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We’re Deakin’s preferred pathway provider, with guaranteed entry into the second year of a highly-sought bachelor’s degree.

Start your journey

More than 22,000 of our students have successfully progressed into a Deakin University degree. Start your journey at Deakin College today.

A welcome message

From College Director and Principal of Deakin College, Hamid Khattak

Welcome! We appreciate that the decision to pursue tertiary studies is a serious commitment, and we are delighted that you are considering Deakin College. You’re on the way to joining nearly 3000 Australian and international students who have chosen this path.

As a new Deakin College student, you will soon learn how we work a little differently to traditional universities, including innovative approaches to teaching and learning, outstanding student support, and access to digital technologies.

At Deakin College, we’re proud to be able to offer you a positive student experience and superior student outcomes, while reflecting the continuously glowing reputation of Deakin University.

We are committed to giving you every opportunity to succeed in your studies. I invite you to take the first step towards achieving your future goals with Deakin College, and I look forward to meeting you.

Who we are

Your direct pathway to Deakin University

Deakin College is your path to Deakin University. We deliver a positive and nurturing student experience that supports the transition to second year bachelor studies at the University. Through innovative teaching and engagement with digital learning technologies, we’ll prepare you to make the leap to university studies and thrive in your future career.

We’re located across three Deakin University campuses in Victoria, Australia - Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and Geelong Waterfront Campus. 

Learn more about the campuses

Join 3000 Australian and international students along your journey. With intakes in March, June and October, get started when it suits you and fast-track your tertiary studies. 

We can’t wait to welcome you! 

Brent D'auria

"My ATAR didn’t get me straight to Deakin University since I didn’t do well in high school and didn’t have Math methods to get into the Bachelor of Engineering. Deakin College provided me the opportunity to articulate into my Bachelor’s degree through their pathway courses by studying Diploma of Engineering. I was able to do Math foundations alongside my diploma and didn’t have to waste any time."

Diploma of Engineering

Australian student

What you can expect

Tailored learning and student support

We purposely keep our class sizes small so your voice can be heard and your needs met. With a maximum of 30 students in Diploma classes and 25 in Foundation classes, our teachers are able to give the best possible support and attention to each individual student.

You’ll spend about 4 hours in class each week per subject, in 2 x 2-hour classes. Check out a sample timetable.

But it’s not only your academic needs we’ll focus on. We pride ourselves on the support we offer to make your time at Deakin College as stress-free as possible. Access a range of support services and facilities – from study assistance to counselling and advice – to help make your transition a successful one. Learn more about support at Deakin College.

Still have questions? Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions or get in touch with our team.

Courses we offer

We offer courses in business, commerce, communication, construction management, design, engineering, film, TV & animation, health sciences, IT and science, with three intakes available. Find your path here.