Exam timetable and dates

It’s important to plan ahead for your exams so that you don’t schedule holidays at the same time.

Exam periods are published at least a year in advance, and your personal exam timetable is available four weeks before your exam period begins.

Your personal exam timetable

To find out when your exams are scheduled, check your personal exam timetable

Your exam timetable lists the date, time, venue and seat allocation for each of your exams.

Exams are scheduled to commence at the following times:

  • Monday to Friday: 9am, 2pm and 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am and 2pm

Swinburne may schedule you to sit two exams in a 24-hour period. This is not a mistake and not defined as an exam timetable clash

For more information about accessing your exam timetable online see our help guide Exam Timetable: How to view your Exam Timetable online [PDF 440KB].

When your exam timetable is available

Semester 1, 2017

Exam timetables and venues are available four weeks before your exams.

Please note your seat allocations will only be released one week prior to the exam period.

Semester 1, 2017 special exams

Special exams timetable with venue and seat allocations are available one week prior to the exam period.

Exam periods

Higher education students

Summer Term 2017 (for summer intensive students)

  • Exam period: Wednesday 15 February to Friday 17 February 2017

Semester 1, 2017

  • SwotvacMonday 29 May to Thursday 1 June 2017
  • Exams: Friday 2 June to Sunday 18 June 2017 (note: no exams are held on Monday 12 June 2017 due to the Queen's Birthday public holiday)
  • Special examsMonday 10 to Friday 14 July 2017

Winter Term 2017 (for winter intensive students)

  • Exam period: Thursday 27 July to Friday 28 July 2017

Semester 2, 2017

  • SwotvacMonday 30 October to Thursday 2 November 2017
  • Exams: Friday 3 November to Sunday 19 November 2017
  • Special examsMonday 11 December to Friday 15 December 2017 

Foundation Year and UniLink students

Teaching periodExam period
Teaching Period 1 Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June 2017
(note: there are no exams held on Monday 12 June 2017 due to the Queen's Birthday public holiday)
Teaching Period 2 Monday 18 September to Friday 22 September 2017
Teaching Period 3 Monday 22 January to Friday 26 January 2018

Hawthorn Online students

Study periodExam period
Study Period 4 (2016) Monday 27 February to Friday 10 March 2017
Study Period 1 Monday 29 May to Friday 9 June 2017
Study Period 2 Monday 28 August to Friday 8 September 2017
Study Period 3 Monday 27 November to Friday 8 December 2017
Study Period 4 Monday 26 February to Friday 9 March 2018

Please note: Hawthorn Online students do not have to self-register for exams. You are automatically registered to sit your exams at the exam venue closest to your permanent address. 

Students with disabilities and carers

If you have a disability or are caring for someone with a disability make sure you register with AccessAbility Services when you first enrol in your unit. 

You can apply for a personalised exam timetable under an equitable assessment arrangement but you'll need to have registered with AccessAbility Services at least four weeks before your exam. 

AccessAbility Services will send personalised exam arrangements to your Swinburne student email address.

If you have not contacted AccessAbility Services at least four weeks before your exam, there may not be time to put your arrangements in place. 

Can’t see your exam information?

Not all units have exams. Contact your lecturer or tutor if you’re unsure which kinds of assessment you need to complete for each unit.

  • Vocational education students have no formal exam periods — for assessment information, talk to your teacher
  • Swinburne Online students — refer to the Swinburne Online website for your exam information
  • Open Universities Australia students — refer to the Open Universities Australia website for your exam information.