Welcome to the Year 11 & 12 Hub. Here you'll find everything from events for students and parents to FAQs, important dates and deadlines, handy explainers, VTAC preference and application help, and more.

On this page you can:

  • Swinburne Open Day

    Sunday 28 July, Hawthorn campus

    Your chance to see what’s possible at Swinburne and find where you fit in. Discover your dream course. Chat with current students. Get your hands on tech that's changing the world – and meet the people behind it all. Your chance to explore Swinburne: in person, up close, and at your own pace.

Where could your ATAR take you? 

Want to know where your Year 12 results could take you? Just enter the score you’re aiming for – or thereabouts – and the ATAR Calculator will show the Swinburne courses available to you.

Don’t forget, Swinburne provides alternative pathways into bachelor degrees, so if you don’t achieve the ATAR you were hoping for, don’t fret! There’s more than one way into your dream course. 

Try it
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Frequently asked questions: support, pathways and more

Feeling supported throughout your studies is just as important to your education as what you learn. That’s why at Swinburne, you’ll have access to plenty of support – from the moment you apply to the day you graduate.

If there are circumstances or obstacles that have impacted your Year 12 studies and academic results, you may be eligible for special consideration via the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS). 

SEAS considers a range of factors, such as:

  • recognition as an Indigenous Australian

  • studying at a school on Swinburne's under-represented school list

  • experiencing financial or unforeseen hardships during your Year 12 studies

  • being the first person in your family to be attending university.

Many students are likely to qualify for one or more SEAS categories. We recommend talking to your school if you believe you may be eligible to apply for special consideration.

See more about the Special Entry Access Scheme

At Swinburne, we believe education should be available to everyone, regardless of circumstances. That's why we offer a range of study pathways to take you from a certificate to a uni diploma or degree.

Using a pathway program, you'll get academic credit to move through the qualification levels. Want to know which options exist for the course you’re interested in? Try our Pathway Planner and find out.

Plan your pathway

We offer scholarships to help students from all walks of life reach their academic goals. This includes:

  • students who have demonstrated academic achievements or community service

  • Indigenous students

  • students relocating from a regional area

  • students experiencing financial hardship.

Other scholarships are awarded based on factors such as gender, family background, and study area.

The selection criteria and application process can vary between different scholarships. Browse the full list to see if you’re eligible for a Swinburne scholarship and find out how to apply.

Find a scholarship

There is a range of government loan schemes available to help you cover your course fees, depending on your eligibility. This includes:

  • HECS-HELP: covers tuition fees for eligible students in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

  • FEE-HELP: covers tuition fees for eligible full-fee paying students

  • SA-HELP: covers the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) for eligible students.

Through these loan schemes, the Australian Government pays some or all of your fees to Swinburne on your behalf. You start repaying your loan to the government through the tax system once your taxable income reaches the minimum repayment threshold.

You can apply for a FEE/HECS/SA-HELP loan online after you accept your offer to study at Swinburne.

Learn more about loans

We have a wealth of free advice and assistance available – both on campus and virtually – to help make uni life as easy and enjoyable as possible. This includes:

  • support for students with a disability or carer responsibilities

  • support for Indigenous students

  • financial advice and assistance

  • health and wellbeing services 

  • study and learning support.

See our student support services
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    Pathways to university

    You do not need to have a specific academic history or perfectly linear plan to pursue a certain course or career. There are alternative pathways to get into a bachelor degree – you might just need a little help finding these options.

  • Campus tours

    Book a tour of our leafy Hawthorn campus led by a Swinburne Student Ambassador to discover our study spaces and community hubs, and get a feel for life as a Swinburne student.

Keep on exploring

  • Scholarships

    We offer a wide range of scholarships to help selected students from all walks of life reach their academic goals.

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    Work Integrated Learning

    Swinburne guarantees real industry experience in all our bachelor degrees in the form of placements, internships or industry-linked projects.

  • Student support services

    Need support? Swinburne’s student support services can help with your studies, career, health and wellbeing, accommodation, child care, IT, safety and more.
  • Accommodation

    Discover all your student housing options at Swinburne, including on-campus accommodation, shared apartments, studio apartments and short-term accommodation.
  • Campus tours

    Book a tour of our leafy Hawthorn campus led by a Swinburne Student Ambassador to discover our study spaces and community hubs, and get a feel for life as a Swinburne student.

Want to chat to us about your options?

Our friendly team are here to help. Book in for a video call, face-to-face appointment or phone call and we’ll be in touch to answer all your questions.