Indigenous student admission requirements

In partnership with the Institute of Koorie Education, the School of Medicine at Deakin University introduced an Indigenous Entry Stream in 2015. Up to 5% of domestic places in the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (H311) will be held for Indigenous applicants who apply through the Indigenous Entry Stream.

Minimum entry requirements

  • Completion (or in the final year) of an undergraduate (Bachelors) degree from an Australian Higher Education Institution or equivalent within 10 years of their projected commencement date. Applicants whose undergraduate degree was completed outside the 10-year period may be considered for admission only if they have successfully completed the equivalent of one year of tertiary study (i.e. one full year of the curriculum) at Honours or Graduate Diploma level, or higher, at an Australian university or Higher Education Institution recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework, or at a recognised International university listed in the NOOSR Guide. Postgraduate study should also have been completed within 10 years of the projected commencement date of the medical course.
  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 out of 7 (approximately 70% grade average).
  • Successful Interview. The interview panel may request that some applicants complete a multiple-mini interview and/or a written reflection as additional evidence of suitability.
  • Applicants must complete an Indigenous Entry Stream application form. Please also provide a copy of your curriculum vitae with your application.

Additional requirements

All successful applicants must provide the following documentation at enrolment:

  • a current police check
  • an immunisation history.

The Victorian Government also requires a Working with Children Check to be obtained by all staff/students working in hospitals. More information will be provided about this in the information packs.


Completion of the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admission Test (GAMSAT) is not a requirement of the Indigenous Entry Stream. However, if you have completed the GAMSAT, results can be included as part of your application.

More information on the GAMSAT

Academic performance

Academic performance in an undergraduate degree as measured by grade point average (GPA). GPA is expressed as a score out of 7.0.  A minimum score of 5.0 is required, which equates to a credit average during the undergraduate degree.

Performance in an interview

Interviews may be face-to-face or by video-conference and are conducted by a panel of representatives from the School of Medicine, the Institute of Koorie Education and the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association. Invitations to interview will be made to applicants based on a combination of GPA scores and completed application forms.

Closing time and date

The closing time and date for receipt of emailed applications for entry in 2018 is midnight Monday 31 July 2017.

Applications initially submitted by email should be then submitted in hard copy to the addresses below. Copies of your completed application, original academic transcript(s) – photocopies or unofficial computer prints outs will not be accepted and other attachments should be sent to:

School of Medicine
Faculty of Health
Deakin University
Locked Bag 20000, Geelong, VICTORIA  3220

The application cannot be submitted online. Original official transcripts along with hard copies of other parts of your application should be mailed to the address above. Please keep a copy of your application for your own records. Applications will not be processed unless all documents are required are provided.

Finding out about your application

An email will normally be the main means of contact with you about your application. It is important that you provide a current email contact address and that you regularly check your email at this address.

Access and equity

Please also refer to the Deakin's Access and Equity Program for information relating to applying for access and equity consideration

Further information

Candice McKenzie
Coordinator Indigenous Medical Education
+61 3 5227 3158
Email Candice McKenzie