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Accept your offer, or find a better one

Say yes to the uni that’s right for you. If you’ve received an offer from Swinburne, accept it. If you’re not keen on your current offer and want to include Swinburne, change your preferences with VTAC.


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Fast-track your future career

We understand it takes more than just qualifications to compete in today’s job market. We’ve been partnering with leading Australian organisations for more than 50 years, so we can provide opportunities for every student to undertake practical work placement.

Get in the fast lane

TAKE A DIFFERENT ROUTE

If you haven’t nailed your VCE exams the way you were planning, you’ve still got plenty of options. We have certificates and diplomas in a whole range of areas, from engineering to apprenticeships, design to nursing and more.

Find your next step

Lock in these important dates

You’ve earned a well-deserved end of year break, but there are so many dates to remember and none you want to miss. We’ve put together this handy guide to help keep you on track.

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An option for every ATAR

We believe that you can reach your goals no matter what ATAR you achieve.

Congratulations. If you achieved a higher ATAR than you expected, then you may have already received an offer for your preferred course at Swinburne. If so, great! Accept it now!

If you’re considering other options, there are a few things you can think about.

If you have changed your mind (based on your ATAR), you can change your preference list during the Change of Preference period by adding courses that you may not have considered before. Just be sure to keep Swinburne courses at the top of your list if Swinburne is the place you want to study. And don’t forget to check for any additional entry requirements before adding a new course.

Use our handy ATAR Calculator to help work out the scores you need.

Did you know, if you achieve an ATAR of 95 or higher, have preferenced a Swinburne degree and receive an offer from us, you will automatically be offered a Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship?! Win!

Don’t hesitate to contact us for advice about your course options and preferences.


Congratulations. If you achieve an ATAR equal to or above the Swinburne 2018 minimum ATAR for your preferred Swinburne course, this is a good indication that you may be offered a place for 2018 and you don't need to change your preferences.

Use our handy ATAR Calculator to help work out the scores you need.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for advice about your course options and preferences.


Don't panic. If you didn’t get the ATAR you expected, it doesn't mean your education and career goals have to change. Swinburne offers options for every ATAR so you can use the Change of Preference period to revise your list.

Use our handy ATAR Calculator to help work out the scores you need.

Consider courses that have similar outcomes to your preferred course; if your first preference is a professional degree (e.g. Bachelor of Business (Professional)), you might consider adding a general degree as your next preference (e.g. Bachelor of Business), which also provides opportunities for a professional placement, or an advanced diploma, diploma or certificate, which can give you practical, applicable skills sooner.

Consider a course that can provide alternative entry – also known as a pathway – to your preferred course. It’s possible to progress into a related bachelor degree from a range of other courses, such as:

  • associate degrees (minimum ATAR of 50)
  • advanced diplomas, diplomas or certificates (no minimum ATAR required)

Don’t hesitate to contact us for advice about your course options and preferences.


Turn knowIng into know-how

Don’t hesitate to contact us for advice about your course options and preferences.

But be quick. The time to decide is now. Semester one start dates are just around the corner!


If you’ve changed your mind, you can change your preference list during the Change of Preference period by adding, moving or subtracting courses. Be sure you put your Swinburne course of choice first, and take note of the ATAR requirements and any additional requirements for courses you're adding.

With the recent updates to Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), it’s important to know that courses in high demand may fill up sooner. So be fully aware of the ATAR requirements for courses you’re preferencing, and be realistic with your results.

For Change of Preference dates, check the VTAC website.


In 2018 and 2019, the amount of Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS) funding payable for bachelor degree courses will be capped at the 2017 funding level for each university.

This means that, given the high demand for Swinburne bachelor degrees in 2018, some courses will fill up sooner. However, do not panic! There are still loads of options available to you if you miss out on your first choice. Why not consider courses that have similar outcomes to your preferred course, or think about an advanced diploma, diploma or certificate, which can give you practical, applicable skills sooner.


It’s definitely possible. We will be carefully reviewing all round two candidates. However, as ATAR requirements will remain unchanged, we will only be able to consider students who meet or exceed those requirements. Keep in mind, it is possible that many places were filled up with first round offers. So, if you’re concerned, we recommend you preference some additional options, such as an advanced diploma, diploma or certificate, which could see you gaining qualifications earlier and joining the workforce sooner.


Congratulations! All you need to do now is accept your offer and enrol to secure your place at Swinburne. Follow the steps on our online VTAC offer guides to help you through this process, and visit our Welcome web page for resources and hints on getting started at Swinburne.


Most bachelor degrees consider the ATAR as the key requirement in selection. A minimum ATAR is the ATAR most Year 12 applicants need to achieve to receive an offer for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) in a particular course. The recent changes to CSP funding are likely to affect the minimum ATAR for courses in the future. However, for 2018 courses, Swinburne’s minimum ATARs will remain unchanged.

Our ATAR calculator shows the minimum ATAR you need for a CSP to study one of our courses. Note that vocational qualifications such as diplomas and certificates do not have a minimum ATAR.

The ATARs listed are provided as a guide only for 2018 entry – additional selection criteria may apply to some courses. You should check the VTAC website for full entry requirements.


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 many pathways you can take to study at Swinburne, including advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates. Chat to us about your options.


Easy. If you achieve an ATAR of 95 or higher, have preferenced a Swinburne degree and receive an offer from us, you will automatically be offered a Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship. Nice!

Other merit-based scholarships are also available and these have a different application process. Search Swinburne scholarships for more information and to see a full list of scholarships on offer.