Discover your future at Deakin
Studying at university isn’t just about exploring your passions. It’s also about discovering your purpose by matching your skills and interests to your ultimate future career. Use our course finder to explore Deakin’s 200+ industry-shaped courses, and filter by ATAR, campuses and interest areas to start shortlisting your favourite options. Not sure about your ATAR? Estimate it using our ATAR calculator.
Support for Year 12 students
It's only natural to have lots of questions as you prepare for uni. If you’re looking for advice and information that’s tailored to current Year 12 students, including helpful tips, visit our support hub for Year 12 students.
While course preferencing doesn’t take place until Year 12, it’s a process senior high school students should become familiar with. Here are a few tips to get you started (and if you need more information, we’re here to help).
Understand your prerequisites now so that you’re prepared for the Year 11 and 12 subjects required for course eligibility – they can be found in the entry requirements section on courses pages.
You apply to study at university through Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), rather than directly to each institution, and you can apply for up to eight courses in order of preference. VTAC will offer you a place in the highest preference you’re eligible for, based on your ATAR and rank.
Your top preferences should be the courses you want to get into, rather than the courses you think you’ll get into. It's a good idea to start looking at the courses you're interested in as early as Year 10 and Year 11, so you can get a sense of the ATAR you are aiming for. The ATAR may shift up or down a little every year, but it provides a good indication.
Do you support high school students?
Help your students find their path to Deakin. Keep up to date with events, download publications and resources, and book your virtual school presentation, campus tours and faculty-based activities.
Deakin Accelerate Program
Do you want to boost your ATAR and get a preview of uni life? If you’re a high-achieving student, you can join the Deakin Accelerate program and fast-track your studies by completing two first-year university units while you’re still in Year 12. Choose from a range of study areas that match your interests and future career goals. You’ll be exposed to new learning styles and a dynamic environment, helping you to transition seamlessly into uni after Year 12.
What's it like to be a uni student
Your first day at Deakin will be the start of some of the best years of your life. You can look forward to making new friends on our vibrant campuses, learning in world-class facilities, heaps of clubs and societies for every taste, and a massive range of support (including health and wellbeing services) to ensure you’re feeling your best on and off campus. You might even like to live on campus to immerse yourself in the full Deakin experience.
Explore our campuses
Deakin has four campuses in Melbourne, Geelong and Warrnambool, which feature world-class facilities and a social, vibrant and diverse atmosphere that welcomes all students.
Melbourne Burwood Campus
An innovative, future-focused campus with a distinct community feel.
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Home base for many of Deakin’s world-leading research institutes.
Information for parents and caregivers
We are here to help you support your child find their calling, prepare for uni and make informed choices that lead to a fulfilling career and life. It's not always easy to know how to provide appropriate support to students starting their university journey, but we have lots of resources to help you support your child on their next journey. Learn more about supporting them through their final years of school, choosing a university, the application process and what life can be like as a uni student.
*2020 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students, UA benchmark group Victorian universities