Did you miss our web sessions? Or do you just want to share them or watch them again? No problem.
We recorded them so you can watch them back any time. 

  • Plan of VTAC

    Need a quick refresher about how VTAC and preferences work? Our host and panel go through all the basics – and the particulars – of applying to Swinburne for 2021. 

  • A Flying Start

    Take a seat (with extra leg room) and hear what the future looks like for aviation in the wake of 2020. Our host and panel discuss the resilience of aviation and strategies being employed by industry leaders, and answer audience questions.

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We know Year 12 hasn’t been easy this year, so we made a few changes that take some of the pressure off, like our 2021 Early Entry Program. If you applied for a place through that program, then you might be accepted into your course of choice regardless of your ATAR.

If you didn’t apply and missed the chance to, don’t worry. At Swinburne, there’s always more than one way into the course you have your heart set on, and we’re always here to help.

We recommend booking a Zoom one-on-one with a course expert here at Swinburne. That way you can ask questions specific to your situation, get totally tailored advice, and find out how to preference Swinburne.   

Sit tight! We're rolling out conditional offers as we speak. If you don’t receive a conditional offer this round, that won't necessarily mean you didn't get into your course via the Early Entry Program. Keep it in your preferences in the event that a spot opens up during January offer rounds.

SEAS, or the Special Entry Access Scheme, allows us to take any short- or long-term disadvantages into account when processing your application.

SEAS covers financial circumstances, health, location and other factors that could make you eligible for special consideration. After the year you’ve had, you’ll be a lot more likely to qualify for special consideration than you might have been one year ago.

Check out our SEAS calculator for more information. 

VTAC timely applications are open from 9am on Monday 5 August and close at 5pm on Monday 30 September. While it might seem like ages, it’s a good idea to get it sorted early. For starters, it means one less thing to worry about. You can focus on getting ready for your VCE exams knowing your plans for next year are already firmly in place.

Another incentive to not leave it to the last minute? The later you leave it, the higher the fee you’ll have to pay. While preferences for some courses will be accepted by VTAC until early December, you’ll pay up to $100 more. (That’s a lot of coffees…)

Submit your preferences through the VTAC website.

With restrictions changing often, we’re following government advice and making the health, safety and wellbeing of students and staff our top priority. Which means that for now, a lot of learning is still happening online.

To stay updated, you can follow the latest developments and how we’re doing things here or the fun way via our Instagram.

If you’re concerned about being able to afford uni, there are lots of kinds of help available.

The Australian government can provide income support if you’re studying – and you’re eligible – in the form of Austudy, ABSTUDY and Youth Allowance. There’s also HECS, HELP, Skills First funding, concession fees, scholarships and more.

All of this (and then some) was covered by the experts in our Midyear Web Session Help With Fees, which you can watch back any time here.

We also recommend reading our article, Livin’ On a Prayer, which includes lots of tips and tricks for making university affordable.  

You’ve got an important decision to make. It can seem daunting. We get it – and we want to make it not only easier for you, but exciting too. This is your future, after all.

Watching back our web sessions from mid-September might help, if you need a VTAC and applications refresher, or if you’re interested in aviation.

You can also explore life at Swinburne virtually with Swintopia (say hi to the pigeon for us!). 

Yes! Anyone and everyone. You can visit our alternate campus reality to find out about our certificates, diplomas, bachelor and master degrees, our community, our campus, or just play – complete missions, collect items in your virtual tote bag, talk to pigeons. There are no real rules to this thing. Go on, visit Swintopia.

Free TAFE is a Victorian Government initiative that pays your tuition fees for courses that lead to the kinds of jobs that’ll be most needed when all of this is over. Many Free TAFE courses take less than – or up to – a year to complete (they’re a quick way to pivot your career). While some courses are currently full, we’ll have a number of intakes this year, and it’s a good idea to get in and secure your place early. See what Swinburne offers.

Still unsure? Check out our handy Free TAFE explainer.

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