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Midyear intakes are around the corner. So get ahead of the pack and start your postgrad study stat! If you’ve got questions or want help with your application, chat to us.

  • 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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If you need advice about any of our courses, you can contact us any time.

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.


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.


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 book in for a Postgrad Application Walkthrough during June.


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. 

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