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iDeaL is a free online tool which you can use to find out which English language and communication skills programs and services at Deakin are most relevant and appropriate to your needs. It consists of several short tasks and should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete.
Your performance in iDeaL will not exclude you from any units you are enrolled in.
It is recommended that all commencing students, including students entering at postgraduate level, complete iDeaL in their first week of study, regardless of their language background, school results or entry qualifications.
Note: if you are a commencing undergraduate student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you will be required to complete iDeaL as part of a unit, MCA 010.
If you encounter this issue you should contact the iDeaL support team for assistance.
There are many benefits to completing iDeal early in your studies. Completing iDeal means you can take action early. The email you receive will recommend which English language and communication skills programs and services at Deakin are most relevant and appropriate to your needs.
The information is used by Study Skills to contact students and provide feedback on appropriate services students can access to support their studies. iDeaL information is also used to report on cohort results.
Individual results are available to Faculties and may be used in research. However, iDeaL results do not impact on a students unit results.
You cannot fail iDeaL. You will not receive a numerical score but you will receive feedback. The feedback you receive is focused on actions you can take to improve in particular areas of English and communication. The results are not used to compare you to other students or to determine your ability to undertake academic study.