Open Day

05 Aug 2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Welcome to Warrnambool

Deakin's Warrnambool Campus offers a friendly, close-knit community environment, where students can easily access staff, services and study support. It is set on the banks of the picturesque Hopkins River, close to local surf beaches and popular tourist attractions.



Visit Deakin’s marine research vessel, Yolla, and the recently refurbished aquatic research facility, where you can see various species of fish in the hatchery, salt water or fresh water areas. 

Running all Open Day at Deakin University, tours every half hour on the hour.

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Will be running every 30 mins from 9.30am from the Career and Course Information Centre.
  1. Aquatic research facility tour

    Departing from the SEBE booth in the Career and Course Information Centre

    Visit our recently refurbished aquatic research facility and observe various species of fish in the hatchery, salt water and fresh water areas. Tours every hour on the hour.

    Runs on the hour All Day Event
  2. Marine biology, fisheries and aquaculture display

    Building J2.27 and Building E

    See the environmental science display and find out about our marine biology, fisheries and aquaculture courses, and potential graduate employment opportunities. Academic staff and researchers in marine biology and fisheries will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate some exciting research equipment. Tours of laboratory and teaching facilities will be conducted during the day. Visit Deakin's marine research vessel, Yolla, and the recently refurbished aquatic research facility, where you can see various species of fish in the hatchery, salt water or fresh water areas.

    All Day Event
  3. Nursing and midwifery clinical simulation centre

    Building F, Room F2.04

    Visit our clinical simulation centre and discover how you can move into a fulfilling career in nursing and/or midwifery.

    Open for viewing All Day Event
  4. Yolla' research vessel on display

    Outside Building H (Cafeteria Lane)

    Our research vessel Yolla is on display – helping students understand our unique marine habitats.

    All Day Event
  5. Commerce

    Business Building J, Room J2.01, Alfred Deakin Lecture Theatre

    Internationally recognised and EPAS accredited gain a foundation in commerce and professional expertise in a range of areas: Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Management, HRM, Financial Planning and Info Systems.

    10:00AM → 11:00AM

  6. Your guide to study at Deakin

    Building G, Room G1.01, Percy Baxter Lecture Theatre

    Discover how Deakin will give you the best learning experience - a presentation for students and parents. Learn about your study options, how to apply through VTAC, SEAS, fees, scholarships and support services.

    10:00AM → 11:00AM

  7. Your career in Engineering

    Building C, Room C1.13

    Our engineering courses offer endless possibilities through computer modelling, virtual reality environments, 3D printing and rapid prototyping capabilities. Gain practical experience and skills for future employment.

    10:30AM → 11:00AM

  8. Discover marine biology at Warrnambool

    Building J, Room J2.01, Alfred Deakin Lecture Theatre

    The renowned marine biology degree at Warrnambool offers students a wide range of aquatic environments and diversity of marine life right on the campus doorstep. Students experience a classroom without walls. Hear how fieldwork and industry placements prepare you for a rewarding career.

    11:00AM → 11:30AM

  9. Pathways to Deakin

    Building C, Room C1.13

    Learn more about our partnerships and alternate pathways to start your dream Deakin degree and to help you get where you want to be.

    11:00AM → 11:30AM

  10. Primary teaching

    Building A, Room A3.45, Flexible Learning Centre

    Discover the rewards of studying a primary teaching degree. Hear our friendly staff discuss selection, course information and career options.

    11:00AM → 11:30AM

    Multiple sessions a day
  11. Psychology

    Building B, Room B3.05

    Psychology is the study of mental processes and human behaviour. It is relevant to many areas of human activity and complements a range of career choices. Our courses are accredited by the Australian Psychological Society.

    11:00AM → 11:30AM

  12. Health sciences

    Building G, Room G1.01, Percy Baxter Lecture Theatre

    Decide your career path. Deakin's Bachelor of Health Sciences provides you with core knowledge of health issues and industry, but you decide your specialisation.

    11:30AM → 12:00PM

  13. Law

    Law Building B, Room B3.03

    Learn more about Deakin Law School’s recognised Law degree: one of the few law degrees in Australia with innovative practising law clinics.

    11:30AM → 12:00PM

  14. Money matters

    Building C, Room C1.13

    Everything you need to know about tuition fees, HECS-HELP, invoices and payment options. Discover if you are eligible for a scholarship or financial assistance.

    11:30AM → 12:00PM

  15. Understanding VTAC's SEAS

    Building F, Room F1.01

    Information about VTAC's Special Entry and Access Scheme (SEAS), including the application process, different SEAS categories and how SEAS impacts university selection. Ask questions of our specialists.

    11:30AM → 12:00PM

  16. Nursing and midwifery

    Building J, Room J2.01, Alfred Deakin Lecture Theatre

    Graduate with the knowledge, communication skills, professionalism and problem-solving capabilities to work as a registered nurse and/or midwife in a diverse range of settings.

    12:00PM → 1:00PM

  17. Returning to study – mature-age and non-Year 12 students

    Building B, Room B3.03

    Looking to return to study? This session will provide you with a guide on choosing the right course for you and how to navigate the application process. Learn how study can suit your lifestyle, with flexible delivery options to help juggle work and family commitments.

    12:00PM → 1:00PM

  18. Finding accommodation

    Building G, Room G1.01, Percy Baxter Lecture Theatre

    Find out about your accommodation options, both at Warrnambool Campus and close to the campus, costs and how and when to apply. Tours of the student residences will follow.

    12:15PM → 1:00PM

  19. Associate degree

    Building C, Room C1.13

    Our associate degree programs introduce you to university study and provide guaranteed entry into a range of arts and education courses, or transition into other Deakin undergraduate programs, with credit.

    12:30PM → 1:00PM

  20. Medical imaging, optometry and medicine

    Building B, Room B3.05

    Learn more about our exciting courses in medical imaging, optometry and medicine, offered at our growing health precinct at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

    1:00PM → 2:00PM

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The fun stuff

Come to Open Day for information on courses, stay for the really fun stuff. Check out some of the events happening around campus to get the full Deakin experience.

Wayfinding App

Deakin Campus Compass

Need help getting around Warrnambool 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".

Getting to Warrnambool Campus

If you are coming from Melbourne allow about 3.5 hours by car. Need some help with directions? Campus Compass can get you there.

On Sundays, a V/Line train departs Southern Cross railway station at 9 am and arrives at Sherwood Park railway station, adjacent to Deakin’s Warrnambool Campus, at 12.21 pm.

Buses from the Warrnambool city centre depart from Koroit St and take about 20 minutes.

V/Line trains or coaches run from many regional centres including Ballarat, Geelong, Portland, Hamilton and Mt Gambier.


If you are travelling to Warrnambool Open Day why not make a weekend of it and spend a night on campus, on us! Experience Warrnambool, explore the beautiful surrounds and enjoy our student accommodation for free!


  • One night’s accommodation on campus for two people on Saturday 5 August 2017
  • Continental breakfast for two people

Places are limited and subject to availability.

To find out more and book phone (03) 55633111 or email wsradmin@deakin.edu.au


  1. Why do I need to go to Open Day?

    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.

  2. How do I get the most out of Open Day?

    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.

  3. How do I find the right people to speak to?

    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.

  4. What questions should I 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.

  5. How do I get to a Deakin campus?

    Check out the full range of transport options for getting to each Deakin campus.

  6. When are Deakin's Open Days?
  7. How do I find my way around the 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.

  8. How do I know what to go and see?

    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.

  9. I'm thinking about changing my preferences and want to see what Deakin courses I can get into - what should I do?

    We have a helpful ATAR calculator that can show you which courses your ATAR can get you in to. For more information on changing preferences go to Find a course by ATAR.

  10. Who won the RSVP and Win competition?

    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