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

Chat with us on Facebook or Instagram

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 Burwod 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

Tuesday 12 December 2023 11am - 4pm
Building BC, Level 2 Burwood Corporate Centre

Burwood event map

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

Geelong Waurn Ponds events

Tuesday 12 December 2023 11am - 4pm
Geelong Waurn Ponds Building DJ, Level 1, JB1.102

Waurn Ponds event map

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

Geelong Waterfront event

Tuesday 12 December 2023 11am - 4pm
Geelong Waterfront Building D, Gallery

Waterfront event map

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

9190110092

Diploma of Business + Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Melbourne Burwood

9190110112

Diploma of Business + Bachelor of Business Analytics

Melbourne Burwood

9190110122

Diploma of Business + Bachelor of Commerce

Melbourne Burwood

9190110102

Diploma of Business + Bachelor of Laws

Melbourne Burwood

9190110132

Diploma of Business + Bachelor of Property and Real Estate

Melbourne Burwood

9190110142

Diploma of BusinessMelbourne Burwood9190192722

Course

Campus

VTAC course code

Diploma of Commerce + Bachelor of Business

Geelong Waterfront

9190210152

Diploma of Commerce + Bachelor of Business

Melbourne Burwood

9190110152

Diploma of Commerce + Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Geelong Waterfront

9190210172

Diploma of Commerce + Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Melbourne Burwood

9190110172

Diploma of Commerce + Bachelor of Business Analytics

Geelong Waterfront

9190210182

Diploma of Commerce + Bachelor of Business Analytics

Melbourne Burwood

9190110182

Diploma of Commerce + Bachelor of Commerce

Geelong Waterfront

9190210162

Diploma of Commerce + Bachelor of Commerce

Melbourne Burwood

9190110162

Diploma of Commerce + Bachelor of Laws

Geelong Waterfront

9190210192

Diploma of Commerce + Bachelor of Laws

Melbourne Burwood

9190110192

Diploma of Commerce + Bachelor of Property and Real Estate

Geelong Waterfront

9190210202

Diploma of Commerce + Bachelor of Property and Real Estate

Melbourne Burwood

9190110202

Diploma of CommerceGeelong Waterfront9190291902
Diploma of CommerceMelbourne Burwood9190191902

Course

Campus

VTAC course code

Diploma of Communication + Bachelor of Arts

Melbourne Burwood

9190110212

Diploma of Communication + Bachelor of Communication

Melbourne Burwood

9190110222

Diploma of Communication + Bachelor of Criminology

Melbourne Burwood

9190110232

Diploma of Communication

Melbourne Burwood

9190110012

Course

Campus

VTAC course code

Diploma of Construction Management + Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Geelong Waterfront

9190210242

Diploma of Construction ManagementGeelong Waterfront9190210052

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) (any major)

Geelong Waurn Ponds

9190310492

Diploma of Engineering + Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental Major)Melbourne Burwood9190110502
Diploma of Engineering + Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical Major)Melbourne Burwood9190110512
Diploma of Engineering + Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronics Major)Melbourne Burwood9190110522

Diploma of Engineering

Geelong Waurn Ponds

9190391612

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

Geelong Waurn Ponds

9190310352

Diploma of Health Sciences + Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Melbourne Burwood

9190110352

Diploma of Health Sciences + Bachelor of Health Sciences

Geelong Waurn Ponds

9190310332

Diploma of Health Sciences + Bachelor of Health Sciences

Melbourne Burwood

9190110332

Diploma of Health Sciences + Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Geelong Waurn Ponds

9190310342

Diploma of Health Sciences + Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Melbourne Burwood

9190110342

Diploma of Health Sciences + Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Geelong Waurn Ponds

9190310372

Diploma of Health Sciences + Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Melbourne Burwood

9190110372

Diploma of Health Sciences + Bachelor of Psychological Science

Geelong Waurn Ponds

9190310362

Diploma of Health Sciences + Bachelor of Psychological Science

Melbourne Burwood

9190110362

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

Geelong Waurn Ponds

9190310382

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

Melbourne Burwood

9190110382

Diploma of Health SciencesGeelong Waurn Ponds9190392702
Diploma of Health SciencesMelbourne Burwood9190192702

Course

Campus

VTAC course code

Diploma of Information Technology + Bachelor of Information Technology

Melbourne Burwood

9190110422

Diploma of Information Technology + Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence

Melbourne Burwood

9190110392

Diploma of Information Technology + Bachelor of Bachelor of Computer Science

Melbourne Burwood

9190110402

Diploma of Information Technology + Bachelor of Cyber Security

Melbourne Burwood

9190110412

Diploma of Information Technology + Bachelor of Data Science

Melbourne Burwood

9190110532

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

Melbourne Burwood

9190110542

Diploma of Information TechnologyMelbourne Burwood9190110042

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.