Course transfer

Apply for a course transfer if you want to change your enrolment to a new course, campus or mode.

Who can apply?

Any student who is currently enrolled in an award course can apply to transfer.

You must re-enrol in your existing course by the re-enrolment deadline if your Course/Campus Transfer Application form has not been processed. By re-enrolling you avoid the late re-enrolment fee. Please refer to your Faculty specific course transfer rules when applying.

Arts and Education

Current Deakin students are able to transfer into a Faculty of Arts and Education course, provided the listed criteria below are met.

Undergraduate courses

Students must meet the following requirements;

  1. For course or campus transfers, students must have completed at least one trimester and at least 2 credit points in their current course (excluding those for which they have received credit for prior learning) to be eligible to transfer into a single Arts degree and a minimum of 4 credit points completed in current course to be eligible to transfer into a combined degree.
  2. For previous year school leavers; students may apply to transfer in their first Trimester if they meet the current year ATAR requirement and all pre-requisites and any other requirements for the intended course (refer to current year ATARs).
  3. For a course transfer into A306 Bachelor of International Studies (Global Scholar) and A401 Bachelor of Arts Advanced (Honours), students require a minimum of 4 Deakin credit points completed.
  4. Students must achieve the WAM requirement as per Table 1. Course Transfer WAM Requirements as well as meeting any specific requirements for the course such as folio submissions; AND
  5. All students wishing to transfer to Education courses must meet the CASPer requirement and the English and Maths pre-requisites;
  6. Student to provide written statement indicating reason(s) for transfer request; AND
  7. Students in combined degrees wishing to transfer into either single degree may do so without meeting WAM requirement.
Course Transfer WAM Requirements
Course typeMinimum WAM & CPS
Arts 50, 2cps
Commerce combined# 65, 4cps
Education 65, 2cps
Health combined 50, 4cps
Law combined# 70, 4cps
A306 - Bachelor of International Studies (Global Scholar) Above 75, 4cps
A401 - Bachelor of Arts - Advanced (Honours) Above 75, 4cps
D303 - Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching (Secondary) 50, 4cps
D304 - Bachelor of Science / Master of Teaching (Secondary) 60, 4cps
D305 - Bachelor of Arts / Master of International Relations 50, 4cps
D380 - Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security65, 4cps

Postgraduate courses

You must meet the following:

  1. For course or campus transfers, students must have completed at least one trimester and at least 2 credit points in the course in which they are enrolled in at the time of application for transfer; AND
  2. Students must meet any specific requirements for admission into the new course.

Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Undergraduate Courses

You must meet the following:

  1. For course or campus transfers, students must have completed at least one trimester and at least 2 credit points in the course in which they are enrolled in at the time of application for transfer; AND
  2. Students must achieve the WAM requirement as per Table 1. Course Transfer WAM Requirements AND Students must meet specified requirements for admission into the new course:
    • For Engineering and Artificial Intelligence courses, there is a Maths pre-requisite. More information regarding the Maths Eligibility exam can be found at Maths eligibility assessment
    • For previous year school leaver: student may transfer if they are in their first trimester and meet the current year ATAR requirement (refer to current year ATARs)
    • For non school-leaver: student may transfer if they meet course entry requirements; AND
  3. Student to provide written statement indicating reason(s) for transfer request; AND
  4. Students in combined degrees wishing to transfer into either single degree may do so without meeting WAM requirement.

Table 1. Course Transfer WAM Requirements

Course code and nameWAM
S306 Bachelor of Computer Science 63
S308 Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence 63
S320 Bachelor of Science 58
S323 Bachelor of Biomedical Science 63
S324 Bachelor of Forensic Science 58
D329 Bachelor of Forensic Science/Criminology 65
S326 Bachelor of Information Technology 58
S334 Bachelor of Cyber Security 63
S337 Bachelor of Marine Science 58
S342 Bachelor of Design (Architecture) 60
D364 Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/ Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) 65
S346 Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) 60
D336 Bachelor of Construction Management/Bachelor of Property Real Estate 65
S369 Bachelor of Zoology & Animal Science 63
S393 Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife & Conservation Biology) 63
S398 Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management & Sustainability) 63
S399 Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology) 58
S460 Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) 58
S461 Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) 58
S462 Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) 58
S463 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) 58
S464 Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) 63
S465 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) 58

Postgraduate Courses

You must meet the following:

  1. For course or campus transfers, students must have completed at least one trimester and at least 2 credit points in the course in which they are enrolled in at the time of application for transfer; AND
  2. Students must achieve a WAM requirement of 58 AND Students must meet specified requirements for admission into the new course; AND
  3. Student to provide written statement indicating reason(s) for transfer request.

Health

Current Deakin students are able to transfer into a Faculty of Health course, provided the listed criteria below are met. Please read all information in this web page including the specific course exceptions list before submitting any application for a transfer.

Undergraduate courses

Students must meet the following requirements

  1. For course or campus transfers, students must have completed at least one trimester and at least 2 credit points in their current course (excluding those for which they have received credit for prior learning) to be eligible.
  2. For previous year school leavers: students may apply to transfer if they meet the current year ATAR requirement and all pre-requisites and any other requirements for the intended course (refer to current year ATAR). Students must state in their personal statement on the transfer form that they are applying based on their ATAR and provide results of their VCE results (or equivalent). They may also be required to supply further supporting documentation.
  3. Students must achieve the WAM requirement as per Table 1. Course Transfer WAM Requirements as well as meeting any specific requirements for the course such as pre-requisites; AND
  4. Student to provide written statement indicating reason(s) for transfer request. Students may apply to transfer on compassionate grounds based on exceptional personal circumstances. This must be clearly stated on the personal statement on the transfer form and students must supply supporting documentation; AND
  5. Student statement and other documentary evidence submitted with the course transfer application will be considered during the selection ranking process.
  6. Students in combined degrees wishing to transfer into either single degree at the same campus may do so without meeting WAM or credit point requirements.
  7. Students may only apply for a transfer into a course in a trimester in which the course has an intake. Please see your course to confirm trimesters of intake for Health courses.

Please note that meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry into a course, entry is subject to places being available in the course.

Postgraduate courses

Students must meet the following requirements:

  1. For course or campus transfers, students must have completed at least one trimester and at least 2 credit points in their current course (excluding those for which they have received credit for prior learning) to be eligible to transfer; AND
  2. Students must achieve the WAM requirement as per Table 1. Course Transfer WAM Requirements; AND
  3. Students must have met any pre-requisite requirements for the course. Supporting documentation is required for prior academic study in order to confirm pre-requisites have been met.
  4. Students may only apply for a transfer into a course in a trimester in which the course has an intake. Please see your course to confirm trimesters of intake for Health courses.

Further information

  • Students in Associate degrees are unable to apply for transfer into any Health undergraduate courses. Students in Associate degrees must either follow their approved pathway or can apply for a non-pathway course by submitting a direct application.
  • Transfers may be considered in exceptional circumstances. These may include (but are not limited to): a terminal illness or death of an immediate family member or an acute illness that prevents the student from travelling from home to the current campus of study for an extended period of time.  Evidence supporting claims of exceptional circumstances will be required.  Acceptable forms of evidence would include: a written statement from a recognised authority or practitioner registered with a professional body (e.g. social worker, medical practitioner, lawyer or psychologist); a death notice or certificate; or a police report.

Course transfer WAM requirements

Undergraduate Health courses
CodeCourseCampus Min WAM
H343 Exercise and Sport Science Waurn Ponds 50
Burwood
D394 Exercise and Sport Science/Business (Sport Management) Waurn Ponds 60
Burwood 65
D333 Exercise and Sport Science/Nutrition Science Waurn Ponds 50
Burwood
H300 Health Sciences Cloud 50
Waurn Ponds
Burwood
Warrnambool
D391 Health Sciences/Arts Cloud 50
Burwood
H309 Medical Imaging* Waurn Ponds 75
H326 Nursing* Waterfront 60
Burwood 65
Warrnambool 50
D387 Nursing/Psychological Science* Waterfront 60
Burwood 65
Warrnambool 50
D381 Nursing/Public Health and Health Promotion* Burwood 65
H315 Nutrition Science Burwood 50
H318 Nutrition Science (Dietetics Pathway)* Burwood 75
D301 Nutrition Science/Commerce Burwood 65
H355 Occupational Therapy* Waterfront 50
D302 Vision Science/Optometry* Waurn Ponds 75
H344 Psychological Science Cloud 50
Waurn Ponds
Burwood
Warrnambool
H345 Psychology (Honours) Cloud 50
Waurn Ponds 60
Burwood 65
H313 Public Health and Health Promotion Cloud 50
Waurn Ponds
Burwood
D388 Public Health and Health Promotion/Commerce Cloud 50
Burwood 65
H330 Social Work* Cloud 50
Waterfront
Postgraduate Health courses
CodeCourseCampus Min WAM
H508 Graduate Certificate of Disability and Inclusion Cloud 50
H504 Graduate Certificate of Health Economics Cloud 50
Burwood
H515 Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion Cloud 50
Burwood
H511 Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition Cloud 50
H514 Graduate Certificate of Sport Performance Analysis Cloud 50
H513 Graduate Certificate of Strength and Conditioning Cloud 50
H505 Graduate Certificate of Therapeutic Child Play Cloud 50
H607 Graduate Diploma of Applied Sports Science Cloud 50
H608 Graduate Diploma of Disability and Inclusion Cloud 50
H615 Graduate Diploma of Health Promotion Burwood 50
Cloud
H616 Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition Cloud 50
H605 Graduate Diploma of Therapeutic Child Play Cloud 50
H707 Master of Applied Sport Science* Cloud 50
H705 Master of Child Play Therapy* Cloud 50
H709 Master of Disability and Inclusion Cloud 50
H756 Master of Health and Human Services Management Cloud 50
Burwood
H704 Master of Health Economics Cloud 50
Burwood
H759 Master of Health Promotion Burwood 50
Cloud
H714 Master of Human Nutrition Cloud 50
H748 Master of Nutrition and Population Health Burwood 50
H747 Master of Public Health Cloud 50
Burwood
H703 Master of Social Work* Cloud 50

Exceptions for specific courses

Applied Sport Science

  • Students must have a bachelor’s degree or higher in a related discipline or a bachelor’s degree or higher in any discipline AND two years relevant work experience.
  • Applications are subject to course director’s approval.

Medical Imaging

  • Applications for the Bachelor of Medical Imaging will only be considered for Semester 1.
  • Students must meet the minimum WAM requirement (75%) for this course when Trimester 2 results release to be considered for a course transfer into Semester 1 the following year.
  • Students must have completed 8 units in their current course to be considered for a transfer.
  • Students with relevant work experience may be considered if they do not meet the WAM requirement. They must provide a personal statement outlining their relevant work experience and clearly state in their transfer application that they are applying based on work experience.
  • The Bachelor of Medical Imaging course has a strict quota for available places and meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry.
  • Students applying for a course transfer into this course must provide evidence that they have met the below Year 12 pre-requisite requirements at the time of submitting their application:
    • VCE Units 3 + 4
      • a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL
      • a study score of at least 25 in Biology, Physics or Chemistry
      • and a study score of at least 22 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics OR
      • Study score of at least 30 in Further Mathematics
  • If students have not met the pre-requisites, they will need to study the units below either through their current Deakin course (if there is capacity within the structure of the course), as single non-award units, or externally. Please note, undertaking these units does not guarantee you will be offered a transfer due to the limited places.
  • To meet the equivalence of the pre-requisites, the following units at Deakin are acceptable:
    • Deakin Uni SIT194 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling (Maths)
      OR
    • Deakin Uni SIT190 Introduction to Functions, Relations and Graphs
      AND
    • Deakin Uni HBS109 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
      OR
    • Deakin Uni HSE102 Functional Human Anatomy (Science)

Nursing

  • Course transfer applications for the Bachelor of Nursing (or combined nursing courses) will only be considered for Trimester 1 each year. Requests for course transfer at other times will not be considered unless exceptional circumstances apply.
  • Nursing course transfer assessments are made in January and students will be notified the outcome after that.
  • The D355 Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery course does not accept transfers, students must apply via VTAC. Current D355 students requesting a campus transfer in exceptional personal circumstances should contact Student Central for further information.
  • Students in combined Nursing courses can apply to transfer to the Nursing single degree at the same campus in any trimester.
  • All students applying to transfer into a Nursing course from a non-Nursing course must include their Deakin Declaration of English Proficiency form to prove they meet the ANMAC English language requirements.
  • All Nursing courses have strict quotas for available places and meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry.

Nutrition (Dietetics pathway)

  • Applicants for the H318 Bachelor of Nutrition (Dietetics Pathway) must have completed a minimum of 8 units in their current course with a WAM of at least 75.
  • Nutrition (Dietetics) course transfer assessments are made in January and students must have met the WAM requirement for a transfer by the end of Trimester 2.
  • Students who are not accepted into the H318 course directly may be offered a place in the H315 Bachelor of Nutrition Sciences course instead if they meet entry requirements into this course. No further transfer application is required in this case.

Occupational Therapy and Child Play Therapy

  • Course transfers into Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and Master of Child Play Therapy will be subject to course directors’ approval.

Psychology Postgraduate Course Transfers

  • Postgraduate psychology courses (including H452, H650 and the fourth year of H345) only accept campus transfers from students currently enrolled in the same course or mode transfer (on campus/off campus) subject to available places.

Social Work

  • Course transfers into Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work will be subject to course directors’ approval and will be based on previous study being in a related area.

Vision Science/Optometry

  • Applications for the Bachelor of Vision Science/Optometry will only be considered for Trimester 1.
  • Students must meet the minimum WAM requirement for this course (75%) when Trimester 2 results release to be considered for a course transfer into Trimester 1 the following year
  • Students must have completed 8 units in their current course to be considered for a transfer.
  • Students with relevant work experience may be considered if they do not meet the WAM requirement. They must provide a personal statement outlining their relevant work experience and clearly state in their transfer application that they are applying based on work experience.
  • The Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry course has a strict quota for available places and meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry.
  • Students applying for a course transfer into this course must also provide evidence that they have met the below Year 12 (or equivalent) pre-requisite requirements at the time of submitting their application:
    • VCE Units 3 + 4 a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL

Transfers between Funding Categories

CSP - Commonwealth Supported Place, IFP - International Fee Paying,  DFP - Domestic Fee Paying, WAM - Weighted Average Mark

Transfer fromTransfer toCriteria
IFP DFP Australian Citizenship or Permanent residency status or humanitarian visa
IFP (undergraduate) CSP Australian Citizenship or Permanent residency status
IFP (postgraduate) CSP
  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent residency status
  • CSP is available in the course
IFP (Doctor of Medicine) CSP
  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent residency status
  • Doctor of Medicine MD has restrictions on the number of CSPs and therefore transfers from Fee Paying (International or Domestic) to CSP is not generally available due to insufficient places.
  • Students transferring from IFP will be moved to a DFP if CSP places are not available.
  • If permanent residency is granted after enrolment, a transfer can only be considered for the next semester.
DFP (undergraduate) CSP
  • WAM of 60
  • CSP is available in the course (limitations exist on number of places)
DFP (postgraduate)
* Only in exceptional circumstances.
CSP
  • Academic performance at or above the benchmark for acceptance into a CSP during selection
  • At least two units of studies or equivalent have been successfully completed within the course.
  • CSP is available in the course

Following courses do not accept courses transfers at any time:

Course code Course title
D355 Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Midwifery
H329 Bachelor of Nursing (Clinical Leadership)
H400 Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)
H412 Bachelor of Public Health & Health Promotion (Honours)
H413 Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Honours)
H418 Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Honours)
H421 Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)
H442 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours)
H452 Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
H502 Graduate Certificate of Clinical Leadership
H520 Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education
H522 Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine
H541 Graduate Certificate of Health Research Practice
H578 Graduate Certificate of Hospital Admission
H602 Graduate Diploma of Clinical Leadership
H603 Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science
H650 Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced)
H676 Graduate Diploma of Midwifery
H710 Master of Optometry
H711 Master of Nursing Practice
H718 Master of Dietetics
H743 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
H744 Master of Professional Psychology
H750 Master of Psychology (Clinical)
H752 Master of Psychology (Organisational)
H911 Doctor of Medicine
H951 Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)

Reasons you should apply

You apply for a course transfer for the following reasons:

  • changing courses
  • changing mode (between cloud and campus)
  • changing campus (from one campus to another).

Seek advice before you apply

Before applying for a course transfer, make sure you've considered all your options and that it is the right way forward for you. These are points you must consider;

  • Limits on transferring between the same courses more than once. If you feel as though you may want to return back to your current course after transferring out, a course transfer is not recommended as there are limitations on being able to transfer back should you wish to finish this course.
  • Taking longer to complete your degree. If approved, a course transfer may increase the time it takes to complete your degree as all the units you've completed so far may not count towards your new course.
  • Changes to the fees you pay. All students should be aware that your fees may change if you transfer courses. Domestic Commonwealth supported students need to be aware that changing courses from 1 January 2021 means you will no longer be on the 'grandfathered' student contribution rates as you will be considered 'commencing' in your new course. For commencing Commonwealth supported students, some fees have increased as the result of the Government Job-ready Graduates package.
  • Selection process. Selection for course transfers is based on availability of places and academic performance.
  • Visa implications. International students should consider how a course transfer may affect their visa status.

Talk through your options with a Student Adviser at Student Central.

How to apply

You need to complete a Course/Campus Transfer application form (PDF, 319.1KB) and email it to your faculty:

Only an editable pdf submitted via email will be accepted. Submission of the application does not guarantee a course transfer. Selection is based on the availability of places and academic performance.

When to apply

Deadlines for submission of a course transfer to a faculty (Domestic) or Deakin International Admissions (International) are:

Course transfer submission deadline dates for International and domestic students.
Trimester International students Domestic students

Trimester 1 2021

30 November 2020

30 November 2020

Trimester 2 2021

21 June 2021

29 June 2021

Trimester 3 2021

26 October 2021

29 October 2020

Trimester 1 2022

30 November 2021

30 November 2021

Dates above may be subject to change.

Outcome of your application

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

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

Processing of your Course Transfer Enrolment form

When processed your course change will be seen in StudentConnect.

If you have changed course codes as a result of your course transfer and have a new fee arrangement of:
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
or
Australian Fee Paying 
if you wish to take up HECS HELP, FEE HELP or SA HELP then you must go onto StudentConnect and complete the electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (ecaf) again.

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

If you have any questions about the progress of your application contact a Student Adviser at Student Central.

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