How to apply

Applications for diplomas and certificates should be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) or direct to Swinburne, depending on your course and when you want to commence.

Applications for Semester 1

Year 12 students

If you are currently studying Year 12 in Australia, you should apply through VTAC. 

If you are applying for a course that is not listed in the VTAC Guide or on the VTAC website, you will need to apply directly to Swinburne.

Non-Year 12 students

If you are not currently studying Year 12 in Australia and you intend to apply to multiple institutions, you should apply through VTAC. 

If you are not currently studying Year 12 in Australia and if you intend to apply only to Swinburne, you can apply directly to Swinburne for all courses. 

If you are applying for a course that is not listed on the VTAC website, you will need to apply directly to Swinburne.

Applications for other intakes

If you intend to apply for an intake other than Semester 1, you will need to apply directly to Swinburne.

Applying through VTAC

VTAC applications should be submitted electronically via the VTAC website.

Applying directly to Swinburne

You can submit a direct application to Swinburne by applying online or downloading an application form.

Any required supporting documentation must also be submitted with your application.

Apply online

You can complete your entire application online. Make a note of your unique application key and password so you can save and return to your application if you need to.

Important change affecting your application

We have a new online application system arriving on Monday 1 December 2014. Please make sure you complete your application in the current system by 5pm on Friday 29 November 2014. Otherwise, you will need to re-apply through our new Online Application System.

International students will continue to apply through the international apply page.

Download an application form

You can download, print and submit your application by email, post or in person.

Applying for an apprenticeship or traineeship

Apprenticeships and traineeships have a different application process. 

Before you enrol in these programs, you need to find an employer willing to offer you an apprenticeship or traineeship in your chosen field. 

You do this in the same way you would look for any job. Check newspapers and the internet for job advertisements, or contact employers directly and ask if they would be willing to employ you as an apprentice/trainee. 

Once you have found employment, your employer will need to register you through an Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC). They can find their nearest AAC by calling 1800 639 629 or going to the Australian Apprenticeship Centre website

International students

The application process is different for international students (including Temporary or Provisional Residents and holders of Temporary Protection Visas).