Year 11 and 12 students

With uni life on the horizon, now is the time to consider your future and look at your options. To help you on your journey, we have a range of support avenues, as well as events that will help you make the right choices for you. 

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    Get the right advice

    Not sure which course is right for you? No stress. We provide personalised advice from course advisers on our Course Information Hotline: 1300 275 794, or book a one-on-one appointment to discuss your study options.


We run a bunch of events throughout the year for Year 11 and 12 students. Attend Open Day or an information session, and speak to our friendly staff and current students about studying with us.
See upcoming events.

Special consideration

The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) is offered through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) for students who have experienced educational disadvantage. SEAS allows VTAC selection officers to grant extra consideration for course entry by taking into account any short or long-term disadvantage.
Find out if you're eligible for special consideration

From a regional or interstate school?

Transitioning to a new location, a fresh learning environment, events, diverse studying options and making new friends all combine to make university a seriously interesting and exciting place to be.  
We want you to have a great experience, which is why we offer a range of services to make your transition from regional areas and interstate to Swinburne smooth.

As a regional or interstate student, you may be eligible to receive special consideration towards your application based on your location through the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS).
Check eligibility

Didn’t meet the maths prerequisite?

Our Maths Link program is designed to help you meet the prerequisites to study Aviation, Science, Education or Engineering courses here at Swinburne. 
If you don’t have the required VCE Units 3 and 4 maths subjects, our VCE Maths Link Methods or VCE Maths Link Further may be able to help.

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    Orientation helps you get started at Swinburne and settle into university life. During orientation we will provide you with handy tips and resources to help you prepare for study.

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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.

  • Melbourne, Australia - December 14, 2016: Visitors around Federation Square. A building has a Christmas design projected on its facade to commemorate the upcoming holiday.

    Living in Melbourne, Australia

    When you arrive, you’ll quickly discover why we have such a great reputation for sport, art, culture, shopping (and the best coffee on the planet!). Here are some of the things you can look forward to in our beautiful city. 

How we can help

Our student equity service provides grants and scholarships designed to assist people from a wide variety of backgrounds, including rural and remote areas, with living expenses and study-related costs.

Access First Year Undergraduate Scholarships are on offer to those commencing university from rural and regional areas. These awards are designed to assist with study-related costs and are based on social disadvantage and financial need.

We are committed to ensuring our tertiary courses are accessible to Indigenous students. Our Indigenous Education team can assist you with scholarships, accommodation and ABSTUDY.

Study with us while you’re still at school

Keen to get a jump start on your career? Nice one! Take on skills-based learning while you’re still at school.

Vocational Education and Training for Secondary Students (VETSS)

Keen to get a jump start on your career? Nice one! Vocational Education and Training for Secondary Students (VETSS) allows you to take on skills-based learning while completing your VCE or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning.
You’ll study one of our certificate-level courses and gain practical hands-on skills while you’re still at school.
Find out more about VETSS

Visit the Swinburne Hub

Swinburne Hub is designed to give you more information about the vocational education options that we offer. If you're preparing for your first job, looking to retrain or taking the first step in a career change, Swinburne Hub provides one-on-one consultation for: 

  • Apprenticeships
  • Skills and job advice
  • VCE Connect and VCAL
  • VET Programs for Schools
  • Vocational Education and Training.
Contact the Swinburne Hub
Want to defer your offer?

Life can be unpredictable. We understand that you might need or want to defer your university enrolment offer for any number of reasons. Find out how to postpone your start date.

Learn more
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    The Early Leaders Program for Year 11 students

    Build the confidence, skills and network you need to transition to university with ease. The Early Leaders Program is all about preparing you for your future.

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    High Achievers Program

    Apply to the High Achievers Program (part of the Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship) and get access to leadership workshops, industry mentoring and more.

Ready to apply?

Ready to apply? Go for it! You can apply through VTAC.

Apply now