With 3 campuses across Melbourne and Geelong, you need to choose carefully. This could be your home for the next few years!
The Jakarta Campus is located in central Jakarta. It is not on a Deakin University campus like the Australian campuses, however students still have access to excellent facilities, boasting bright modern classrooms and excellent facilities with access to cafés, restaurants, mini market and ATMs in the building.
As an international student you’ve got the choice between studying a Deakin College Foundation or Diploma Program.
Which one is for you? The answer really depends on:
The Foundation Program requires Australian Year 11 equivalent and Diplomas Year 12 equivalent. Find out about the specific entry requirements for your home country.
Living in another country is a big step, studying for a degree too is an even bigger leap. So, it’s important to make sure you’re choosing the right thing. Perhaps you’ve got a career or job outcome in mind or you know the degree you’d like to study – don’t forget to use the course pages determine which course provides the right path into that degree.
What are some of the other things you may want to consider when deciding what degree to study?
Some degrees are longer than others. How long do you want to study for? How quickly do you want to begin your career?
This is particularly for some professions. At Deakin University for example, the Bachelor of Civil Engineering, which you can enter in the 2nd year after study for the Diploma of Engineering, is professionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Or, the Bachelor of Nursing, which can be reached via our Foundation Program, is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and is NMBA approved.
Does the module content match the career outcome you’re looking for? Do you think you’ll enjoy it or are there areas you really want to avoid? Perhaps you don’t like to have too many exams or aren’t too find of finance. It’s worth doing some research and asking for some advice.This also relates to professional accreditation where some paths offer partial credit. For example the marketing major stream where graduates who complete the marketing major are eligible for a one year credit reduction, off the five years, needed to become a Certified Practicing Marketer by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).
In the case of Deakin, their industry partners help to inform course content so what Deakin University teach in modules is aligned with industry.
Particularly relevant for degrees with practical components, are the facilities and equipment suitable, modern and available when you need them?
This also covers internships, paid placements, work-integrated learning, because getting industry experience can be invaluable and set you up for employment after university. Deakin University has extensive industry connections so ask about opportunities and factor this in when choosing your degree.
Modern degrees use different methods of assessment. Exams and coursework are the obvious ones but think about whether those coursework assignments are individual or a will you work as part of a group. How about considering whether some assessment is attendance based? Is it a practical assessment? Will you be giving a presentation?
For example, a key difference between Deakin College and Deakin University is the support and class sizes. Is most of the course lecture based or in smaller seminar classes? Do those assessment methods play to your strengths.
There are several steps involved in a successful application process. Navigate them by following the steps below.
There are two options for international applicants:
Note: you’re not applying for Deakin University at this point but our application form does ask which degree and campus you plan to study at, so have that information ready.
To study at Deakin College, you will need an Australian Student Visa. This is the part of the process that many students need some help with and although we cannot offer you any specific advice on making a successful visa application, here are some pointers:
You can find a list of our Deakin College’s network of representatives here
You may have enlisted an agent to facilitate the visa application process for you but it’s always a good idea to educate yourself. It’ll help put your mind at ease and you’ll also be able to ask the right questions of your agent to ensure they are providing the best service to you
As part of the Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) introduced in 2016, all students are required to write and submit a Statement of Purpose (SOP) with their visa application. The reason this statement is required is to demonstrate that any international student wishing to study in Australia meets the Genuine Temporary Entrant requirements.
Important: A SOP must be written by you, the applicant, not your agent or another family member.
Processing times (as at 20 November 2019) are: 75% of applications processed in 40 days, 90% of applications in 54 days. It might well be faster but there is no guarantee. In other words, most visas are processed between 6-8 weeks and progress updates from the Australian Department of Home Affairs are not available. However, the Department will contact you if further information is needed.
Make sure you allow enough time to apply. But rest assured we offer three intakes per year in March, June and October which means you can apply in plenty of time and with flexibility to change if needed.
Great job, your new student life isn’t far away. Here are some practical steps to take you from your home country to Australia with minimal stress.
There’s a great range of accommodation options on offer to suit your needs.
The biggest question is, should you live on or off campus? Living on-campus offers the full immersive Deakin experience but there are excellent off-campus options and cost savings.
Where you live is such a personal choice so of all the advice available in relation to accommodation, these might be the most important:
Many students travel to and from Australia at the beginning and end of each trimester, therefore flights can be heavily booked in advance. It is advisable to make a flight booking as soon as you have confirmed your enrolment at Deakin College.
Plan to arrive in Melbourne at least 14 days prior to Orientation and Enrolment to give yourself time to settle in, find permanent accommodation (if you need it), open bank accounts and familiarise yourself with your new environment. This adjustment will be a major change to your normal routine and leaving your arrival to the last minute can create unnecessary difficulties.
To help with your arrival at one of the Melbourne airports, we offer an airport reception service. That means you’ll be met at the airport and driven to your accommodation free of charge on your first arrival (Additional family members may use this service but will be required to pay)
We recommend that you book your airport pick up service online at least 2 days before your arrival.
Make sure you have booked your free airport pick up service online at least 2 days before your arrival.
After landing, before orientation
1) We strongly suggest reading the Arriving in Australia page on this website for essential information about airport arrival, what to do on the flight, customs and immigration, help at the airport, airport pickup, and currency exchange.
2) Hopefully you were able to follow our advice and arrive 14 days prior to orientation. Why not take the opportunity to explore the city:
3) And why not plan and practice your route to campus. Directions can be found here:
Getting this far is a huge achievement. What about your first week with us and beyond?
Your first day at Deakin College will begin at the Orientation and Enrolment day, which is compulsory for all students to attend.
It’s the perfect introduction to your new life as a Deakin College student and starts the week before your classes begin. There will be activities and events all aimed and helping you to transition to your new Deakin life.
Another important milestone is making your first friend (it’s a great feeling when you do!) and orientation is the ideal place to do it.
You’ll also meet staff, learn about the course and faculty, and important you can make sure you’re properly enrolled.
The early part of your new life in Australia is an exciting time of discovery and gradually settling into a routine.
There are many clubs and societies, many bringing together people from your home country, or you can try something completely new to find like minded friends to hang out with, building your new social circle. As a Deakin College student, you have full access to all Deakin University’s services and facilities, which includes the Deakin University Students Association (DUSA).