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.

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

See if you meet the requirements for the subsidy on the Australian Government, Department of Home Affairs, AMEP information page. Get in touch with your nearest Swinburne Migrant English Office to book an interview for an AMEP class.

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Swinburne also offers English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS). This is for you if you need help to improve your English language skills in preparation to study or to progress your career.

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

There is General English, designed to improve your day-to-day language skills and prepare you for further English language studies.

Then there is English for Academic Purposes, where the aim is to teach you the language skills needed to study at university. This helps meet the minimum English language entry requirements for your chosen course at Swinburne. 

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Adult Migrant English Program

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.

To book an interview for an AMEP class, please phone your nearest Swinburne Migrant English Office – Hawthorn 9214 8608, Wantirna 9210 1991 or Croydon 9726 1618.

Skills for Education and Employment (SEE)

This is a specialised program funded by the Australian Government.

SEE provides up to 650 hours of free accredited training for eligible job seekers. You will receive training to help you improve your skills, confidence and access to education and job opportunities.

Find out if you’re eligible for the SEE program and get a referral through your local Referring Agency.

The Swinburne Advantage

An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

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    Graduate with real industry experience you can put on your resume by taking on Swinburne’s Work Integrated Learning and workplace training programs.

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