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Study areas

Explore a range of study areas and ramp up your final year of VCE when you join the Deakin Accelerate Program.

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Select a study area to find out more information about Deakin Accelerate units, including campus information, co- and pre-requisites and more.

Accounting 

Learn how to apply the fundamental concepts of accounting, while building knowledge of financial reporting concepts.

Co/prerequisite: Units 3 and 4 VCE Accounting.

Units

MAA103
Accounting for Decision Making

MAA261
Financial Accounting

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Online, Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong) or Warrnambool

Online or Burwood (Melbourne)


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Related courses: Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Property and Real Estate, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Analytics, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate, Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry

Architecture

Develop your creative thinking through design drawing and learn alternate ways of conceiving, communicating and evaluating design ideas using computer-aided modelling.

Prerequisite: VCE Units 3 and 4 Visual Communication Design.

Units

SRC163
Architecture Communication 01: Drawing

SRC164
Architecture Communication 02: Modelling

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Waterfront (Geelong)

Waterfront (Geelong)


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Related courses: Bachelor of Design (Architecture), Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Construction management

Learn about the role of project management within the construction industry and gain hands-on experience with information management systems and methodologies.

Co/prerequisite: There is no co/prerequisite subject.

Units

SRM181
Project Management 1

SRM165
Introduction to Building Information Modelling

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Online and Waterfront (Geelong)

Online and Waterfront (Geelong)

 

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Related courses: Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours), Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate, Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management

Criminology

Examine the main types of crime and how it is understood in society, while exploring the structures and procedures of the criminal justice system.

Co/prerequisite: There is no co/prerequisite subject.

Units

ACR101
Introducing Crime and Criminology

ACR102
Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Online, Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Online, Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

 

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Related courses: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Criminology, Bachelor of Forensic Science, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security, Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology, Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts

Disability, diversity and inclusion

Gain an understanding of inclusion when you learn about spoken, written and non-verbal communication and explore the interrelationships between people who have a disability and society.

Co/prerequisite: There is no co/prerequisite subject.

Units

HDS101
Communication and Diversity

HDS106
Diversity, Disability and Social Inclusion

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Online, Burwood (Melbourne) and Waterfront (Geelong)

Online and Burwood (Melbourne)


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Related courses: Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Nutrition Sciences, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Food and nutrition

Understand how food impacts our relationship with health and behaviours while exploring food preparation and manufacturing processes.

Co/prerequisite: Units 3 and 4 VCE Food Studies.

Units

HSN101
Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health

HSN106
Food Fundamentals

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Online, Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool

Online and Burwood (Melbourne)


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Related courses: Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Nutrition Science, Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Dietetics Pathway), Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science, Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Commerce

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Health practice and research

Explore relevant health behaviour issues and their impact on individual health and wellbeing while developing the basic skills necessary to consume and provide health research information.

Co/prerequisite: Units 3 and 4 VCE Health and Human Development.

Units

HBS108
Health Information and Data

HBS110
Health Behaviour

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Online

Online, Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool


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Related courses: Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science

Journalism

Learn the practice and theory of multimedia journalism and how to report stories about politics, business, sport and local events.

Co/prerequisite: Units 3 and 4 VCE Media.

Units

ALJ111
Introduction to Journalism

ALJ112
News Reporting

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Online, Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Online, Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


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Related courses: Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Cyber Security, Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies, Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Law

Gain the legal knowledge and skills to form the foundation of your legal education, including skills in communication, legal analysis and problem-solving, legal research and legal referencing.

Co/prerequisite: Units 3 and 4 VCE Legal Studies.

Units

MLL110
Legal Research and Statutory Interpretation

MLL113
Legal Communication and Ethical Decision Making

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Online, Burwood (Melbourne) and Waterfront (Geelong)

Online, Burwood (Melbourne) and Waterfront (Geelong)


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Related courses: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Communication, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts

Management

Explore how management practice influences, and is influenced by, the external environment, while gaining an understanding of the dynamic nature of entrepreneurship.

Co/prerequisite: Units 3 and 4 VCE Business Management.

Units

MMM132
Management

MMM241
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Online, Burwood (Melbourne) and Waterfront (Geelong)

Online, Burwood (Melbourne) and Waterfront (Geelong)

 

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Related courses: Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology), Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Analytics, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce

Management and law

Combine your interest in management and law, by completing a unit from each study area.

Co/prerequisite: Units 3 and 4 VCE Business Management and Units 3 and 4 VCE Legal Studies.

Units

MMM132
Management

MLL110
Legal Research and Statutory Interpretation

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Online, Burwood (Melbourne) and Waterfront (Geelong)

Online, Burwood (Melbourne) and Waterfront (Geelong)

 

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Related courses: Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology), Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Analytics, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Cyber Security, Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies, Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Management and marketing

Combine your interest in management and marketing, by completing a unit from each study area.

Co/prerequisite: Units 3 and 4 VCE Business Management.

Units

MMM132
Management

MMK101
Marketing Fundamentals

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Online, Burwood (Melbourne) and Waterfront (Geelong)

Online, Burwood (Melbourne) and Waterfront (Geelong)

 

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Related courses: Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Marketing (Psychology), Bachelor of Sport Development, Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology), Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Analytics, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Exercise and Sport, Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce

It was really good being able to manage my own time and fit the program around my school timetable. This resulted in me getting better outcomes in my VCE assessments as I could form my own timetable when it came to my university studies.

Dakota Hoen

Past Deakin Accelerate student - Disability, diversity and inclusion | Current Deakin student – Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery

Philosophy

Detect common reasoning errors and construct sound arguments while investigating the moral obligations of states and individuals.

Co/prerequisite: There is no co/prerequisite subject.

Units

ASP108
Critical Thinking

ASP216
Ethics in Global Society

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Online, Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Online, Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

 

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Related courses: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts

Physical education and sport science

Explore the body systems relevant to human movement and learn about the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system.

Co/prerequisite: Units 3 and 4 VCE Physical Education, VCE VET Health or VCE VET Sport and Recreation.

Units

EEH103
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Pedagogy and Practice

HSE102*
Functional Human Anatomy

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Online with significant on-campus requirements, Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


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Related courses: Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, Bachelor of Health and Physical Education, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science

*Note: As a requirement of HSE102, students must complete HSE010, a laboratory safety unit that will take approximately two hours to complete.

Property and real estate

Gain a broad understanding of property sectors, markets and sub-markets and learn about the development process and its major players.

Co/prerequisite: There is no co/prerequisite subject.

Units

MMP111
Introduction to Property

MMP122
Introduction to Property Development

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Online and Burwood (Melbourne)

Online and Burwood (Melbourne)

 

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Related courses: Bachelor of Property and Real Estate, Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate, Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws

Psychological science

Learn about the primitive roots of our behaviour and delve into theoretical perspectives of psychological concepts relating to how we function as individuals in a social world.*

Prerequisite: Units 3 and 4 VCE Psychology.

Units

HPS111
Introduction to Psychology: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour

HPS121
Introduction to Psychology: Individual and Social Development

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Online, Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) or Warrnambool

Online, Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) or Warrnambool


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Related courses: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology), Bachelor of Marketing (Psychology), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science

*Places within this study area are limited and will be allocated in order of highest achieving students.

Public relations

Discover how to apply PR and communication theories to real-world scenarios and produce content and tactics for traditional and digital channels.

Co/prerequisite: There is no co/prerequisite subject.

Units

ALR103
Introduction to Public Relations

ALR104
Strategic Communication and Writing

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Online, Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Online, Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

 

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Related courses: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Communication, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts

Robotics and data science

Discover the field of robotics programming using Nao robots. You will learn about data capture protocols and methodologies, as well as data presentation and visualisation methods.

Co/prerequisite: There is no co/prerequisite subject.

Units

SIT122 Robotics Studio

SIT123 Data Capture Technologies

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Online and Burwood (Melbourne)

Online and Burwood (Melbourne)


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Related courses: Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies), Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Data Science, Bachelor of Data Science (Honours)

Sport management

Examine the structure of the Australian sports system, reviewing trends that have shaped the sports system, while exploring the social sciences and their application to sport studies.

Co/prerequisite: Units 3 and 4 VCE Business Management.

Units

MMS100
Sport Organisation

MMS201
Sport in Society

Trimester

T1 (March–June)

T2 (July–October)

Campus

Online, Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Online, Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

 

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Related courses: Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), Bachelor of Sport Development, Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Commerce

Footnotes

*Australian Graduate Survey 2010 –2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016 –2021 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

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