Creating accessible education for all

University should be an opportunity available to everyone. Deakin continually strives to enable greater access to higher education for aspiring, talented students from all backgrounds. The breadth and depth of our access and equity programs prioritises entry and participation for diverse learners and provides tailored support to promote student success.

Deakin Guaranteed ATAR

Deakin Guaranteed ATAR

Do you attend an under-represented school, live or study in a rural or regional location or come from an Indigenous background? We're providing lower upfront guaranteed ATARs for eligible students from under-represented cohorts, so you can secure a place in the course you want.

Supporting university access for the regions

Whether you live in a regional area, remote community or are interested in studying at one of our regional campuses, a number of our access programs can help you gain a coveted place at Deakin.

Deakin Regional Access Scheme

Want to finish Year 12 full of confidence? No matter where you live, you can apply for the Deakin Regional Access Scheme and receive a conditional offer long before your classmates.

Learn more about the Deakin Regional Access Scheme

Regional and Remote Entry Scheme

Boost your chances of getting into your dream Deakin degree with the Regional and Remote Entry Scheme. Year 12 students in regional and remote areas may be eligible for an alternative entry pathway into select sport and health courses.

Learn more about the Regional and Remote Entry Scheme

Rural Training Stream

Each year, around 30 domestic places in the Doctor of Medicine are held for applicants applying through our Rural Training Stream. We want to help remove some of the barriers to entry that you may experience if you live rurally and aspire to study medicine.

Learn more about the Rural Training Scheme

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Special Entry Access Scheme

Special Entry Access Scheme

The Special Entry Access Scheme acknowledges factors that can disrupt your studies, like illness, financial hardship and natural disasters, and improves your chance of securing a place at Deakin.

Access programs for Indigenous students

In addition to the Deakin Guaranteed ATAR and Special Entry Access Scheme, our access programs for Indigenous students aim to remove known barriers that can hinder opportunities for higher education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and enable them to study in an environment that respects their cultural values and beliefs.

Indigenous Access Scheme

The Indigenous Access Scheme recognises the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, considering the skills, experience and community work that prepares you for study. We look beyond your ATAR and academic results so we can reward your hard work with a place at university.

Indigenous Entry Stream

Created exclusively to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students become healthcare practitioners, the Indigenous Entry Stream offers places in the Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry, Bachelor of Medical Imaging, Doctor of Medicine or Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).

Elite Athlete Program

Elite Athlete Program

We understand the demands placed upon elite athletes to balance their studies and sporting commitments. Our Elite Athlete Program offers support and benefits to student athletes in a range of ways, varying from academic assistance and course flexibility to financial support and access to facilities.

Discover your pathway to Deakin

Unsure if any of our access programs are for you? We also offer a range of pathway options to suit all types of circumstances. Whether you're a Year 12 student, moving from TAFE, or re-entering education, you can find a pathway to your dream Deakin degree.

Use our pathways finder

Contact us

It's only natural to have lots of questions as you prepare for university. Whether you want to learn more about our access programs or need advice, we're here to help.

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