https://www.deakin.edu.au/__data/assets/image/0007/2408605/26705_Deakin_Indoor_Afternoon_0268.jpg

Transfer to Deakin

You can transfer to Deakin in a few simple steps, and fast track your degree using the study credit you’ve already earned.

 

Top 1% of universities worldwide

 

#1 in the world for sport science

 

#5 in the world for education

 

#16 in the world for nursing

 

#1 Victorian uni for graduate employment

 

#1 Victorian uni for course satisfaction

 

#1 Victorian uni for facilities and resources

 

Victoria's #1 university for teaching quality

Sources

Why switch to Deakin

Deakin students are the most satisfied university students in Victoria. So why not join them? Whether you’re looking for a smoother online study experience, more flexibility or a better learning environment, a fresh start at Deakin can change the course of your study journey, and your career.

Choose from 300+ industry-led courses

Why waste another year in a degree you’re not passionate about? Find just the right course for you, and benefit from world-class facilities, industry-active teachers and a practical approach to learning that prepares you for the demands of your field.

Find a course

Study a degree built for online

At some universities, your online experience is an afterthought. But not at Deakin. Our online degrees are designed for remote delivery. You’ll have everything you need to succeed at your fingertips, from IT and personal support, to streamable lectures and study mentors.

Discover online learning

Fast track your degree

Through recognition of prior learning (RPL), you can reduce your tuition fees and study duration by turning your previous work and study experience into credit. If you’re transferring from another university, a successful RPL application allows you to pick up from where you leave.

Learn about RPL

There’s still time to apply

Have you been thinking about upskilling this year? Follow through on your goals – submit your application today to study your dream course in 2024.

Complete your application by Sunday 25 February

How to transfer to Deakin

Make the switch in a few simple steps. If you have any questions along the way, call us on 1800 693 888 to get the support you need, fast.

  1. Find your course

    Find the course you want to transfer into. Read the entry requirements on the course page to make sure you’re eligible, and double check there’s an intake for the trimester you want to start studying in.

  2. Get your academic transcript

    If you’re currently or were previously studying at a tertiary level, contact your education provider and ask them to supply a copy of your academic transcript (with a key to results). You’ll need it when applying for your course and recognition of prior learning. In addition to your transcript, you'll also need to provide:

    • details of course structure and credit point weightings from your previous institution’s handbook or website
    • a unit outline or syllabus, including assessment requirements, credit point weighting of units and details of textbooks and references.
  3. Apply for your course and recognition of prior learning (RPL)

    Submit your RPL application while applying for your course in Deakin's Application Portal. You’ll be prompted to let us know if you’re applying for RPL, and you can have your RPL application assessed one of two ways:

    • General credit – tick ‘Yes’ in the RPL section of the applicant portal to have your application assessed for general credit.
    • Credit for specific units – to have specific units from your previous course assessed, complete and submit the RPL application form (available in the applicant portal) at the same time as your course application.

    While applying, there will be opportunities to upload the documents gathered in step two. If you're offered admission into a course at Deakin, your credit entitlement will be confirmed with your offer, or as soon as possible afterwards. Browse our how to apply pages for step-by-step instructions on course applications.

  4. Accept your offer and withdraw from your old course

    We’ll process your application and check that you’re eligible for the course you’ve applied for. Once Deakin sends you an offer of admission, you’re ready to formally accept it. At this point, it's a good idea to withdraw from your old course. You'll need to do this before your previous education provider's census date.

  5. Enrol

    When you receive your offer, you'll be provided with all the information you need to enrol. In the meantime, you can celebrate the start of your next exciting chapter.

Got a question but can't find the answer?

Unsure where to start? Find out:

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions our future student advisers get about applying to Deakin:

Applications

Skip to next topic

How do I apply?

If you're currently in Year 12, or applying for multiple courses or campuses, you must apply through VTAC. If you're applying direct to Deakin, first register and create an account on our application portal. If you're currently overseas you can also apply via an authorised agent. For more details, head to the How to apply page.

For more information on future student services and courses:

When do applications open?

Applications are now open. Not all courses are open at each application intake so be sure to check the relevant course page for full details. Learn more about how to apply.

For more information on future student services and courses:

I'm having trouble creating an account on the application portal. How do I register?

If you've previously registered your details through the application portal, you won't be able to register again with the same email. If you don't remember your login details simply contact Student Central on +61 3 9244 6333 or submit an enquiry online. You can also visit the application portal assistance hub for further support.

For more information on future student services and courses:

What should I include in my personal statement?

Think of a personal statement like a job application cover letter. It should outline your motivation towards studying, your previous education and employment history, and how this course can assist your career aspirations or progression.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Can I get help to write my personal statement?

Yes! Please have a read of How to write a personal statement. You’re also welcome to chat to one of our friendly advisers on 1800 693 888 for advice on what to include in your personal statement.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Do I have to provide a personal statement?

It depends on the course you're applying for and its specific entry requirements. Either way, it will strengthen your chances of being offered a place at Deakin in your desired course. Check the entry requirements on the relevant course page for more information.

For more information on future student services and courses:

How does a mature-age student apply?

If you're applying for more than one course in Trimester 1 you'll need to apply through VTAC. If you're applying for one course only, or multiple courses in Trimesters 2 and 3, you can apply direct to Deakin. Use our course finder to check entry requirements for your chosen course.

For more information on future student services and courses:

I have submitted an application through VTAC, can I also submit an application directly to Deakin?

It depends on the course/s you're applying for, but generally, no. Get in touch with our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre on 1800 693 888 or via live chat to discuss your options.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Can you tell me if I'm definitely eligible before I apply?

Unfortunately not. Multiple factors are taken into consideration when an application is being assessed. This includes individual course requirements, which are subject to change, and the quality and size of the cohort of the year or trimester you're applying in.

For more information on future student services and courses:

When will I hear back about my application?

The general turnaround time for direct applications to Deakin is two to four weeks from submission. You can check the progress of your application by logging into the application portal. If you applied through VTAC, offers are released in rounds.

For more information on future student services and courses:

How do I find out my application status?

Once you've submitted your application successfully, you can log back into the application portal to check the progress of your application.

For more information on future student services and courses:

When can I expect my offer?

Direct offers from Deakin are generally sent out two to four weeks post application. You can check the status of your application at anytime by logging into the application portal.

For more information on future student services and courses:

What support is available to help me complete my application?

Get top tips and advice from our how to apply video guide. Our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre can also provide step-by-step guidance on the application process. Call 1800 693 888 to chat with one of our friendly advisers or contact an authorised agent in your country or region.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Can I include references in my application?

Yes, you can! References are required for our MBA but are also welcome for other course applications. If you don't have an academic record, a written reference is considered to be a strong supporting document. Keep in mind, references may enhance your application but don't guarantee entry.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Will references help my application?

A reference is considered to be a supporting document. If it provides more context about your work or life experience, it may enhance your application but will not guarantee you entry.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Do I have to apply via VTAC if I'm not in Year 12?

If you're applying for more than one course in Trimester 1, you'll need to apply through VTAC. If you're applying for one course only, or multiple courses in Trimesters 2 and 3, you can apply direct to Deakin. Use our course finder to check entry requirements for your chosen course.

For more information on future student services and courses:

I didn't complete high school. Can I still apply?

Yes. If you don’t currently meet the academic entry requirements, or need to bridge the gap between previous study and university, we offer several pathway options. We encourage you to apply so our admissions team can process your application and recommend the best pathway for you.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Do I need to provide certified transcripts with my application?

If you’re a domestic student there’s no need to provide certified documentation unless you’ve changed your name or status (i.e. residency). If you’re an international student you’ll need to provide certified documentation before you commence on campus. It’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation in English when you apply to avoid any delays.

For more information on future student services and courses:

How long can I take to complete my degree?

You can switch between part-time and full-time study and set your own pace throughout your education at Deakin. How long it takes will vary depending on the course you're interested in. Check the course page for details.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Contact us

Apply with confidence. We're committed to giving you the guidance you need throughout the application process.

Domestic students
1800 693 888
Enquire online

International students
+61 3 9918 9188
Enquire online