You’ll need to formally accept your offer to secure your place to study at Swinburne. 

The process for accepting your offer is different depending on whether you have received your offer directly from Swinburne or through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

The process is also different for local and international students, so be sure to follow the steps that apply to you and the type of offer you have received.

Local students

Received an offer directly from Swinburne?

Follow the offer acceptance process for local students.

Received an offer through VTAC?

Follow the offer acceptance process for VTAC students.

Note: VTAC offer acceptance will be different depending on your chosen level of study (Higher Education, Vocational Education or UniLink).

International students

Received an offer directly from Swinburne?

Follow the offer acceptance process for international students outlined on this page.

What type of student am I?

You are a local student if you are an: 

  • Australian citizen

  • Australian permanent resident

  • Humanitarian visa holder

  • or a New Zealand citizen

You are an international student if you are not an: 

  • Australian citizen

  • Australian permanent resident

  • Humanitarian visa holder

  • or a New Zealand citizen

Accepting a direct offer from Swinburne as a local student

Before you start, you’ll need the following things on hand: 

  • Your offer letter email 

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN) or certificate of application for a TFN, if you are planning on deferring your fees. 

  • Your course planner to assist you with your enrolment

  • Your Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t have one, you can get a USI here

  1. To begin, you’ll need to log into your student portal, My Swinburne.  
  2. If this is your first time logging in, you’ll need to set your password. Your email address will be your student ID, as it appears in your offer letter, For example, 

    If you’ve logged in before, use your existing password. Forgotten your password? You can reset your password here using your student ID.

  3. At Swinburne, we use multi-factor authentication (MFA) to ensure your login details and accounts are well protected. If you’ve never used MFA before, you’ll need to set this up on your devices now. Find step-by-step instructions for setting up and using multi-factor authentication here.  
  4. Now you can log in to My Swinburne.
  1. To check that your student details are up to date, select the My Details tile. Not all details will be editable, as some will have been confirmed during the application process. 

  2. Update your details where necessary and click Save

  3. To return to the homepage, click the home icon.

  1. Select the My Applications tile. Your offer will be listed here as ‘offer awaiting response’. Click on your offer. 
  2. Check the details of your offer as listed. Click the Accept button to accept your offer. If you would like to defer or decline your offer, select the More button. 
  3. Once your request has loaded, you will see a success message. The status of your offer outcome on this page should now read ‘accepted’. 
Are you a local student needing help accepting your offer?

Our friendly and knowledgeable team at studentHQ is here to make your student journey as easy as possible. Contact the team today for help with accepting your offer to study at Swinburne.

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Accepting VTAC offers

The process for accepting your VTAC offer will be different depending on your chosen level of study (Vocational Education, UniLink or Higher Education). The offer guides below will outline the steps you need to take to formally accept your VTAC offer and also any pre-enrolment requirements.

International students accepting a direct offer from Swinburne

If your application is successful, we’ll send you a Letter of Offer. Before you accept your offer, please make sure you:

Did you receive a conditional offer?

You may be requested to provide additional documentation such as academic and English test results, Statement of Purpose (SOP), as well as financial documents or matrix for Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) assessment to receive a full offer to accept.

Accepting offer for a research course?

Please complete our Acceptance Form [PDF 201KB] and submit to Handwritten forms will not be accepted.

What you need to do

  1. Complete the Acceptance Form in your Letter of Offer, finalise your documents and pay your deposit (tuition and OSHC fees) 
  2. Log in to Swinburne’s International Online Application Portal – or ask your agent to do this via the StudyLink Partner Portal) – and select Respond to Offer (under Actions) 
  3. Select Accept Offer and upload your Acceptance Form, proof of deposit payment and other required documents (e.g. proof of OSHC if you did not purchase OSHC through Swinburne)

What you will receive

Once we’ve processed your Acceptance Form and deposit, we will send you a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). If you have purchased Medibank Private OSHC through Swinburne, Medibank will send your OSHC Certificate to your Swinburne email account. You will need both your CoE and OSHC Certificate to apply for your student visa

Your CoE will also include information on how to enrol in your course,  set up your student email and log in to Swinburne's learning management system Canvas. You can also see the orientation activities prepared for you, so check your inbox regularly for our updates.

Additional requirement for sponsored students

A sponsored student is someone who will receive financial assistance from a government, organisation or company to study with us. This does not include sponsorship from private individuals or relatives.

If you are a sponsored student, please complete and submit the Sponsorship Registration Form [PDF 90KB] along with your Acceptance Form.

Are you an international student needing help accepting your offer?

If you need help to complete or submit your Acceptance Form, call us on +61 3 9214 8444 (Monday–Friday, 8am–6pm Australian Eastern Standard Time) or email us at

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