Our Geelong Waterfront Campus is right on the seafront - in the heart of Geelong, about an hour from Melbourne. Originally built as wool stores in the 19th century, the buildings have been extensively renovated, creating a modern, impressive campus.
Find out why Deakin is ranked top three* in Australia for graduate employability. Come along to the Graduate Employment Hub to meet our graduates, current students, staff and employers. Enjoy coffee and donuts while chatting about Deakin’s learning experience, career opportunities and learn more about the graduate employment services available to Deakin students. Also attend the Graduate Employment in the 21st century information session, to hear how a student just starting their degree should prepare for graduate employment and a career.
Graduate Employment Hub, Costa Hall Foyer.
Sessions running from 11:30AM – 12:00PM and 2:00PM – 2:30PM
*2016 Times Higher Education Australian Employability Ranking
More than 3500 people attended Deakin’s Geelong Waterfront Campus Open Day, gathering information on courses and getting involved in some really fun activities. Here’s just a taste of what was on offer.
The mobile animal farm was at Open Day for visitors to get up close and personal with some of their favourite animals.
Open Day visitors met with members of Deakin University Clubs and Societies to get a feel for life at Deakin University.
Open Day visitors were able to take a break from the information session and campus tour to enjoy live music, great food, giveaways and plenty of other free activities.
Visual communication designs, visual arts and photography students' works were on display at the Visual Arts and Design studious for Open Day visitors.
Interested in a career in nursing or midwifery? Deakin’s clinical simulation centres are purpose-built, flexible learning spaces that provide a safe, supportive and realistic environment for students to develop core clinical nursing and midwifery skills.
Courtroom drama was open at Open Day for visitors to experience.
Need help getting around Geelong Waterfront Campus at Open Day? Our handy new wayfinding app is designed to help you locate rooms and services at Deakin and get you there quicker than you can say "Deakin Campus Compass".
If you are coming from Melbourne allow about an hour by car. Need some help with directions? Campus Compass can get you there.
V/Line trains run every 70 minutes from Southern Cross railway station from 7.50 am. Once you arrive at Geelong railway station you can walk to the campus or take the free and accessible Deakin Open Day shuttle bus.
V/Line trains or coaches run from many regional centres, including Ballarat, Warrnambool and the Great Ocean Road.
Well, choosing a university can sometimes be tricky but Deakin Open Day gives you a glimpse into what it’s like to be a student. Plus, there’s heaps of fun stuff, free entertainment and great food between the information sessions.
Talk to us! Our staff and students are able to advise you on courses, how to apply, what extra entry requirements you might need. We'll also give you lowdown on university life while you roam around and get a feel for the campus.
Don't worry, they're easy to find. The General Information Stand, and the Career and Course Information Centre, are your first stops. That’s where you’ll find all the information you need on courses, including postgraduate studies. If you need an Auslan interpreter this is also the place to ask.
Think about what you’re interested in and if you want to study full time, part time, on campus or online. Then ask us how that translates into a course, what the entry requirements are or how it can lead to a career. If you need some help thinking about your options, then you can kickstart your course and career exploration with our new Explore App.
Check out the full range of transport options for getting to each Deakin campus.
Our new wayfinding app – which you can download now – will help you navigate through our campuses. And if you still get lost, don't worry! One of our friendly student ambassadors will point you in the right direction.
Take a look at our extensive Open Day Planner and save the sessions that interest you to your personal Open Day Plan. This means you’ll have a plan for your day and won’t miss anything important. And if you need more help, we'll have all the answers at the Course and Career Information Centre.
Congratulations to the winners of our RSVP and Win competition!
Bailey T, Broadford
James M, East Kew
Jessica M, Glen Iris
Kelcy F, Pearcedale
Brittany D, Kialla East
Hannah W, Shepparton
Ashleigh B, Delacombe
Sonia Z, Heathmont