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How to add documents to your application

When you apply for a course you need to prove your claims. This shows you how to submit your documents so your application can be assessed.

Deakin often requests more documents than you provided in your original application so they can assess your application.  Without you supplying these documents you may be rejected after a period of time.  Hopefully this page will help you to get it right the first time or when you provide new documents.

What are certified documents?

A lot of documents need to be certified before the application can be assessed.  Certification is an important step so please make sure you comply with Deakin's requirements.  We have a page that explains how to make sure your documents are correctly certified

How you applied to Deakin sets how you provide documents

Please choose the appropriate tab below.

You applied online using the Applicant Portal

For transcripts, testamurs, certificates, results, CPL, passports, visas, name change documents you must:

  1. Get your document certified, even if your document is an original it needs to be certified
  2. Scan the certified document.  We recommend you:
    1. scan using grayscale or black and white rather than colour
    2. scan as a pdf not a picture/image file
    3. save your file as pdf not a document
    4. split your file into smaller amounts of pages
  3. Ensure the file is under the limit for the file type
    1. 2MB for school results, passport/visa documents and name change documents
    2. 4MB for transcript, CPL applications and other files
  4. Log in to the Applicant Portal using your Applicant ID – this is the number in the very first email you received from Deakin.  Please note this number is different to your Application number.  If you need to search for the email it will have come from enquire@deakin.edu.au
  5. Go to the Upload Documents tab  under the Deakin Worldly logo
  6. Select your document type
  7. Add any comments you wish to add
  8. Click browse and find the file on your computer
  9. Click upload file

For personal statements, references, resumes and CVs you must:

  1. Make the document a pdf.  We recommend you:
    1. save your file as pdf not a document
    2. scan using grayscale or black and white rather than colour
    3. scan as a pdf not a picture/image file
    4. split your file into smaller amounts of pages
  2. Ensure the file is under the limit for the file type
    1. 2MB for personal statements and references
    2. 4MB for resume/CV and other files
  3. Log in to the Applicant Portal using your applicant ID – this is the number in the very first email you received from Deakin.  Please note this number is different to your Application number.  If you need to search for the email it will have come from enquire@deakin.edu.au
  4. Go to the Upload Documents tab  under the Deakin Worldly logo
  5. Select your document type
  6. Add any comments you wish to add
  7. Click browse and find the file on your computer
  8. Click upload file

The person assessing your application will be alerted that you have added a new file.

You applied with a paper application

For transcripts, testamurs, certificates, results, CPL, passports, visas, name change documents you must:

  1. Get your document certified, even if your document is an original it needs to be certified
  2. Scan the certified document.  We recommend you:
    1. scan using grayscale or black and white rather than colour
    2. scan as a pdf not a picture/image file
    3. save your file as pdf not a document
    4. split your file into smaller amounts of pages
  3. Ensure the file is under the limit for the file type
    1. 2MB for school results, passport/visa documents and name change documents
    2. 4MB for transcript, CPL applications and other files
  4. Email your document to submit-docs@deakin.edu.au

For personal statements, references, resumes and CVs you must:

  1. Make the document a pdf.  We recommend you:
    1. save your file as pdf not a document
    2. scan using grayscale or black and white rather than colour
    3. scan as a pdf not a picture/image file
    4. split your file into smaller amounts of pages
  2. Ensure the file is under the limit for the file type
    1. 2MB for personal statements and references
    2. 4MB for resume/CV and other files
  3. Email your document to submit-docs@deakin.edu.au

The person assessing your application will be alerted that you have added a new file.


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