Workshops and short courses on study skills

Workshops and short courses can help you improve your learning and academic skills, including:

  • strategies for learning
  • essay, report and thesis writing
  • researching and referencing
  • speaking and presentation skills
  • computer literacy
  • formatting of assignments.

Workplace Communication Skills

This one-day program will give you practical skills that enable you to effectively communicate and interact with your colleagues, management and external clients.

You'll also have the opportunity to expand your network and make new friends.

Program will take place on:

  • 2 June Room AGSE 109, Hawthorn campus
  • 30 July Room AGSE 109, Hawthorn campus
  • 17 September AGSE 108, Hawthorn campus

For more information contact: mkeating@swin.edu.au

To register swi.nu/wcs

Strategies for Success

Strategies for Success is a series of special multi-day workshops offered as part of orientation each semester. These workshops cover transitioning to University, what to expect at university, strategies that will help you to succeed in your academic studies and the support services available. Strategies for Success can help improve your results, boost your confidence and is a great way to meet new people.

Local student program | Free intensive 3-day short course | Stay tuned for new dates

International student program | Free intensive 1-day short course | Stay tuned for new dates

To register: swinburne.edu.au/orientation

Study Smarter Workshops

From the 23rd March, Study smarter’ workshops will be accessed via Zoom. A LAS Advisor will send the workshop link to students who attended previous sessions. If you have not attended previously, but wish to join, email at least 24 hours in advance: lashawthorn@swin.edu.au stating your name, student ID and the day/time of the workshop you wish to participate in. You will be sent the Zoom link for workshop.

You'll also receive a Participation Award for attending four or more workshops.

Negotiation skills at uni and at work

This workshop looks at what negotiation is, what skilled negotiators do, negotiation styles, how negotiation practices differ from country to country, and each students’ experience with negotiation. Students will practise negotiation and give/receive feedback. This is a half day workshop.

For more information contact: Antje Herrmann, a LAS Advisor, aherrmann@swin.edu.au

To register: swi.nu/negskills

LANTITE preparation Short Program

LANTITE Preparation Short Program is designed to help students studying within the Department of Education to prepare to sit the LANTITE Test. For more information contact: Dr Stephen Price, LAS Advisor:  Swprice@swin.edu.au or Dr Elena Sinchenko: esinchenko@swin.edu.au

Effective Editing and Proofreading Strategies

The Learning and Academic Skills Centre’s Effective Editing and Proofreading Strategies program is a free, one-day program, aimed at providing students with effective skills in editing academic assignments (content, structure, and layout). It also aims to equip you with effective proofreading strategies (grammar, vocabulary and punctuation) to write more professionally.

There will be two programs conducted. One is aimed at Intermediate/upper-intermediate English language speakers – IELTS writing 6.0 -7.0 or equivalent, and the Advanced level program is aimed at native speakers and advanced non-native speakers with IELTS Writing 7.5-9 or equivalent.

Intermediate/upper-intermediate program:

Tuesday 15 September, 10.30am – 3.30pm, BA307 (BYO lunch)

Advanced level program:

Wednesday 16 September, 10.30am – 3.30pm, BA307 (BYO lunch)

To register swi.nu/editing

Grammar Review Online Program

The Learning and Academic Skills Centre’s Grammar Review Online Program is a free, online program that provides grammar review activities for intermediate to upper-intermediate students from a non-English speaking background.

This program focuses on four areas; verbs, determiners, prepositions and sentences. This is an excellent opportunity for students to improve their grammar and enhance their general and academic English oral and written skills. Enrolments for this program are accepted all year.

Financial Literacy Program

This is a free one-day program which covers financial calculations for study, work and life.

For more information contact: Dr Elena Sinchenko: esinchenko@swin.edu.au