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Deakin College

Address: Pigdons Rd, Geelong VIC 3317, Australia

Description Deakin College

  • Established: 1996
  • Location: Melbourne and Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • Number of students: 3000
  • Students age: from 16 years
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of study: residence, full board.

Deakin College is an educational institution that will provide you with direct access to Deakin University in Australia. The strongest points of Deakin College are:

  • Innovative Learning and Teaching
  • Positive student experience
  • Interaction with digital learning technologies.

The institution has international status and offers local and foreign students more than 70 courses of study with the prospect of obtaining a master's or bachelor's degree at Deakin University.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Deakin College

Program name
from 26 240 $AUD / year


  • Age: from 16 years old
  • Dates: March, June, October
  • Duration: 8 to 12 months.

The Foundation program, which is offered at Deakin College, is equivalent to the 12th grade program in an Australian high school. The course aims to prepare local or foreign students to study at other Deakin College programs or for admission to higher education programs at Deakin University.

The Foundation program has a standard (8 months) and an extended version (12 months). The first consists of 8 training blocks - 4 basic and 4 optional. The second additionally offers 4 more blocks, one of which is selected from two alternative base blocks. Each subject block includes 4 hours of classes every week.

The list of basic units for studying on the course:

  • Advanced Academic Communication Skills
  • Intercultural studies
  • Information Technology
  • Advanced Academic Writing and Research

Extended version:

  • Introduction to Academic Communication
  • Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Computer skills
  • Basic math.

The list of disciplines for studying electives (arts, business, engineering and IT, medical electives):

  • Society and Culture
  • Legislation
  • Mass media
  • Control
  • Economy
  • Marketing
  • Introduction to Systems Analysis
  • Economy
  • Math basics
  • Mathematics (I, II)
  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Introduction to Systems Analysis
  • Basic math
  • Physics
  • Control
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Human biology
  • Physics
  • Management.


  • Age: from 17 years old
  • Dates: March, June, October
  • Duration: from 12 months.

The diploma program is designed for students who graduate from the 12th grade of secondary school or have another document confirming the availability of secondary education. Studying at the diploma courses and receiving a certification document entitles you to enter the 2nd year of undergraduate studies at Deakin University. Deakin College's degree programs are accredited by TEQSA (Agency for Quality and Standards of Higher Education).

Available qualifications:

  • Business diploma
  • Diploma in Trade (for the study of economics, accounting, business law, economics, finance, international business, marketing and management)
  • Diploma in communications (to study the field of advertising, communication, journalism, digital media and not only)
  • Construction Management Diploma
  • Diploma in Design
  • Diploma of engineering
  • Diploma in Cinema, Animation and Television
  • Diploma of Health Sciences (medical sciences, psychology, exercise, sports, nutrition, healthcare)
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Science (for the study of biomedicine, ecology, forensics, zoology).
from 13 700 $AUD / 4 months

Masters Qualifying Program

  • Age: from 18 years old
  • Dates: March, June, October
  • Duration: 4 months.

The Deakin College Master's qualification program will allow students to receive the required specialization in just 4 months. On the course, students are waiting for the study of English and the disciplines that are necessary for studying in a master's program at the university. The Master's program offers a quality student path to postgraduate programs at Deakin University in Business and Law.

To qualify, students in 4 months must master the following program:

Core disciplines

  • Accounting
  • Economics for managers
  • Finance
  • Basic Data Analysis Skills
  • Business process management.

Qualification disciplines

  • Academic and Cultural Communication
  • Development of academic writing and research skills
  • Academic integrity.

Each of the training blocks includes four hours of training per week - 2 hours a lecture and 2 hours of practical seminars. This course is taught on the Melbourne Burwood campus.

Accommodation, housing and food

All Deakin College students are advised to reserve a place to live in the residence as soon as it becomes known which campus will be studying. In each residence for students comfortable conditions are created: a secure guarded territory, modern rooms with the necessary furniture, recreation areas, etc.

Events Deakin College

Deakin College students have a busy life outside the classroom. The types of activities can be divided into several types:

  • Work and study. Part-time job search center with the ability to combine work with study
  • Clubs and communities. Helps to feel like part of a large community and develop new skills in a creative, religious or social direction
  • Sport. On campuses there are gyms, modern fitness equipment, stadiums where group classes on various types of physical activity are held
  • Deakin University Student Association (DUSA), which helps students with a variety of issues and needs.

Equipment Deakin College

Deakin College is based on three Deakin University campuses: one is in Melbourne, and two are in Geelong, Victoria. For foreign students, there is also the option of placement on a campus in another country: in central Jakarta.

According to the QS rating, Melbourne is considered one of the best cities in Australia for students as a place of study and the 3rd most convenient city in the world ranking. Jiolong is the second largest city in the state / county of Victoria: according to many students, this is a good alternative to Melbourne with living on the sea coast.

Melbourne burwood campus

The campus of the College in Melbourne, Burwood is the largest in the infrastructure of Deakin University, where about 20 thousand students study and more than 1.5 thousand employees work. Here, students will be in the center of a thriving metropolis - the college is located about 16 km from the city center. Infrastructure includes architectural buildings and modern educational institutions. The campus has all the conditions for recreation, training or sports (from outdoor areas to indoor gyms), on the territory there is a cafe and a library with a rich fund.

Geelong waterfront campus

The Geelong Campus is a modern campus located in the central part of the city with stunning views of the promenade. Many of the educational buildings and other buildings on this campus are located on the basis of old wool stores that have been repaired and remade. The student's campus offers modern classrooms, computer classes, shared classrooms, a modern library and scenic views of the waterfront. The campus is 2 steps from Geelong business district. Up to 4,000 students study here.

Waurn ponds campus

Another campus of the city of Geelong is located in its western part. This is a favorable location, because students have two opportunities at once: study in a modern campus plus have access to the most beautiful beaches in Australia. On the campus for students new buildings, modern classrooms, open areas and parks are available, there are conditions for sports (treadmill, health club, gym, fitness center and sports halls).

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at Deakin College is divided into three semesters with a break for the holidays: the first begins in February (February 24 - June 16), the second in June (June 22 - October 13), and the third in October (October 19 - February 16).

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Deaking College Admission Process:

  • Make an application through the official online portal on the website of the College studyLink Connect
  • Expect consideration: if it is accepted, the applicant receives a letter of invitation in the mail (up to 2 days)
  • Then you need to make academic fees and take out medical insurance
  • After confirmation of payment, students will be sent a document confirming registration
  • Now you can prepare an Australian student visa and think about moving.

Depending on the program, admission conditions may differ in academic and language requirements:

  • Foundation: 11th year of secondary school completed or equivalent education + knowledge of English (IELTS 5.5 / 5.0 certificate)
  • Undergraduate: completed the 12th grade of high school or equivalent education + level of English (IELTS certificate not lower than 6)
  • Master's degree: certificate of complete secondary education (Australian or equivalent) + level of English (IELTS certificate from 6.0 and above).

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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