Articulation

Apply to articulate into a higher award.

Who can apply?

As a postgraduate student, you can apply to articulate from a lower award, such as a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma to a higher award, such as a Graduate Diploma or Masters program.

Associate Degree of Arts or Education students approaching completion of their course can also apply to articulate into specific Bachelor degrees such as Arts, Criminology and Education. Students completing the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) can also apply to articulate into the Masters of Architecture through this process.

You must successfully complete the lower award’s course requirements. Units completed in the lower award may be credited to the higher award when the articulation is processed.

Reasons you should apply

If your Deakin course has a defined pathway and you wish to progress from one completed qualification to a higher award.

Seek advice before you apply

Before applying for articulation, you should contact Student Central and speak to a Student Adviser for advice.

  • Contact a Student Adviser.
  • Selection for articulation is based on availability of places and academic performance. This may include the requirement to achieve a minimum Weighed Average Mark (WAM) for your lower award. For more information on how this is calculated please refer to WAM.
  • For Initial Teacher Education courses applicants must also sit the Casper test.
  • International students should consider how an articulation may affect their visa status.

How to apply

You need to complete the course articulation application form.

Submission of the application does not guarantee admission. Selection is based on the availability of places and academic performance.

When to apply

Deadlines for submission for articulation are:

Trimester Closing dates
Trimester 2 2022 Closed
Trimester 3 2022 30 October 2022*
Trimester 1 2023 30 November 2022*
Please note that applications for S700 must be received by 25 November 2022.        

* Closing dates subject to change

Outcome of your application

You will be notified by Student Services about the outcome of your application.

If unsuccessful, please discuss your options with a Student Adviser at Student Central.

Processing of your articulation application form

You will be notified by email once your articulation has been processed and you will see your course change in StudentConnect.

Domestic students:

  • Full fee paying students please note if you wish to take up a HELP loan or SA HELP on your new course then you must go onto StudentConnect and complete the electronic Commonwealth Assistance (HECS-HELP/FEE-HELP) again. You will also be required to add and verify your USI on StudentConnect if you have not already provided the University with one.
  • Commonwealth supported students please note if you wish to take up a HELP loan or SA HELP on your new course then you must go onto StudentConnect and complete the electronic Commonwealth Assistance (HECS-HELP/FEE-HELP) again. You will also be required to add and verify your USI on StudentConnect if you have not already provided the University with one.

Please note if you are studying in the current trimester, your articulation won't be processed until results have been released.

If you wish to review the status of your application, please refer to your Enquiry Ticket which you will receive upon submission. If you have any questions about your application you can either update your enquiry or contact a Student Adviser at Student Central.

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