Vocational Education

  • Female student wearing high vis jacket studying plumbing smiles to camera


    A vocational education certificate from TAFE is great for accessing hands-on, practical work in areas that require more than just basic or entry-level knowledge.

  • Dual diploma students at Richmond FC


    Diplomas are designed to give you the practical skills and technical expertise to enter the workforce or prepare you for further study.


  • Three undergraduate students walking to their next lecture at the Hawthorn campus

    Bachelor degrees

    Often the first experience at university for people leaving school, a bachelor degree provides you with the theory and knowledge to begin a professional career.

  • Casually dressed young man smiling towards camera

    Double degrees

    Studying a double degree will allow you to study two areas at once and shows a higher level of expertise to future employers

  • Female student ambassador wearing black sits and smiles to camera at Hawthorn campus

    Associate degrees

    Our associate degrees are two-year tertiary qualifications that will prepare you for a career as a paraprofessional or highly-skilled worker, or for further study in your field.


  • Male student wearing leather jacket stands outside smiling to camera

    Master degrees

    Master degrees are the next step after a bachelor’s degree, designed to extend your  expertise in a particular field and prepare you for the next step in your career.

  • Young female student wearing a white top smiles to camera outside on a sunny day

    Doctor of Philosophy

    A PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is focused around a significant, original piece of research that demonstrates a critical knowledge and understanding of a particular research area.

  • Graduate diploma courses

    Whether you're looking to bolster your resume, or study a postgraduate course without diving right into a masters, a graduate diploma - usually 1 to 2 years in duration - is a great place to start.

  • Postgraduate student smiling up at whiteboard notes.

    Graduate certificate courses

    Find out all you need to know about studying a graduate certificate. Browse and apply for courses spanning health, business, IT, design, creative industries and science.

More options

  • Two students, one man, one woman, smile broadly while sitting


    Are you an international student wanting to improve your English language skills? Explore our English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

Single units of study

Single units of study let you try out an interesting subject or complete a requirement for a future course, without having to do an entire degree.

Find out more
Short Courses

Short courses are great for learning a new skill for professional development, or just for fun. Taught by industry experts, choose from a huge range of study options in topics such as design, media, the arts, business or IT.

Find out more
Meet me @ Open Day

Discover the people and tech changing the world – and hear the stories behind it all. Meet them at Open Day on Sunday 28 July and see what’s possible at Swinburne.