Swinburne is a world leader in online study, utilising breakthrough technologies to deliver our courses and degrees in a supportive environment. 

From vocational education and undergraduate to postgraduate study, Swinburne has online study options at all levels. You have the option to choose from courses that are entirely online as well as others that mix on-campus learning with online units.

Pick your preferred online study option

At Swinburne, we understand that students have different study preferences. That's why we've set up two options for those wanting to study online. 

  Live Online Online

Face-to-face learning experience, delivered virtually

Learn at your own pace, when it suits you
Delivery Delivered through live video conferencing and discussion board platforms Delivered through an online platform
Engagement Real-time engagement with your facilitator and peers Includes pre-recorded videos, written content, interactive questions, case studies and more

Study Live Online

  • Live Online and Online Courses

    At Swinburne Professional, we’ve transformed the online learning experience. Our Live Online delivery is a dynamic, engaging and interactive way to learn remotely.

Study online

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    Swinburne Online

    Want the freedom to study wherever you have wi-fi? With Swinburne Online, you’ll choose from a range of flexible and engaging online courses across various study levels. You’ll also get access to Swinburne’s on-campus facilities.

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    Open Universities Australia

    Open Universities Australia gives you the opportunity to study Swinburne courses entirely online. The courses taught through OUA are identical to what is taught to on-campus students and you’ll also be able to access Swinburne’s on-campus facilities.

Massive Open Online Courses

At Swinburne, we offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS), which are free courses that can give you foundational knowledge in particular areas of study or personal development.

Our Autism MOOC is a course for parents, families, and carers living or working with individuals with Autism.  
More about our Autism MOOC

Our Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOC is designed for all higher education teachers who are at the start of their career. 
More about ‘Contemporary approaches to university teaching’

Support services for VE online students

We are committed to ensuring you have a quality learning experience studying Vocational Education or TAFE online at Swinburne. If you want to know more about the services we offer online students check out our VE Online Service Standards.