Eeny, meeny, miney, Swinburne. Declare your VTAC preferences

It’s the time of year to declare your VTAC preferences and choose the university that feels right. At Swinburne you’ll know you’ve chosen the right path.


Tuesday 13 September

Thursday 15 September



Why choose Swinburne? Deborah completed a paid industry work placement

Find your own path to your future career

Through our Industry Based Learning program, Psychology and Pyschophysiology student Deborah completed paid professional work experience at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Swinburne has many networking opportunities with strong graduates.

You’ll know when you study at Swinburne

Entrepreneurship and Innovation graduate George met his business partners and co-founded his menswear business, That Dapper Chap, while studying at Swinburne.

Swinburne has a very practical approach to learning, that's why Tara did a placement at MonashHeart

Make a difference while you study

Biomedical Science graduate Tara completed a work placement as a student cardiac technologist at MonashHeart, a specialist cardiology service at the Monash Medical Centre.

Steve Wozniak is an innovator, just like Swinburne

Swinburne sponsors Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s Australian tour

On 27 August, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will be interviewed at Margaret Court Arena by Swinburne Professor and Director of Factory of the Future, Bronwyn Fox.

Register for Advice Night
Book now to attend at Hawthorn or Wantirna.

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Reach your goals no matter what ATAR you achieve.

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Swinburne has a course and a pathway for everyone.

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Fast-track into your dream career while you study

Here at Swinburne we understand it takes more than just qualifications to compete in today’s job market. That’s why we’ve been partnering with leading Australian organisations to offer practical work placements for more than 50 years.

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Study at our Malaysian campus

Swinburne’s Sarawak campus is located in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak, East Malaysia. Courses offered at our Sarawak campus are almost identical to those offered at our Australian campuses.

Discover our Sarawak campus

Enjoy a 5-star education

Swinburne has been recognised by The Good Universities Guide 2016 for the quality of our educational experience. We’ve been awarded five stars for ‘overall satisfaction’, ‘generic skills’ and ‘staff–student ratios’.

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Apply for over $2 million worth of scholarships

Swinburne offers a range of scholarships giving future students the opportunity to make their education and career goals a reality. In 2016 Swinburne has provided students with financial assistance valued at $2.3 million.

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We believe university should be an adventure. That’s why we’re proud to be the most creative and innovative university in Melbourne.

Swinburne has a course and a pathway for everyone. Our Work Integrated Learning opportunities are designed to prepare you for the day-to-day requirements of work, helping you to become a more competitive graduate.

Where can I get advice?

If you’d like assistance preferencing your courses, Swinburne can help.

We’re hosting Advice Night at Hawthorn on 13 September or Wantirna on 15 September. Here you’ll be able to talk to our academic staff and receive course advice.

If you can’t make it, don’t worry. We offer all prospective students the option to book one-on-one appointments with a Swinburne future student adviser.

How do I preference Swinburne through VTAC?

Finalising your preferences now will give you peace of mind, confidence and clarity in your decision.

VTAC applications are open from 9am on 1 August and close at 5pm on 29 September. Preferences should be submitted through the VTAC website. Late preferences will be accepted by VTAC until mid-December, but some courses may have an earlier closing date.

Application fees apply. Visit the VTAC website to start your application.

How do I preference a Swinburne scholarship?

To preference most Swinburne merit scholarships, you’ll need to include the scholarship’s VTAC code in your VTAC preferences. Search Swinburne scholarships to find up-to-date codes and further information on our full range of scholarships.

If you’d like assistance preferencing a Swinburne scholarship, you can arrange a one-on-one appointment with a Swinburne future student adviser.

Application fees apply. Visit the VTAC website to start your application.