Before you start

Before you accept and enrol, you will need to check if your offer has special conditions or requirements. 
If your course is not listed below, you can proceed directly to Step 1.

The requirements in this section are only applicable if you are accepting an offer into one of the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business Analytics and Analysis
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media and Communication
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science

Our Swinburne Law School courses provide practical opportunities for students in the classroom and through work experience, and we support our students to find placement opportunities within host organisations. You can proceed with your enrolment, but prior to graduation, all law students will be required to complete three (3) professional placements of 20 days duration each.  For more information please email

Undergraduate education courses:

Before you begin your enrolment, there are a few things you need to know.

The requirements in this section are only applicable if you are accepting an offer into one of the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Education Studies
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching)
Police Check and Working with Children Check

Your course includes a professional placement as part of your assessment. You must have both a valid National Police Record Check (NPRC) and a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) to undertake your placement. Please proceed with your enrolment, and you will be provided further information about the NPRC and WWCC requirements in your first semester of study.

For information about the NPRC and how to apply for one, please visit Victoria Police’s webpage about the NPRC. For information about the WWCC and how to apply for one, please visit the Victorian State Government’s webpage about WWCC.

National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students

The requirements in this section are only applicable if you are accepting an offer into one of the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)

To be eligible to graduate, students must pass the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students, which is required to become a registered teacher. This test is run externally at the applicant’s expense. For more information visit the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

If you have been issued a packaged offer for the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation and the Bachelor of Education (Primary), successful completion of your diploma allows you to meet the entry criteria for the bachelor degree.

Progression to the Bachelor of Education (Primary) is also conditional upon you passing the Casper selection test to assess your non-academic, personal and professional attributes. The Casper test is an Australian Government requirement and all applicants to this degree must sit the test. We would recommend sitting the Casper test towards the end of your diploma studies, and you’ll receive an email reminder of this closer to the time. Further information and availability of Casper tests can be found on the Altus webpage.

Let's get started

Follow the step-by-step guide below to accept your offer and enrol.

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, for the first time. Your email address will be your student ID, as it appears in your offer letter, For example, From this page you’ll either create or reset your password.
  2. 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 MFA here.
  3. You should now be logged in to My Swinburne. 
  1. Once you’ve logged in to My Swinburne, select the My Details tile.
  2. Check that your student and contact details are correct and update if needed.
  3. Click Save, then click the home icon to return to the homepage.
  1. Select the My Applications tile. Your offer will be listed here as ‘offer awaiting response’. Click on your offer to go to the offer response page.
  2. Check the details of your offer. 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’.
  4. Return to the homepage.
Accepting Your Offer
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  1. Select the My Tasks tile. Outstanding tasks will be marked as ‘awaiting response’. This includes providing your USI, as well as agreeing to Swinburne’s terms and conditions.
  2. Select Respond and follow the instructions to complete each task.
  3. Return to the homepage.
Completing Mandatory Tasks
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  1. Select the My Study tile.
  2. Click on your course listed under Study Plans. This will open the Manage My Course page. You will see your core units as well as any other required selections for your course. Refer to your course planner to check how many units you should be doing, which ones to enrol into, and the amount of credit points required to complete your course. You can also select the Help button at the top of this page for information on selecting units.
  3. Click Manage my course to view your current course structure.
If your course has a required major or specialisation:
  1. Click the Select button next to ‘select a first major’.
  2. Select a major from the list shown by clicking Add to plan.
  3. This will open a preview screen with the required units for that major. Click OK to confirm, or Cancel to go back and select a different major.
  4. Once your request has been processed, your selected major will be marked as ‘added to study plan’. Select the grey arrow next to ‘manage my course’ to return to the Manage My Course page.
  5. Your selected major and the included units will now be listed in your Study Plan. To remove a selected major from your study plan, click the Remove button.
If your course does not have a required major or specialisation, you can proceed to add all remaining selections to your Study Plan:
  1. Click the Select button next to ‘additional components’. This will open the unit search window.
  2. Browse or search units to add to your Study Plan. You can apply filters to view recommended units, majors and minors for your Study Plan.
  3. Click Add to plan to select a unit, then click OK to confirm.
  4. Select the grey arrow next to ‘manage my course’ to return to the Manage My Course page and view your Study Plan.
  5. To delete a unit from your Study Plan, select the red arrow and click Remove. Note that you cannot remove any unit from your Study Plan that is a core unit for your course, or a selected major or minor.

Note: If you haven’t selected enough units for your study plan to meet the credit points for your course, you will see a warning message pop up on screen. You don’t need to select all your course units right now, but you will need to do this eventually to complete your course. For now, we recommend selecting your units for all study periods in the current academic year.

Managing Your Study Plan
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Your fees will vary based on the course and units being studied. To learn which fees you need to pay and when, and what government financial assistance you may be eligible for, see paying your fees.

To apply for government assistance (HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP and SA-HELP), you must complete an eCAF application.

  1. Select the My Study tile on the home page.
  2. Select the Government Assistance tab on the left.
  3. Click Add and select the relevant form from the dropdown menu.
  4. Read the form carefully and fill out all necessary details.
  5. Click Submit.
Submitting Government Assistance Forms
  1. Select the My Study tile on the homepage, then click Plan and enrol.
  2. The ‘Study Planner help’ window will appear on screen. Click OK to proceed to the Plan and Enrol page.
  3. Some units only run during specific study periods. Units with assigned study periods will be automatically sorted into the relevant column. Units that have not been assigned are listed in the ‘unscheduled’ column. To schedule a unit, drag and drop into a study period column or click the Move button.
  4. Can’t find a study period? Click on Plan a study period, then select the year and study period. You can then select units in your study plan to add to this study period, or allocate units later. Click Finish.
  5. Click Enrol on a study period column to confirm your unit selection and view the enrolment summary screen.
  6. If you have any outstanding tasks, click Complete my tasks and follow the instructions to proceed.
  7. You may receive a ‘further action required’ prompt. This means you must choose a delivery mode for one of your units. Select your preferred study combination and click Confirm to proceed.
  8. Review your enrolment summary and click Confirm, then click OK on the enrolment quote window. You are now enrolled in this study period.
  9. Repeat for all study periods in the current academic year.
  10. Click My Study to return to your Study Plan and view your enrolled units.
Managing Your Study Plan
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To withdraw from a unit in your Study Plan, select Withdraw from unit. Tick the box next to the unit you’d like to withdraw from then click confirm.

Creating Your Timetable
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  1. Select the My Class Registrations tile on the homepage.
  2. Select the study period you would like to plan, or click the title banner and choose a study period from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click the Select button next to each component to choose from the available times for that activity. To schedule the activity into a suitable time, click Register. A green tick will appear on the component.
  4. Some activities, such as lectures, may not have options for different times. These already have a green tick next to them and have been scheduled into your timetable for you.
  5. Once you register an activity, it will appear in your timetable preview and will be colour coded to match the unit. All other available times for that activity are shown in the timetable preview as white.
  6. Any clashes with other activities will be flagged in the timetable preview. To choose a different time for an activity, select the Swap button on the component on the left-hand side.
  7. Once you have registered your activities for all units, return to the Home Page.
Creating Your Timetable
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Now that you’ve enrolled in your units for the semester, you may have outstanding fees.
  1. Select the My Finances tile. The summary screen will show an overview of any fees owing.
  2. To make a payment, navigate to the Transactions tab. Select the View button next to any item to see more information.
  3. To make a general payment, click the Make a payment button at the top of the page. If you would like to pay a specific unit’s fee, select the arrow button and click Make a unit payment. You can use the filter on the lefthand side of the screen to order unit fees by due date. Select the Pay now button on the fee you would like to pay.
  4. You can pay the full amount or make a partial payment. Enter the amount you would like to pay and click OK.
  5. Enter your card details and click Continue. A success message will appear to confirm that your payment has been processed.
  6. You will be emailed a receipt. You can also select Payment receipts on the My Finances page to view receipts for any payments you’ve made.
Viewing Your Financial Information and Paying Your Student Fees
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