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The Deakin College Foundation Program
The Deakin College Foundation Program

The Deakin College Foundation Program

  • ID:DC610001
  • Level:Foudation/ pre-course
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Trimester:$12,675.00
  • LivingFee/Trimester:$8,500.00
  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Trimester:$12,675.00
  • LivingFee/Trimester:$8,500.00

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Estimated Total/program:
$42,850.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry to the Foundation Program requires the successful completion of Year 11 or equivalent. Specific academic entry requirements are listed below. Students with qualifications that are not listed should forward their application and academic results to Deakin College for assessment.

Country Requirements

Australia

Successful completion of Year 11 or equivalent

Bangladesh

Completion of Year 11 (10 + 1) with a 70%

Brunei

Successful completion of Form 5 (GCE O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with minimum E grade); or equivalent

Cambodia

Successful completion of year 11 with a C grade average

China

Extended Foundation Program:
Successful completion of Senior Middle 2 (Gao Er) with 55%:

Standard Foundation Program:
Successful completion of Senior Middle 2 (Gao Er) with 60%.

Vocational Technical Program – 60% 
(* students are eligible to transfer to Diploma first trimester upon obtaining 70% average in first trimester standard foundation program)

Fiji

Successful completion of Form 6 School Leaving Certificate with an overall score of 260

France

Completion of the French Baccalaureate 

Ghana

Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Hong Kong

Completion of Form 5 with passes in 4 academic subjects

India

Partial completion of the All India Senior School Certificate at an approved level determined by Deakin College 10 + 1 with 50% average

Indonesia

SMA II with an average grade of 7.0 in 4 academic subjects

Japan

Successful completion of Kotogakko Year 2 with a B grade average

Kenya

Completion of KCSE with a D grade average; or GCE O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Korea

Senior High School Leaving Certificate Year 2 with D grade average in 4 academic subjects

Kuwait

Completion of Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) with minimum overall grade of 60%

Macau

Completion of Senior Middle 2 with an average of 80% in 4 subjects

Malawi

Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Malaysia

Successful completion of Form 5 (SPM); or successful completion of Senior Middle 2 or equivalent

Myanmar

Completion of Basic Education High School Exam with overall pass

Nepal

Completion of Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Year 11) with a grade average of 50%

Oman

General Secondary Education Certificate/Thanawiya Amma

Pakistan

Completion of Higher Secondary School Certificate (Year 11) with a grade average of 50%

Papua New Guinea

Higher School Certificate with a grade average of 60%

Philippines

Successful completion of Year 11 with an 80% average in relevant subjects

Saudi Arabia

General Secondary Education Certificate/Thanawiya Amma

Singapore

Successful completion of Form 5; or Sec 4 (Express); or GCE O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade
 
GCE N levels with aggregate points of no more than 14 (based on best 3 academic subjects) and no more than 3 in English Syllabus A 

Successful completion of National ITE Certificate (Nitec) with a GPA of between 1 and 2 OR Higher National ITE Certificate (Higher Nitec) with a GPA of less than 1

South Africa

Successful completion of Year 11

Sri Lanka

Successful completion of Year 11 (GCE O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade); or equivalent.

Sweden

Contact the Deakin College Admissions team

Taiwan

Successful completion of Senior Middle 2 with an average of 60% in 4 academic subjects

Tanzania

Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Thailand

Successful completion of Matayom 5 with a GPA of 2.5

Turkey

Contact the Deakin College Admissions team

Uganda

Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

USA

Successful completion of Grade 11 or equivalent

Vietnam

Successful completion of Year 11 with a 6.0 GPA

Zambia

Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Zimbabwe

Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Course Information

The Deakin College Foundation 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 for entry into first year of selected Deakin University bachelor’s 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 two hour examination.

To graduate from the Deakin College Foundation Program, you must complete and pass all eight/twelve units.

Course structure – Extended Program

For students who do not meet the entry requirements of the standard track program, an extended track program is also available with an additional four units that need to be completed before continuing with the standard track program. Complete and pass four units.

Foundation to Deakin College diploma entry

After successfully completing the foundation, you will be eligible to enter a Deakin College diploma course which leads into the second year of the relevant bachelor's degree course at Deakin University.

Foundation to Deakin University first year entry*

After successfully completing the Foundation program and meeting specified entry requirements, you may be eligible to apply for entry into the first year of selected Deakin University bachelor’s degrees that do not follow directly from Deakin College’s diploma courses*. Eligible Deakin University bachelor degrees and the entry criteria are listed below:

Note: Some Foundation to degree pathways are only available to international students

Single degrees

  • A300 Bachelor of Arts B WP WB T1 T2Pathway excludes major sequences in Design, Film, Television and Animation, Journalism, Media Studies, Photography and Public Relations.
  • A301 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) B WP WB T1 T2
  • A316 Bachelor of Creative Writing B T1 T2 T3 WP T1 T2
  • A329 Bachelor of Criminology B WP T1 T2
  • S342 Bachelor of Design (Architecture) (quota applies) WF T1 T2
  • E330 Bachelor of Education (Early Years)** B T1
  • E359 Bachelor of Education (Primary)** B WP WB T1
  • E377 Bachelor of Health and Physical Education** B WP T1
  • A326 Bachelor of International Studies B WP T1 T2
  • H326 Bachelor of Nursing (quota applies) B WF WB T1
  • H355 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy WF T1
  • H330 Bachelor of Social Work WF T1
  • S464 Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)B T1 T2

Double degrees

  • D313 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce B WP WF T1 T2
  • D311 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science B WP T1 T2
  • D380 Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security B WP T1 T2
  • D390 Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science B WP T1 T2
  • D364 Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)(quota applies) WF T1 T2
  • D329 Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology WP T1 T2
  • D338 Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce B WP T1

Legend

  • B - Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • WP - Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
  • WF - Geelong Waterfront Campus
  • WB - Warrnambool Campus
  • T1 - Trimester 1 Entry
  • T2 - Trimester 2 Entry
  • T3 - Trimester 3 Entry
  • **The preferred pathway for the Engineering Stream is choosing 2 of the following: Chemistry, Biology or Human Biology and two of the mathematics units

Transfer requirements

For more information on transfer requirements from the Foundation Program into Deakin College diplomas and Deakin University degrees, please refer to the Transferring to Deakin University page.

Foundation to Deakin University first year alternative pathway*

After successfully completing the Foundation program and meeting specified entry requirements, you may be eligible to enter into the first year of selected Deakin University bachelor’s degrees instead of taking the Deakin College diploma courses*. See the list of courses and requirements.

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Pathway Courses

Deakin College Foundation Program to Diploma

After successfully completing the foundation and provided you have met the following criteria you will be eligible to enter the relevant Deakin College diploma course:

  • completed and passed the eight required foundation units;
  • a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 50 percent, taking into account all units attempted at Deakin College*.

Note: *Transfer requirements may differ between courses

Deakin College Foundation Program to Deakin University

Deakin College's Foundation Program is a pathway into the first year of a selection of Deakin University Bachelor degrees.

To enter into the first year, students must meet the requirements set out in the Transfer Guidelines.

Deakin College Diploma to Deakin University

Upon successful completion of a Diploma, that is, having passed eight units, all students are eligible for entry to a FULL-FEE paying place in second year of the relevant Deakin University undergraduate degree, provided they have met the academic progression criteria below.

Entry into the relevant Bachelor degree*

  • completed and passed eight Deakin College Diploma units;
  • a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 50%, taking into account all units attempted at Deakin College.

* Does not apply for entry into:
   Bachelor of Laws 
   Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws
   Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws

The following criteria applies:
- completed and passed eight Deakin College Diploma of Commerce units 
- a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 70% (distinction average), taking into    
  account all units attempted at Deakin College
- overall IELTS score of 7 with minimum band scores of 6.5Note: Please take into consideration the intakes of the desired destination course.

Masters Qualifying Program to Deakin University

Successful completion (at first attempt) of the MQP at the prescribed level below allows you to meet the University's requirements for entry into first year of the specified postgraduate coursework programs at Deakin University.

How to transfer to Deakin University

Deakin College holds "Transferring to Deakin University" information sessions towards the end of each trimester for students who will be completing their Deakin College Diploma. Students must attend these sessions to obtain transfer procedures.

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