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

12 December - scroll down for details 

One-on-one consultations

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

Chat to a Course Advisor

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Deakin College hotline

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


Available at our at Burwood, Waurn Ponds and Waterfront campuses. If you would like to make an appointment for a tour, please contact us before coming to campus.

Contact form

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Deakin College Change of Preference Presentation

Join Nick, our Deakin College Marketing Manager, to find out about applying to Deakin College through VTAC and how to change your VTAC preferences.

Change of Preference events

Melbourne Burwood event

Monday 12 December 2022 - 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Central Precinct, Building HF, Level 2
Burwood event map

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

Geelong Waurn Ponds event

Monday 12 December 2022 - 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Building jb, Room jb1.102
Waurn Ponds event map

Explore our lush green Waurn Ponds campus with guided campus and accommodation tours and learn about your study options and pathways.

VTAC Course Codes

VTAC Codes in brackets below by course and campus:

Diploma of Business
Melbourne Burwood (9190192722)

Diploma of Commerce
Melbourne Burwood (9190191902)
Geelong Waterfront (9190291902)

Diploma of Communication
Melbourne Burwood (9190110012)

Diploma of Construction Management
Geelong Waterfront (9190210052)

Diploma of Design
Melbourne Burwood (9190110022)

Diploma of Engineering
Geelong Waurn Ponds (9190391612)

Diploma of Film, Television and Animation
Melbourne Burwood (9190110032)

Diploma of Health Sciences
Melbourne Burwood (9190192702)
Geelong Waurn Ponds (9190392702)

Diploma of Information Technology
Melbourne Burwood (9190110042)

Diploma of Science
Geelong Waurn Ponds (9190391602)


When can I change my VTAC preference?

Change of Preference is open now until 14 December 2022. It will reopen 21-22 December and again in January and February 2023. 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, VCAL Senior 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.


Please visit the VTAC website for full information and dates.