Enrol as a continuing student
Welcome back to Swinburne! It’s time to start the next phase of your academic journey and enrol as a continuing student online.
This is a step-by-step guide on how to enrol for all continuing students here at Swinburne. If you’re a new local or new international student, the process is a little different. Learn how to enrol as a new student.
Follow the steps below to enrol as a continuing student:
The first step is to download your course planner. You need to read the course planner for your course to ensure you enrol in the correct units.
Course planners contain information about:
the core units and other units that make up your course
the number of units you need to complete your course
the recommended study sequence to meet course requirements.
- Log into ‘eStudent’.
Select the ‘My Enrolment’ tab.
Select the units you want to enrol in. Choose the teaching period (the period of time a unit is taught for. Semesters and terms are examples of teaching periods) from the drop-down menu in the grey bar.
If there is no choice, we will select the period for you. (You may be able to enrol in units that run in our Summer and Winter terms.)
You can study some units online, partly online and partly in a classroom on campus. If you can see these options, choose your preference.
If you’re an international student, you can only study 25% of your total units online.
- Select the ‘Enrol’ checkbox on the right-hand side for each unit you're enrolling in. Then choose ‘Enrol’ at the bottom of the screen.
You can check the timetable planner to see when classes in each unit are scheduled, and which units do not clash.
Find out more about course structure and choosing units, including prerequisite and co-requisite units.
Follow the steps to pay your fees or apply for government assistance:
Select the ‘My Financials’ tab
Select ‘HELP forms’ to update or apply for a HELP loan
Select ‘Make a Payment’ to pay fees.
For more detailed information about fees, HELP loans and other forms of financial assistance, see paying your fees.
Your enrolment for each new teaching period (the period of time a unit is taught for — semesters and terms are examples of teaching periods) is not finalised until you’ve registered into classes for your chosen units.
Have your course planner open and available while you do this.
In each new teaching period, you'll need to check you're enrolling in an appropriate sequence of units. This will make sure that you meet your course requirements and progress smoothly.
Within ‘My Enrolment’ follow the steps:
Select the ‘Class Timetable’ tab
Select the ‘Register into clash-free classes’ button on the right of screen.
If you don’t like the timetable this gives you, you have some options to change it.
For more information, see setting up your class timetable. Learn more about planning your course structure.
Need help enrolling?
If you need help with the enrolling process, we are here to help.
Even though most of us are learning and working from home at the moment, we're still here to help you get your enrolment sorted. You can book a virtual appointment for Enrolment Help with a Course Advice Specialist. You can contact Library and studentHQ, or send us an email or refer to our enrolment Help Guides for support.
Book an appointment for enrolment support
Enrolment support provides specialised support to help you enrol. You can book an appointment to speak to our staff to get answers on your reenrolment questions and help with planning your studies and timetable. We can also provide technical support and assistance in navigating online enrolment portals (eStudent and timetabling).
Learn more about the enrolment help we offer.
Taking a break from study?
We understand that everyone’s situation is different. However, if you’re taking a break from study it’s important to let us know. Learn more about taking time off from study as a local student or taking time off from study as an international student.
Have we got your USI?
The Australian Government requires all students to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). From 1 January 2023, students who have not submitted their USI to Swinburne will be unable to receive their qualification or statement of attainment.
Need help with the enrolment process?
If you need help with the enrolment process, need technical support or are looking for more specialised advice as an international student, the enrolment team is here to help.