Year 12 students

Deakin is here to give you all the tools you need to make Year 12 the best year it can be. With the right support, you can prepare for your future and take steps towards your ultimate course and career.


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5 ways to plan your future

With so many choices in front of you, sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. Create a clearer path forward with five simple steps you can put into practice right here and now.

  1. Research courses

    It’s never too early to start researching uni courses. You can download a course guide or browse hundreds of courses by ATAR.

  2. Read the entry requirements on course pages

    Some courses have special entry requirements, like the CASPer test for some education courses or the GAMSAT for some medicine courses. The earlier you understand the entry requirements, the better prepared you’ll be.

  3. Chat with our experts

    Whenever you need us, we’re here for you. If you're finding it tough to choose between courses or need some help through preferencing, chat with us online or call us on 1800 693 888.

  4. Familiarise yourself with key dates

    Stay in control throughout the year and never miss a deadline by familiarising yourself with key dates and events.

  5. Start your course preferences shortlist

    Preferencing starts in early August. As you start your research, have more conversations and complete your Year 12 assessments, you can progressively refine your preferencing shortlist.

    Learn more about how to apply

Browse courses by ATAR

Browse courses by ATAR

Explore careers you are interested in and discover your passion. At Deakin the opportunities are endless. We have hundreds of practical, industry-shapep courses available to search by ATAR.

Progressive, real-world learning

Progressive, real-world learning

Practical learning is a feature of courses at Deakin, and we provide lots of opportunities to apply yourself in real-world settings, in scenarios that mirror the challenges you’ll face in your future role.

What makes Deakin the #1 university in Victoria for student satisfaction?

When you join the Deakin community, you can be confident that your study experience will be a positive step towards your career and life goals. Here are just a few of the reasons why.

Award-winning university career service

Prepare for the jobs of tomorrow with lifetime access to an award-winning university career service. DeakinTALENT are experts at connecting you to your future career, whether that be working for a company that inspires you, or forging your own path through self-employment. Best of all, Deakin graduates have access to DeakinTALENT for life.

Create a pathway with industry experience

Open up a world of study and employment opportunities through our industry partners. You could be mixing with experts in your field at an industry event, or making a great first impression in a sought-after internship position. Use these connections to grow your professional network and create a pathway to your dream job.


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 On-Demand

Available anytime

Discover over 80+ on-demand information sessions and access all our study and general information, when and where you need it.

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

We know every person’s journey to university is different. Secure a spot in your dream course with pathways that look beyond your ATAR. The Deakin Regional Access Scheme and Indigenous Access Scheme are designed to recognise your unique skills, experience and achievements.

Skills for a changing world

Our courses train you to be adaptable across the jobs of the future, with a focus on developing key transferrable skills valued across all industries, like communication, problem solving and resilience, and our practical approach to learning prepares you for any challenge your role throws at you.

Discover your passion

If you’re not quite sure what study area suits your strengths, you might like to start your course exploration by visiting our interest areas. With over 15 interest areas to discover, you’re sure to find a pathway that gives purpose to your passions.

Browse courses by interest area

Take tours of our campuses

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Our Melbourne Burwood Campus offers some of the most innovative and cutting-edge facilities in Australia, complemented by an inclusive learning and living environment.

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Home-base for much of Deakin’s world-leading research, our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is renowned for its breadth and depth of first-class facilities.

Geelong Waterfront Campus

A stately silhouette that defines the shoreline of the town, the unassuming exterior of our Geelong Waterfront Campus conceals the impressive facilities that await inside.

Warrnambool Campus

Holding a prime position along the spectacular Great Ocean Road, our Warrnambool Campus may be rural but it’s certainly radical when it comes to cutting-edge facilities and research.


*Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2020 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
^Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 winner for most popular career service in Australia.

Get in touch

We’re here for you even before you’re here with us. Ask us your study questions and get one-on-one support throughout your journey to university by visiting our Help hub or speaking with our experts.

Call 1800 693 888