Foundation Program




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Deakin College Foundation Studies Program is equivalent to upper secondary school (Year 12) and university foundation programs. It aims to prepare you for further study in a Deakin College diploma or into first year of selected Deakin University bachelor is degrees.
The course comprises of a standard or extended track program. The standard track program consists of eight academic units: four core units and four elective units. The extended track program has an additional four core units, one of which is chosen from two alternative core units.
Various support services focusing on language, literary and numeracy assistance are also available to help you in your studies. Each unit includes four hours of class contact per week. Assessment for all units is continuous, and includes tests, assignments and case study analysis. Most units have a final three hour examination.
To graduate from the Deakin College Foundation Studies Program, you must complete and pass all eight/twelve units.
Course Structure
Standard: The course comprises eight units (four core units and 4 elective units in the relevant stream). To be awarded the Foundation Program you must complete and pass eight units.
Extended: The course comprises twelve units (eight core units and 4 elective units in the relevant stream). To be awarded the Foundation Program you must complete and pass twelve units. In addition, a number of support tutorials are available to help students with their academic units. Extended cricos G
Teaching Methods
Instruction for all units is a combination of classroom based, consultation hours, homework hours and on-line learning hours.
Assessment for all units is ongoing and continuous consisting of tests, assignments, case study analysis and final examinations.
Further Studies
Students who complete and pass the Foundation Program are eligible to enter the Diploma courses.


Which department am I in? College of Arts and Sciences

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must hold a Australian Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial private research expertise. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 575 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Students must have successful completion of Year 11 or equivalent.
Other English Language requirements: Cambridge: English Advanced (CAE) - FCE Level B2, Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) - EAP 2, GCE O-level - C6, HK Form 5 - 60% in Form 5 English Language, HKDSE - Level 3 HKDSE English, IELTS - Foundation program (Standard): 5.5 (with no band score below 5), Diploma: 5.5 (with no band score below 5.5), Pearsons Test of English Academic (PTE) - 42-49, SPM English - C4, TOEFL Computer Based - 196, TOEFL Paper Based - 525, TOELF IBT: 69-70.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Fanshawe College
St. Lawrence College
Durham College
Confederation College
Georgian College

Full Time (Eight to twelve months)

8 months: AUD $23,800 for the entire course; 12 months: AUD $28,560 for the entire course

Expected October 2018

Jakarta Campus Deakin College, Grand Slipi Tower, 5th floor, Jl. S. Parman Kav. 22-24, 11480, JAKARTA, Indonesia

Full Time (Standard: 8 months; Extended: 12 months)

Standard: AUD $23,800 ; Extended :AUD $28,560

Expected October 2018

Deakin College Melbourne Burwood Campus, 70 Elgar Road (Entrance 3), Building La, Level 4, BURWOOD, Victoria, 3125, MELBOURNE, Australia