Bendigo partnerships

Deakin are building lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships across Victoria.

As a major provider of higher education to students in Bendigo, we value our close ties with Bendigo TAFE and key local employers of the Bendigo Manufacturing Group and Australian Industry Group. Deakin's School of Engineering also has a strong strategic partnership with Bendigo to help boost local manufacturing.

Bendigo TAFE

Our partnership with Bendigo TAFE means you can access guaranteed entry pathways to study with us.

This means, not only can you earn credit towards your Deakin degree but you'll get two sought-after qualifications – a diploma from Bendigo TAFE and a degree from Deakin.


Bendigo TAFE delivers courses at three campuses: Bendigo, Echuca and Castlemaine.

Courses and how to apply

Applications for Trimester 2 and 3 will open in April 2016. For information about courses available and how to apply, please visit our TAFE pathways page.

Please note: not all Deakin courses are available every trimester.

Bendigo Manufacturing Group

Deakin University is proud to partner with the Bendigo Manufacturing Group, which makes manufacturing a desirable career destination for new graduates through innovative approaches to new and existing manufacturing opportunities. The Bendigo Manufacturing Group also encourages manufacturers to make greater investments in new graduates.

Deakin University Community Bank

Deakin University has partnered with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank to create Deakin University Community Bank®. The partnership strives towards establishing new partnerships in regional centres, innovation in research, and a scholarship program (Bendigo Bank Community Scholarships).

Learn more about Deakin University Community Bank