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Course title ATAR Range Location
Bachelor of Medical Imaging 91.40 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability) 61.55 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) 81.05 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) 71.00 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) 69.20 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) 68.75 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) 60.30 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Forensic Science 60.55 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science 70.00 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science 62.10 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Biomedical Science 80.50 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Biomedical Science 72.50 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Associate Degree of Arts Unpublished Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Associate Degree of Arts Unpublished Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) 80.05 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) 82.45 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) 84.00 Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) 62.80 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) 64.75 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce 81.25 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce 79.10 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) 60.20 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) 60.00 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies) 62.10 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) 84.90 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry 95.55 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Diploma of Chinese Unpublished Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Diploma of Chinese Unpublished Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Diploma of Chinese Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate 71.20 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology 65.55 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce 83.80 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology 65.65 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology Unpublished Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science 73.65 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science 69.55 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) 69.70 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) 68.95 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws Unpublished Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence Unpublished Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws 95.45 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Criminology 60.15 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Criminology 62.05 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Criminology 62.30 Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science 70.50 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science 70.45 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security 67.10 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security 68.20 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts 81.40 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts 72.25 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) Unpublished Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) 71.75 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery 92.10 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery 86.70 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery 75.55 Warrnambool More Info
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion 76.60 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion Unpublished Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education 70.95 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Health and Physical Education 70.00 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Health and Physical Education 74.95 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Sport Development 65.45 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary) 66.60 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Diploma of Spanish Unpublished Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Diploma of Spanish Unpublished Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Diploma of Spanish Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology) 52.15 Warrnambool More Info
Bachelor of Business Analytics 70.00 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Business Analytics Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Computer Science 63.90 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Computer Science 64.85 Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) 60.50 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion 62.20 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion 59.75 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Information Technology 60.45 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Information Technology 62.00 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Information Technology Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Marine Science 66.70 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Health Sciences 60.30 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Health Sciences 55.40 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Health Sciences Unpublished Warrnambool More Info
Bachelor of Health Sciences 59.20 Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Advertising) 81.05 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Advertising) Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Arts 60.05 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Arts 60.10 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Arts 64.10 Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media) 82.75 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media) Unpublished Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media) Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws 91.00 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws 85.05 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) 60.15 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Creative Writing 60.50 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Creative Writing 64.05 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Creative Writing Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation 60.35 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate 70.40 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate 67.10 Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) Unpublished Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) Unpublished Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) 60.20 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) Unpublished Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) 80.20 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science 76.25 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science 74.80 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science Unpublished Warrnambool More Info
Associate Degree of Education Unpublished Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Associate Degree of Education Unpublished Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Associate Degree of Education Unpublished Warrnambool More Info
Bachelor of Nursing 72.00 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Nursing 65.50 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Nursing 50.95 Warrnambool More Info
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary) 61.90 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary) 70.20 Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies 91.35 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies 86.35 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science 66.25 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) 79.50 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws 91.30 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws 85.35 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Laws 90.35 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Laws 84.25 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Laws 85.45 Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Cyber Security Unpublished Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Cyber Security Unpublished Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Cyber Security Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) 69.20 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Arts/Master of International Relations 63.95 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Arts/Master of International Relations Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Cyber Security 64.65 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Cyber Security Unpublished Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Cyber Security Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Commerce 84.35 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Commerce Unpublished Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Commerce 84.35 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of International Studies 61.30 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of International Studies 61.15 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of International Studies Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Marketing (Psychology) 73.70 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Marketing (Psychology) Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts 63.70 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce 80.10 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce 70.35 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce Unpublished Warrnambool* More Info
Bachelor of Commerce 68.95 Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science 64.45 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science 64.00 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science 64.65 Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Design (3D Animation) 63.90 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts 65.80 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts 64.65 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Analytics 81.90 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Analytics Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Communication (Advertising) 60.00 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Communication (Advertising) Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Psychological Science 60.20 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Psychological Science 61.15 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Psychological Science Unpublished Warrnambool More Info
Bachelor of Psychological Science 60.40 Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media) 60.00 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media) 63.60 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media) Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) Unpublished Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) 65.00 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Dietetics Pathway) 90.45 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Design (Architecture) 71.75 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) Unpublished Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws 91.75 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws 86.95 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) 69.50 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) 75.40 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology) 74.15 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology) Unpublished Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology) Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of International Studies (Global Scholar) 82.45 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of International Studies (Global Scholar) Unpublished Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of International Studies (Global Scholar) Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Nutrition Science 63.90 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Science 61.60 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Science 61.35 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Business 63.10 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Business 60.15 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Business 61.00 Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) 60.85 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) 63.35 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) 65.15 Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science 83.25 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce 84.15 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) 75.10 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Education (Primary) 70.15 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Education (Primary) 70.05 Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Education (Primary) 78.90 Warrnambool More Info
Diploma of Arabic Unpublished Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Diploma of Arabic Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education 63.70 Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy 78.25 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Diploma of Indonesian Unpublished Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Diploma of Indonesian Unpublished Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Diploma of Indonesian Unpublished Cloud (online) More Info
Bachelor of Social Work 73.10 Waterfront (Geelong) More Info
Bachelor of Social Work 70.50 Cloud (online) More Info

Tools to kickstart course selection

Finding the right course takes time and research, and you don’t need to have all the answers right away. With a little help from our online tools, you can make course selection easier and learn about the steps you can take to achieve your goals.

ATAR calculator

Get a feel for the courses in your range by estimating your ATAR based on raw study scores.

Study score calculator

You can also estimate scaled and raw study scores using our VCE study score calculator.

Support for Year 12 students

Each year, thousands of Year 12 students prepare for uni with the help of Deakin support services. Plan your future with confidence with one-on-one consultations, webinars, online resources and events throughout the year.

Learn more about support for Year 12 students

Key dates

Stay informed and in control by familiarising yourself with our upcoming key dates, events and information sessions.

VTAC course applications
Open 1 August

Applications are made through VTAC, which opens 1 August. Remember, it’s important to include courses you think you’ll get into, but your top preferences should be your dream courses.

Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) applications
Open 1 August (close 7 October)

Special consideration acknowledges unavoidable factors that disrupt your studies, improving your chances of securing a place in your ultimate course.

ATAR and VCE results released
7am 12 December 

Results will released for students online and by mail, email and mobile app.

Change of preference 
12 December–4 pm 14 December

After ATARs are released, you’ll have a few days to add, remove and reorder courses on your preference list – if you need to. As change of preference approaches, stay tuned for upcoming events and webinars.

 

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.

Virtual Open Day

5 June

Watch information sessions on courses and uni life, ask questions in live Q&As, chat to experts and students and win prizes – all from home.

Campus Open Day

7–28 August

Get a firsthand look at our facilities and study spaces and talk to current students to get the inside word on what it's like to study at Deakin.

Find a pathway to your ultimate course

Whether you get the ATAR you hoped for or not, we’ll make sure your hard work is rewarded with a pathway to university. Discover the different pathways available to you, including bridging courses and campus transfers, and learn how you can get into uni no matter your ATAR.

Pathways that look beyond your ATAR

By applying for courses through the Deakin Regional Access Scheme and Indigenous Access Scheme, we can assess a range of factors outside of your academic results, like the skills, experience and achievements that make you unique and prepare you for study at university.

Student facilities

Student facilities

From a $55 million-dollar engineering facility, to medical simulation centres and an elite sports precinct, Deakin is home to world-class facilities purpose built for hands-on learning. Take a peek inside some of the incredible facilities you'll experience when you step on campus.

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Who will you be studying with?

As part of our commitment to admissions transparency, we've put together the following table to help you learn about our 2021 student cohort and their pathways to Deakin.

Read the full Admissions transparency at Deakin report (PDF, 592KB)

Who studies at Deakin?


Trimester 1, 2021
Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students
(A) Past higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course) 
2541 22.68%
(B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study 1268 11.32%
(C) Recent secondary education:
– Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(Regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors, such as equity or subject adjustments)
 
– Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered 
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) 
4926




610
43.96%




5.44%
(D) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above)
813 7.26%
International students 1048 9.35%
All students11206100.00%

All students above passed the census date at the beginning of 2020.

Learn more about higher education in Australia by visiting the QILT and TEQSA websites.

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Get an experience at Deakin that is like no other. Join us to see for yourself why our students have voted us #1 for student satisfaction in Victoria for 12 years running^.

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What is VTAC?

The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) is a central office that manages some of the application processes for courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria (and a few outside of Victoria).

For more information on future student services and courses:

How do the COP changes affect the January offer round?

December is an additional round – we don't yet know how the changes will affect the January offer round, though it still remains a mandatory round.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Will my first preference still be considered if I receive an offer for a lower preference?

Yes, whether you're applying through VTAC or directly to Deakin, you may still be considered for your first or higher-preferred courses regardless of whether you've accepted, declined or deferred an offer for a lower preferred course.

For more information on future student services and courses:

What's an ATAR?

ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) is the overall percentile ranking for students in their final year of secondary school in Australia that reflects the individual's performance comparative to other students in the same year (except for Queensland). The ATAR is a rank, not a score.

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How is the ATAR calculated?

VTAC calculates the ATAR from an aggregate of the following: a student's best VTAC scaled study score in any English subject; plus the VTAC scaled study score of their next best three subjects; plus 10% of the VTAC scaled study score for a fifth and sixth subject (where available).

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What's a study score?

A study score is a score of 0–50 that shows how a VCE student performed in a particular subject compared to other students in the same year across the state. It's calculated from the student's results in assessments and exams in that subject.

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What's the difference between a raw score and a scaled study score?

The VCAA (Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority) sends each student's raw score per subject to VTAC where they're converted into scaled study scores. The scaled study scores are then used to calculate the student's ATAR. Raw scores are used in conjunction with prerequisites.

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Will my raw scores or study scores be counted towards prerequisites?

Your raw scores are used to assess prerequisites. Your study scores show how you've performed in a particular subject compared to other students in the same year across the state.

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Footnotes

*2020 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students, UA benchmark group Victorian universities.
^Year on year, our undergraduate students are the most-satisfied students of all Victorian universities. Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2021 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).