Orientation is your chance to gather the tools you need for your study journey ahead. The program will help you get ready for class, connect with your academics and peers, and discover the services and resources available to support you throughout your time at Swinburne.

If you’re starting your studies at Swinburne, we will email you with all of the details you need to participate in your Orientation once you’ve enrolled, so keep an eye on your inbox for more information. 

If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch with us at Library and studentHQ

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  • 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.

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    Login to Orientation

    Your orientation events and resources will be hosted in Canvas. To access your orientation, log in to Canvas and ‘enrol’ into the orientation event using the link you received in your email invitation.

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    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.

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    Join the Swinburne Student Union to get access to a bunch of student perks, practical seminars, competitions and giveaways during O-Week and the year ahead.

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Looking for the international student orientation?

Orientation for international students is a little different and also includes help with enrolment, finding a place to live and additional sessions for ELICOS, Unilink and Foundation Year students.

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The Higher Education Orientation program for Semester 2 2020 has concluded. 

If you’re starting your studies at Swinburne in Semester 1 2021, we will email you with all of the details you need to participate in your Orientation once you’ve enrolled, so keep an eye on your inbox for more information, and watch this space!

If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch with us at Library and studentHQ.

Orientation for Vocational Education (VE) students is currently running online in Canvas.

After you enrol in your course, you will receive an email inviting you to your online Orientation event. You will be able to access a range of events and resources to help you prepare for class, which you can view from your desktop, tablet or mobile device, any time during your orientation week.

To access your orientation resources and events, first make sure that you:

  1. Log in to Canvas. Canvas is Swinburne's online learning management system where you'll also attend your classes, while we transition to on-campus study. Your login is the same username and password that you use to log in to your student email. Haven't set up your login yet? Follow this guide.
  2. 'Enrol' into the event in Canvas, using the ‘enrolment’ link that you received by email in your Orientation invite. 

If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch with us at Library and studentHQ.

Orientation sessions for UniLink and Foundation Year students are currently being held online via Zoom. You’ll receive an invite to your orientation session by email with all the details.

To help you prepare for your orientation session, please:

  1. Make sure that you can access Zoom on your device
  2. Set up your password.
  3. Set up your Swinburne student email
  4. Access the current students section on the Swinburne webpage

Doing this before your orientation session will help you feel more prepared to start classes, and allow us to help you on the day if you need assistance. If you have any questions please contact our team at pathwayssupport@swinburne.edu.au.

Can’t make Orientation?

Orientation is a great way to build your confidence and understand where things are around campus as well as meeting new people, but if you can't make it, here’s everything you need to know:

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