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It's you time!


You’ve got an exciting decision to make. Pick Swinburne, the creative, different and innovative university. Our Advice Nights can help you find your perfect course. And if you’re in Year 12, you could get your preferences sorted early. Winner.

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Got questions about a course or more general queries about applying to uni?
Whether you’re a current Year 12 student or considering coming back for further study, we’ve got the advice you need.

Year 12 Advice Month

1 – 31 AUGUST

Get all your questions about Year 12 and starting uni answered in a one-on-one appointment with our friendly experts during Advice Month.

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Wantirna Advice Night

4pm – 6pm

Considering nursing, early education, apprenticeships or vocational courses? Find out more and let our specialist staff answer all your questions.


Hawthorn Advice Night

4pm – 6pm

From A to Z, all our bachelor degrees, diplomas and certificates will be represented here. Get advice and even apply on the spot.


Postgrad Advice Night

5pm – 7pm

Thinking about returning to study or keen to kickstart a new career? Have all your questions answered at our event at Rydges Melbourne CBD.


Help! Where can i...

You’ve got an important decision to make. It can seem daunting. We get it – and we want to make it not only easier for you, but exciting too. This is your future, after all.

Our Advice Nights at Wantirna on 10 September between 4pm and 6pm, and Hawthorn on 12 September between 4pm and 6pm are your chance to find out more about study options, courses and how to apply.

If you’re a current Year 12 student or have questions about the rest of the year and what comes next, our Year 12 Advice Month is for you. Running throughout August, simply tell us your query and we’ll arrange a one-on-one session with our specialist staff to put your mind at ease.

Right here! Our Aviation Advice Night is being held on 12 September from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at our Hawthorn campus. It’s right after our general Advice Night so you can get your VTAC application info first, then hear about a day in the life of a pilot, our industry partners and more at our aviation-specific event.

VTAC applications are open from 9am on 6 August and close at 5pm on 27 September. While it might seem like ages, it’s a good idea to get it sorted early. For one, it means one less thing to worry about. You can focus on getting ready for your VCE exams knowing your plans for next year are already firmly in place.

Another incentive to not leave it to the last minute? The later you leave it, the higher the fee you’ll have to pay. While preferences for some courses will be accepted by VTAC until early December, you’ll pay up to $100 more. (That’s a lot of coffees…)

You submit your preferences through the VTAC website.

The good news is, you don’t have to! Just put your chosen Swinburne course or courses at the top of your preference list for the best chance of receiving an offer (and potentially, the Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship) from us.

Here’s how it works – when you apply through VTAC, we automatically assess you for the Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship. So if your ATAR is 95 or higher, and you receive an offer from us, you’ll also be offered the scholarship at the same time. Win!

Other than this, there’s a bunch more scholarships that current Swinburne students have access to. Why not explore your options?

If life has thrown you some curveballs, we’d like to help you catch them. Swinburne participates in the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS), which grants special consideration for things like financial circumstances, health, location and other factors. You have to apply for it separately through VTAC and applications open at 9am on the 6 August and close at 5pm on 12 October. Find out more and check how it could make a difference to you with our handy SEAS calculator.

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