Industry relations and partnerships

Thanks to our partnerships with leading universities, TAFE institutes and professional societies, we offer a range of industry-focused programs to our students. With programs available within Australia and overseas, the opportunities for students are limitless.

Industry relations

Our industry partners

Organisation Relationship
ACCA Partnership on the Master of International
Accounting program, primarily for Asian international students
Chartered Accountants ANZ Partnership on the pathways program, the Thought Leadership series and key accreditation body for the Bachelor of Commerce accounting major
Coffey Hunt A considerable recruiter of Deakin graduates over the years and supporter of internships; also a partner for proposed professional practice major in the Bachelor of Commerce
CPA Australia Support for Indigenous Accountants initiatives and a key accreditation body for the Bachelor of Commerce accounting major
Crowe Horwath Considerable recruitment of Deakin graduates over the years, support for internships and generous contributor of student prizes; also a partner for the proposed professional practice major in the Bachelor of Commerce
Cultural Development Network Involvement with Deakin’s Arts and Cultural Management Masters program and a number of important board projects over the past few years
Deloitte Major employer of Deakin graduates over the years and support for the Business 2 Education program
Dimension Data MOU and scholarships for business students
Geelong Chamber of Commerce Business Trends Surveys and the Business Excellence Awards
IBM Centre of Excellence in Business Analytics, and software sponsorship and support for the Master of Business Analytics program
IPA – Institute of Public Accountants IPA Deakin SME Research Partnership; supports research into SMEs that is included in the focus of the accounting major in the Bachelor of Commerce program
KPMGFinancial support for the KPMG Research Fellow in Integrated Reporting
Multicultural Arts Victoria Strategic national research projects that support the arts major in the Bachelor of Business and the master’s program
Navitas Provide pathways into the Bachelor of Commerce and master’s degrees including the MBA through the Professional Qualifying Program; students supplied through Burwood, Geelong, Indonesian, Sri Lankan, Vietnamese and Indonesian operations
Platinum Asset Management Scholarships and internships in financial planning to support the major in the Bachelor of Commerce
Pronto Software Provision of tutorial videos/simulations in the business process management program
Real Estate Institute of Victoria Research partner and support and accreditation for the Bachelor of Commerce in Property and Real Estate and graduate diploma
SAS SAS Visual Analytics Collaboration, software and equipment sponsorship for the Master of Business Analytics (MBA)
Savills Provision of advice and employment of our property graduates and support for the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and the postgraduate diploma
Sinclair Wilson Considerable recruitment of Deakin graduates over the years and support for internships. Also a partner for the proposed Professional Practice major in Bachelor of Commerce
South Western Credit Union Partnership in the annual study of Warrnambool business trends over the years
Telstra Funding support and expertise for the Telstra Trading Room, which is used in the finance major in the Bachelor of Commerce and the Master of Accounting and International Finance
Wainscott Financial Provision of financial planning scholarships to support the financial planning major in the Bachelor of Commerce
Warrnambool Cheese Butter Factory (Saputo) Considerable recruitment of Deakin graduates over the years and support for internships. Also a partner for the proposed professional practice major in Bachelor of Commerce
Warrnambool City Council Partnership in the annual study of Warrnambool business trends over the years
WBP Property Provision of advice and employment of our property graduates and support for the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and the graduate diploma
Whitehorse City council Support for internship program in the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Management
EY Major employer of Deakin graduates and support for the Indigenous Conference

Partnerships with pathway institutions

Deakin College

Deakin College’s Diploma courses in Commerce and Management offers pathways into a range of Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate courses. 

The College's Postgraduate Qualifying Program in Business and Law also helps international students get the qualifications they need to begin faculty postgraduate programs.

Find out more about Deakin College programs

The Gordon TAFE

We have various opportunities with The Gordon for students to transfer between the institutions in study areas such as: 

  • accounting 
  • business management 
  • human resources 
  • marketing 
  • events 
  • hospitality 
  • tourism. 

We also offer a dual course in sustainable tourism management, taught at both institutions in Geelong.

Chisholm Institute of TAFE

We offer an Associate Degree in arts, business and science as a two year, full-time (or part-time equivalent) course at Chisholm’s Dandenong and Mornington Peninsula campuses.

Students who graduate from Chisholm’s courses in accounting, management, marketing, frontline management, human resources management or international business may then be able to start Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Management, with credit for up to 12 subjects.

We also offer pathways for students who’d like to begin postgraduate study in business administration or commerce.

Find out more about associate degrees

Advance TAFE

We offer the Associate Degree in Arts, Business and Science at Advance’s Bairnsdale Campus. We also offer pathways from Advance’s course in accounting, business or business administration into Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Management.

Holmesglen TAFE

There are lots of opportunities to transfer on to Deakin’s undergraduate programs from Holmesglen courses in:

  • accounting
  • management
  • legal practice
  • public relations
  • human resources
  • marketing
  • advertising
  • business administration
  • financial services.

Find out more about TAFE pathways to Deakin

South West TAFE

Students currently completing a South West course in accounting, business, management, hospitality, tourism or events management may be eligible for entry in the second year of Deakin’s Bachelor of Management.

Deakin and South West also offer an Associate Degree in Arts, Business and Science with a Diploma of Accounting.

Sunraysia Institute of Technical and Further Education (SuniTAFE)

We offer the Associate Degree in Arts, Business and Science at SuniTAFE’s Swan Hill Campus. 

Domestic and international students can also go from studying one of SuniTAFE’s courses to enrolling in Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Management or Bachelor of Business Information Systems.

Learn more about entry pathways to Deakin