COVID-19 restrictions

Our campuses remain closed during lockdown and all Orientation events will be delivered onlinePlease check your student email for further details. And refer to our COVID-19 hub to stay up to date.

Key Orientation dates 2021

Higher education

Semester 2: 19 – 30 July

Vocational education

Multiple events (check your email invitation for your course's Orientation date)

UniLink and Foundation

Teaching Period 3: Date to be confirmed

ELICOS

Teaching Period 7: 26 August

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 2021 Swinburne Academic calendar.

Navigate your way around uni life

Plug in for your new adventure because Orientation is here. And at Swinburne, Orientation is as simple as 1, 2, 3.  

Step 1: Plug in 

Get inducted. Kick things off with your course induction. It’s essential you attend this key Orientation event. You’ll get to meet your teachers, academics, and classmates and ask any questions you have – before you get started. 

Tip: Check the course list to confirm you're in the right place and if you're commencing a double degree, check if you'll be attending two course inductions.

Step 2: Connect

Get social. They say it’s not what you know but who you know. Know both with our range of social events. Find your people. Find a study group. Lift each other up and have a great time doing it.  

Step 3: Power on 

Prepare to succeed with our suite of preparedness events. Make the most of free and incredibly helpful services like our wildly popular Strategies for Success session, and get to know our wide range of support services.  

All set for a seamless start to your Swinburne experience?
Let’s go.  

Need help? Reach out to our friendly team at studentHQ. Haven't enrolled yet? Get started. If you are enrolled and haven't received your invite, please let us know.

Find your course induction

Arts

COVID 19 restrictions: Our campuses remain closed during lockdown and all Orientation events will be delivered online.

Congratulations! As an arts student, you'll attend the Health, Arts and Design Undergraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Tuesday 27 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course and will include a student panel Q&A session. 

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for arts students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these degrees in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Arts

If you're enrolled in one of these double degrees, you have two course induction events to attend. Click on your course name to find your other event.

Aviation

Congratulations! As an aviation student, you'll attend the Science, Engineering and Technology Undergraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Wednesday 28 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course, learn about the support services we offer, and to start your course with confidence.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for aviation students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these degrees in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Bachelor of Aviation Management

If you're enrolled in a double degree, you have two course induction events to attend. Click on your course name to find your other event.

Congratulations! As an aviation student, you'll attend the Science, Engineering and Technology Postgraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Wednesday 28 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course, learn about the support services we offer, and to start your course with confidence.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for aviation students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these degrees in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Master of Aviation
  • Graduate Diploma of Aviation
  • Graduate Certificate of Aviation

Business

COVID 19 restrictions: Our campuses remain closed during lockdown and all Orientation events will be delivered online.

Congratulations! As a business student, you'll attend the Business Undergraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Tuesday 27 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course and prepare you to start your course with confidence.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for business students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these degrees in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Business Information Systems/Bachelor of Business

If you're enrolled in one of these double degrees, you have two course induction events to attend. Click on your course name to find your other links.

COVID 19 restrictions: Our campuses remain closed during lockdown and all Orientation events will be delivered online.

Congratulations! As a business student, you'll attend the Business Postgraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Tuesday 27 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course and prepare you to start your course with confidence.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for business students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing a master, graduate diploma or graduate certificate in one of these areas in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration (Executive)
  • Business Information Systems
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Technologies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Social Impact
  • Supply Chain Innovation

Design

COVID 19 restrictions: Our campuses remain closed during lockdown and all Orientation events will be delivered online.

Congratulations! As a design student, you'll attend the Health, Arts and Design Undergraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Tuesday 27 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course and will include a student panel Q&A session.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for design students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these degrees in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture) (Honours)

If you're enrolled in one of these double degrees, you have two course induction events to attend. Click on your course name to find your other event.

COVID 19 restrictions: Our campuses remain closed during lockdown and all Orientation events will be delivered online.

Congratulations! As a design student, you'll attend the Health, Arts and Design Postgraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Tuesday 27 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course and to network with other students – light refreshments will be provided.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for design students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these courses in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Master of Design
  • Graduate Diploma of Design
  • Graduate Certificate of Design

Education

COVID 19 restrictions: Our campuses remain closed during lockdown and all Orientation events will be delivered online.

Congratulations! As an education student, you'll attend the Health, Arts and Design Undergraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Tuesday 27 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course and will include a student panel Q&A session.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for education students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these degrees in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education Studies

Engineering

Congratulations! As an engineering student, you'll attend the Science, Engineering and Technology Undergraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Wednesday 28 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course, learn about the support services we offer, and to start your course with confidence.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for engineering students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these degrees in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science

If you're enrolled in a double degree, you have two course induction events to attend. Click on your course name to find your other event.

Congratulations! As an engineering student, you'll attend the Science, Engineering and Technology Postgraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Wednesday 28 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course, learn about the support services we offer, and to start your course with confidence.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for engineering students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing a master, graduate diploma or graduate certificate in one of these areas in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Construction and Infrastructure Management
  • Construction Management
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Practice
  • Engineering Science
  • Professional Engineering

Film and Television

COVID 19 restrictions: Our campuses remain closed during lockdown and all Orientation events will be delivered online.

Congratulations! As a film and television student, you'll attend the Health, Arts and Design Undergraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Tuesday 27 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course and will include a student panel Q&A session.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for film and television students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these degrees in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction. 

  • Bachelor of Screen Production

Games and Interactivity

COVID 19 restrictions: Our campuses remain closed during lockdown and all Orientation events will be delivered online.

Congratulations! As a games and interactivity student, you'll attend the Health, Arts and Design Undergraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Tuesday 27 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course and will include a student panel Q&A session.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for games and interactivity students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these degrees in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction. You'll also have two course induction events to attend. Click on your course name to find your other event.

Health

COVID 19 restrictions: Our campuses remain closed during lockdown and all Orientation events will be delivered online.

Congratulations! As a health student, you'll attend the Health, Arts and Design Undergraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Tuesday 27 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course and will include a student panel Q&A session.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for health students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these degrees in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Media and Communication
  • Bachelor of Psychological Sciences

If you're enrolled in one of these double degrees, you have two course induction events to attend. Click on your course name to find your other event.

Information Technology

Congratulations! As an I.T. student, you'll attend the Science, Engineering and Technology Undergraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Wednesday 28 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course, learn about the support services we offer, and to start your course with confidence.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for I.T. students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these degrees in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology

If you're enrolled in a double degree, you have two course induction events to attend. Click on your course name to find your other event.

Congratulations! As an I.T. student, you'll attend the Science, Engineering and Technology Postgraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Wednesday 28 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course, learn about the support services we offer, and to start your course with confidence.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for I.T. students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing a master, graduate diploma or graduate certificate in one of these areas in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology (Professional Computing)
  • Science (Network Systems)

Law

COVID 19 restrictions: Our campuses remain closed during lockdown and all Orientation events will be delivered online.

Congratulations! As a Bachelor of Laws student, you'll attend the Swinburne Law School Welcome for your degree.

Your course induction will be held online on Wednesday 28 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course and prepare you to start your course with confidence.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for Bachelor of Laws students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these degrees in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Laws – Graduate Entry

If you're enrolled in one of these double degrees, you have two course induction events to attend. Click on your course name to find your other event.

COVID 19 restrictions: Our campuses remain closed during lockdown and all Orientation events will be delivered online.

Congratulations! As a Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology student, you'll attend the Swinburne Law School Welcome for your degree.

Your course induction will be held online on Wednesday 28 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course and prepare you to start your course with confidence.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these degrees in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology

If you're enrolled in one of these double degrees, you have two course induction events to attend. Click on your course name to find your other event.

Media and Communications

COVID 19 restrictions: Our campuses remain closed during lockdown and all Orientation events will be delivered online.

Congratulations! As a media and communications student, you'll attend the Health, Arts and Design Undergraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Tuesday 27 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course and will include a student panel Q&A session.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for media and communications students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these degrees in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Bachelor of Media and Communication
  • Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Media and Communication
  • Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Media and Communication

If you're enrolled in one of these double degrees, you have two course induction events to attend. Click on your course name to find your other event.

COVID 19 restrictions: Our campuses remain closed during lockdown and all Orientation events will be delivered online.

Congratulations! As a media and communications student, you'll attend the Health, Arts and Design Postgraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Tuesday 27 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course and to network with other students – light refreshments will be provided.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for media and communications students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these courses in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Master of Media and Communication
  • Graduate Diploma of Media and Communication
  • Graduate Certificate of Media and Communication

Psychology

COVID 19 restrictions: Our campuses remain closed during lockdown and all Orientation events will be delivered online.

Congratulations! As a psychology student, you'll attend the Health, Arts and Design Undergraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Tuesday 27 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course and will include a student panel Q&A session.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for psychology students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these degrees in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Bachelor of Psychological Sciences

If you're enrolled in a double degree, you have two course induction events to attend. Click on your course name to find your other event.

Science

Congratulations! As a science student, you'll attend the Science, Engineering and Technology Undergraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Wednesday 28 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course, learn about the support services we offer, and to start your course with confidence.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for science students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these degrees in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science
Congratulations! As a science student, you'll attend the Science, Engineering and Technology Postgraduate Welcome.

Your course induction will be held online on Wednesday 28 July. The session will provide you with the chance to meet key academics from your course, learn about the support services we offer, and to start your course with confidence.

We're excited to welcome you to Swinburne. Register your attendance now.

Register for course induction
Online resources for science students

Online resources are designed to help you prepare to begin your degree. Discover more of the services and opportunities you can explore as a Swinburne student.

To access your resources, use the link to enrol in Canvas (our learning management system) and click 'Go to the course' to begin.

Access online resources

Find your course

If you're commencing one of these courses in Semester 2, you've found the correct course induction.

  • Master of Science (Biotechnology)
  • Graduate Diploma of Environmental Health Practice
  • Graduate Diploma of Science (Biotechnology)
Find your bearings with a campus tour

New to Hawthorn? No problem! Join a tour with the people who know all the essentials for hanging in Hawthorn – other students! They'll reveal which café serves the best coffee and where to find a great study spot. And, of course, they'll show you how to get to class. Welcome to our 'hood.

Book a campus tour

Get connected to life at Swinburne

Swinburne's mascot, Razor the Razorback, is your go-to for the best of student life.

Follow Razor on Instagram

Find the best events and freebies from Swinburne's Razor the Razorback.

Follow Razor on Facebook

  • Find your people

    Join a club, volunteer for a cause you care about or get involved in one of our online events to connect with your Swinburne community and find your people.

  • A young woman carries an orange bag and wears a t-shirt that says SSU street team.

    Discover Swinburne Student Union

    Live your best student life with Swinburne Student Union – your go-to for events, student representation and free student support activities. During Orientation, you'll get free career coaching, live music, trivia and even financial advice workshops. 

  • Dive in to uni life

    Uni Life 101 live online event 27 July

    Get the low down on all things outside the classroom and learn how to make the most of your time at uni.

Prepare for uni

  • Unlock strategies for success

    Get the skills you need to succeed – in all areas of life – with this series of specially curated multi-day workshops. Discover all the Swinburne supports at your fingertips. Score life hacks – like how to stay motivated. Help boost your confidence and academic performance.

  • Students at Hawthorn campus attend a yoga class outside The George building

    Strategies for Wellbeing

    Live online event 27 July 

    You’re more likely to be a better student, and person, when you’re feeling good. Get practical resources and tips to allow you to hop around hurdles and be the best and brightest you. 

Quitch: The ultimate insider-guide to uni

Quitch is a quiz game app. Once you’re into your studies, you might use it for course content. But for Orientation, you can think of Quitch as your insider-guide to uni – a guide that lives in your pocket, and pays you for enlightening you. Yep, we’re giving away gift cards of up to $50 for helping you get the most out of your Swinburne experience (you just need to complete all the modules and tasks). 

We’re covering things like:  

  • Everything you need to know before starting uni 
  • How to meet people and make lasting connections 
  • How to become an autonomous learner and excel at university  
  • How to find a sense of belonging 
  • How to find your professional purpose (also known as ‘how to never work a day in your life’) 
  • Tips for maintaining a positive mindset  

Want to get started? Check your student email for info on Quitch and download the Quitch app today.  

Get started with Quitch

  • 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.

Congratulations! Here are the winners of the Orientation survey competition, who will each receive a $100 Visa gift card.

  • Sedeqa from Endeavour Hills
  • Richard from Northcote
  • Thushan from Wyndham Vale
  • Nidli from Surrey Hills
  • Blake from Richmond

All winners have been contacted.

Contact us

If there’s something we haven’t covered here, or something you’re not sure of and would like to hear more about, feel free to get in touch with us at Library and studentHQ.

Contact studentHQ