Apply in five steps
Applying for an associate degree or diploma at Deakin couldn’t be easier. The average application is straightforward and takes around 20 minutes to complete. Follow these steps to make the process as simple as possible.
Find your course
Our associate degrees in arts or education provide a supported transition and guaranteed pathway into a Deakin arts, criminology or primary education bachelor's degree.
Deakin also offer a range of diplomas.
Understand the entry and documentation requirements
Make sure you understand the entry requirements for your chosen course by reading the course details carefully. Some courses may also require you to provide extra materials like a portfolio or personal statement.
Gather supporting documents
When you apply to Deakin, it's important to attach any requested supporting documentation, otherwise your application could be delayed or disallowed.
Learn the correct application method
When applying for an associate degree, you'll apply direct to Deakin.
If you’ve followed the steps above and you have all the information you need, you can start applying for your associate degree or diploma now! Follow the links below or apply via your chosen course’s details page.
If you haven’t quite decided which course is right for you, find your dream course from our extensive course offerings and get started later:
Access and Equity Program
Applications are particularly encouraged through Deakin’s Access and Equity Program for prospective students who might otherwise not be able to participate in higher education.
To apply, complete the access and equity section of the application form. Include information about your work experience, training programs undertaken and your motivation for enrolling in the course.
Credit for Prior Learning
Credit for Prior Learning is the recognition of previous study, work or volunteer experience you might have completed. If approved, it can reduce the number of units you need to study at Deakin, allowing you to complete your course earlier.
When submitting your application, we’ll ask you to provide any extra information necessary, like details of previous study and work experience to help us consider your application. All applicants will be asked to demonstrate a level of English proficiency. Depending on the course, a more specific requirement such as maths or a portfolio may also be required.
English language requirements
There is a minimum level of English proficiency required to study all of our courses. Generally, you can meet this requirement by demonstrating you've completed Year 12, or studied at a TAFE or university in English and in an English speaking country.
For the most up-to-date English language requirements, please read the Schedule A - English Language Criteria for Deakin Coursework Programs PDF on the Deakin University Policy Library.
At Deakin, we make extensive use of technology in our teaching. To study at Deakin you are required to have:
- access to a device such as a desktop computer or laptop
- connectivity to the internet
- capability to use Deakin's online learning environments.