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
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.
|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||BA Building, Room BA201|
|October 2018||Monday 1 October||9am – 12pm||Enrolment||TD Building, Room TD140|
|Friday 5 October||From 9am||Orientation||TBA|
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.