How to enrol as a new international pathway student
This is a step-by-step guide on how to enrol for new international pathway students. Pathway is our name for UniLink diplomas and Swinburne Foundation Year courses. If you're continuing your studies with us, please enrol as a continuing student
This information is for all new international pathway program students enrolling for the first time. New international VE students and new international higher education students have different enrollment processes.
You must accept your offer and make your payment of your fees deposit and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) before you can enrol as a new international student.
If you’re enrolling in an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), the way you enrol is different. Refer to your acceptance confirmation email on how to attend an enrolment session.
Note: If you have received an offer from the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) and plan to enrol as new international pathway student, your process for enrolment is a little different from the steps outlined on this page. Please refer to the VTAC offer guide for UniLink students for instructions on how to enrol.
If your offer has come directly from Swinburne (not through VTAC) and you are a new international pathway student, begin the enrolment process by following the steps below.
Need to defer?
If you need to delay the date you start your course or take time off from studying at the start of your course, you may be able to defer your course. You need to defer before the first census date in your course. Contact studentHQ to find out more and get help with deferring as an international student.
Gather your information
To enrol online, make sure you have the following before you start the enrolment process:
a download or printout of your course planner — you'll need to refer to it throughout the enrolment process
your Letter of Offer, which includes your Swinburne student ID number
your new password, which can be created or reset here.
Unless you have received official approval from Swinburne to study a reduced load, you must enrol in a full-time study load, which is four (4) units in a semester.
Have your course planner handy so you know what units to enrol into, and in what sequence.
It is important you follow the same sequence as your course planner, as enrolling in a different order could affect what units you can enrol into in future teaching periods. It could also mean it takes you longer to complete your degree, which could affect your student visa.
Use our timetable planner tool to check for any units that may clash.
Accepting Swinburne's terms and conditions:
Before you enrol, you need to set up your password here. Your username is your student ID as it appears in your offer letter.
Log in to ‘My Enrolment’. Your username is your student ID. Forgot your password? You can reset your password here.
Go to the ‘My Enrolment’ tab. Select the course you wish to enrol in and accept our terms and conditions by selecting ‘Read and Accept’.
If you’re asked for further details (e.g. your parent/guardian details), select ‘Provide’, then enter your details and select ‘Update’.
If you’ve completed prior study or have work experience relevant to the course you’re enrolling in, you may be able to apply for academic credit. However, it’s recommended you enrol in your units and complete your timetable now according to your course planner, and make any changes to your unit enrolment after any applicable academic credit has been applied.
1. Click on the My Enrolment tab
2. Accept our terms and conditions; click on the words Read and accept.
3. If you are asked for further details e.g. your parent/guardian details, click on the word Provide, then enter your details and click the Update information button to submit. If you are not asked for further details, proceed to the next step.
4. In your course name information box, select Group Registration link on the right-hand side to display the different timetable groups.
5. To view the timetable for a specific group, select View Timetable link.
Note: There may be several timetable options for each group depending on which elective you’d like to choose.
6. Once you have decided which group suits you best, register in that group by selecting Choose on the right-hand side of the screen.
7. Select Register in selected group at the bottom of the screen.
8. Choose your elective by clicking Select on the right-hand side of the elective option
9. Select Add to study plan on your chosen elective
10. Select Save changes on study planner to confirm
Note: If you have been granted advanced standing (academic credit), it will show on your online study plan as 'Exempt'. You can also apply for academic credit after you have enrolled.
11. Select the Enrol checkbox on the right-hand side of each unit you're enrolling in. Then select Enrol at the bottom of the screen.
12. Select Confirm Enrolment to finalise enrolment.
Note: timetable opens at 10am on Tuesday 22 November 2022. We encourage you to log back into your eStudent on or after this date to register into your classes and view your timetable.
Your timetable has been set up for you. To view your timetable:
- Click on the Class Timetable tab.
- You will need to wait until the next business day for your timetable to display.
Note: You cannot unregister from any of your classes or change your timetable. If you have any questions, just contact us.
Once you have completed class registration, congratulations — you’re enrolled at Swinburne! Time to start planning your journey to Australia!
You’ll need to apply for a student visa to study in Australia, but you can’t do this until you have:
accepted your offer and paid your fees
received your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from Swinburne.
Swinburne will issue a Confirmation of Enrolment within one week of receiving a deposit on your fees and insurance.
You will need the following documents with you when you arrive in Australia:
your Confirmation of Enrolment from Swinburne
a certified copy of the photo and visa pages of your passport
originals or certified copies of academic transcripts from any previous courses if you have applied for academic credit
a copy of any course syllabus from previous completed studies.
After you've gathered your documents and organised accommodation, sign up for your orientation session.
Orientation is the best way to make new friends, meet new people and explore everything we have to offer. It's also a great way to learn how to get the most from your time here at Swinburne.
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.