The Children’s University Swinburne is a fantastic program that celebrates and encourages child-led learning beyond the classroom.

By partnering with Learning Destinations and schools, we are able to offer a diverse range of fun, high-quality educational experiences to our 7- to 14-year-old members to engage with. Achievements are recorded and milestones celebrated at an annual graduation ceremony!

All Children’s University Swinburne members are issued a Passport to Learning. In their passports, students collect stamps from different Learning Destinations they have visited and record their learning activities. Once members have accumulated a minimum of 30 hours of learning, they will graduate just like grown-ups do!

Whether you are a teacher, a student or a Learning Destination, we would love for you to get involved!

Children's University Swinburne members will participate in a graduation ceremony after completing a minimum of 30 hours self-motivated extracurricular learning.

Children's University Graduation March 2022
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Get involved

Making the decision to team with Children’s University Swinburne is a step toward developing self-motivated, engaged learners at your school. Our program provides an avenue for your students to not only gain a new perspective on their learning, but also to take control of it.

Children’s University Swinburne encourages children to aspire to new heights, try out new activities, discover new passions, visit new places and above all, have fun whilst learning!

If your school is interested in joining our program, a Children's University Swinburne Coordinator will be appointed to launch the program at your school and train one of your staff as an in-house coordinator.

Your coordinator will oversee the running of the program within the school, manage the distribution and maintenance of passports, and be the liaison with Children's University Swinburne staff.

Children's University Swinburne will provide training in all areas as part of the enrolment package and provide support when needed. Want to know more? Contact us at

Children’s University Swinburne is a place to try new things, make new friends with similar interests, develop your leadership skills, aspire to new heights and celebrate and be rewarded for your learning achievements.

We can provide you with fun extracurricular activities that take place at your school, online and in the wider community. The best part is you get to choose what activities you want to complete and when you want to complete them. You can collect your learning hours before school, at lunch time, after school and in the school holidays.   

Upon joining Children’s University Swinburne, you will receive a Passport to Learning that you take with you on your learning journey! By taking your passport to Learning Destinations, you can collect stamps as you participate in amazing activities. Your goal is to accrue a minimum of 30 hours self-motivated extracurricular learning. It is at this point that you will be eligible to graduate at a real graduation ceremony at a Swinburne campus! 

If you want your school to get involved with Children’s University Swinburne, contact us and we will send your school some information.

Do you provide educational activities for children?

Expand your community profile by collaborating with Children's University Swinburne as a Learning Destination.

Becoming a Learning Destination will open opportunities for you to engage students and promote the educational opportunities you have available to schools and the broader community.

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