Find your future at Deakin
Studying at university isn’t just about diving deeper into your passions. It’s also about connecting you to a career you love. Practical learning is a key feature of Deakin courses, and that's why we're the #1 university in Victoria for student satisfaction*.
Use our course finder to explore 200+ industry-shaped courses, and filter by ATAR, campuses and interest areas to start shortlisting your favourite options. Not sure about your ATAR? Estimate it using our ATAR calculator.
Support for Year 12 students
If you’re looking for advice and information that’s tailored to current Year 12 students, visit our support hub for Year 12 students.
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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.
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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.
While course preferencing doesn’t take place until Year 12, it’s a process all high school students should become familiar with. Here are a few tips to get you started (and if you need more information, we’re here to help).
Understand your prerequisites now so that you’re prepared for the Year 11 and 12 subjects required for course eligibility – they can be found in the entry requirements section on courses pages.
VTAC will offer you a place in the highest preference you’re eligible for.
Your top preferences should be the courses you want to get into, rather than the courses you think you’ll get into.
We can’t wait to welcome you onto campus
Campus life is at the heart of the Deakin experience. Come to campus to meet your teaching teams, new friends in person; learn and study in our world-class facilities; and make the most of our social, vibrant and diverse spaces. But we’re also all about flexibility, so you can incorporate online learning options when it suits.
Deakin Accelerate Program
If you’re a high-achieving student, you can boost your ATAR and fast-track your uni studies by completing two units of a first-year university subject in Year 12. Choose from a range of study areas to match your career aspirations and enhance your resume. You'll also get a taste of university life and the benefits of being a Deakin student, such as library access, study support and other campus services.
What's it like to be a uni student
Your first day at Deakin will be the start of some of the best years of your life. You can look forward to making new friends on our vibrant campuses, learning in world-class facilities, heaps of clubs and societies for every taste, and a massive range of support (including health and wellbeing services) to ensure you’re feeling your best on and off campus. You might even like to live on campus to immerse yourself in the full Deakin experience.
Explore our campuses
Melbourne Burwood Campus
An innovative, future-focused campus with a distinct community feel.
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Home base for many of Deakin’s world-leading research institutes.
Information for parents and caregivers
We are here to help you support your child find their calling, prepare for uni and make informed choices that lead to a fulfilling career and life. It's not always easy to know how to provide appropriate support to students starting their university journey, but we have lots of resources to help you support your child on their next journey. Learn more about supporting them through their final years of school, choosing a university, the application process and what life can be like as a uni student.