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

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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.

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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.

Our course structure

Our courses offer you an alternative pathway to university in popular areas of study such as Health Sciences, Business, Information Technology and more.

Our Foundation Program, for international students, is equivalent to Year 12 and prepares you for entry into first year university degree studies.

Our diploma programs are equivalent to first year university. Each diploma consists of eight academic units, which you must complete and pass to receive the diploma. Most units have four hours of class per week. Assessment for all units is continuous and includes tests, assignments and case study analysis, and most units have a final two hour examination.

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.

Online (domestic students only) and on-campus classes run between 11am and 9pm on weekdays (Melbourne time). Most units run as 1 x 2-hour lecture and 1 x 2-hour tutorial each week. You can also expect between 4-6 hours of private study per unit, per week.

Your timetable will depend on whether you are studying full-time or part-time, online or on campus, or whether you have opted into the Streamlined Timetable.

Find out more about our timetables

Tailored student support

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.

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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.”

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Organisational Structure and Governance

The registered entity: Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd (ACN 074 633 668) trading as Deakin College, has forged a strong alliance with Deakin University since 1996.

Delivering across three campuses, all Diploma and Foundation programs are registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutes and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) under code 01590J.

A registered Higher Education Provider with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) – PRV12137, all Diploma and Associate Degree programs are accredited.

Deakin College is governed by the Navitas Board but as a separate entity relies upon its Academic Board to oversee academic governance and quality.  The College Academic Board is made up of College and University staff and includes representation from the student body.

Governance Structure

The College Leadership team is headed by the College Director and Principal,  and consists of:

  • Academic Director
  • Director, Marketing and Admissions
  • Director, Quality and Student Services

Courses we offer

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

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