Pathways

What are pathways?


Pathways provide alternative entry options for getting into your dream course at Deakin if you do not meet the requirements for entry or if you would like to start at another institution and then come to Deakin.

You can take pathways from TAFE, other tertiary institutions or private providers, through the workforce or even through other Deakin courses or campuses.

Find your pathway to Deakin

Didn't get the ATAR you were hoping for? The good news is, there are many different ways you can get into an undergraduate course at Deakin – not just with an ATAR score. Try our Pathway Finder and explore your options.

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Find your pathway to Deakin

Study at Deakin College

Looking for a direct pathway to courses in business, commerce, IT, media and communications, science, engineering and more at Deakin?

Located onsite at Deakin campuses, Deakin College gives you access to all Deakin facilities and services.

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Study at Deakin College

Study at TAFE before Deakin

Technical and Further Education (TAFE) is a great way to earn credit towards your Deakin degree. Plus, you'll come out with two qualifications – one from TAFE and one from Deakin. Take advantage of guaranteed pathways and much more.

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Study at TAFE before Deakin

Pathways through Deakin

You can take many different pathways through Deakin to get into your dream course. Study the Associate Degree of Arts or Associate Degree of Education, transfer between Deakin courses or campuses or undertake a single unit of study, which can be used as credit towards a degree.

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Deakin Learning Centres

Deakin has learning centres in Dandenong, Craigieburn and Werribee, giving students greater access to higher education by providing the opportunity to study close to home. You can also study some Deakin courses at a number of TAFE partners in regional locations. 

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Deakin Learning Centres

Other educational institutions

If you're currently studying at another university and wish to transfer to Deakin to finish your degree, you can apply for credit for prior learning. All university and private education provider qualifications are considered for application, even if the qualification is unrelated to what you want to study at Deakin.

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Other educational institutions