Deakin University's single (non-award) unit program provides the general public with access to a wide variety of tertiary level units. If you are interested in personal or professional development within the business and law area, the single unit method of study can offer new opportunities for following your interests. Some units have prerequisites or special requirements, but most are open to all. Approval for enrolment is dependent on the availability of places after government-funded students have been enrolled in the unit(s). A non-award unit is a unit which does not lead to an award but which is a unit of study from an award course or courses at Deakin University and may be counted as credit towards an award course at Deakin subject to admission to an award course and approval by the Faculty Board. Students interested in an enrolment of this type should contact the Division of Student Administration - Student Information Centre (refer to contact details in the contacts section of this page). If admitted to a non-award unit, you must complete all administrative and academic requirements and examinations in order to obtain formal acknowledgement that you have completed all requirements of the unit. The University is required to charge fees for single (non-award) unit enrolments.
Business and Law Non-Award Enrolment - Postgraduate Domestic
Students undertaking study for the purpose of professional recognition should note that such recognition is the prerogative of the professional body. It is the responsibility of the student to check that the units offered by the University are recognised by the relevant professional organisation.
Fees and charges
The University is required to charge fees for single subject non-award unit enrolments. Single subject non-award unit fees are trimester based and cover full tuition costs. The cost of each unit depends on the government classified area of study the unit belongs to.
Single subject non-award unit students are not eligible for financial assistance from Centrelink, university loans or other grants. If fees are to be paid by an employer or the Department of Education, Science and Training, a letter from the employer stating this arrangement must accompany the application form.
A single subject non-award unit is not Commonwealth supported and therefore students are not eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.
Applicants are encouraged to return their completed forms as early as possible as places may be limited. 2009 closing dates are as follows:
* Trimester 1 - 1 January (off campus); 4 February (on campus)
* Trimester 2 - 16 June (off campus); 30 June (on campus)
* Trimester 3 - 19 October (off campus and on campus)
How to apply
For single subject non-award study please apply online via the Applicant Portal.
You can apply for multiple units in one trimester on the same application. However, if you apply for a unit in one trimester, then wish to pursue study in another trimester, you are required to submit another online application.
To choose a unit to suit you, read the student handbooks (new window) for comprehensive unit descriptions, trimester and mode availability (on or off campus), prerequisites, credit point value and assessment details.
Approval for enrolment is dependent on the availability of places after Commonwealth supported students have been enrolled in the unit/s. Once enrolled, you have the privileges and responsibilities of a student at Deakin, and an invoice for any fees payable will be forwarded to you.