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Pathways to the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Before exploring your pathways to study, please select the kind of applicant you are via the tabs below. If you have graduated from Year 12 in the last two years, you are considered a recent Year 12 student. If you're unsure, learn more about your applicant type.

I'm a current or recent Year 12 student

Burwood NP
Waterfront N/A
Waurn Ponds NP
Warrnambool N/A
Online N/A

The ATAR for the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education is not published, so the best way to determine your eligibility is to carefully check the entry requirements on the course page. If you meet each of the entry requirements, you can confidently start preparing your application. If you don't quite meet the requirements, you can still achieve your study goals by following an alternate pathway:

Transfer from a related Deakin course or study an associate degree
Gain a qualification from a Deakin partner
Study at a TAFE or RTO

Based on last year's rankings, you meet the ATAR requirements for this course. Your next step is to visit the course page to check you meet any additional entry requirements. Then, you can confidently begin your application.

If your ATAR meets the requirements for the course, but not your preferred campus, you have a few options. You can start your studies straight away and apply to transfer your course after completing a certain number of units. If your Year 12 studies have been impacted by difficult circumstances or disadvantage, you could qualify for Deakin's Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) to boost your ATAR. Or, you can achieve a spot at your preferred campus by following an alternate pathway:

Transfer from a related Deakin course or study an associate degree
Gain a qualification from a Deakin partner
Study at a TAFE or RTO

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ATAR: Eligible ATAR is based on 2024 early and first round VTAC offers, including relevant adjustment factors. ATAR requirements for 2025 are currently unknown. Please use past ATAR only for guidance, as ATAR is subject to increase or decrease.

N/A: Course is not available at this location.

NP: Course is available at this location, but the ATAR is not published.

RC: Admission to this course is based on a range of criteria.

I'm not a current or recent Year 12 student

If you meet one of the minimum course entry requirements below, you can start your application right away. You'll need to complete a Casper test to demonstrate your suitability for a career in teaching. There may also be additional course requirements, including English language criteria, so be sure to check the eligibility criteria on the course page before applying. If you don't meet the requirements, you could still achieve your study goals by following an alternate pathway or browsing similar courses.

  1. VET Study

    Successfully complete any of the following:

    - a Certificate IV in a related discipline

    - a Diploma in any discipline*

    - 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline*

    *not applicable to a Deakin College diploma

  2. Higher education study

    Successful completion of relevant study, equivalent to at least two Deakin University units, at an accredited higher education institution.

  3. Relevant work or life experience

    Work or life experience that demonstrates your readiness for this course, as assessed by our admissions team.

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Alternate pathways to the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Transfer from a related Deakin course or study an associate degree

Gain valuable skills and knowledge to unlock your study options. With this pathway, you can start studying in a related Deakin course, before applying to transfer once you've achieved the requirements for your preferred degree. Course transfers are subject to availability and meeting the required course transfer guidelines for the degree. In some circumstances, a course transfer may require you to change your campus of study. To ensure you get on the right study path, it's a good idea to speak with a student adviser first and discuss your options. The following degree is a recommended pathway to this course:

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

Deakin's associate degrees help set you up for success at university and are the ideal pathway for students who:

  • Did not meet entry requirements for this course
  • Recent Year 12 students with an ATAR below 50
  • Recent Year 12 students with no ATAR (also known as unscored VCE)
  • Recent Year 12 students who have not met the minimum English Language requirement
  • Recent VCE Vocational Major (VM) students with no ATAR and/or have not met the minimum English Language requirement
  • Applicants re-entering education after a break from school

Following successful completion of your associate degree, you will receive credit for some of the units you have already studied as part of your pathway course. The following courses are available at Deakin as a pathway for this course:

Associate Degree of Education

All applicants must complete a Casper Test, an additional selection tool for non-academic attributes prior to entry into the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education.

Qualification from a Deakin partner

Our TAFE partners are a great stepping stone to study at Deakin University.

Many students who have completed a diploma or advanced diploma will be eligible for recognition for their study. Find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at Deakin University.

  • Box Hill Institute
  • Chisholm Institute
  • TAFE NSW
Box Hill Institute logo

Successfully completing the qualifications below will support your Deakin application, but won't guarantee entry. You should boost your application with details of your study results, your resume/CV, a personal statement, and/or any other supporting documentation. Deakin will also consider additional criteria, such as the completion of a selection tool for non-academic attributes (Casper Test), or evidence of literacy and numeracy competencies.

Eligible diplomas include:

  • Sport
  • Sport and Recreation Management

Visit Box Hill Institute to find your pathways to Deakin

Chisholm Institute logo

Successfully completing the qualifications below will support your Deakin application, but won't guarantee entry. You should boost your application with details of your study results, your resume/CV, a personal statement, and/or any other supporting documentation. Deakin will also consider additional criteria, such as the completion of a selection tool for non-academic attributes (Casper Test), or evidence of literacy and numeracy competencies.

Eligible diplomas include:

  • Sport
  • Sport and Recreation Management

Visit Chisholm Institute to find your pathways to Deakin

TAFE NSW logo

Successfully completing the qualifications below will support your Deakin application, but won't guarantee entry. You should boost your application with details of your study results, your resume/CV, a personal statement, and/or any other supporting documentation. Deakin will also consider additional criteria, such as the completion of a selection tool for non-academic attributes (Casper Test), or evidence of literacy and numeracy competencies.

Eligible diplomas include:

  • Sport and Recreation Management

Visit TAFE NSW to find your pathways to Deakin

Qualification from other TAFEs and RTOs

If you are unable to study at a Deakin partner TAFE, you can choose to undertake similar study at another TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Applications from these institutions do not guarantee entry to Deakin, so be sure to boost your application with your study results, a resume/CV, a personal statement, and/or any other supporting documentation.

Many students who have completed a diploma or advanced diploma will be eligible for recognition for their study. Find out more about recognition of prior learning (RPL) at Deakin University. For more information about non Deakin partner TAFEs and RTOs, visit myskills.gov.au.

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