Year 12 students

Progressive, real-world learning

After all your hard work, it’s time to choose a uni that supports your hopes, your dreams, your future. Put Deakin first.


Victoria's #1 university for educational experience


Award-winning university career service


Top 1% of universities worldwide


Victoria's #1 university for teaching quality


Victoria's #1 university for student support


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#1 Victorian university for student satisfaction


5 ways to confidently plan your future

With so many choices in front of you, sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. The most organised students follow these five simple steps to ensure they're ready to take on tomorrow with confidence.

  1. Research courses

    Now is the time to start planning your course preference shortlist. You can use our ATAR and study score calculatorsdownload a course guide or browse hundreds of courses by ATAR to take the right next step towards your future.

  2. Read the entry requirements on course pages

    Some courses have special entry requirements, like the CASPer test for some education courses or specific subject prerequisites, such as specialist maths. The earlier you understand the entry requirements, the better prepared you’ll be.

  3. Chat with our experts

    Whenever you need us, we’re here for you. If you're finding it tough to choose between courses or need some help through preferencing, chat with us online or call us on 1800 693 888.

  4. Familiarise yourself with key dates

    Stay in control throughout the year and never miss a deadline by familiarising yourself with key dates and events.

  5. Start your course preferences shortlist

    Preferencing starts in early August. As you start your research, have more conversations and complete your Year 12 assessments, you can progressively refine your preferencing shortlist.

    Learn more about how to apply

Browse courses by ATAR

Browse courses by ATAR

Explore our courses by ATAR and discover how you'll learn from industry leading academics, with lots of opportunities to apply yourself in real-world settings, preparing you for what comes next – your ultimate career.


Open all year

Discover why 60,000+ students choose to study at Deakin. From in-person campus tours and expos, to online information sessions and live Q&As, you have year-round opportunities to experience all that Deakin has to offer.

COP campus events

Monday 12 December

Get the support you need during Change of Preference. Don't miss the opportunity to have all your questions answered by our Deakin experts.

Virtual Open Day On-Demand

Available anytime

Discover over 80+ on-demand information sessions and access all our study and general information, when and where you need it.

Do you want to study at the #1 university in Victoria for student satisfaction?

Join over 60,000 students from Australia and around the world and take the next step towards your ultimate university adventure. At Deakin you’ll be prepared for the jobs of tomorrow with:

  • progressive real-world learning from practicing industry leaders
  • practical, hands-on experiences in exceptional facilities
  • flexible study options that fit into your busy life
  • support services available to you whenever and however you need it
  • industry partnerships to grow your professional network
  • lifelong access to an award-winning university careers service^

Secure an early Deakin offer

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take charge of your future, sooner. No matter where you live, you could receive a uni offer long before your classmates thanks to the Deakin Regional Access Scheme.

Skills for a changing world

Our industry-shaped courses prepare you to be adaptable across the jobs of the future, with a focus on developing critical transferrable skills valued across all industries, like communication, problem-solving and resilience. Unlike other universities, Deakin’s delivers progressive, real-world learning so you have the practical skills you need to take on tomorrow with confidence.

Discover your passion

If you’re not quite sure what course you want to study, you might like to start by visiting our study areas. With over 15 study areas to discover, at Deakin you'll have the opportunity to find a fulfilling career that aligns with your passions.

Browse courses by study area

Take tours of our campuses

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Our Melbourne Burwood Campus offers some of the most innovative and cutting-edge facilities in Australia, complemented by an inclusive learning and living environment.

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Home-base for much of Deakin’s world-leading research, our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is renowned for its breadth and depth of first-class facilities.

Geelong Waterfront Campus

A stately silhouette that defines the shoreline of the town, the unassuming exterior of our Geelong Waterfront Campus conceals the impressive facilities that await inside.

Warrnambool Campus

Holding a prime position along the spectacular Great Ocean Road, our Warrnambool Campus may be rural but it’s certainly radical when it comes to cutting-edge facilities and research.

Get in touch

It's only natural to have lots of questions as you prepare for uni. Whether you need last-minute course advice or tips on preferencing, we're here to help you.

Call 1800 693 888


*Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2020 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
^Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 winner for most popular career service in Australia.