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.
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.
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.
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.
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.