Orientation for international students
Orientation helps you get started at Swinburne. During Orientation we will provide you with handy tips to help you prepare for study and feel at home in Melbourne.
During Orientation you can:
- enjoy free food and entertainment
- meet your teachers and other students
- get important information 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. These include help with enrolment, help with finding a place to live, and special sessions for English-language (ELICOS), UniLink and Foundation Year students.
Higher Education and Vocational Education students
Welcome and Orientation briefing
Orientation Week starts with the welcome and orientation briefing for all international students: bachelor degrees and master degrees (undergraduate and postgraduate); and certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas (vocational education).
It's the first stop on your orientation journey. We will make sure you know exactly what is on for the rest of the week so you don't miss out.
Time: You can attend from 9.00am - 1.00pm or from 11.00am - 3.30pm.
Date: Monday 23rd of July 2018
Venue: ATC 101, Advanced Technologies Centre, Hawthorn Campus
|Morning session||9.00am – 1.00pm||
Welcome and briefing for international students followed by;
The Life and Support Expo where you can sign-up for student and sports clubs, meet staff from support services, learn about events and chat to emergency services and community groupsAttend a meet and greet with your Faculty staff and students to find out how to make your course orientation work for you as well as find out what you can expect from your course
|Afternoon session||11.00am – 3.30pm||
Attend the Life and Support Expo where you can sign-up for student and sports clubs, meet staff from support services, learn about events and chat to emergency services and community groups.
Attend a meet and greet with your Faculty staff and students to find out how to make your course orientation work for you as well as find out what you can expect from your courseAnd attend the Welcome and briefing for international students
Housing help and advice
Enrolment help and advice
One-on-one course advice sessions are available if you need help understanding course structure, and selecting core units, majors and minors.
If you have not been able to enrol online prior to attending the welcome event, several on-campus computer labs will be open to enrol at any time.
Support will be available for all students on campus if needed.
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
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||Room TD121, TD Building|
|Thursday 30 August||8.30am||BA Foyer, BA Building|
|Thursday 11 October||8.30am||Room TD121, TD Building|
|Thursday 15 November||8.30am||Room TD140, TD Building|
Foundation Year and UniLink diplomas
We run extra enrolment and orientation sessions for Foundation Year and UniLink students.
|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||TD Building, Room TD144|
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.
We run extra activities and events for international students during Orientation.
|Explore Melbourne||12.30pm – 6.00pm||
Part treasure hunt and part amazing race! Form a team with students from all over the world, collect your own team mascot and city map, answer the questions and win prizes!
Explore Melbourne is running during 0-week!
Accommodation Help Desk
Monday 23 July 2018
At the Welcome Expo
Accommodation Help Desk
Wednesday 25 July 2018
1.00pm – 3.00pm
Wednesday 26 July 2018
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Accommodation Help Desk
|Friday 27 July 2018||1.00pm – 3.00pm||AMDC 109|
There are further Helpdesk and Accommodation sessions offered before and after Orientation.