How to apply - Australian Students

Applying through VTAC

For the March intake only, Australian students should apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Online VTAC applications open in August for students starting in the following year. You can apply through VTAC if you are:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • a New Zealand citizen
  • a temporary resident currently studying an Australian Year 12* or International Baccalaureate in Australia or New Zealand.

*For example: VCE, VCAL, HSC, NTCE, QLD Senior Certificate, SACE, TCE, WACE. Contact VTAC directly for more information about the application process.

After the VTAC process is complete, students can apply directly to Deakin College.

If circumstances have made it hard for you to do your best at study, you should consider submitting a special consideration application. You can submit the application via VTAC’s Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS). Find out more about SEAS.

Applying directly to Deakin College

March Intake

As an Australian student, you can apply directly to Deakin College in the following circumstances:

  • you are not currently studying a standard Australian Year 12 curriculum and you do not plan to apply to more than one institution or for more than one course at Deakin College; or
  • the VTAC rounds have closed for the March intake.

Applicants who wish to apply to more than one institution or more than one course at Deakin College must apply through VTAC.

June and October Intakes

Australian students can apply directly to Deakin College for these intakes.

Deakin College VTAC Codes

Course Australian/Permanent
Resident Students

Diploma of Business (Burwood)


Diploma of Commerce (Burwood)


Diploma of Commerce (Geelong Waterfront)


Diploma of Communication (Burwood)


Diploma of Construction Management (Geelong Waterfront)


Diploma of Design (Burwood)


Diploma of Engineering (Geelong Waurn Ponds)


Diploma of Film, Television and Animation (Burwood)


Diploma of Health Sciences (Burwood)



Diploma of Health Sciences (Geelong Waurn Ponds)

Diploma of Information Technology (Burwood) 9190110042
Diploma of Science (Geelong Waurn Ponds) 9190391602

VTAC Change of Preference

We understand that the Change of Preference period can be a stressful time for both students and parents.

For further information about the Change of Preference process, come along to our Change of Preference Information Sessions. These sessions will provide information as to how Deakin College is your direct pathway to Deakin University. 

Come and learn about our diplomas that lead into the second year of a bachelor degree at Deakin University.

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Date: Friday 13 December 2019
Time: 11:00 - 18:00
Venue: Deakin University,
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood

Contact: Carol Glover
P: 03 9244 5600

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Date: Friday 13 December 2019
 11:00 - 18:00
Venue: Deakin University, 75 Pigdons Rd, Waurn Ponds

Contact: Carol Glover
P: 03 9244 5600

Register Here



Information Sessions

We hold information sessions throughout the year. Come along to learn about how a Deakin College diploma can get you into the second year at Deakin University.

Register Here