The university has four faculties, covering arts, business and law, education, health, science, engineering and built environment. The field of education, social sciences, humanities, communication and creative arts were covered by the Faculty of Arts. The institute of Koorie was also a part of the Faculty of Arts. The school of Medicine, nursing department, midwifery, exercise and nutrition sciences, psychology department and incorporate subjects such as occupational therapy, social work, and health economics were taken up by the Faculty of Health. The Deakin University School of Law and Deakin Business School both come under the Faculty of Business and Law. The Faculty of science, engineering and built, covers up the environment encompass architecture, information technology, engineering and life and environmental sciences.
The Deakin University’s governing body is called the Deakin University Council and its present chairman is John Stanhope AM. The council looks after the oversight of the college and leads the path towards a general direction and then council is also held responsible for all the actions of the university. Professor Jane den Hollander, is the present Vice Chancellor and the President of Deakin University. She is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and takes the councils responsibilities. Professor den Hollander happens to be a cellular biologist turned university administrator and also held the position of the Deputy vice chancellor, previously, at Curtin University in Western Australia.