Whether you’re starting a new life in Australia, or you're an International student studying in Melbourne, we have the English language course for you. 

Learning English at Swinburne will also help you to become more comfortable with Australian culture and customs. 

Learning to read, write, speak and listen in English will also help you get a job, talk to new people, make friends, and succeed in other studies you might be doing. Browse our courses to find detailed course information, application dates, entry requirements, fees, subjects, ATAR calculator and more. 

Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

Swinburne’s Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) offers FREE English classes for eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants living in Australia with no or low levels of English. The program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.

If this sounds like you, you can access unlimited hours of English classes until you reach vocational English levels. 

  1. Check the requirements for the subsidy on the Australian Government, Department of Home Affairs, AMEP information page
  2. Then book an interview with your nearest Swinburne Migrant English Office for an AMEP class:

ELICOS 

Swinburne also offers English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS). This course will help improve your English language skills so you can study or progress your career.

At Swinburne, we’ll personalise your ELICOS course to suit you, your goals and your existing language skills. 

  • General English: improve your day-to-day language skills and prepare you for further English language studies
  • English for Academic Purposes: learn the language skills you'll need to study at university. This helps meet the minimum English language entry requirements for your chosen Swinburne course.

Skills for Education and Employment (SEE)

This is a specialised program funded by the Australian Government.

SEE provides uncapped hours of free accredited language, literacy, numeracy and digital skills training for eligible job seekers for up to two years. You will receive training to help you improve your skills, confidence and access to education and job opportunities.

Find our more information about the SEE Program at Swinburne University:

Email seeenquiries@swin.edu.au

or Phone:

  • Wantirna Campus 9210 1991
  • Croydon Campus 9726 1618
  1. Check the requirements on the SEE program page to find out if you’re eligible.
  2. To organise a referral, contact seeenquiries@swin.edu.au or phone 
    • Wantirna Campus 9210 1991
    • Croydon Campus 9726 1618

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