Associate Degree of Arts, Business & Sciences

Introducing school leavers and non-school leavers to university study in a supported tertiary environment.


The Associate Degree is a two-year, full-time (or part-time equivalent) course that is part of the Deakin at Your Doorstep initiative. It can be taken at our Warrnambool or Geelong Waurn Ponds campuses, or at other rural and regional locations with our TAFE partners.

Benefits of an Associate Degree

  • study close to home at different locations throughout Victoria
  • no minimum ATAR requirement
  • you get a guaranteed place* in a range of Deakin bachelor degrees with up to 18 months' credit upon successful completion
  • you get the chance to gain valuable workplace skills with the option of a mentored work placement in your final semester.
  • you can choose from a variety of subject areas: arts, business, education, health and environment. Specialise in one area, or combine areas if you're unsure of your future career path.
  • state-of-the-art learning centres with interactive teaching technologies.

* Students wanting to enter the Bachelor of Education (Primary) must also undertake a STAT to ensure they meet the numeracy standards specified by the Victorian Institute of Teaching.


Study locations and course options

Deakin campuses

You can study the Associate Degree at either the Warrnambool Campus or the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

Campus and course details

View the Associate Degree course summary to see the entry requirements, fees and course structure.

Warrnambool Campus

Deakin's Warrnambool Campus is set on the banks of the picturesque Hopkins River, close to local surf beaches and popular tourist attractions.

The campus is a friendly, close-knit community, with a personal and informal relationship between students and staff.

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is located on the western edge of Geelong, with expansive landscaped grounds and extensive sporting facilities.

Werribee Learning Centre

The Werribee Learning Centre is in Wyndham in the south west of Melbourne. The Werribee Learning Centre will provide a stylish and accessible space for education delivery, community functions and student engagement.

Contact details

Phone:1300 753 680 or
Email: associatedegree@deakin.edu.au

Deakin at Your Doorstep (DAYD) - Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Science - Geelong/Warrnambool 2013 Brochure

Associate Degree guide for Geelong and Warrnambool

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TAFE partners

If you choose to study the Associate Degree through one of our TAFE partners, you are required to undertake a TAFE diploma as part of your studies (unless you have an existing relevant TAFE diploma). The diploma options available depend on the TAFE you choose to study at.

Chisholm (Dandenong and Mornington Peninsula)

Dandenong Campus

As one of Chisholm's largest campuses, Chisholm Dandenong is home to students from a range of cultures and backgrounds, which adds to the richness and diversity of the campus. The Campus is located close to shopping centres, cafes and recreational areas.

Mornington Peninsula Campus

Chisholm's Morning Peninsula Campus at Rosebud offers outstanding facilities to students, such as industry relevant information technology, business and accounting equipment, a simulated office environment and computer training facilities.

Diploma options

Dandenong Campus

  • Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Software Development)

Mornington Peninsula Campus

  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Diploma of Children's Services
  • Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

More information

  • Chisholm TAFE Dandenong: Fleicity Egan on 1300 244 746
  • Chisholm TAFE Mornington Peninsula: Tracy Wallens-Newcombe on 1300 244 746
  • Deakin Representative: Linda Wilke-Bell on (03) 5563 3061
  • Visit the Chisholm website
Associate degree, Chisholm TAFE booklet

Associate Degree guide for Chisholm

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Advance TAFE (Bairnsdale)

Bairnsdale is a thriving provincial town in East Gippsland.

Advance TAFE Bairnsdale Campus is located in the centre of town and the Institute has been recognised as one of Victoria's leading training providers.

Diploma options

  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Diploma of Business
  • Diploma of Business Administration
  • Diploma of Children's Services
  • Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
  • Diploma of Community Services Work
  • Diploma of Disability Work
  • Diploma of Employment Services
  • Diploma of Graphic Design
  • Diploma of Human Resources Management
  • Diploma of Management
  • Diploma of Visual Arts

More information

  • Advance TAFE: Lynda Capes on (03) 5152 0762
  • Deakin Representative: Linda Wilke-Bell on (03) 5563 3061
  • Visit the Advance TAFE website
Associate degree Advance TAFE booklet

Associate Degree guide for Advance TAFE

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GOTAFE (Wangaratta)

GOTAFE aims to assist individuals to gain skills and knowledge to obtain employment or further their career aspirations. The Wangaratta Campus is a hub of training in North East Victoria offering students a friendly relaxed study atmosphere and services, including a counsellor, a Disability Liaison Officer and a Youth and Student Services Officer.

Diploma options

  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Diploma of Community Services Work
  • Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
  • Diploma of Graphic Design

More information

  • GOTAFE: Helen Putland on (03) 5723 6178
  • Deakin Representative: Linda Wilke-Bell on (03) 5563 3061
  • Visit the GOTAFE website
Associate degree GOTAFE booklet

Associate Degree guide for GOTAFE

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SuniTAFE (Swan Hill)

As the largest provider of vocational education and training services in north-west Victoria, Sunraysia Institute of TAFE offers more than 230 courses, covering 33 industries. The Swan Hill Campus features state-of-the-art facilities and learning environments.

Diploma options

  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Diploma of Children's Services
  • Diploma of Community Welfare Work
  • Diploma of Community Services Work

More information

Associate degree SuniTAFE booklet

Associate Degree guide for SuniTAFE

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South West TAFE (Portland)

South West Institute of TAFE's Portland Campus is located in the historical seaside town of Portland. The Campus reflects the culture of the town - relaxed, friendly and accessible.

The Portland Campus offers a wide range of innovative training and educational programs that support the needs of the local community. The Campus also boasts brand new training facilities equipped with the latest communication technologies.

Diploma options

  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Diploma of Children's Services

More information

  • South West TAFE: David Lanyon on 03 5521 0444
  • Deakin Representative: Linda Wilke-Bell on (03) 5563 3061
  • Visit the South West TAFE website
Associate degree South West TAFE booklet

Associate Degree guide for South West TAFE

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Kangan Institute (Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn)

With more than 80 years of experience and 40,000 enrolments each year, Kangan Institute is a major training provider in vocational education and training. Kangan Institute is a flexible, innovative and dynamic place of learning.

The Hume Global Learning Centre in Craigieburn offers the growing local community a space to learn, share knowledge and inspire creativity.

Diploma options

  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Diploma of Children's Services
  • Diploma of Community Services Work

More information

  • Kangan Institute: 13 TAFE (13 82 33)
  • Deakin Representative: Linda Wilkie-Bell 1300 753 680
  • Visit the Kangan Institute website
Associate degree Kangan Institute booklet

Associate Degree guide for Kangan Institute

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Applying to study at Deakin (Warrnambool and Geelong Waurn Ponds)

  1. Apply via the Deakin Applicant Portal. (Note: Portal opens on Thursday 21 August for Trimester 1, 2015 applications).
  2. Deakin will contact you regarding attending an information session and completing a literacy exercise.

Applying to study at TAFE

Apply via the Deakin Applicant Portal. (Note: Portal opens on Thursday 21 August for Trimester 1, 2015 applications).

Scholarships for 2014

A $500 Learning and Development Scholarship is offered at each of the eight locations for the first year.

Contact details

1300 753 680
associatedegree@deakin.edu.au

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