Entry pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for your chosen Deakin degree, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out. We have many different pathways that can help you get to where you want to be.

On-campus pathways

Deakin College and the Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) are located on Deakin’s campuses in Melbourne and Geelong. These on-campus pathway options offer top quality programs that can help you meet the entry requirements of your chosen degree.

Choosing to study at Deakin College or DUELI means that you will be a part of the Deakin community, and have access to all of Deakin’s on-campus facilities and services before you start your degree.

Deakin University English Language Institute

Studying at Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) will give you the English language skills you need to start your Deakin University degree. If you meet the academic requirements for your course, but not the English language requirements, then you are automatically eligible for placement at DUELI.

DUELI offers a range of course options and is located on both the Melbourne Burwood Campus and Geelong Waterfront Campus.

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Deakin College

Deakin College is a pathway to Deakin for students who do not currently meet the academic entry requirements for Deakin University's degrees, or who need to bridge the gap between previous study and university.

A Deakin College diploma is equal to the first year of a Deakin University undergraduate degree. Successfully completing a Deakin College diploma can provide you with a direct guaranteed pathway into the second year of your chosen Deakin University degree.

You can find Deakin College at Deakin’s Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waterfront Campus and Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. Deakin College also has an international campus in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Find out more about Deakin College

At DUELI, I actively communicated with people from different countries by using what I learnt in DUELI classes. I improved a lot in my English and made many friends who come from different cultures, expanding my ways of multicultural thinking, which built a very solid foundation for my study at Deakin University.

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DUELI and Bachelor of Arts

Technical and further education (TAFE) pathways

Studying at a TAFE institution can also provide a pathway into Deakin.

Getting a Certificate IV, diploma, advanced or associate degree may give you the academic results or credit you need to get into the Deakin University course that you are interested in.

There are many TAFE institutes across Australia, but the ones closest to Deakin's campuses are:

Box Hill Institute of TAFE (closest to Melbourne Burwood Campus)

The Gordon (closest to Geelong Waterfront Campus)

South West Institute of TAFE (closest to Warrnambool Campus).

How TAFE courses can lead to Deakin courses

TAFE institutes around Australia offer pathways and credit arrangements that can get you into your course of choice at Deakin. Some examples of Deakin–TAFE pathways include:

  • An Associate Degree of Commerce (Box Hill Institute) can lead to a Deakin Bachelor of Commerce.
  • A Diploma of Information Technology (The Gordon) can lead to a Deakin Bachelor of Information Technology.
  • A Certificate IV in Nursing (South West TAFE) can lead to a Deakin Bachelor of Nursing.

You should always confirm with your TAFE that the program you have chosen is a recognised pathway into Deakin.

Recognised TAFE pathways

Commerce

Box Hill Institute of TAFE

The Gordon Institute of TAFE

South West Institute of TAFE

Chisholm Institute of TAFE

Holmesglen Institute of TAFE

Engineering

Box Hill Institute of TAFE

The Gordon Institute of TAFE

Chisholm Institute of TAFE

Visual arts

The Gordon Institute of TAFE

Computing

The Gordon Institute of TAFE

South West Institute of TAFE

Applied science

The Gordon Institute of TAFE

South West Institute of TAFE

Arts

Box Hill Institute of TAFE

The Gordon Institute of TAFE

South West Institute of TAFE

Professional and creative writing

Box Hill Institute of TAFE

The Gordon Institute of TAFE

Holmesglen Institute of TAFE

Public relations

The Gordon Institute of TAFE

Media and communication

Box Hill Institute of TAFE

South West Institute of TAFE

Performing and creative arts

Box Hill Institute of TAFE

The Gordon Institute of TAFE

Holmesglen Institute of TAFE

Packaged course pathways for international students

At Deakin we work with certain TAFEs to offer you a TAFE course and a Deakin degree packaged together.

Students who meet the entry requirements will receive a joint letter of offer for both the TAFE program and the Deakin University bachelor program.

Box Hill Institute

Packaged courses offered: Business, Nursing
CRICOS Provider Code: 02411J
Visit Box Hill Institute online

Chisholm

Packaged courses offered: Business, Nursing
CRICOS Provider Code: 00881F
Visit Chisholm Institute of TAFE

Gordon Institute of TAFE

Packaged courses offered: Business, Nursing
CRICOS Provider Code: 00011G
Visit Gordon Institute of TAFE

International teaching partnerships

Royal Institute of Colombo

Deakin’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment has a teaching partnership with Royal Institute of Colombo. This parternship enables prospective Sri Lankan students to start a certain course of study in Colombo, and then transfer to Australia to complete their degree at Deakin.

Courses offered under this agreement are:

  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of IT
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

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