Change of Preference

Once you have your ATAR, you can add, remove or reorder courses on your VTAC preference list during the Change of Preference period.

What is the Change of Preference period?

During specified periods during Year 12 and after your results are released, you will be able to add, remove or re-order your course preferences in your VTAC course application. These periods give you the chance to carefully consider your application and speak to us to answer any questions before you make your decision.

There are several ways you can connect with us during the Change of Preference periods.

Change of Preference events

Come to one of our Change of Preference events on 12 December 2023. See below for details. 

One-on-one consultations

Talk directly with our course advisors to discuss your study options. 

Chat to a Course Advisor

Live chat

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Deakin College hotline

Call us on (03) 9244 5600, Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm.

Walk-in

Available at our Burwood campus. If you would like to make an appointment for a tour in Burwood or if you would like to visit us in Geelong, please contact us before coming to campus.

Contact form

Send us a message via the form on this page

Email

dcoll-direct@deakin.edu.au         


Change of Preference events

Melbourne Burwood event

2024 events details coming soon.

Explore our busiest campus with guided campus and accommodation tours and learn about your study options and pathways.

Geelong Waurn Ponds events

2024 events details coming soon.

Explore our Geelong Waurn Ponds campus with guided campus tours and staff available to discuss your study options and pathways.

Geelong Waterfront event

2024 events details coming soon.

Explore our Geelong Waterfront campus with guided campus tours and staff available to discuss your study options and pathways.

VTAC course codes

When applying through VTAC, you will need to enter a VTAC Course Code. Your VTAC course code will reflect your diploma at Deakin College and your destination degree at Deakin University. 

Course

Campus

VTAC course code

Diploma of Business + Bachelor of Business

Melbourne Burwood

Online

9190110092

9190410092

Diploma of Business + Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Melbourne Burwood

Online

9190110112

9190410112

Diploma of Business + Bachelor of Business Analytics

Melbourne Burwood

Online

9190110122

9190410122

Diploma of Business + Bachelor of Commerce

Melbourne Burwood

Online

9190110102

9190410102

Diploma of Business + Bachelor of Laws

Melbourne Burwood

Online

9190110132

9190410132

Diploma of Business + Bachelor of Property and Real Estate

Melbourne Burwood

Online

9190110142

9190410142

Diploma of Business

Melbourne Burwood

Online

9190192722

9190492722

Course

Campus

VTAC course code

Diploma of Commerce + Bachelor of Business

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waterfront

Online

9190110152

9190210152

9190410152

Diploma of Commerce + Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waterfront

Online

9190110172

9190210172

9190410172

Diploma of Commerce + Bachelor of Business Analytics

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waterfront

Online

9190110182

9190210182

9190410182

Diploma of Commerce + Bachelor of Commerce

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waterfront

Online

9190110162

9190210162

9190410162

Diploma of Commerce + Bachelor of Laws

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waterfront

Online

9190110192

9190210192

9190410192

Diploma of Commerce + Bachelor of Property and Real Estate

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waterfront

Online

9190110202

9190210202

9190410202

Diploma of Commerce

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waterfront

Online

9190191902

9190291902

9190491902

Course

Campus

VTAC course code

Diploma of Communication + Bachelor of Arts

Melbourne Burwood

Online

9190110212

9190410212

Diploma of Communication + Bachelor of Communication

Melbourne Burwood

Online

9190110222

9190410222

Diploma of Communication + Bachelor of Criminology

Melbourne Burwood

Online

9190110232

9190410232

Diploma of Communication

Melbourne Burwood

Online

9190110012

9190410012

Course

Campus

VTAC course code

Diploma of Design + Bachelor of Design

Melbourne Burwood

9190110252

Diploma of Design

Melbourne Burwood

9190110022

Course

Campus

VTAC course code

Diploma of Engineering + Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil Major)

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waurn Ponds

Online

9190110552

9190310552

9190410552

Diploma of Engineering + Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronics Major)

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waurn Ponds

Online

9190110562

9190310562

9190410562 

Diploma of Engineering + Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental Major)

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waurn Ponds

Online

9190110502

9190310502

9190410502

Diploma of Engineering + Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical Major)

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waurn Ponds

Online

9190110512

9190310512 

9190410512 

Diploma of Engineering + Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronics Major)

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waurn Ponds

Online

9190110522

9190310522 

9190410522

Diploma of Engineering

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waurn Ponds

Online

9190191612

9190391612

9190491612

Course

Campus

VTAC course code

Diploma of Film, Television and Animation + Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation

Melbourne Burwood

9190110312

Diploma of Film, Television and AnimationMelbourne Burwood9190110032

Course

Campus

VTAC course code

Diploma of Health Sciences + Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waurn Ponds

Online

9190110352

9190310352

9190410352

Diploma of Health Sciences + Bachelor of Health Sciences

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waurn Ponds

Online

9190110332

9190310332

9190410332

Diploma of Health Sciences + Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waurn Ponds

Online

9190110342

9190310342

9190410342

Diploma of Health Sciences + Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waurn Ponds

Online

9190110372

9190310372

9190410372

Diploma of Health Sciences + Bachelor of Psychological Science

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waurn Ponds

Online

9190110362

9190310362

9190410362 

Diploma of Health Sciences + Bachelor of Public Health & Health Promotion

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waurn Ponds

Online

9190110382

9190310382

9190410382 

Diploma of Health Sciences

Melbourne Burwood

Geelong Waurn Ponds

Online

9190192702

9190392702

9190492702 

Course

Campus

VTAC course code

Diploma of Information Technology + Bachelor of Information Technology

Melbourne Burwood

Online

9190110422

9190410422

Diploma of Information Technology + Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence

Melbourne Burwood

Online

9190110392

9190410392

Diploma of Information Technology + Bachelor of Bachelor of Computer Science

Melbourne Burwood

Online

9190110402

9190410402

Diploma of Information Technology + Bachelor of Cyber Security

Melbourne Burwood

Online

9190110412

9190410412

Diploma of Information Technology + Bachelor of Data Science

Melbourne Burwood

Online

9190110532

9190410532

Diploma of Information Technology + Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Melbourne Burwood

Online

9190110542

9190410542

Diploma of Information Technology

Melbourne Burwood

Online

9190110042

9190410042

Course

Campus

VTAC course code

Diploma of Science + Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Geelong Waurn Ponds

9190310432

Diploma of Science + Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management & Sustainability)

Geelong Waurn Ponds

9190310452

Diploma of Science + Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife & Conservation Biology)

Geelong Waurn Ponds

9190310462

Diploma of Science + Bachelor of Forensic Science

Geelong Waurn Ponds

9190310472

Diploma of Science + Bachelor of Science

Geelong Waurn Ponds

9190310442

Diploma of Science + Bachelor of Zoology & Animal Science

Geelong Waurn Ponds

9190310482

Diploma of ScienceGeelong Waurn Ponds9190391602

FAQs

When can I change my VTAC preference?

Change of Preference opens on 31 July and closes on 13 December 2023. It will reopen 21-22 December 2023 and again in January and February 2024. Deakin College will be available to take online and phone queries during each Change of Preference round.

You can find all the dates for Change of Preference periods on the VTAC website.              

What are the requirements needed for entry into a Deakin College Diploma?

For domestic students who are under 21 years old, the entry requirement into Deakin College is one of the following:

  • Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 (VCE, VCE VM or the equivalent from any Australian state or territory), or;
  • Certificate IV (12-month course)

You can find out more on our Entry Requirements page.

I am a Year 12 student, do I apply directly via Deakin College’s website or via VTAC?

Australian students should apply through VTAC, unless:

  • You are applying for a Deakin College course that begins in June or October or;
  • You are applying for a Deakin College course that starts in March and you are not currently studying a standard Australian Year 12 curriculum or; 
  • The VTAC Change of Preference rounds have closed for the March intake.

Find out more about direct and VTAC applications on our application process webpage.

VTAC

Please visit the VTAC website for full information and dates.