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.
How Paige bridged the high school to uni gap
From regional Victoria to early leader
How does the program work?
As part of the Early Leaders Program you’ll complete two units; the academic ‘core’ unit, which is mandatory, and one of three elective units.
Note: These units are non-accredited and cannot be used for Recognition in Prior Learning.
The research/academic skills certificate encourages you to self-assess and reflect on how well prepared you are for further study, as well as developing strategies for future academic programs.
Students can choose one of the following elective units:
- Creativity — undertake a creative project of your choice, for example:
- Create stage sets for your school concert
- Write music for your school band or orchestra
- Start up an entrepreneurial business
- Community Engagement — gain recognition for your volunteer work within the community. You’ll be required to undertake a minimum of 20 hours community service.
- Career Development — participate in a number of career development activities to assist you in your career exploration and decisions. You’ll be required to complete a minimum of three activities, which may include attending university Open Days, updating your resume, creating a LinkedIn profile or completing the Swinburne ‘Study Smarter’ modules.
Additional resources and activities
- Meet a Swinburne student
- Introduction to academic writing
- Career planning
- Star reflections
- Introduction to university