Academic quality

The achievement of academic quality at Swinburne is guided by our Educational Quality Excellence Framework. This framework is underpinned by student-focused quality principles and processes that:

  • enable students to achieve their learning potential and career aspirations
  • use a collaborative approach where curriculum, pedagogy and student learning outcomes are supported by appropriate resources, facilities and student support
  • understand what our students (current and prospective) and other stakeholders (including professional bodies, employers and regulators) value now and in the future
  • implement evidence-based decision-making using timely, valid and reliable data and external benchmarks
  • focus on maximising effectiveness and efficiency and avoiding non-value-adding bureaucracy
  • are bound by the University's risk framework and resource considerations
  • align with relevant state and federal legislation and regulatory requirements
  • engender a culture of continuous improvement via critical, honest and timely self-reflection and external review
  • enable a culture where quality is the responsibility of all staff.

Compliance with regulatory requirements

We’re committed to maintaining high standards of academic quality and continuous improvement. We publish various documents and information in accordance with the external academic regulatory requirements of:

Registration and reports

Higher education registration

Higher education at Swinburne is registered by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) against the following standards:

Vocational education registrations

Vocational education at Swinburne is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) against the VET Quality Framework

Swinburne’s Senior Secondary School Programs are regulated by the Victorian Regulations and Qualifications Authority (VRQA). Swinburne must meet the VRQA’s guidelines for non-school senior secondary school providers — minimum standards for registration to provide an accredited senior secondary course.

Swinburne must also implement and meet the requirements outlined in the current year’s Dual Sector VET Funding Contract issued by the Victorian Department of Education and Training

Vocational education quality indicator reports

All Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) are required to provide to the Australian Skills Quality Authority an annual summary report of their performance against the learner engagement and employer satisfaction quality indicators. These reports are compiled from results of a survey of students and their employers. The students and employers surveyed are selected in accordance with national guidelines. 

Third party arrangements

Higher education

Swinburne has a number of partners that offer our higher education courses. These arrangements are quality assured by us to ensure that students studying with the partner organisation gain an equivalent learning experience and outcomes compared to if they were studying at Swinburne.

Course offerings 
Swinburne Online 

Undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses.   

Visit Swinburne online for course offerings. 

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak 

Undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses.   

Visit the Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak website for course offerings. 

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Melbourne 
  • Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Piloting) 
  • Associate Degree of Aviation 
  • Bachelor of Aviation 
  • Bachelor of AviationBachelor of Business
Education Centre of Australia (ECA)
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing)
  • Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management
  • Postgraduate Qualifying Program (Jan 2021)  
Executive Counselling and Training Academy (ECTA)
  • Graduate Certificate/Diploma of Counselling 
  • Master of Counselling (Advanced) 
  • Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Clinical Supervision 
FPT University
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Information Communication Technology
  • Bachelor of Media and Communications
HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE)
  • Bachelor of Aviation Management
Hong Kong
INTI International University & Colleges (INTI)

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
Nawaloka College of Higher Studies 

Foundation and Diploma courses.  

Visit the Nawaloka College of Higher Studies website for course offerings. 

Sri Lanka 
Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV)
  • Master of Counselling, Couple Counselling stream

University of Baghdad 
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Infrastructure) (Honours) 


Vocational education

Swinburne has the following vocational education third party arrangements that have been approved by the Victorian Department of Education and Training.

Third party organisation
Educational service being provided
Training product being delivered
Patrick Studios Australia
73 117 378 435
Recruitment, Training and Assessment
  • CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance
  • CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance
  • CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance
  • CUA40513 Certificate IV in Musical Theatre
  • CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre
  • CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
Spectrum Dance Studios
48 626 526 967
Recruitment, Training and Assessment
  • CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance
  • CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance
  • CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre
  • CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
Online Education Services (trading as Swinburne Online)
75 148 177 959 Recruitment, Training and Assessment
  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

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