Deakin College

01590J Australia

Why choose study in Australia

Home for the best universities in the world
Australia has some of the best colleges in the world. Several Australian universities are listed in the top 100 best universities in the world. With approximately more than 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, a great number of fields or study areas are available, making it highly likely that you can take up your choice of degree, training or course.

The numbers above show that Australian education has the quantity and variety, but it is also worth noting that the country leads in quality. Seven out of the top 100 universities in the world can be found in Australia. Their university system also ranks 8th in the world, ahead of countries such as the UK, Germany and Japan. With these, Australia is recognized as a country that offers world-class education.

Some of the most popular fields to study are the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, social sciences and medical fields. Australian study programmes cover almost every possible subject students might need.

Australian degree is a globally recognized degree
When you study in Australia, your degree is trusted and recognised internationally. The Australian education system maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, with its universities standing out in world league tables. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorised by the Australian government.

Be at the forefront of Technology and Innovations
Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in most other countries. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology. One of the most appealing aspect of the country for international students is the quality of scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Australia can take advantage the country’s impressive technology and research resources. Australia has quality of scientific research programs available for international students.

Pay reasonable tuition fees
Australian education programs represent great value for money. Fees for vocational courses in Australia start from $AUD7000 and can reach around $AUD30,000 per year. An undergraduate program can cost you from $AUD15,000 to $AUD33,000 per year and postgraduate tuition fees range from $AUD20,000 to $AUD37,000 annually. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses start at around $AUD4000 while fees for foundation studies start from $AUD15,000 per year. Planning to take up an English language course? These courses start from only $AUD300 per week depending on the course length.

Australian courses are often shorter than alternatives in other countries, particularly in the US. Most Australian bachelor degree courses can be completed in three years and even less if the education provider works on a trimester system. This means that you can save a whole year's tuition fees if you choose to study in Australian rather than in the US or the UK.

Start a successful career while studying
Australian cities have excellent job prospects and a multicultural community of students who are supported through student services programs. Australian graduates have excellent job prospects from their internationally-trusted universities. Working during your studies is also encouraged – international students on student visas are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week to boost their living expenses. Work experience and internships are all ways in which you can gain Australian work experience in your field of study and be competitive in the international job market after graduation

University Overview

Entry requirements

Deakin College has both generic and country specific requirements. Students with qualifications that are not listed can forward their application and academic results to Deakin College for assessment.
Foundation programmes
Entry to the foundation programme requires the successful completion of Year 11 or equivalent.
Diploma courses
Entry to diploma courses requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent. The diploma of Engineering requires a pre-requisite subject of mathematics (Year 12 or equivalent).
Postgraduate Programme in Business
The masters pathway requires the completion of a 3-year post-secondary study qualification (equivalent to post year 12).
English Admission Requirements
International students must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency before being admitted to the course. English requirements vary from course to course.
If the applicants do not meet the English language requirements, they could still qualify for a mixed programme or enrol in an intensive English language course at the Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI).
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Students at Deakin College have access to a variety of facilities from study areas to places for relaxation.
Computer labs: Students have access to computer labs, some of which are accessible 24 hours a day, required for their study.
Library: All Deakin University campuses have a library that provides resources and services to support study.
Eating places: A variety of food choices and venues are available to students on campus.
Bookstores: Deakin College students can purchase text books, course materials, stationery and gifts at the bookshop.
Sport and recreation: The Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) manages a range of special interest and recreation clubs on campus. These include sport clubs that involve students in athletics, coaching, football, golf, basketball, badminton, soccer, pool and tae kwon do.
Medical Centre: The Deakin Medical Centre is a friendly medical service for students. The doctors and nurses are skilled health care professionals who provide cost effective and confidential health care.


Deakin College is an institution that provides direct pathway courses into Deakin University, allowing students to effectively adapt to the Australian education system before they move onto a degree at the University. The College is placed at three different locations in the state of Victoria, Australia, and even has a campus in Jakarta, Indonesia.
3,000 students study at Deakin College, hoping to proceed on to a degree at the internationally-recognised Deakin University, which has been given 5-stars for its world-class facilities, research, teaching, employability, innovation and inclusiveness by the QS World University Rankings.
The University was also number one in Victoria for student satisfaction for seven years in a row (2010-16) and holds nearly 10,000 international students from 121 different countries. 90% of the research undertaken at the University is rated at or above world standard by the ERA ratings.
Students at the College is Australian campuses have access to all the facilities on offer at Deakin University. This includes computer labs that are open 24 hours a day, libraries at each campus, a student Medical Centre, and a variety of sport and special interest clubs that are run by the Deakin University Student Association.
Deakin College has a vast array of support services on offer for its students. These include academic workshops to help students with their classwork, disability support, counselling, and Orientation Mentors, who assist students with anything they may need in their first week at Deakin College.
There are lots of options for student accommodation at Deakin College, both on and off campus. Living on campus is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the Deakin experience. Plus, students who live on campus are better connected and more likely to achieve higher grades than their peers.

Scholarships & funding

Deakin College offers two scholarships for students who study at a Navitas managed campus.
These are:
Navitas family bursaries: The scholarship is applicable to 8 units of study with one programme and only with a Navitas member institution. Students who have two or more family members studying at a Navitas institution can apply. The second or consecutive family members are eligible to apply. The student should not have previously applied for a Navitas scholarship or bursary.
Navitas academic merit scholarship: The scholarship is awarded each semester to two students with the most outstanding results across all programmes at a Navitas pathway college or managed campus. However, all students can apply. Among other conditions, applicants must be studying full-time and maintain good academic progress through their second semester of study.
Additional factors such as educational disadvantage, member of specific equity group and/or significantly adverse personal circumstances might be considered when two or more candidates are found to be eligible.
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Study Options

Deakin College offers a variety of pathway courses that help students qualify for programmes at Deakin University.
The following study options are available to students:
Foundation studies: Prepares students for a Deakin College diploma or the first year of selected Deakin University bachelor is degrees. Two tracks are available, one consists of 8 units and the other, 12. Students must pass all 8 or 12 units to qualify for the next level.
Diploma of Commerce: Opens up options to students in the fields of Accounting, Business Law, Economics, Finance, International Business, Marketing and Management at Deakin University.
Diploma of Management: Offers a pathway to the second year of the Bachelor of Business programme at Deakin University.
Diploma of Health Sciences: Consists of first year units in Health and Allied Health Sciences. Students can specialise in a preferred area of study in the second year of a related bachelor is programme at Deakin University.
Information Technology: Provides the foundation for further study in Computer Science, Games Design and Development, Information Technology (IT) Security and IT.
Diploma of Engineering: Offers first year degree units that enable students to enter second year at Deakin University and specialise in Civil, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical and Mechatronics.
Diploma of Media and Communications: Provides a pathway to the second year of relevant bachelor is degrees at Deakin University. Options include Advertising, Journalism, Digital Media, Public Relations, Animation & Motion Capture, Film and Television, Photography and Visual Communication Design.
Diploma of Science: Leads to bachelor is degree options in Deakin University in the fields of Biological Science, Biomedical Science, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Zoology and Animal Science.
Postgraduate Business: Offers a pathway to Deakin University is postgraduate programmes in Business. Students will also meet the University is English language requirements upon completion.

Teaching quality

Deakin College is particular about offering a good student experience and attaches importance to teaching quality among other factors that determine student satisfaction.
Small class sizes are a major benefit of studying at Deakin College. Lectures contain an average of 30 students and are complemented by small group tutorials and workshops, so students will receive a high level of academic contact and support.
In keeping with its supportive approach, Deakin College provides more teaching hours per academic unit than university. Instead of the traditional three hours of teaching, Deakin College conducts its classes in four-hour block sessions, which will allow students to fully develop their knowledge and understanding of each unit.
On transferring to Deakin University, students will benefit from world-class teaching and facilities. Deakin University has been rated 5 stars for teaching quality and maintained the highest level of overall student satisfaction among Victorian universities for the last eight years (Australian Graduate Survey, 2010-2015 and Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016-2017, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching).

University Ranking

Diversity Index - Rank: 57

Feel At Home Index - Rank: 7.39%

Overall Cost of Living


Campus Accomodation




Post Graduate


Overall Cost of Living Value

A$ 24.000

Campus Accomodation Value

A$ 12.000

Undergraduate Value

A$ 28.379

Postgraduate Value

A$ 12.600

Minimum IELTS Score

Post Graduate : 6

Undergraduate : 5.5


Post Graduate :

Undergraduate : 52

Navitas Family Bursaries

The bursary is equivalent to 10% of the tuition fee for up to 8 units of study within one program only with a Navitas member institution.

Eligibility Family Bursary applies where two or more students from the same family study at a Navitas institution. The first family member can be studying at a Navitas institution at the same time as the other family members or may have studied at any Navitas institution previously. The family bursary is granted to the second and subsequent family members who study at a Navitas institution. Not have previously received a Navitas scholarship or bursary, or had a scholarship or bursary from Navitas withdrawn.

All international

Overall Review

Overall Experience : 4 / 5

Admission Process : 4 / 5

Scholarships : 4 / 5

Life Experience : 4 / 5

Job Prospects : 5 / 5