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Date: Friday 17 February 2023
Event time: 8.45am – 2.15pm
Registration time: Arrive and register from 8am
Location: Swinburne Hawthorn campus

We’re looking forward to welcoming you all back to our Hawthorn campus for the 2023 Career Practitioners’ Seminar. There’s so much for you to catch up on, from updated entry requirements and study areas to new and revised courses. 

For this year’s Career Practitioners’ Seminar, you’ll have the opportunity to: 

  • attend workshops on our emergent study areas, including newer fields of specialisation like Applied InnovationData Science and Cyber Security
  • discover our relaunched next_gen Business and Media and Communication degrees
  • hear a keynote from our Vice Chancellor Professor Pascale Quester
  • enjoy a free networking lunch and dessert.

Workshop sessions

Workshop 1 | 10.30am Workshop 2 | 11.30am Workshop 3 | 12.30pm

Applied Innovation: Don’t just graduate, innovate

Learn how Swinburne prepares our Applied Innovation graduates for a career in a next gen world. With our state-of-the-art Innovation Precinct and suite of double degrees, students develop the skills and confidence to solve real industry problems in their own startups or established organisations.

Room: AMDC301

Business: A flexible course for a future-focused industry

Join us to learn about Swinburne’s upgraded Bachelor of Business, designed for the future workforce. Taught by industry-connected professionals, this flexible course allows students to explore their passions and interests as they study.

Room: AMDC506

Arts in action: Majors with impact for an evolving world

Hear Swinburne academics discuss how our next gen_arts majors empower students to shape the world we live in. See firsthand how our brand-new majors – like Ethics and Technology, Climate and Social Justice, and Perspectives on Globalisation – help students turn interests into real-world action.

Room: AMDC507

Cyber Security: More than just pins and passwords

See how Swinburne’s Bachelor of Cyber Security equips students with the skills to combat malicious hackers. With a state-of-the-art Cybersecurity Lab and classes taught by leading researchers, students stay ahead of industry trends while they study.

Room: AMDC505

Media and Communication: Media and communication for an evolving landscape

Discover how Swinburne’s revamped Bachelor of Media and Communication immerses students in a fluid industry as they study with new and refreshed majors. Find out about our engaging partnership opportunities with ACMI and talk to some of our alum about their personal experiences and achievements.

Room: AMDC502

Design (Communication): The power of visual messaging and the metaverse

Explore the magic of the metaverse as you learn all about Swinburne’s Bachelor of Design (Communication Design). Then, browse recent student work to see how Swinburne’s creative minds apply what they learn to what they create.

Room: AMDC301

Data Science: Turning data into decisions

We live in a world of data. Find out about the growing impacts of data and how Swinburne equips students with the latest data science and analysis skills to make future-forward decisions, solve problems and even spot them before they arise.

Room: AMDC506

Engineering: From study to success with hands-on industry experience

From industry-based projects in each semester to paid professional placements, Swinburne’s engineering students graduate with hands-on experience as professional engineers. Learn about our range of different engineering majors, then hear about different Work Integrated Learning options from an engineering student and their industry partner.

Room: AMDC505

Criminal Justice and Criminology: The criminal justice system through the eyes of a criminologist

Take a guided trip through the criminal justice system with a criminologist. See how Swinburne students learn to view the law not in black and white, but as a criminologist – working in the grey area of areas like social justice, injustice, and Victoria’s legal system.

Room: AMDC501

Games and Animation: It’s not just fun and games: building worlds and careers

Uncover the similarities and differences between Swinburne’s games and interactivity and animation courses, the benefits of our double degree, and lesser-known careers outcomes. Listen to academics and students share their experiences with the ever-changing world of gaming both in and out of uni.

Room: AMDC502

Health Science: Innovative facilities and experience for a fast-growing industry

Hear one of our major health industry partners discuss the opportunities available to Swinburne students, then join academic staff on a journey through our Health Science courses and majors. Plus, get a hands-on demonstration of the advanced industry technologies used in our courses.

Room: AMDC301

Trades: Over a century of experience kick-starting skilled careers

Swinburne has offered TAFE qualifications for over 100 years, making us one of Melbourne’s most trusted providers of traineeships, apprenticeships and trades. From award-winning gardens to engineering and construction, learn how our courses, apprenticeships and Free TAFE options can kick-start your students’ careers.

Room: AMDC505

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