VTAC offer guide: UniLink courses
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Follow the step-by-step guide below.
Gather your information
Before you begin, there are a few things you will need:
- Your offer letter email
- Your Tax File Number (TFN) — to pay your fees
- Your course planner — to help you enrol in the right units at the right time
- Your Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t have a USI, get one now.
This process should take you around 20–40 minutes to complete. A desktop or laptop computer is recommended.
Vaccination information for commencing students
In line with the latest government directives, only students enrolled in a course with a mandatory vaccine requirement, or those that are working in a Swinburne healthcare facility, will be required to provide evidence to Swinburne of being fully vaccinated (or valid medical exemption).
We advise all staff and students to stay up to date with vaccination requirements and wear fitted face masks when physical distancing is not possible. You can find all of Swinburne’s official COVID-19 information at our COVID-19 Hub.
To begin, you'll need to generate a password.
- Go to Swinburne self-service password management portal to generate your password
- Your username will be your new Swinburne student ID (as shown on the email you received from us)
- Log in to eStudent with your Student ID and password, and click on the Offers tab
- Click the Respond to offer button on the offer that you wish to accept
- Review the details of your offer; then click the Accept button
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. If you’re asked to submit your Request for Commonwealth Support, select Provide (this form is mandatory to confirm your Commonwealth Supported Place). If you’re eligible and wish to apply for HECS-HELP, you can do this on the same form.
5. In your course name information box, select Group Registration link on the right-hand side to display the different timetable groups.
6. 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.
7. Once you have decided which group suits you best, register in that group by selecting Choose on the right-hand side of the screen.
8. Select Register in selected group at the bottom of the screen.
9. Choose your elective by clicking Select on the right-hand side of the elective option
10. Select Add to study plan on your chosen elective
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Select Confirm Enrolment to finalise enrolment.
Unique Student Identifier
This reference number is a government requirement for all students doing a nationally recognised course. It creates a secure online record of your training and qualifications. If you don’t have a USI, get one now.
From 1 January 2021, commencing higher education students will need a USI to be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and Commonwealth financial assistance (HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or OS-HELP).
We recommend obtaining one now prior to sorting out your fees.
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 make a payment:
- Select My Financials.
- Select Make a payment from the left-hand navigation.
To apply for government assistance (HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP and SA-HELP):
- Select My Financials.
- Select HELP forms from the left-hand navigation.
- Select Add New for a new application.
- Provide your details and select Submit.
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.
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Transitioning from your UniLink Diploma to a bachelor degree
You can apply for your chosen bachelor degree at any time after commencing your UniLink diploma. If you haven't yet completed your Diploma, we will issue you a conditional offer, which will convert to a full offer once you successfully complete your UniLink course. Contact us at any time if you need assistance with your application.
Depending on your chosen bachelor degree and major, may be eligible to receive up to eight units of academic credit towards your degree (eight units are equivalent to one year of full-time study).
A packaged offer contains an offer for your UniLink Diploma, and a conditional offer for a bachelor degree.
When you complete your UniLink diploma, you will be able to progress into the Bachelor degree.
Depending on your major, you may be eligible to receive up to eight units of academic credit towards your degree (eight units are equivalent to one year of full-time study). You will need to apply for Advanced Standing Credits when you receive results at the end of your UniLink Diploma.
Contact us at any time if you wish to study a different bachelor degree to the one you originally nominated.
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