Deakin University

Deakin University is a comprehensive university ranked in the top 2% in global rankings and a leader in graduate employability in Australia and is best known for its student experience; personalised, nimble and friendly and enhanced by innovative digital engagement (see:

A range of CFE placement options are offered through Deakin University’s Warrnambool campus, 3 hours from Melbourne on the Surf Coast. Wrapped in the spectacular beauty of the Great Southern Ocean, Warrnambool (pronounced ‘War-nam-bull) offers a unique lifestyle blend of nature and wildlife, breathtaking landscape, arts and culture and a welcoming community.

Deakin University is an integral part of the Warrnambool community and surrounding region and as such, closely supports and engages with community and industry including local schools and community-based centres.


  • Two placements at local secondary/elementary schools (see list of school in section I below) for a duration of 1.5 weeks each, and where candidates will observe, teach and experience classes and school activities as well as present to students about Canada
  • One day per week at Community based sites; Flagstaff Maritime Museum, Tower Hill Reserve, and The Wag Art Gallery to observe and participate in a range of education programs held at these sites.
  • Guaranteed accommodation at Deakin’s Warrnambool Campus
  • Social excursions to the Great Ocean Road, Grampian’s, and greater South West

Associated Costs:

  • Flights: Return economy airfare to Melbourne approximately $1300 – $1500 CDN

Transport to Warrnambool Campus:

  • Airport Transfer Service to Southern Cross Station – $18 AUD one way
  • Train to Warrnambool – $36 AUD one way
    • Accommodation on campus: $205 AUD per week. Accommodation is self-catering, no meal plans.
    • Social Activities (optional): approx. $300. AUD Includes a Surfing lesson, tours of the Twelve Apostles and Great Ocean Road and visit to Hall’s Gap
    • Personal spending, food, etc
    • Transport to/from residence to CFE placements: Bus fare costs approx. $5.00 AUD per day ($22.40 AUD per week).

    Valid passport and Current travel, medical and dental insurance required.