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If you’ve just finished Year 12, returned from a gap year, you’re coming back to study, want a career change or you’re an international student, we can talk through your options. You can book in for Ask Us About Uni – a one-on-one session with a course expert. 

Need help right now? Contact us. 

So you’re ready to make the move? Nice one!  

Are you a postgrad or international student? Returning to study or switching to Swinburne? Is there just one course you want to apply for? The quickest, easiest way is to apply directly through us. You can do this anytime and better yet, there’s no fee! Need help? Head to our ‘Apply’ page

Maybe you completed Year 12 last year? If you did, you have up until 5pm on 21 January 2020 to apply through VTAC. Spots are limited, though. And if you want to change preferences, well there’s still time for that too. Head to VTAC’s website for specific dates.  

We’re glad you asked! Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government initiative that pays tuition fees for eligible students across the courses which lead to the most in-demand jobs. There are twenty-seven different courses including non-apprenticeship and apprenticeship pathways. 

You may be eligible if you’re:

  • Under 20 years old
  • Enrolling in a course at a higher level than you’ve completed before

Still unsure? Check out our handy free TAFE explainer.

Are you sure you need to apply through VTAC? (If you fit into the gap year, mature-aged, international or switching-to-Swinburne category and there’s just one course you want to apply for, you can save yourself the VTAC fee and apply directly to us right now). Need more info? Book in for Ask Us About Uni – a one-on-one session with a course expert.

VTAC late course applications are open now until the final cut-off at 5pm on 21 January 2020, although spots are limited. And if you still want to change preferences, there’s time for that too. Head to VTAC’s website for specific dates. 

Feeling overwhelmed? We can help you be more confident in your choices. Book into Ask Us About Uni a one-on-one session with a course expert.


Some courses, such as education, nursing and engineering have extra requirements on top of your ATAR. It could be an interview, a folio or some other task. Be sure to check the requirements on the course page carefully to avoid a last-minute panic before applications close. 

Need help? Give us a call.

If you’re a Year 12 student you may have heard the term ‘adjustment factors’ mentioned. So what are they? They’re a set of special factors we take into consideration when we’re looking at your application. They won’t alter your ATAR but they will increase your chances of receiving an offer to study the course of your choice. Why? Because they boost your selection ranking.

Adjustment factors include:

  • Subject adjustments
    We grant these for Year 12 units that are relevant to the selected course. See the full list on VTAC’s website.
  • Early Leaders Program
    If you’ve completed at least one award category in our Early Leaders Program as part of your Year 11 studies, you’ll automatically receive adjustment factors.
  • Regional adjustments
    These will be applied to all Swinburne applicants from outer regional and remote communities where Year 12 is the highest level of study.

Well done, you! Now all that’s left is for you to accept your offer and enrol to secure your place with us. Then hit up our ‘Welcome’ page for hot tips on getting started at Swinburne.

Uni is all about achieving (and exceeding) your potential. And a Swinburne scholarship might be just the thing to help you do that.  Scholarships come in all shapes and sizes: for academic achievement, to assist with financial hardship or to help when you need to relocate.

If you’re a school leaver who received an ATAR of 95 or higher, have preferenced a Swinburne degree, meet the selection criteria and have an offer from us, you’ll automatically be considered for a Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship along with entry into our High Achievers Program.*

Take a look at all the scholarships we offer at Swinburne.

*Conditions apply. 

If you’ve done work experience or training and you think you have acquired some of the skills you’ll learn in your chosen course, you could be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you are recognised, you may earn credit towards your qualification before you even start uni! It also means you could finish your course sooner. 

You have friends to catch up with, sports to play, books to read, movies to watch, a job to go to – oh, yeah – and study to do. That is HECTIC! Good news. Many of our courses and classes offer a range of different schedules including daytime, night-time, online and sometimes even on weekends. 

Make your timetable fit your life, not vice versa. Be sure to enrol nice and early after you’ve received an offer. And if you need help applying or want advice, why not Ask Us About Uni? Book now  for one of these one-on-one sessions with a Swinburne course adviser.

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