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Deakin College (Navitas)

Melbourne - Burwood , Victoria ,Australia

Foundation Program (Standard track)

  • Direct entry to the 1st year of a range of Deakin University degrees
  • Supportive learning environment provides the best possible preparation for Deakin University
  • Study on a Deakin University campus with full access to accommodation, support services

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 the first year of a selected Deakin University bachelor degree.

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 units in the standard program or 12 units in the extended program.

Standard Program
Complete and pass eight units.

FNDS013 Advanced Academic Communication Skills (Core)
FNDS014 Intercultural Studies (Core)
FNDS015 Information Technology (Core)
Unit selection for second trimester
FNDS016 Advanced Academic Writing and Research (Core)

Campus Information

Melbourne Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin University’s busiest campus, with around 26,000 students and 1500 staff. Here you can enjoy all the wonderful benefits of Melbourne’s thriving metropolis while studying amongst leafy green parklands. Located approximately 16 kilometres from the city centre the campus boasts architecturally designed buildings and state of the art teaching facilities. The campus offers many study and break out areas for socialising and downtime. The campus also boats many sporting facilities, cafes and an impressive library. Deakin College classes are taught in a purpose-built centre right in the heart of the campus.

Geelong Waterfront

The Geelong Deakin Waterfront campus is based in the centre of downtown Geelong. With stunning views of Corio Bay, it is truly a beautiful location from which to study. Many of the campus buildings are situated in what were once old wool stores which have been extensively renovated to create a thoroughly modern learning environment. The campus offers purpose-built classrooms, computer labs, shared learning and study spaces as well as a state of the art library overlooking the beautiful waterfront. It is a stone’s throw from the Geelong CBD as well as situated at the foot of the world famous Great Ocean Road and the Victorian Surf Coast. Not only can students explore all that bustling Geelong has to offer, they can also enjoy all the facilities of the nearby Waurn Ponds campus by taking advantage of the free shuttle bus which runs all day between the campuses. The campus was founded in 1994 and now has over 4000 students offering over 200 different courses


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Application Processing Time in Days: 14

Application Process

More information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

  • Deakin is among the top-performing Australian universities for overall employment outcomes. This includes having the best employment rate in the Australian State of Victoria for bachelor’s degree graduates.
  • DeakinTALENT talent is dedicated to getting your career ready and has a number of special programs in place that are aimed specifically at international students.
  • DeakinTALENT is ready to work with you from day one of your Deakin degree to help prepare you to pursue the career you want, and also to help you find part-time work while you study.

PSW Opportunity

  • No Post Study Work Visa for Courses less than 2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

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*.

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.

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

Standard track: IELTS score of 5.5 (with no band score below 5)

Cambridge: English Advanced (CAE)

FCE Level B2

Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI)


GCE O-level


HK Form 5

60% in Form 5 English Language


Level 3 HKDSE English

Pearsons Test of English Academic (PTE)


TOEFL Computer Based


TOEFL Paper Based



Foundation Program (Standard):

52 – Writing 15, Speaking 14, Listening and Reading 5

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Grade 4 in English

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Under Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 08 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 26240 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A
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