
industry-designed online courses and secure your place in the future of    important information relevant to you and your learning.                                                                                                                     provided in an online space has been great.
work alongside our dynamic community of 16,000+ fully online students.
                                                                           All Deakin students connect and collaborate through DeakinSync, so you’ll                                                                                                   The support available should you need a hand                                                 always have access to the Deakin community, no matter where you are in
                                                                           the world.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        is always there, which is very reassuring.’
How it works
                                                                           When you’re on DeakinSync you can:
We bring the classroom to you using advanced technology. Studying                                                                                                                                                                                       Kristen Lemura
via our premium online learning platform gives you access to classes,      •   access your learning materials, reading lists and study guides
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Master of Sustainability
seminars and resources, and allows you to participate in live-streaming    •   participate in online classes, seminars and live chats
seminars and class discussions, chat with staff and students, and submit   •   manage your enrolment and fees, and access your student email
assignments online.                                                        •   get IT and library support
                                                                           •   access all sorts of study and personal support resources
Whether you’re a busy professional or want to structure your study
                                                                           •   connect with career support.
around other commitments, our premium interactive platform will help
you make the most of your study time. More than 78,000 online students     Unit sites are the centre of your learning experience at Deakin. In most
have graduated from Deakin and counting.                                   unit sites you will:                                    • participate in live-streaming classes, tutorials, seminars, discussion forums
                                                                             and chats                                                                       How we provide practical study support                                                     Access a range of support services – from home
                                                                           • watch a welcome video from your unit chair and access staff contact details
                                                                                                                                                             Mastering your studies requires ambition, independence and                                 As an online student, you’ll have access to a full range of personal
                                                                           • submit your assignments and check your grades
                                                                                                                                                             organisation. When you study online, you are fully supported –                             services to support your health and wellbeing, so that you can
                                                                           • find online activities that you may need to complete, e.g. quizzes
                                                                                                                                                             however, whenever and wherever you need it. A few of the study                             succeed in your studies and make the most of university life.
                                                                           • take advantage of content that is accessible via desktop, tablet or mobile.
                                                                                                                                                             support services we offer include:                                                         Our services include job search, legal advice, financial support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and free counselling – all available without ever having to
                                                                                                                                                             •   tailored orientation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        come on campus.
                                                                                                                                                             •   online tutor support and writing feedback
                                                                                                                                                             •   study mentors                                                                          Visit
                                                                                                                                                             •   digital resources to assist with time management, e.g. study planner
                                                                                                                                                             •   24/7 access to library resources
                                                                                                                                                             •   IT assistance with Australia’s top-rated tech support2 (even outside
                                                                                                                                                                 regular hours).
                                                                                                                                                             For most online courses, you can even sit your end-of-trimester
                                                                                                                                                             exams online.

                                                                                                                                                             Premium. Proven. Loved. Study online at Deakin.

                                                                                                                                                                40+ years’           Victoria’s #1            Connect                Top 1% of             Australia’s           #1 university             78,000+        #1 Victorian
                                                                                                                                                              experience in          university for         with 60,000+            universities           top-rated            career service          high-achieving      university
                                                                                                                                                               distance and           educational          students online          worldwide4           tech support2           in Australia5              online         for student
                                                                                                                                                             online education        experience3                                                                                                          graduates       satisfaction6

                                                                                                                                                             1   uCube, Department of Education, Skills and Employment. Postgraduate data excludes research.
                                                                                                            Experience flexible, collaborative
                                                                                                                                                             2   According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey.
                                                                                                            online learning at Deakin, Australia’s
                                                                                                                                                             3   2020 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students, UA benchmark group Victorian universities.
                                                                                                            most sought-after university for online
                                                                                                                                                             4   ARWU Rankings, 2020.
                                                                                                            postgraduate students.1
                                                                                                                                                             5   Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 winner for most popular career service in Australia.
                                                                                                                                                             6   Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2020 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).

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All the support you need
to achieve your full potential
What study support can I access as a                                      You might also want to take advantage of our free online tools to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ‘The lecturers were always professional and
postgraduate student?                                                     brush up on software application skills, get to know new programs
At Victoria’s #1 university for student support,1 you’ll gain the
                                                                          and reacquaint yourself with some old ones you might not have used                                                                                       ready to help. With so many coming from
                                                                          in a while. Students can also get support from Deakin’s IT Helpdesk –
assistance you need to succeed. We support you at all stages of your
                                                                          Australia’s highest rated tech support2 – at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   industry, I feel they explained the material
postgraduate course, whether you need tips on staying motivated or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   in a more engaging manner and this really
sessions to improve your academic writing. Every aspect of your study
is supported by online resources, student mentors and, of course, our                                                                                                                                                              helped with our understanding.’
staff. All students can take advantage of 24/7 online tutor support and   What other support services are there?
writing feedback.                                                         From study support and career planning, to counselling and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Aleksandar Prodanovic
You’ll also have access to a huge number of in-depth guides that will     childcare – we aim to ensure your success no matter your situation.
                                                                          Visit to find out how we can support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Master of Commerce graduate
help you develop study and life skills, including:
                                                                          you on your journey.
•   note-taking skills
•   academic referencing
•   preparing for exams
•   giving an oral presentation
•   tips for group work
•   understanding the difference between reports and essays
•   how to think critically and ask critical questions.

                                                                                                                                                  Your key questions answered
Working on real-world projects
prepares postgraduate communications
students for roles in the rapidly evolving
communication industry.                                                                                                                           How many hours of study are recommended for                                     I’ll have to juggle study around work commitments –
                                                                                                                                                  each unit I enrol in?                                                           how can I keep up-to-date with classes?
                                                                                                                                                  On average, students are advised to complete about 10 hours of study            We give you the flexibility to study what, when and how you want,
                                                                                                                                                  per week, for each unit. Most campus-based units require three contact          so you can fit your studies into your busy life. You can take advantage
                                                                                                                                                  hours each week, plus up to seven hours of independent study time               of some online options even when you are enrolled for campus study,
                                                                                                                                                  each week. Online units consist of a one-hour online lecture plus eight         study entirely online, or take a combination of campus and online subjects
                                                                                                                                                  to nine hours of independent (or group) study each week. However,               if it fits better with your timetable.3 Visit
                                                                                                                                                  contact hours for a coursework degree can vary depending on the type
                                                                                                                                                  of course and your mode of study. If you have a certain degree in mind          Where are exams held?
                                                                                                                                                  you can see the specifics on the course page and within the unit details        For most online and campus-based students, end-of-trimester exams
                                                                                                                                                  at                                                 are held online, with only a few specialist unit exams required to take
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  place at the campus of unit enrolment. Visit for
                                                                                                                                                  Can I change my study load?                                                     more information.
                                                                                                                                                  Yes, we’re known for our flexible study options. Life can change pretty fast,
                                                                                                                                                  and what suits you in March might not work so well in July. Some courses        Can I live on campus?
                                                                                                                                                  give you the option to switch between campus and online units of study          Yes, living on campus is the best way to immerse yourself in the Deakin
                                                                                                                                                  (and back again) as your circumstances change. Likewise, you can switch         experience. We offer accommodation across all our campuses with
Values shaping our                                                                                                                                between full-time and part-time study if you need to, provided your             various lease lengths and short stays available. Life on campus is both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  affordable and secure. Visit
                                                                                                                                                  course is available in both study modes.
learning community
At Deakin, we work towards creating an                                                                                                                                                                                            If I study online, can I still use the campus facilities?
environment of inclusion where we value our                                                                                                                                                                                       Yes, studying online gives you the flexibility to be completely mobile.
diversity, embrace difference and nurture a                                                                                                                                                                                       You can jump offline anytime and head to your closest Deakin campus to
connected, safe and respectful community.                                                                                                                                                                                         meet with your teachers or other students, visit the library or simply make
Through our initiative ‘Respect. Belong. Thrive’,                                                                                                                                                                                 the most of our fast, free wi-fi.
we want everyone – our students, staff and
local community partners – to feel part of our
ambitious agenda. To find out more about our                                                                                                                                                                                      1 2020 Student Experience Survey, UA benchmark group Victorian universities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey.
range of related services and programs, visit                                                                                                                                                                                     3 Subject to availability; please refer to individual course details on the Deakin website.

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Create a better world                                                                                                                                            ‘My PhD Xtra internship with satellite support

with a research degree
                                                                                                                                                                  company Cingulan Space allowed me to solve
                                                                                                                                                                  a complex, real-world problem. I developed a
                                                                                                                                                                  new algorithm to maximise the information
                                                                                                                                                                  they receive from satellites. I learnt how to
                                                                                                                                                                  code real robots and gained knowledge about
Bring your passion to a university that                                   World-class research                                                                    programming and robotic communication.
                                                                          Deakin is renowned for its research excellence.
shares your ambition to create a better world.                                                                                                                    It was great preparation for my postdoctoral
                                                                          • 100% of our specific research is rated at, above or well above world
Our research partnerships, industry‑active                                  standard (Excellence in Research for Australia Assessment 2019).
                                                                                                                                                                  research at Deakin.’
academics and placement options will                                      • Deakin is in the top 1% in global rankings (according to major
                                                                            international university ranking ARWU 2020).                                          Chalak Qazani
equip you with practical and applied skills                               • In 2020, Deakin generated research income of $87.6 million.                           Alfred Deakin Postgraduate Research Fellow, Institute for
to develop your career.                                                   • Six of our researchers were included in the 2020 Clarivate Analytics                  Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (PhD 2020)
                                                                            annual listing of researchers most cited in academic journals, ranked in
                                                                            the top 1% of researchers in their field.
Deakin University is home to world-class facilities, a network of
academic supervisors who are leaders in their fields, and many globally   Join a research community from 50+ countries
significant research projects.                                            Deakin offers access to a globally recognised research network.
Approximately 2000 Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students are           Collaborate with research partners nationally and internationally
                                                                                                                                                           Research fees, funding and scholarships                                       Research degree eligibility and entry pathways
                                                                          and present at prestigious conferences where you can form lifelong               If you’re an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or a                Students wanting to enrol in a research degree at Deakin must have
currently taking advantage of our exceptional facilities, strategic
                                                                                                                                                           New Zealand citizen, you won’t need to pay tuition fees for your              a demonstrated ability to undertake significant research in a defined
partnerships, innovative research centres and excellent reputation.       relationships with colleagues around the world.
                                                                                                                                                           research degree. Depending on what your research topic is, extra              area of interest. Typically, for entry into a research degree your prior
All degrees at Deakin, including research degrees, meet Australian                                                                                         funding may be available to support you during your candidature.              studies will have included advanced coursework in a relevant field,
Qualifications Framework (AQF) standards to ensure national               Leading research institutes and strategic                                                                                                                      initial training in appropriate research methods, and submission of
                                                                                                                                                           Deakin has a wide range of government and University funded
recognition and consistency, as well as a common understanding            research centres                                                                 scholarships available. To be competitive for a research scholarship you’ll
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         a significant research component in a written report or comparable
across Australia of what defines each qualification. Our research         Undertaking a research degree at Deakin offers access to world-class                                                                                           output. Refer to for a
                                                                                                                                                           need to have an 80% grade average or equivalent. For more information,
degrees are internationally recognised and regarded, and for domestic     experts and facilities. Cutting-edge resources within our seven research         visit                   list of entry requirements and course eligibility.
applicants (Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian            institutes and six strategic research centres include our world-leading
permanent residents) fees are not applicable under the Federal            carbon fibre research plant Carbon Nexus, a 7 megawatt renewable energy          Research support                                                              How to apply
Government’s Research Training Program (RTP).                             Microgrid, an Australian-first haptically enabled motion simulator, super                                                                                      Visit to learn details about research
                                                                                                                                                           Deakin Research provides academic and professional support, as well as
                                                                          computers, virtual reality facilities, and state-of-the-art health, sports and                                                                                 degrees available. Here you will find the online application form and
                                                                                                                                                           assistance in finding, applying for and managing research grants, awards
                                                                          science laboratories that can help you to realise your research objectives.                                                                                    information about scholarship opportunities. More information on page 16.
                                                                                                                                                           and prizes. From induction workshops to presentation training, you will
                                                                          Deakin research institutes include:                                              be supported throughout your candidature. There are also networking
                                                                                                                                                           opportunities, assistance with completing a thesis and sessions on            Want to know more?
                                                                          •   Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI)                                                                                            Feel free to contact the team at or
                                                                                                                                                           preparing for life after completion.
                                                                          •   Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A2I2)                                                                                                           +61 3 9244 5258.
                                                                          •   Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM)
                                                                          •   Institute for Health Transformation (IHT)
Deakin offers two main                                                    •   Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI)
types of higher degrees                                                   •
                                                                              Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation (IMPACT)
                                                                              Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN).
by research                                                               Learn more at                     Supported by world-class experts and
                                                                                                                                                           facilities, you’ll open a world of opportunity
                                                                                                                                                           through a research degree at Deakin.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                                          PhD Xtra
A PhD is awarded for a substantial original
                                                                          When you choose Deakin, you will join the world’s best and brightest
contribution to knowledge achieved in the expected
                                                                          research professionals in our PhD Xtra program. PhD Xtra equips higher
completion time of three years, with a time limit of
                                                                          degree by research students with the knowledge, skills and experience
four years. The thesis may be presented in several
                                                                          needed for success in a rapidly changing and highly competitive
formats and is usually limited to 100,000 words.
                                                                          research and employment environment. The program allows you to
Master by Research                                                        develop an individual, flexible learning plan tailored to your needs with
                                                                          accredited research training, professional development programs and
A Master by Research degree is awarded for an
                                                                          career pathway placements that provide relevant industry experience.
original contribution to knowledge achieved in
                                                                          Find out more at
up to two years of full-time candidature (or up
to four years of part‑time candidature). Usually
a written thesis of no more than 50,000 words                             Flexible study options
is submitted, although the thesis may be                                  As a Deakin research degree student, you can enjoy flexible study
presented in several formats.                                             options, including the ability to work off-campus and/or undertake your
                                                                          research part time. Deakin has research degree students living interstate
                                                                          and overseas. We bring students together with peers and supervisors,
                                                                          regardless of location.

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Advance your career through                                                                                                                                                                                                               ‘My PhD opened a new world for me. I have

compelling research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           worked on different continents and gained
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           many new skills such as science communication.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           I am studying the impacts of urbanisation on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           bees. There are over 2000 native bee species in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Australia, but we know little about them. They are
Deakin has a connected approach to solving global challenges. We bring together different schools                                                                                                                                          such important pollinators, but are threatened
of thinking and connect people across the University to translate ideas into impactful solutions for                                                                                                                                       by urbanisation, habitat loss, pesticide use and
some of the biggest, most complex global challenges. Our research is guided by five themes:                                                                                                                                                pollution. I am researching the learning capacity of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           native bees. If they are efficient learners, they may
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           find it easier to adapt to changed environments.’

           Enabling a sustainable world                Improving health and wellbeing           Advancing society, culture and the economy                                                                                                Dr Scarlett Howard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
                                     Creating smarter technologies           Building safe and secure communities                                                                                                                         Deakin’s Centre for Integrative Ecology (PhD 2019)

Enabling a sustainable world                                                Creating smarter technologies                                                 Transforming treatment for people                                               ‘We took a unique biological approach to treating depressive symptoms,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          which could inform future therapies. There is evidence to suggest
By placing sustainability at the centre of all our research, we are         We’re developing practical technology with ethical foundations to support
helping to prioritise the protection of all species, advance a circular     a sustainable, progressive society.                                           with major depression                                                           that people with major depressive disorder have increased levels of
economy and support the transition to sustainable energy solutions.                                                                                       Fifteen years ago, drug discovery was at a near standstill for treating         inflammation in their body.
                                                                            Our research focuses on a human-centred approach to developing ethical
This approach applies to our research in land, air and marine               and practical technologies for education, health, manufacturing and           depression. But, by taking a new look at an old antibiotic that was used        ‘Existing medications have known safety profiles and are readily accessible
ecosystems, renewable energy and resource management                        defence. We’re creating technologies with impact that improve people’s        to treat acne, a Deakin University research team has discovered a new           so they can be prescribed immediately. Current antidepressants are
technologies, resulting in positive social and economic outcomes for        lives while playing a key role in Australia’s economic future by delivering   depression treatment, creating interest around the globe.                       useful, but many people find a gap between their experience before
our local and global communities.                                           valuable outcomes for industry and the community.                             Working within Deakin’s world-leading Institute for Mental and Physical         becoming unwell and their recovery following treatment. It’s clear that
                                                                                                                                                          Health and Clinical Translation (IMPACT), Associate Professor Olivia            this shortfall in recovery is probably linked to a gap in biological targets
Improving health and wellbeing                                              Building safe and secure communities                                          Dean heads TRIALS, the team that led the world-first clinical trial. A daily    by conventional medications. We aim to fill this gap by providing new,
                                                                            From strengthening community resilience to the development of                 dose of minocycline – a broad-spectrum antibiotic, prescribed since             biologically based treatments for depression.’
Improved health and wellbeing underpins the success of any society,
and at Deakin, we’re driving research that improves lives – locally         cutting‑edge cyber security, our cross-disciplinary research builds ethical   1971 – was added to the usual treatment of a group experiencing major           In 2020, Assoc. Prof. Dean’s focus on biological approaches to new
and globally – in meaningful ways.                                          and innovative solutions to global security problems.                         depression. Compared to a control group taking a placebo, those taking          depression treatments was adopted by other international research
                                                                            Ensuring safe communities is a complex task. From extremist and violent       minocycline reported improved functioning and quality of life.                  teams, including teams at the University of Toronto and the Karolinska
Our research addresses the world’s most significant health
                                                                            behaviours, to the increasing threat of cyber-crime, to personal and          ‘There is a huge need for improved treatment options for people with            Institute. She was also named a Clarivate Analytics highly cited researcher
challenges at individual and population levels. In collaboration
                                                                            global security, a collaborative approach is needed now more than ever.       major depression. In Australia, up to one in six people will have experienced   in 2019 and 2020 (placing her among the world’s top one per cent of
with global partners and local communities, we’re working to
                                                                            Our researchers work with communities, organisations and government           depression over the past 12 months,’ Assoc. Prof. Dean said.                    researchers in her field), with over 100 publications and successful grants
highlight inequities, improve health care systems of prevention
                                                                            to develop innovative technologies and translational knowledge                                                                                                totalling $15 million under her belt.
and management, and identify potential innovative technological
                                                                            that results in safer communities.
solutions. Throughout, our focus remains on promoting equality,
enhancing individual lives and sustaining broader communities
through meaningful approaches to health and wellbeing.

Advancing society, culture and the economy
We’re helping to strengthen society, culture and the economy
through creative, contemporary and intercultural approaches to
education, the arts and business.
Building a better future requires reflection as well as progression.
At Deakin, we believe connection with Australia’s heritage, First
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A Deakin University
Nations’ knowledge and inter-cultural histories should inform                                                                                                                                                                                       research-centred platform
our solutions for a sustainable and inclusive society. Using                                                                                                                                                                                        Inspired by our wide breadth of expertise, the
multidisciplinary approaches, we’re looking to the past and the                                                                                                                                                                                     Deakin Research news blog disruptr encourages
future to strengthen inclusive societies, prioritise education and                                                                                                                                                                                  conversation by highlighting the impact our
build resilient communities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        research has had, the many questions it may
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    raise and the potential it holds for the future.

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Applying to Deakin                                                                                                                                  What will it cost?
How do I apply for a coursework degree?                                    Do you provide credit for past experience?                               What is the postgraduate course fee?                                         How can I reduce costs?
We provide step-by-step guidance online to make applying to Deakin         You may be able to reduce the overall study time and tuition cost        Tuition fees are based on the course, fee place and number of units          Recognition for prior learning or industry experience
easy. And, with two or three study periods a year, the next intake is      of your coursework degree by getting your work and previous study        you enrol in. Most of our postgraduate courses are full fee-paying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 can shorten your course
never far away. If you need some advice on preparing your documents        experience acknowledged through recognition of prior learning (RPL).     places, although a selection of our postgraduate courses offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Postgraduate course length and cost can be reduced based on your
or writing a compelling personal statement, visit                                                                                    Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). You can find course, unit
                                                                           RPL, formerly known as advanced standing or credit transfer, includes                                                                                 previous qualifications and experience, including reducing many masters
preparing-your-application.                                                                                                                         and fee information using the course search tool at
                                                                           formal learning (accredited qualifications) and informal learning                                                                                     degrees from two years full time to one year full time. Refer to page 16 for
                                                                                                                                                    find-a-course/postgraduate. Deakin also has a handy fee estimator.
Visit for full details on how to apply          (non‑accredited learning or work experience). Find out more at                                                                                        details about recognition of prior learning.
to Deakin, including our webinar that steps you through the process.
Once you have gathered everything that you need, you can submit                                                                                     Fee types                                                                    Look at possible tax benefits
                                                                           If you’re a professional with extensive experience and knowledge
your application and supporting documentation through Deakin’s             in your field, a professional practice degree can help you gain a                                                                                     When you enrol in a postgraduate course you may be eligible for an
                                                                                                                                                    There are two course fee types: full fee-paying places and
online applicant portal at                            professionally recognised qualification – through a combination of                                                                                    income tax deduction for your course fees and study-related expenses,
                                                                                                                                                    Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Full fee-paying places aren’t
                                                                           professional practice credentials and coursework units – saving both                                                                                  such as your computer, books, stationery etc., or some of your travel
                                                                                                                                                    subsidised by the Australian Government, so you pay the full cost
How do I apply for a research degree?                                      time and money. Visit               of the course. As a domestic fee-paying student you may be eligible
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 expenses between home or work and university. The ATO can offer
Applications for higher research degrees involve several key steps,                                                                                                                                                              advice on claiming study expenses, but broadly, if your intended course
                                                                                                                                                    to defer payment of your fees through the Australian Government
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 is upskilling and directly relates to your work, you might qualify.
which we’ll guide you through. When it comes time to submit your           Key dates                                                                taxation system’s FEE-HELP1 loan program. Your employer may also
formal application, you’ll need to attach proof of citizenship, academic                                                                            consider assisting with the cost of study if the course is related to your
                                                                           Visit and browse all start and finish dates                                                                                   Share your costs with your employer
transcripts, a research proposal, referee reports and other certified                                                                               current position.
                                                                           for Deakin’s main study periods. You’ll also find dates relating to                                                                                   If you’re already working in the field, approach your employer with a proposal
documents. Visit               applications and prospective student events, plus a list of all public
to find out all the information you need.                                                                                                           Commonwealth Supported Places are higher education places available          for postgraduate study as professional development. It’s not uncommon
                                                                           holidays and study breaks.                                               to eligible domestic students, for which the University receives some        for postgraduate students to have a cost-sharing arrangement with their
                                                                                                                                                    government funding. If you’re offered a CSP, you’ll only need to             employer. Upskilling is a benefit to the workplace, so it’s worth asking.
                                                                                                                                                    contribute part of the cost of your course. This is referred to as the
                                                                                                                                                    ‘student contribution’, and varies depending on the units you enrol in.      Professional practice degrees
                                                                                                                                                    Visit for the most up-to-date information.                If you’re a professional with extensive experience and knowledge in your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 field, a professional practice degree can help you gain a professionally
                                                                                                                                                    Can I defer paying fees?                                                     recognised qualification – through a combination of professional practice
                                                                                                                                                    While most postgraduate coursework degrees are full fee-paying,              credentials and coursework units – saving both time and money.
                                                                                                                                                    that doesn’t mean you have to pay it all upfront. If you studied your        Visit
                                                                                                                                                    undergraduate degree as a domestic student, you probably already
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Deakin alumni discount
                                                                                                                                                    know about HECS-HELP. Did you know there’s a HECS equivalent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 We support Deakin alumni by offering an alumni discount, which
                                                                                                                                                    for postgraduate study? FEE-HELP works on the same premise as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 rewards Deakin graduates with 10% off postgraduate study fees on
                                                                                                                                                    HECS – the Australian Government covers your tuition fees as a loan and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 postgraduate award courses at Deakin University. Some conditions apply.3
                                                                                                                                                    you pay it back through the taxation system once you reach a taxable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Visit for more information.
                                                                                                                                                    income threshold.1 Visit to
                                                                                                                                                    find out if you’re eligible for FEE-HELP.                                    Apply for a postgraduate scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Whether it’s recognition of your academic achievements or a
                                                                                                                                                    How do I calculate my fee repayments?                                        chance to make university a reality, there’s a Deakin scholarship that
                                                                                                                                                    More than three in four postgraduate students use Australia’s                can help you on your way to your ultimate postgraduate degree.
                                                                                                                                                    FEE-HELP loan system to earn a degree with no upfront tuition fees.2         Visit to find out if you might be eligible.
                                                                                                                                                    Check out Deakin’s handy FEE-HELP repayment calculator to work
                                                                                                                                                    out how much of your salary will be deducted before tax from each
                                                                                                                                                    pay cycle, and how long it will take to repay your FEE-HELP loan.

                                                                                                                                                    Do research degrees have fees?
                                                                                                                                                    If you’re an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or a New Zealand
                                                                                                                                                    citizen, you won’t need to pay tuition fees for your research degree.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Be rewarded for your hard work
                                                                                                                                                    Where can I find further information on fees?                                         A Deakin scholarship is more than just a financial boost. It is our
                                                                                                                                                    Visit for the most up-to-date information                          chance to acknowledge your accomplishments and reward your
                                                                                                                                                    or call us on 1800 693 888.                                                           hard work, setting you on the path to success at university.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We offer a range of postgraduate scholarships to help make
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          postgraduate study accessible so you can complete your study,
                                                                                                                                                    1	Note there is a HELP loan limit. In 2021 this is $108,232,                         reach your full potential, and achieve your career goals. Our
Deakin’s practical, industry-designed                                                                                                                  or $155,448 for medicine. Visit                                postgraduate scholarships recognise and reward students from
courses and flexible study options will
                                                                                                                                                    2	Tuition fees do not include non-tuition costs such as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          a broad range of backgrounds across a number of interest areas
prepare you to take on postgraduate study –
and your future – with confidence.                                                                                                                     Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).                                         and degree types.
                                                                                                                                                    3	Eligibility conditions apply. Full fee-paying students only.
                                                                                                                                                       CSP is not eligible. Other conditions may apply.                                   Learn more at

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Courses at Deakin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Course code     S700                      Cloud (online)   C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Duration in years full time    3          Melbourne Burwood Campus       B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Trimester      T           Geelong Waterfront Campus     WF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Semester       S         Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus      WP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Warrnambool Campus       WB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         NIKERI Institute   NIK

                                                                  Course    Course                     Trimester                                                                                                     Course    Course                                   Trimester
Course name                                                                               Campus                       Tuition fees3       Course name                                                                                          Campus                                   Tuition fees3
                                                                   code    duration1                   intake(s)2                                                                                                     code    duration1                                 intake(s)2

Architecture and construction management                                                                                                   Communication and creative arts
Master of Architecture                                             S700         2              WF        T1, T2                            Graduate Diploma of Children’s Literature                                  A641         1                     C                T1, T2             $22,600
                                                                                                                        $8021 (CSP)4
                                                                                                                                           Graduate Certificate of Communication                                      A539        0.5                C       B          T1, T2, T3           $11,300
Graduate Certificate of Construction Management                    S591       1 PT         C    WF      T1, T2, T3        $13,700
                                                                                                                                           Graduate Diploma of Communication                                          A639         1                 C       B          T1, T2, T3           $22,600
Graduate Diploma of Construction Management                        S691         1          C    WF       T1, T2           $27,400
                                                                                                                                           Master of Communication                                                    A743        1–2                C       B          T1, T2, T3           $22,600
Master of Construction Management (Professional)                   S792         2          C    WF      T1, T2, T3        $27,400
                                                                                                                                           Graduate Certificate of Creative Arts                                      A559        0.5            B       WF 12          T1, T2, T3           $11,300

Business                                                                                                                                   Graduate Diploma of Creative Arts                                          A659         1             B       WF 12            T1, T2             $22,600

Graduate Certificate of Artificial Intelligence for Business       M553       1 PT         C       B    T16, T26          $14,300          Master of Creative Arts                                                    A759         2             B       WF 12            T1, T2             $22,600

Graduate Certificate of Business (Arts and Cultural Management)    M519       1 PT             C        T16, T26          $14,300          Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing                                       A636         1                 C       B            T1, T2             $22,600
Master of Business (Arts and Cultural Management)                  M785       1–1.5            C         T1, T2           $28,600          Graduate Diploma of Digital Media                                          A634         1                 C       B            T1, T2             $22,600

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration                    M501        0.5         C       B   T1, T26, T36       $17,700          Graduate Diploma of Journalism                                             A649         1                 C       B            T1, T2             $22,600

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration                        M601         1          C       B   T1, T26, T3        $35,400          Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies                                       A635         1                     C                T1, T2             $22,600

Master of Business Administration                                  M701        1.5         C       B    T1, T2, T3        $35,400          Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing                                   A661         1                 C       B            T1, T2             $22,600

Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management)          M703         2          C       B    T1, T2, T3        $35,400          Graduate Diploma of Public Relations                                       A643         1                 C       B            T1, T2             $22,600
Master of Business Administration (International)                  M751        1–2         C       B     T1, T2           $30,400          Graduate Diploma of Visual Communication Design                            A638         1                 C       B            T1, T2             $22,600
Master of Business Analytics                                       M761        1–2         C       B     T1, T2           $28,600          Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature                             A535        0.5                C       B          T1, T2, T3           $11,300

Graduate Certificate of Commerce                                   M516        0.5         C       B   T1, T2, T36        $14,500          Graduate Diploma of Writing and Literature                                 A664         1                 C       B          T1, T2, T3           $22,600
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Master of Commerce                                                 M755        1–2         C       B     T1, T2           $29,000          Master of Arts (Writing and Literature)                                    A764        1–2                C       B          T1, T2, T3           $22,600
Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning                         M569       1 PT         C       B    T1, T2, T3        $14,100
                                                                                                                                           Education and teaching
Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning                             M669         1          C       B    T1, T2, T36       $28,200
                                                                                                                                           Further study for education professionals
Master of Financial Planning                                       M769        1.5         C       B    T1, T2, T36       $28,200
                                                                                                                                           Graduate Certificate of Adult, Vocational Education and Training           E506       1 PT                    C              T1, T2, T3           $10,900
Graduate Certificate of Healthcare Management                      M543        0.5         C       B   T1, T26, T36       $17,700
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        $4950 + $1980
Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management                                     8
                                                                                                         T1, T2           $14,700
                                                                                                                                           Graduate Certificate of Digital Learning Leadership                        E598      1–1.5 PT                 C              T1, T2, T3
                                                                   M515       1 PT             C                                                                                                                                                                                       (credential fee)10

Master of Human Resource Management                                M782       1–1.5
                                                                                      7        C       T1, T2, T39        $29,400                                                                                                                                                       $9900 + $4950
                                                                                                                                           Master of Digital Learning Leadership                                      E798     2–2.5 PT                  C              T1, T2, T3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (credential fee)11
Graduate Certificate of Information Systems                        M522        0.5         C       B   T1, T26, T36       $14,300                                                                                                                        C 13
                                                                                                                                           Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education (Leadership)                 E606         1                                       T1                $21,800
Master of Information Systems                                      M722        1–2         C       B     T1, T2           $28,600
                                                                                                                                           Graduate Certificate of Education                                          E500        0.5                    C                 T1                $10,900
                                                                                                                       $7300 + $1980                                                                                                     14
Graduate Certificate of Leadership                                 M597      1–1.5 PT          C        T1, T2, T3                         Master of Education                                                        E771       1–1.5               C       B            T1, T2             $24,400
                                                                                                                      (credential fee)10
                                                                                                                      $14,600 + $4950
                                                                                                                                           Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership                      E556       1 PT                    C                T1, T2             $10,900
Master of Leadership                                               M797     1–2.5 PT           C        T1, T2, T3
                                                                                                                      (credential fee)11   Graduate Certificate of Education Research                                 E590      1–1.5 PT                 C              T1, T2, T3           $10,900
Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting                    M506        0.5         C       B     T1, T2           $14,500          Master of Education (Leadership and Management)                            E732       1–1.5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         14              C                T1, T2             $24,400
Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting                        M696         1          C       B     T1, T2           $29,000          Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (Learning and Teaching)           E510       1 PT                    C            T16, T2, T36           $10,900
Master of Professional Accounting                                  M742        1–2         C       B     T1, T2           $29,200          Graduate Certificate of Specialist Inclusive Education                     E544       1 PT                    C                T1, T2             $12,500
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Graduate Certificate of Property                                   M511       1 PT             C         T1, T2           $16,100          Master of Specialist Inclusive Education                                   E734       1–1.5                   C              T1, T2, T3           $25,000

Graduate Diploma of Property                                       M633         1              C         T1, T2           $32,200          Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages    E504        0.5                C       B             T1                $10,900

Graduate Certificate of Public Accounting                          M512        0.5         C       B     T1, T2           $14,600          Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages                  E704         1                 C       B            T1, T2             $23,200

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