Find your future with Deakin Explore
Studying at university isn’t just about diving deeper into your passions. It’s also about connecting you to a career you love. But if you're not quite sure what that career looks like, how to get there or where to start, Deakin Explore makes things easier. It allows you to:
- match your interests and skills to the perfect course or career
- understand the prerequisites you'll need to study in Year 12
- learn more about the uni courses that lead to your dream job.
Support for Year 12 students
If you’re looking for advice and information that’s more tailored to current Year 12 students, visit our support hub for Year 12 students.
Deakin Campus Tours
Don't miss your chance to experience all Deakin has to offer at a campus tour with your family these school holidays. Explore our campuses in real life, get a firsthand look at our facilities and have your study questions answered.
While course preferencing doesn’t take place until Year 12, it’s a process all high school students should become familiar with. Here a few tips to get you started (and if you need more information, we’re here to help).
Understand your prerequisites now so that you’re prepared for the Year 11 and 12 subjects required for course eligibility – they can be found in the entry requirements section on courses pages.
VTAC will offer you a place in the highest preference you’re eligible for.
Your top preferences should be the courses you want to get into, rather than the courses you think you’ll get into.
Deakin Accelerate Program
If you’re a high-achieving student, you can boost your ATAR and fast-track your uni studies by completing two units of a first-year university subject in Year 12. Choose from a range of study areas to match your career aspirations and enhance your resume. You'll also get a taste of university life and the benefits of being a Deakin student, such as library access, study support and other campus services.
Progressive, real-world learning
Don’t just read it. Do it. Again and again until you master your skills. Practical learning is a feature of courses at Deakin, and that's why we're the #1 university in Victoria for student satisfaction+.
What's it like to be a uni student
Your first day at Deakin will be the start of some of the best years of your life. You can look forward to making new friends on our vibrant campuses, learning in world-class facilities, heaps of clubs and societies for every taste, and a massive range of support (including health and wellbeing services) to ensure you’re feeling your best on and off campus. You might even like to live on campus to immerse yourself in the full Deakin experience.
Explore our campuses
Melbourne Burwood Campus
An innovative, future-focused campus with a distinct community feel.
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Home base for many of Deakin’s world-leading research institutes.