Need support?

Don't miss the opportunity to have all your questions answered at our Change of Preference events on campus. We’re here to help you every step of the way.


Discover your ultimate course

Do you want to become the most employable version of yourself at the #1 Victorian university for graduate employment? Explore our industry-shaped courses filtered by ATAR or study area and finalise a preference shortlist that makes you feel confident and inspired about your future.

  • 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  • NP – Unpublished ATAR.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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Change of Preference events

We're here to help you now so you're ready for tomorrow. Explore your future campus and get the support you need during Change of Preference.

How to finalise your preferences

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

Log into your VTAC account and open your preference list.

Add, delete, or re-order your course preferences.

Review and submit your change of preferences.

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

You’ve worked hard during VCE and we believe your effort deserves to be rewarded. See if you’re eligible for a Deakin scholarship and start your journey towards your ultimate course.

Calculate your ATAR

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed when preparing to finalise your preferences, that's why many Year 12s explore our courses by ATAR or use our handy tools to help make the right decision for them.

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.

Estimate my ATAR

Discover your pathway to university

If you didn’t get the ATAR you hoped for, there are plenty of ways to make your ultimate 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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