Step 5 - See if you are eligible for Credit for Prior Learning or a pathway

Credit for Prior Learning

Deakin recognises your previous studies and work experience and can provide Credit for Prior Learning towards your chosen Deakin course.


Pathways

If you don't quite meet the admission requirements for Deakin, it doesn't mean you have to miss out.

Deakin has two on-campus pathways that can help you apply for an award course. You would also gain access to university campus facilities and services, which is a unique feature of these pathways. Both of the below pathways are offered in two locations - Melbourne and Geelong:

Other pathways are also available to students who do not meet the academic entry requirements for a Deakin course:


Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI)

You will automatically be eligible for placement at DUELI if you meet Deakin University's academic entrance criteria, but do not meet the English language requirements.

Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) prepares students for entry to degree-level study at Deakin University, and other tertiary institutions in Australia. DUELI also offers English language programs to students who wish to develop English skills for personal and professional development.


Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology (MIBT)

Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd (MIBT) offers an excellent pathway to Deakin for students who do not meet the entry requirements for Deakin University's courses or who need to bridge the gap between previous study and university.

MIBT diplomas are equivalent to the first year of the Deakin University undergraduate degree. On satisfactory completion of a MIBT diploma and subject to meeting University academic entrance criteria, MIBT graduates are guaranteed entry to second year at Deakin University.

MIBT advantages are:

  • study on a University campus
  • fast-track option, with three semesters per year
  • intakes in March/June/October
  • small group teaching and individual attention
  • academic and welfare support services.

TAFE pathways

Deakin and its Technical and Further Education (TAFE) partners collaborate to offer pathways via Certificate IV, diploma, advanced diploma and associate degree qualifications. TAFE pathways may provide students with Credit for Prior Learning into specific Deakin degrees if admission requirements are met.

The TAFEs in closest proximity to Deakin's campuses are:

  • Box Hill Institute of TAFE (Melbourne Burwood Campus) 
  • The Gordon (Geelong Waterfront Campus)
  • South West Institute of TAFE (Warrnambool Campus). 

A range of pathway programs and credit arrangements exist with many other TAFE institutions in Australia.

Examples of Deakin-TAFE pathways include:

  • Associate Degree of Commerce (Box Hill Institute) to Deakin Bachelor of Commerce
  • Diploma of Information Technology (The Gordon) to a Deakin Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Certificate IV in Nursing (South West TAFE) to a Deakin Bachelor of Nursing.
TAFE pathways  
Commerce Box Hill Institute of TAFE
The Gordon Institute of TAFE
South West Institute of TAFE
Chisholm Institute of TAFE
Holmesglen Institute of TAFE
Engineering Box Hill Institute of TAFE
The Gordon Institute of TAFE
Chisholm Institute of TAFE
Visual Arts The Gordon Institute of TAFE
Computing The Gordon Institute of TAFE
South West Institute of TAFE
Applied Science The Gordon Institute of TAFE
South West Institute of TAFE
Arts

Box Hill Institute of TAFE
The Gordon Institute of TAFE
South West Institute of TAFE

Professional and
Creative Writing

Box Hill Institute of TAFE
The Gordon Institute of TAFE
Holmesglen Institute of TAFE

Public Relations The Gordon Institute of TAFE
Media and Communication

Box Hill Institute of TAFE
South West Institute of TAFE

Performing and Creative Arts

Box Hill Institute of TAFE
The Gordon Institute of TAFE
Holmesglen Institute of TAFE

You may like to search our Credit Transfer and Recognition database if you think you might be eligible to receive credit for previously completed qualifications.


Packaged course pathways for international students

Deakin International and TAFE business partners offer packaged course pathways under Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) to international students.

To apply for any of the following packages, please contact the relevant TAFE institution. Students who meet the entry requirements will receive a joint letter of offer for both the TAFE qualification and the Deakin University Bachelor program.

Box Hill Institute (CRICOS Provider Code 02411J)

  • Business
  • Nursing

Chisholm (CRICOS Provider Code 00881F)

  • Business
  • Nursing

Gordon Institute of TAFE (CRICOS Provider Code 00011G)

  • Business
  • Nursing

Holmesglen (CRICOS Provider Code 00012G)

  • Graphic design/Creative Arts

Sunraysia Institute of Technical and Further Education (CRICOS Provider Code 01985A)

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Business

For further enquiries please contact Deakin's relevant TAFE partner or Deakin International:


Faculty international teaching partnership

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment has established a teaching partnership with Royal Institute of Colombo (RIC). Under this course licencing agreement, RIC will offer the first two years of the Deakin Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of IT and the first year of the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree programs in Colombo.

Students then transfer to Australia to complete their Deakin degree. For more information please see the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment's industry and partnership page.


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