We know that everyone’s pathway to studying with us is different. Whether you’re joining us from secondary education or enrolling with previous work or study experience, we welcome you to Swinburne University of Technology. Now, it’s time to enrol!
Important: planned system outage | 31 May – 5 June
Our student management system will be offline while we carry out important system upgrades from 5pm Wednesday 31 May to 9am Monday 5 June.
This means you will be unable to submit an application or enrol into your course for the duration of the outage. Systems will be back online from 9am Monday 5 June. Thank you for your understanding.
Whether you’re looking for more information on how to enrol, understanding your offer, looking for key dates or seeking credit for prior study experience, you’ll find where you need to go on this page.
If you need help to enrol, we have Enrolment Specialist support available for you.
If you’re enrolling as a PhD or master degree student, your process is a little different. Learn how to enrol as a research student.
Ready to start?
Understanding your university offer
If you have received an offer from us, there are some important things you need to complete to ensure you secure your place.
How to accept your offer
Accepting your offer at Swinburne is easy. Follow our simple steps and start your adventure today.
How to enrol
Received your offer? Great! It’s time to enrol. Use our step-by-step guide to enrol online as a vocational education, UniLink or higher education student.
How to enrol as a research student
Enrolments for PhD and master degree (by research) students are conducted in person. Here’s how to enrol as a PhD or master degree (by research) student.
Planning your course
Planning your course structure with the course planner
You’ll need to plan which units you’re going to study before you enrol online. Learn how to plan your course using the course planner tool.
Setting up your class timetable
Learn how to set up your class timetable in three steps and plan and schedule your classes, lectures, workshops or other activities you need to attend.
Key timetable dates for 2023
Learn the key timetable dates here at Swinburne and find out when classes begin, when exams are scheduled and other key dates in the academic calendar.
Credit for prior study or experience
Already have relevant work experience or successfully completed previous study? You can apply for academic credit and can use this towards units in your course.
Coming from outside Swinburne?
Enrolling as a non-Swinburne student
We welcome students from other institutions who want to study with us. Learn how to enrol in individual units or how to make the move and switch to Swinburne.
Course transition for Open Universities Australia
In order to ensure our degrees provide the most industry relevant curriculum, our degrees are regularly reviewed. If your degree changes, you can transition to the newest version of the degree.
Additional resources for international students
Your Letter of Offer
Find out everything you need to know about offer types, health cover, paying your fees and other conditions.
Your Confirmation of Enrolment in Australia
You’ll need a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) to apply for a student visa to study in Australia. To receive a CoE, you’ll need to meet all the Australian regulatory requirements.
Paying your university deposit
When you accept your offer to study with us, you will need to pay a deposit. Find out all you need to know about paying your deposit.
Apply for an Overseas Student Confirmation of Enrolment
Apply for an overseas student Confirmation of Enrolment by filling this form to confirm you have completed the enrolment process as an international student.
Enrolment Specialist support
Vocational Education (TAFE) and UniLink
If you are a Vocational Education or a UniLink student and you need help from someone with specialist knowledge on your course, you can book an appointment with an Enrolment Specialist (PAVE).
These specialists can help you with:
- unit enrolment and course structure plan
- group registration
- advice on advanced standing or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you are a Higher Education student and need help from someone with specialist knowledge on your course, you can book an appointment with an Enrolment Specialist.
These specialists can help you with:
- enrolment into the right units that meet your course requirements
- change of major or minor
- course structure plan that ensures you finish your course on time
- advice on advanced standing
Library and studentHQ is your go-to for any questions about your studies at Swinburne. Drop in, call +61 3 9214 8444 or 1300 794 628 (option 1) or email us to learn more about the resources and support available from our friendly on-campus staff. They can also help you make an appointment with a specialist or advisor.
Coming to campus and don't want to wait? Join the queue now and your ticket will be sent to you via SMS. Make sure you arrive at the studentHQ location by the time your ticket is called.
Help guides for assisting with your enrolment
Our help guides provide step-by-step information that will help you with a range of enrolment tasks — from accepting your offer, to viewing your class and exam timetable and viewing your results — in our online administrative system, Student One.
Do you need to change your units?
Swap and enrol in extra units through the My Enrolment portal before the relevant cut-off date. Learn more about how to change your units.
Need to take time off from studying?
If you need to take a break from your studies, you may be able to take a leave of absence or defer in special circumstances. Learn more about how to take time off or withdraw from your course.
Do you want to withdraw from your course?
Learn more about withdrawing from your course and the process for local, postgraduate and international students and how to avoid fees and penalties.
Got a question?
We recommend that you search our frequently asked questions. Chances are, someone has already asked the same question as you. If you haven’t found the answer to your question, submit your own or contact the Enrolment Support Hub via the details above.