Orientation key dates

Higher education

Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching: 5 October

HE Block 8: 26 October

Vocational education

Multiple events

Check your email invite for information about your Orientation.

UniLink and Foundation

Teaching Period 3, 2023: 13 October


Teaching Period 8, 2023: 5 October

Teaching Period 9, 2023: 9 November

Thanks for joining us

Orientation for Semester 2, 2023 has concluded. This page will be updated for Semester 1, 2024 Orientation in the coming months.

Don’t know what group you fit into? Here's a guide.

Higher education: If you’re studying a bachelor or master degree, a graduate certificate or a graduate diploma. 

Vocational education: If you’re studying any diploma or a certificate that is not postgraduate or a UniLink course. 

UniLink and Foundation: If you’re studying a UniLink or Foundation Year course. 

ELICOS: If you’re studying an English language course. 

If you’re not sure when your classes start or what intake you’re a part of, check your offer letter or the Swinburne Academic calendar.

Upcoming student orientation events

    • Orientation
    • Engineering
    • Science
    • Information Technology

    Orientation: UniLink courses

    This Orientation session is for students starting UniLink courses in Arts and Communication, Business, Design, Engineering, Health Science, Information Technology, and Science

    Fri 13 October
    11:00 AM to 3:15 PM
    Level 3, Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre (AMDC), Hawthorn campus
    Register now (Orientation: UniLink courses)
    • Orientation
    • Business
    • Design
    • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    Orientation: Foundation Year courses

    This Orientation session is for students starting Foundation Year courses in Arts/Social Sciences, Business, Design, and Science/Engineering, as well as Unilink Bridging programs in Business, Design, and Engineering.

    Fri 13 October
    9:00 AM to 12:45 PM
    TD144, TD Building, Hawthorn campus
    Register now (Orientation: Foundation Year courses)

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Discover what's on outside the classroom.

  • Getting started at Swinburne

    Are you a new student to Swinburne? Welcome! All the vital information you need to help you get started at Swinburne and settle into university life is on this page.

  • Clubs and student organisations

    Join a club or student organisation and meet like-minded people, explore new hobbies and get involved with the issues you care about. Find your people.
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    Student Life

    The student experience is about more than just books and late-night library visits. We have a wide range of clubs and societies for you to meet like-minded people and make life-long friends as well as volunteering opportunities and tickets to organised events.

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    Student Union

    An independent, student-run representation, welfare and events association; guiding students to not only unlock their academic potential, but make memories and relationships that will last a lifetime.

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