Welcome and Orientation for international students

Orientation helps you get started at Swinburne. During Orientation we will show you around, help you get ready for study and make you feel at home in Melbourne.

During Welcome and Orientation you can:

  • enjoy free food and entertainment
  • meet your teachers and other students
  • find out about your course
  • take a tour of campus and the library
  • get help with enrolment and housing.

In addition to Orientation sessions that are organised according to your faculty or department, there are some sessions just for international students.

Housing help and advice

Enrolment help and advice

English language courses (ELICOS)

If you're studying an English language course, you must attend a two-day orientation session before classes start. These sessions are available throughout the year.

What you need to bring

Please bring these three documents:

  • Letter of Offer
  • Confirmation of Enrolment
  • passport.

You will also need the following information:

  • current address in Australia
  • emergency contact in Australia (name and telephone number)
  • previous address overseas.

2018 ELICOS orientation schedule

Thursday 29 March 8.30am Room TD140, TD building
Thursday 3 May 8.30am Room TD140, TD building
Thursday 14 June 8.30am Room TD121, TD building
Thursday 19 July 8.30am TBA
Thursday 30 August 8.30am TBA
Thursday 11 October 8.30am TBA
Thursday 15 November 8.30am TBA

Foundation Year, UniLink diplomas and Bachelor of Business Administration

We run extra enrolment and orientation sessions for Foundation Year, UniLink and Bachelor of Business Administration students.

IntakeOrientation dateTimeActivityLocation
February 2018 Monday 12 February 9:30am – 4:30pm Enrolment BA Building, BA202
Friday 16 February From 11am Orientation EN Building, Room EN515
June 2018 Tuesday 12 June 9am – 12pm Enrolment TD Building, Room TD140
Friday 15 June From 9am Orientation AGSE Building, Room AGSE202
October 2018 Monday 1 October 9am – 12pm Enrolment TD Building, Room TD140
Friday 5 October From 9am Orientation TBA

Research students

Research students are invited to attend one of the induction sessions held in March and October each year. You should also complete the online induction and join our regular workshops and seminars.