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Are you feeling a little stuck? Are you on a path that isn’t quite what you thought it would be?
The game is not over. Upgrade your life starting at a Midyear Info Evening. 

  • Croydon Info Evening

    TUE 28 MAY
    4 pm – 6 pm

    Want to know about trades and apprenticeships? Join us for a tour of our state-of-the-art trades facilities, talk to our specialist staff and apply on the spot.

  • Wantirna Info Evening

    THU 30 MAY
    4 pm – 6 pm

    Interested in a diploma or certificate? We’ve got heaps at Wantirna. Come along for a tour of our facilities and get all your questions answered.

  • Hawthorn Info Evening

    TUE 4 JUNE
    4 pm – 6 pm

    At Hawthorn you'll discover all of our certificates, diplomas and bachelor degrees. Arm yourself with some questions and get them answered by our specialist staff.

  • Postgrad Info Evening

    WED 5 JUNE
    4 pm – 6 pm

    Postgrad Info Evening is all about getting you started on your journey to the next level. Chat to our senior academics and figure out your future. 

  • Postgrad Application Walkthroughs

    MON 3 JUNE – FRI 28 JUNE
    9 am – 5 pm

    Your application for postgrad study is a crucial part of your plan to take your life to the next level – you want it to go smoothly. That’s why we’re here to step you through the application process. 

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Actually, you’re already in the right place. We’re holding Midyear Info Evenings and Postgrad Application Walkthroughs so you can get advice and plot your journey before classes start.

It doesn’t matter if you are coming back from a gap year, returning to study, looking to change course, an international student hoping to start or switch, or even a current Year 12 student, we can help answer all your questions at one of our Midyear Info Evenings.

If you’re considering a master degree, graduate diploma, or graduate certificate, register for our Postgrad Info Evening.

If you’re interested in trades or apprenticeships, try our Croydon Info Evening. Or, register for Wantirna Info Evening if you’re looking at a diploma or certificate in design, nursing, building, business, community services, horticulture, or IT.

For all bachelor degree, diploma and certificate queries, register for our Hawthorn Info Evening.

If you want help with your application for postgrad study, we’ve got you covered. We’re holding Postgrad Application Walkthroughs throughout June to help you apply with confidence. If you need help before then, you can simply contact us.


Hey, you’re one step away from making your dream a reality! You just have to sort out your application.

You can apply directly to us if you’re switching courses or universities, or you’re a gap year, mature age, international or postgrad student. It’s quick, free, and can be done any time.

Check out our how to apply page to get started and if you want some extra help, register for a Postgrad Application Walkthrough where you can get assistance with your application.

If you still have questions about a course you’re interested in, head to a Midyear Info Evening for one-on-one chats with our specialist staff and for help with your application.

Well, this depends on what you want to study and whether you are planning to study in Australia on a student visa, or you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

If you want to get a head start on your studies, apply direct to Swinburne for our midyear TAFE courses and UniLink diploma intakes. You can do this if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or you plan on studying in Australia on a student visa.

At the bachelor degree level, if you plan on studying in Australia on a student visa, you’ll need to apply through VTAC for our midyear intakes.

And, if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident and have completed your Australian Year 12, you can apply to start a bachelor degree in Semester 1 2020 through VTAC between 5 August and 30 September 2019. 


We’re glad you asked. Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a new Victorian Government initiative that will pay your tuition fees, if eligible, to study one of 20 non-apprenticeship courses and 17 apprenticeship pathway courses in 2019.

These courses include the Diploma of Nursing, Certificate IV in Engineering, and Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pre-apprenticeship) in Bricklaying or Carpentry, plus many more.

You may be eligible if you are:

  • under 20 years old, or
  • enrolling in a course at a higher level than you have completed before.

If you don’t fit in to either of these categories, you could still have a chance! There are other eligibility factors too. Check out our handy explainer for more details.

View the full list of priority courses available at Swinburne

We’ve got heaps of scholarships. Search our scholarships page for more information and to see a full list of what’s on offer. If you’re an international student we have scholarships for you, too.

There’s always a lot going on in the middle of the year which is why we’ve pulled together The Insider’s Guide to Studying Midyear at Swinburne. It has all of the key event and application dates you’ll need before Semester 2 kicks off.

So, you’ve done some work experience or training and think you might already have some of the skills being taught in your course. Well, good on you! You could get Recognition of Prior Learning, which means you’ll be granted credit towards a qualification and get your course completed sooner. Find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning.

Life isn’t just about study – you want to see friends, play sports, travel, read (anything but textbooks) – oh yeah – and you want to earn some coin! It’s a pretty full plate.

The good news is, for many of our courses, classes are offered at several times during the day, at night, online and sometimes even on the weekend.

To get the timetable that suits your life, submit your application and enrol ASAP when you receive your offer. Remember, if you need help applying or want advice about your course, come along to a Midyear Info Evening or book in for a Postgrad Application Walkthrough during June.

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is an aptitude test that some courses use to consider your suitability for a place in that course.

It may be suitable for you if you’re a mature-age applicant who doesn’t have a recent or standard Year 12 qualification, you completed your previous study outside of Australia, didn’t gain a satisfactory ATAR or you’re applying to a course for which STAT scores are taken into consideration.

There are two types – the STAT Multiple Choice and the STAT Written English test. Which one is required depends on the course you’re applying for. You can take the STAT at a test centre in your state, or online if you’re overseas or unable to get to a test centre. They cost $145 each to sit.

You’ll need to book through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). STAT tests in Melbourne, Geelong and Bendigo are happening on Saturday 18 May. You’ll have to book before 7 May midnight AEST. So, hurry up and book stat (get it?)!

For more information, visit the ACER STAT website. To see if the course you’re applying for accepts STAT results, check our course guide.

Some of our courses, including design, architecture, education, and nursing have unique entry requirements. This could mean an interview, a folio, or another kind of task. Check the course requirements very carefully to make sure you don’t have a last-minute panic the day before applications close. You can also ask about additional requirements at a Midyear Info Evening.

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