Indigenous Student Advisers
To get in contact with an Indigenous Student Adviser, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail on +61 3 9214 8481.
Swinburne’s Indigenous Student Advisers can meet you on campus at Hawthorn, Wantirna or Croydon by appointment during office hours Monday to Friday. Please also feel free to email and schedule a call-back at a time that suits you.
The Indigenous Student Services team provides academic services for Indigenous students enrolled in higher education and vocational education (PAVE).
Indigenous students can apply to work with qualified tutors to assist with their studies as part of the Indigenous Academic Success Program. Eligible students receive two (2) hours’ tuition per unit of study per week. Additional tuition for exam preparation is also provided. The availability of tuition is based on funding and need. The program is provided free to eligible students.
Students can also receive study and academic support by booking an appointment with a Swinburne LAS Advisor. LAS Advisors specialise in helping you to improve your study skills and get better marks on writing essays, reports and making presentations. LAS can also help you develop study and exam strategies and improve your maths and computer skills.
Indigenous Academic Success Program
All Indigenous students enrolled at Swinburne (including Swinburne Online) are encouraged to apply for the Indigenous Academic Success Program. Eligible students receive two (2) hours’ tuition per unit of study per week. Additional tuition for exam preparation is also provided.
Indigenous Student Lounge
The Hawthorn Campus also has an Indigenous Student Lounge located at TB 218. Please feel free to drop in and network with other Indigenous students in a quiet and culturally safe environment. For access to the Indigenous Student Lounge please email email@example.com and we will arrange swipe card access for you.
A range of scholarships are available for eligible students studying at Swinburne. Some relate specifically to Indigenous people and others are open to all students. Swinburne and other organisations have established scholarships to encourage Indigenous people to engage in higher education and vocational education.
Graduation for Indigenous students
Graduates who identify themselves as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are eligible to have their graduation fee waived. The graduation fee covers:
- Academic regalia hire for the ceremony
- Trencher (cap) & Indigenous stole to keep
- Two guest tickets
- Graduation ceremony program
- Refreshments post-ceremony for you and your guests
For more information, please feel free to contact the Indigenous Student Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 3 9214 8481.