Deakin University was Victoria's fourth university and the first in regional Victoria. It was
established in 1974 through a merger between the State College of Victoria (Geelong) and the
Gordon Institute of Technology. Teaching commenced in 1977 at Waurn Ponds.
In 1990, it merged with the Warrnambool Institute of Advanced Education, which
was followed by a further merger with Victoria College in 1991 with its Burwood, Toorak and Rusden
A second Geelong campus at Waterfront was opened in 1996.
1978 - 1992