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You've got this!

Yep, exams suck. But you’re nearly there! And we’ve got a couple of things to help get you over the line.

If you need a D&M about your study options for after school, come speak to us at a Swinburne Information Evening.

Or if you just want to knuckle down and get it done, check out these handy exam tips.

You’re already a hero in our books.

Meet potential employers while you study During a capstone unit in her Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing), student Millicent was lucky enough to meet big names in the business world – including key contacts at PwC. This landed her a full-time role with the company before graduating.

Get future-ready Ricardo Cannizzaro never thought he’d be flying drones for a living. But he sure isn’t complaining! After studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) at Swinburne, Ricardo landed a role as Robotics Specialist at Defence Science and Technology Group.

COMBINE YOUR INTERESTS Sophia wanted to develop both her creative skills and her business knowledge so she enrolled in a bachelor of digital media and marketing at Swinburne, and along the way started a fashion blog that attracted thousands of followers. Her tip for success? Always follow your gut!

Challenge the status quo Ana’s family thought her brother would be the family pilot. But she had another reality in mind! After studying a Bachelor of Aviation/ Bachelor of Business at Swinburne, Ana secured a job at Jetstar.

Make a difference in the real world Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Design student Erin took a professional placement in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Her mission? Riding 650km to raise money for local children and youth living in poverty.

CARVE YOUR OWN PATH Ethan wasn’t really feeling it at school. But he knew a creative path was for him. So he pursued a diploma at Swinburne, which led to an Honours degree in Industrial Design. And when Ethan found his passion, his marks went through the roof!

Fast-track your future career

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.

Take the fast lane

Lock in these dates

Exams and preferences and schoolies, oh my! The end of VCE can be hectic. There are so many dates to remember and none you want to miss (‘What?! Exams started yesterday?!’). We’ve put together this handy infographic to help keep you on track.

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Get one-on-one attention

Swinburne has been recognised by The Good Universities Guide 2018 for our excellent student to staff ratio. We received a full five stars (which puts us in the top 20% in Australia) and the highest ranking in Victoria. It’s just one of the differences you’ll notice when you choose Swinburne.

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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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Turn knowIng into know-how

We understand just how daunting the end of Year 12 can be. Don’t stress! You've still got time to apply for the courses you want.

Late course applications are open until 3 November, although the cost has gone up to $103. If you miss that date, you'll need to make a very late application, which is going to sting you $134. Get onto it sooner rather than later. And, if you need more info, visit the VTAC website.

Plenty. You can change your mind as often as you'd like during the Change of Preference period, and there's no cost, as long as you pay attention to the dates listed on the VTAC website.

The order of your preferences still counts, so be realistic in your choices, and make sure you’ve checked for any additional requirements for the courses you're preferencing. If it all feels a bit confusing, just come in for a chat with us at the Swinburne Change of Preference Expo.

Stay calm, life doesn't have to be all about your study scores and first preferences. If you haven't nailed your exams the way you were planning, you've still got plenty of options.

There are other pathways you can take to study at Swinburne, including UniLink diplomas. Complete one of these successfully, and you can progress directly into the second year of a related bachelor degree.

We've been there. Making the switch from school to uni can be daunting, but – trust us – it's a huge, amazing adventure. Follow your instincts, and make the right decision for YOU and your future. You'll be making heaps of new friends and carving your own path in no time. At Swinburne, you'll be surrounded by plenty of other people doing the same.