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To enter Deakin College courses, students must meet both the academic and English language requirements:

Academic Admission Requirements

Foundation Program

Entry to the Foundation Program requires the successful completion of Year 11 or equivalent. Specific academic entry requirements are listed below. Students with qualifications that are not listed should forward their application and academic results to Deakin College for assessment.

Country Requirements

Australia

Successful completion of Year 11 or equivalent

Bangladesh

Completion of Year 11 (10 + 1) with a 70%

Brunei

Successful completion of Form 5 (GCE O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with minimum E grade); or equivalent

Cambodia

Successful completion of year 11 with a C grade average

China

Extended Foundation Program:
Successful completion of Senior Middle 2 (Gao Er) with 55%:

Standard Foundation Program:
Successful completion of Senior Middle 2 (Gao Er) with 60%.

Vocational Technical Program – 60%
(* students are eligible to transfer to Diploma first trimester upon obtaining 70% average in first trimester standard foundation program)

Fiji

Successful completion of Form 6 School Leaving Certificate with an overall score of 260

France

Completion of the French Baccalaureate 

Ghana

Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Hong Kong

Completion of Form 5 (HKCEE) with passes in 4 subjects

India

Completion of the All India Senior School Certificate or State Board with an overall 60% aggregate.

Indonesia

Completion of SMA II with an average grade of 7.0 in 4 academic subjects

Japan

Successful completion of Kotogakko Year 2 with a B grade average

Kenya

Completion of KCSE with a D grade average; or GCE O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Korea

Senior High School Leaving Certificate Year 2 with D grade average in 4 academic subjects

Kuwait

Completion of Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) with minimum overall grade of 60%

Macau

Completion of Senior Middle 2 with an average of 80% in 4 subjects

Malawai

Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Malaysia

Successful completion of Form 5 (SPM); or successful completion of Senior Middle 2 or equivalent ; or successful completion of IGCSE/GCE O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Myanmar

Completion of Basic Education High School Exam with overall pass; or successful completion of IGCSE/GCE O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Nepal

Completion of Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Year 11) with a grade average of 50%

Oman

General Secondary Education Certificate/Thanawiya Amma

Pakistan

Completion of Higher Secondary School Certificate (Year 11) with a grade average of 50%

Papua New Guinea

Higher School Certificate with a grade average of 60%

Philippines

Successful completion of Year 11 with an 80% average in relevant subjects

Saudi Arabia

General Secondary Education Certificate/Thanawiya Amma

Singapore

Successful completion of Form 5; or Sec 4 (Express); or GCE O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade
 
GCE N levels with aggregate points of no more than 14 (based on best 3 academic subjects) and no more than 3 in English Syllabus A 

Successful completion of National ITE Certificate (Nitec) with a GPA of between 1 and 2 OR Higher National ITE Certificate (Higher Nitec) with a GPA of less than 1

South Africa

Successful completion of Year 11

Sri Lanka

Successful completion of Year 11 (GCE O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade); or equivalent.

Students who do not meet the Diploma requirement may be offered Foundation Program subject to approval.

Sweden

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Taiwan

Successful completion of Senior Middle 2 with an average of 60% in 4 academic subjects

Tanzania

Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Thailand

Successful completion of Matayom 5 with a GPA of 2.5

Turkey

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Uganda

Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

USA

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Vietnam

Successful completion of Year 11 with a 6.0 GPA

Zambia

Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Zimbabwe

Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Foundation to First Year Transfer Requirements

For more information on transfer requirements from the Foundation Program to first year Deakin University degrees, please refer to the Transferring to Deakin University page. 

Diploma

Entry to Diploma courses requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent.Specific academic entry requirements are listed below. Students with qualifications that are not listed should forward their application and academic results to Deakin College for assessment.

Note: Diploma of Engineering requires a pre-requisite subject of mathematics (Year 12 or equivalent)

 

Country Requirements

Australia

VCE ATAR score of 40 and above; minimum IB Diploma score of 22

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate with GPA of 3.5 

Brunei

2 passes in GCE A-levels

Cambodia

Diploma of Upper Secondary Education with a C grade average

China

Successful completion of Senior Middle 3 (Gao San) with 60%.

Vocational Academic Program - 60%

Fiji

Successful completion of Form 7 with a B in English and Maths and a pass in all other units, with an overall score of 240

France

Baccalaureate with an average of 10

Ghana

2 passes in GCE A-levels

Hong Kong

HKDSE with 8 points across 4 subjects

India

Completion of the All India Senior School Certificate or State Board with an overall 60% aggregate

Indonesia

Completion of SMA III with an average grade of 6.5 in 4 academic units

Japan

Successful completion of Kotogakko Year 3 a B grade average or a GPA of 3

Kenya

Completion of KCSE with a C grade average; or 2 passes in GCE A-levels

Korea

High school Diploma average D grade 

Kuwait

Completion of Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a 70% average in final results.

Macau

Successful completion of Senior Middle 3 with a B or 75% average in 4 academic units

Malawai

2 passes in GCE A-levels

Malaysia

2 passes (minimum E grade) in STPM; or Malaysia Independent Chinese Secondary Schools Unified Examination Certificate with a pass in 4 academic subjects

Myanmar

Completion of Basic Education High School Exam with grade of 50% in final year results

Nepal

Completion of Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Year 12) with a grade average of 50%

Oman

Additional year of study following General Secondary Education Certificate or Year 12 American program

Pakistan

Completion of Higher Secondary School Certificate (Year 12) with a grade average of 55%

Papua New Guinea

Higher School Certificate with a grade average of 70%

Philippines

Successful completion of Year 12 with an 80% average

Saudi Arabia

Additional year of study following General Secondary Education Certificate or Year 12 American program

Singapore

2 H2 passes in GCE A-levels

South Africa

Successful completion of Year 12

Sri Lanka

2 passes in GCE A-levels or equivalent

2 passes in Sri Lanka A-levels (General English is not counted)

For A-Level scores that do not meet Diploma entry, students might be offered the Foundation Program with 50% condition if applicable.

Sweden

Avgangsbetyg with a grade average of 2.5 and a 4 in English

Taiwan

Successful completion of Senior Middle 3 with a B or 60% average in 4 academic units

Tanzania

2 passes in GCE A-levels

Thailand

Successful completion of Matayom 6 with a GPA of 2.0

Turkey

Successful completion of Lise Diplomasi with GPA of 3.0

Uganda

2 passes in GCE A-levels

USA

Contact the Deakin College Admissions team

Vietnam

Successful completion of Year 12 with a 6.0 GPA

Zambia

2 passes in GCE A-levels

Zimbabwe

2 passes in GCE A-levels

Masters Qualifying Program

Completion of three year post-secondary study qualification (equivalent to post-year 12). Note: applications are assessed by Deakin University.


English Admission Requirements

The language of instruction at Deakin College is English.

International students must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency before being admitted to a course. The following table can be used as a general guide to English admission requirements.

Entry to the Masters Qualifying Program (Business and Law) requires an IELTS of 6 with no individual band score below 6.

English Test / Level Results required for direct entry to foundation and diploma programs (excluding the Diploma of Communication) Results required for direct entry to Diploma of Communication  Results required for the Foundation Program (Extended)

Cambridge: English Advanced (CAE)

FCE Level B2

CAE1 Level C1

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Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI)

EAP 2

EAP 3

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GCE O-level

C6

B4

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HK Form 5

60% in Form 5 English Language

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HKDSE

Level 3 HKDSE English

English Contact the Deakin College Admissions Team

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IELTS

Foundation program (Standard): 5.5 (with no band score below 5)
Diploma: 5.5 (with no band score below 5.5)

6.0 (with no band score below 5.5)

5.0 (with no band score below 4.5)

Pearsons Test of English Academic (PTE)

42-49

50-57

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SPM English

C4

B4

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TOEFL Computer Based

196

213

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TOEFL Paper Based

525

550

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TOELF iBT

Foundation Program (Standard): 

52 – Writing 15, Speaking 14, Listening and Reading 5

Diploma

52 – Writing 19, Speaking 16, Listening and Reading 5

65 – Writing 19, Speaking 16, Listening and Reading 10

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VCE English (any) (Australia)

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English

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Do not meet the English requirements?

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may choose to enrol in an intensive English language course at Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) to improve your English language proficiency.

 

English Language Course

If you need to improve your English language proficiency, you may enrol in the Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI). DUELI offers a wide range of English language courses, from beginners to advanced levels.

DUELI is located on Deakin University's Melbourne Burwood campus and Geelong Waterfront campus and offers a wide range of programs for students.

DUELI Dates

Please visit the Deakin University website to view upcoming intake dates.

2018/2019 DUELI Fees:

Melbourne Burwood Campus Geelong Waterfront Campus
  • Enrolment fee: A$250
  • Tuition fee: A$445 per week 
  • Enrolment fee: A$250
  • Tuition fee: A$385 per week