• Deakin University

Preparing to Succeed

Find out what it takes to be a successful postgraduate student at Deakin University.

9,583 enrolled on this course

Group of postgraduate students in academic dress celebrating on graduation day.
  • Duration

    1 week
  • Weekly study

    2 hours

Get the knowledge, skills and resources to study with confidence.

As a postgraduate student, Deakin is committed to helping you get the most out of your learning journey.

To get you started, we’ve put together this short introduction to postgraduate study at Deakin. This course will help to prepare you for success by setting you up with the knowledge, skills and resources you’ll need to confidently begin your postgraduate studies.

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When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for postgraduate students who are commencing their studies.

Who will you learn with?

Professor Liz Johnson taught science in Australian universities for over 30 years. She is now Pro Vice-chancellor at Deakin University, helping teaching teams to create great learning experiences.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

  • Established

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control

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