Indigenous Access Scheme application form

Ready to begin your journey to higher education? Complete the online form to apply to study at Deakin.

Application process

Once the completed application form and any required documents have been submitted, you will be contacted with information about the next step in the process.

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

Personal details

Home address details

Is your current postal address different to the one above?

Postal address details

Contact details


Has anyone in your family ever studied at university?

Please list your employment history, community service, motivation for doing this course and/or any other relevant information that would help us assess your application (600 characters max).

Course selection

In which trimester are you applying to commence study?

Declaration statement

I declare that:

  • I am of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Descent; and
  • I identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; and
  • I am accepted as such by the community in which I live or have lived; and
  • the information given by me or on my behalf on this form is correct and complete.

I agree that I will be required to forward an endorsed Proof of Aboriginality (signed by local Aboriginal Community Organisation), to the NIKERI Institute in the event of being successful.

You can read more information about applying for admission into Deakin on Deakin's privacy page.

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Deakin University, is collecting your personal information to access your application for admission. Deakin will also use this information to communicate with you about your application and provide you with additional relevant material. Deakin will not disclose your information to any third party unless required by State and Commonwealth reporting requirements or where authorised by law.

Your application will be stored securely and will be securely destroyed when no longer required to support your study at Deakin.

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