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Discover your ultimate course

Do you want to become the most employable version of yourself at the #1 Victorian university for graduate employment? We’ve made it easy to explore our industry-shaped courses filtered by ATAR or study area, so you can confidently build a preference shortlist that will take you one step closer to a fulfilling future career.

  • ATAR – The lowest selection rank ATAR is based on 2023 early and first round VTAC offers, including relevant adjustment factors.
  • NP – Unpublished ATAR.
  • New – This course is new, so it won't have an ATAR until next year.

Own your future at Deakin

At Deakin, you won’t just be inspired about the future, you’ll be ready for it with real-world learning fuelled by progressive thinking. Create a meaningful career you love at a uni ranked #1 in Victoria for graduate employment.


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Calculate your ATAR

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed when choosing your preferences, that's why many Year 12s explore our courses by ATAR or use our handy tools to help them make an informed decision.

Get an accurate prediction of your raw and scaled study scores using our VCE Study Score Calculator or easily estimate your ATAR with our VCE ATAR Calculator.

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How to submit your preferences

VTAC allows you to apply for up to eight courses in order of preference, in just a few simple steps:

Select ‘course application’ in your VTAC account.

Apply for up to eight courses in order of preference.

Review your application and submit.

Need help? We’ve got plenty of handy tips to help you start planning your future at Deakin. Not in Year 12? Find out how to apply.

Find a scholarship

Once you’ve submitted your preferences, it’s a good idea to browse our scholarships – you may be eligible for more than one. We offer undergraduate scholarships in a number of study areas to support you on your journey at Deakin.

Special Entry Access Schemes

Have your studies been disrupted by difficult circumstances? You can apply for special consideration when you submit your course preferences – your potential ranking adjustment could be the difference between receiving an offer or missing out.

Change of Preference events

Do you want one-on-one course advice? Attend one of our Change of Preference events on Tuesday 12 December 11am–4pm at our Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waterfront, Geelong Waurn Ponds or Warrnambool campuses. Explore your future campus and learn everything you need to know about becoming a Deakin student.


Discover your pathway to university

If you didn’t get the ATAR you hoped for, there are plenty of ways to make your dream course a reality, like bridging units, campus transfers or guaranteed pathways like our associate degrees. Or use our pathway finder to explore all the opportunities available to you.

Flexible options that look beyond your ATAR

The Deakin Regional Access Scheme, Indigenous Access Scheme and Regional and Remote Entry Scheme look beyond your ATAR to consider the skills, experience and achievements that make you unique and prepare you for study at university.

We're here to support you

Need some reassurance about your choices? Our friendly student advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, the application process, pathways to your dream degree and more. Are you an international student? There are plenty of reasons why Australia is one of the most popular destinations for international students – find out what it’s like to study and live in Australia.

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