Transfer to Deakin

Reignite your studies by switching to a university that supports your success.

You can transfer to Deakin in a few simple steps, and fast track your degree using the study credit you’ve already earned.

Why switch to Deakin

Deakin students are the most satisfied university students in Victoria^^. So why not join them? Whether you’re looking for a smoother online study experience, more flexibility or a better learning environment, a fresh start at Deakin can change the course of your study journey, and your career.

Choose from 300+ industry-led courses

Why waste another year in a degree you’re not passionate about? Find just the right course for you, and benefit from world-class facilities, industry-active teachers and a practical approach to learning that prepares you for the demands of your field.

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Study a degree built for online

At some universities, your online experience is an afterthought. But not at Deakin. Our online degrees are designed for remote delivery. You’ll have everything you need to succeed at your fingertips, from IT and personal support, to streamable lectures and study mentors.

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Fast track your degree

Through recognition of prior learning (RPL), you can reduce your tuition fees and study duration by turning your previous work and study experience into credit. If you’re transferring from another university, a successful RPL application allows you to pick up from where you leave.

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Learning at Deakin through COVID-19

While Deakin has over 200 fully online courses, due to COVID-19, even our campus-based courses are now being delivered online. This means you can commence a campus-based course online and then transition to on-campus study when feasible.

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Premium. Proven. Loved. Study online at Deakin.

40 years of distance and online teaching excellence

#1 university in Australia for educational experience*

Connect with 60,000+ online students

Top 1% of universities worldwide#

Australia's top-rated tech support~

#1 university careers service in Australia^

78,000+ high-achieving online graduates

#1 university in Victoria for student satisfaction^^

How to transfer to Deakin

Make the switch in a few simple steps. If you have any questions along the way, chat with us to get the support you need, fast.

1. Find your course

Find the course you want to transfer into. Read the entry requirements on the course page to make sure you’re eligible, and double check there’s an intake for the trimester you want to start studying in.

2. Get your academic transcript

If you’re currently or were previously studying at a tertiary level, contact your education provider and ask them to supply a copy of your academic transcript (with a key to results). You’ll need it when applying for your course and recognition of prior learning.

In addition to your transcript, you'll also need to provide:

  • details of course structure and credit point weightings from your previous institution’s handbook or website
  • a unit outline or syllabus including assessment requirements, credit point weighting of units and details of textbooks and references.

3. Apply for your course and recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Submit your RPL application while applying for your course in Deakin's applicant portal. You’ll be prompted to let us know if you’re applying for RPL, and you can have your RPL application assessed one of two ways:

  • General credit – tick ‘Yes’ in the RPL section of the applicant portal to have your application assessed for general credit.
  • Credit for specific units – to have specific units from your previous course assessed, complete and submit the RPL application form (available in the applicant portal) at the same time as your course application.

While applying, there will be opportunities to upload the documents gathered in step two.

If you're offered admission into a course at Deakin, your credit entitlement will be confirmed with your offer, or as soon as possible afterwards.

If you’ve already applied for your course and are waiting on the outcome of your application, you can still apply for RPL by completing the RPL form and submitting it to submit-docs@deakin.edu.au.

Browse our how to apply pages for step-by-step instructions on course applications.

4. Accept your offer and withdraw from your old course

We’ll process your application and check that you’re eligible for the course you’ve applied for. Once Deakin sends you an offer of admission, you’re ready to formally accept it.

At this point, it's a good idea to withdraw from your old course. You'll need to do this before your previous education provider's census date.

5. Enrol

When you receive your offer, you'll be provided with all the information you need to enrol. In the meantime, you can celebrate the start of your next exciting chapter.

Book a one-on-one consultation

You don’t have to wait until next year to make the switch to Deakin. Book an online consultation to have your course and study questions answered, and start planning for a brighter future, today.

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Apply today, start in November or March

Applications for Trimester 3, 2020 and Trimester 1, 2021 are now open. For more information on applying, you can visit our how to apply hub, or browse frequently asked question.

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*2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
#ARWU Rankings 2020
^Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
~According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)