The Deakin College Foundation Program is equivalent to upper secondary school (Year 12) and university foundation programs. It aims to prepare you for further study in a Deakin College diploma or for entry into the first year of a selected Deakin University bachelor degree.
The course comprises of a standard or extended track program. The standard track program consists of eight academic units: four core units and four elective units. The Extended track program has an additional four core units, one of which is chosen from two alternative core units.
Various support services focusing on language, literary and numeracy assistance are also available to help you in your studies. Each unit includes four hours of class contact per week. Assessment for all units is continuous and includes tests, assignments and case study analysis. Most units have a final two hour examination. To graduate from the Deakin College Foundation Program, you must complete and pass all eight units in the standard program or 12 units in the extended program.
Who should apply?
The Foundation Program is aimed at students who have completed the equivalent of Australian high school Year 11.
Complete and pass eight units.
For students who do not meet the entry requirements of the standard track program, an extended track program is also available with an additional four units that need to be completed before continuing with the standard track program.
Complete and pass four units.
*If students are undertaking the Business or Engineering / IT stream, it is suggested they undertake Essential Mathematics.
Students then progress to the standard track upon successful completion.
Choose one stream below
** Not offered at all locations
Progression from Foundation to Diplomas and Degrees
After successfully completing the Foundation Program and meeting specified entry requirements, you may be eligible to apply for entry into the first year of selected Deakin University bachelor degrees.
Note: Some Foundation to degree pathways are only available to international students. Please contact Deakin College for more information.
Academic entry requirement
- Year 11 or equivalent
- More about country specific academic requirements
English entry requirement
- Standard track: IELTS score of 5.5 (with no band score below 5)
- Extended track: IELTS score of 5.0 (with no band score below 4.5)
- More about English entry requirements
For more details about course plans, accepting your offer, subject availability, streams and unit overviews, please download the course and unit outline PDF.