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.
Find out more about the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
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.
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 2 years.
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.