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Key dates

Browse all start and finish dates for Deakin's main study periods. You'll also find dates relating to applications and prospective student events, plus a list of all public holidays and study breaks. Current students can find more detailed dates and deadlines in the 2023 University Handbook.

 

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Application dates

We have a number of different study periods. Most courses are offered through our trimester study system. With three trimesters, the next intake is never far away.

Trimester 3, 2022 (summer) and Trimester 1, 2023 (March) applications are now open.

Learn more about how to apply

Dates may be subject to change and some courses will close earlier. All courses are not open at each application intake. Please check specific course pages for details and earlier closing dates.

Are you currently in Year 12?

Here are some useful key dates to help you plan your year:

  • VTAC course applications – open 1 August (Timely applications close 29 September)
  • Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) applications – open 1 August (close 7 October)
  • ATAR and VCE results – publish 7am 12 December
  • Change of preference – open 12 December (close 14 December)

Find out more about support for Year 12 students

Applications are now open

The Deakin Application Portal has made applying for your ultimate course easier than ever. Plus, you can chat with our application experts on 1800 693 888 if you need support at any step.

Study periods at Deakin

Most of our courses and units are studied in our trimester study schedule. To give you an idea of when you'd be studying, an outline of the upcoming trimester dates is below.

Current Deakin students should turn to the University Handbook for a full list of important dates.

Trimester 2, 2022

Date Event or deadline
Monday 4 July - Friday 8 July Orientation week – all students
Monday 11 July T2 teaching period begins
Friday 30 September T2 teaching period ends
Monday 10 October Exams begin
Friday 21 October Exams end
Friday 4 November T2 results released

Browse Trimester 2, 2022 courses

Trimester 3, 2022

Date Event or deadline
Monday 31 October -  Friday 4 November Orientation week – all students
Monday 7 November T3 teaching period begins
Friday 3 February 2023 Trimester 3 teaching period ends
Thursday 9 February 2023 Exams begin
Friday 17 February 2023 Exams end
Thursday 2 March 2023 T3 results released

Browse Trimester 3, 2022 courses

Trimester 1, 2023

Date Event or deadline
Monday 27 February - Friday 3 March Orientation week – all students
Monday 6 March Trimester 1 teaching period begins
Friday 26 May Trimester 1 teaching period ends
Monday 5 June Exams begin
Friday 16 June Exams end
Thursday 6 July Trimester 1 results released

Not all courses follow the standard study dates outlined above. Please check the following unit and course pages for relevant updates, including study period information.

Are you a current student?

Are you a current student?

If you're already studying with us, the dates you need are in the 2022 University Handbook. You'll find further details in the handbook on weeks of study, the last day to enrol, census dates, exam dates and results dates.

Public holidays at Deakin

Public holidays and University closure dates

HolidayDateDeakin
University shut downWednesday 22 December 2021 – Wednesday 5 January 2022Closed
Christmas DaySaturday 25 December 2021Closed
Boxing DaySunday 26 December 2021Closed
New Year's DaySaturday 1 January 2022Closed
University opens for 2022Thursday 6 January 2022Open
Australia Day Holiday Wednesday 26 January 2022 Closed
Labour Day Monday 14 March 2022 Open
Good Friday Friday 15 April 2022 Closed
Saturday of Easter weekend Saturday 16 April 2022 Closed
Easter Sunday Sunday 17 April 2022 Closed
Easter Monday Monday 18 April 2022 Closed
Easter Tuesday Tuesday 19 April 2022 Closed
ANZAC Day Monday 25 April 2022 Closed
Queen's Birthday Monday 13 June 2022 Open
National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty The QueenThursday 22 September 2022Closed
AFL Grand Final Eve Friday 23 September 2022 Closed
Melbourne Cup Tuesday 1 November 2022 Open
University shut downThursday 22 December 2022 - Wednesday 4 January 2023Closed

The Deakin Library is sometimes open on public holidays. Check the Library website for opening hours.

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

Applications

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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. For full details on how to complete your application, 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 please 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, don't worry – just contact Student Central on 03 9244 6333 or submit an enquiry online. You can also visit the application portal assistance hub for further support.

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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.

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Can I get help to write my personal statement?

Yes! Our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre can provide you with step-by-step guidance on the application process. Get in touch on 1800 693 888 to chat to one of our friendly advisers and make sure you have all your questions answered.

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Do I have to provide a personal statement?

It'll depend 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.

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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.

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What is special consideration?

Special consideration acknowledges the hard work you've put in to get to uni, while recognising what you could have achieved if your circumstances were different. A successful application can adjust your rank. This means you can be offered a place in a course at Deakin, with a lower rank than would usually be required.

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How do I apply for special consideration?

Applying for special consideration is simple, and in some cases, you won't need to provide any details outside of your course application. The process is different for each VTAC category, or Deakin's programs, so please visit the relevant special consideration page for step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

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What is SEAS?

VTAC's Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) is for those who may not have been able to reach their full potential for study due to a range of challenging factors. SEAS enables institutions to consider the circumstances you've experienced and their impact on your studies when making selection decisions.

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What are SEAS aggregate points?

The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) adds points to your aggregate to reflect the level you may have achieved if your circumstances had been different. This can increase your chance of receiving an offer but does not guarantee it. Deakin will give a maximum of 15 aggregate points per applicant.

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Are SEAS or subject adjustment points added directly onto my ATAR?

No, adjustments or bonus points are added to your aggregate score, not your ATAR. Your total aggregate score is then converted into your ATAR.

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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.

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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.

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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 applicant portal. If you applied through VTAC your offers will be released in rounds.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What support is available to help me complete my application?

Get the best tips, advice and knowledge from our how to apply webinar series. Otherwise, our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre can provide you with step-by-step guidance on the application process. Get in touch on 1800 693 888 to chat with one of our friendly advisers and make sure you have all your questions answered.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I didn't complete Year 12. Can I still apply?

Yes, if you've completed either Year 12 equivalent studies, such as a TAFE, VET or a private provider program, or have relevant work experience you can still apply to study at Deakin. Get in touch with our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre on 1800 693 888 to discuss your options.

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How do I apply for a scholarship?

Each Deakin scholarship has a unique set of entry requirements – be sure to check the individual scholarship page for full details on how to apply, as well as our top tips for scholarship applications.

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At what stage of the application process should I apply for a scholarship?

This depends on which scholarship you are applying for. To give yourself the best chance of success, browse the available scholarships and check the eligibility requirements. Make sure you pay close attention to the closing date for each scholarship as we cannot accept late applications, unfortunately.

Find out more about how to apply for a scholarship.

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Will I find out if I'm successful for a scholarship prior to getting an offer?

The application timeline for each Deakin scholarship is different – be sure to check the individual scholarship page for full details on dates and how to apply. You can also check out our top tips for scholarship applications.

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Do I need to provide certified transcripts with my application?

If you're applying as a domestic student, you won't need to provide certified documentation. However, if you've had a name change or change of status (i.e. residency) certified documents for these will be required.

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How long can I take to complete my degree?

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

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Contact us

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

Domestic students
1800 693 888
Email Future Students Team
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International students
+61 3 9034 6205
Email Deakin International
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