Preparing to make the exciting leap from school to university? Consider this your hub for everything you need to know – from campus tours to exam prep to VTAC preferences, and everything in between.
Choosing to complete VCE unscored means completing your subjects and studies for the year, while opting out of exams and receiving an ATAR.
Why would a student choose to complete VCE unscored? Well, the last two years have been pretty turbulent, making achieving our goals more challenging than we’d planned, and completing Year 12 is no exception.
If you’re thinking about an unscored VCE or would just like to know more, we recommend reaching out to a Swinburne student advisor.
When it comes to higher education, the word “pathways” refers to the ability to move through qualification levels, with successful completion of one qualification considered as an entry requirement to the next qualification. For example, a diploma or certificate might have more flexible entry requirements than a degree, but once successfully completed, allow you to meet the entry criteria to further study (sometimes with academic credit so your second course takes less time to complete).
A common myth about uni is that, in order to pursue a certain course or career, you need a certain academic history or a perfect linear plan. The truth is that whatever your big life goals, there's a pathway into them (you just might need a little help finding it).
So then what kind of pathways are there? Well, if you don’t have the maths requirements you need for your dream course, there’s MathsLink. And if you didn’t get into the bachelor degree you have your heart set on, there are UniLink diplomas (an eight month course that allows you to progress into the second year of a bachelor degree upon completion). Or, if you’re thinking you may complete Year 12 unscored, there’s options abounds. Because we believe education should be available to everyone, regardless of circumstances.
Want to know what pathway options exist for the course or courses you’re interested in? Try our Pathway Planner to see.
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Swinburne Student Life
Swinburne Student Life organises sporting and entertainment activities throughout the year, including Orientation Week. Swinburne Student Life also provides support, academic advice and representation for students.
AccommodationDiscover all your student housing options at Swinburne, including on-campus accommodation, shared apartments, studio apartments and short-term accommodation.
Clubs and student organisationsJoin 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.
We offer a wide range of scholarships to help selected students from all walks of life reach their academic goals.
Work Integrated Learning
Graduate with real industry experience you can put on your resume by taking on Swinburne’s Work Integrated Learning and workplace training programs.
Student support servicesNeed support? Swinburne’s student support services can help with your studies, career, health and wellbeing, accommodation, child care, IT, safety and more.