Support areas

While you're studying, you'll have the opportunity to take part in training sessions, workshops, seminars and events.

Induction program

Join our induction program for new Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students to help you settle into Swinburne.


We offer help with managing your research and writing your thesis through our Graduate Research Education and Training Program (GREAT). Session topics include how to manage your degree, preparing for examinations, how to write your thesis and mastering statistics. 

Log in to the Swinburne Intranet to register for upcoming sessions.

Learning advisers 

Swinburne learning advisers are available to provide one-on-one support in helping you develop your thesis writing, research and communication skills.

Student clubs

There are many student-run clubs which you can join to receive on-going peer support, including the Swinburne PHD club.

Access assignment-writing guides and samples

If you're looking for useful guides for assignment writing and language skills check out our study skills resources.

View guides and samples

Assignment cover sheet

If you’re submitting an assignment in hard copy, make sure you attach this Swinburne cover sheet.

Download cover sheet

Past exam papers

View past exam papers to help you study and prepare for your upcoming exams.

View past exams

Use our assignment-writing guides to improve your essays and reports and see the free software you can access as a Swinburne student.

Swinburne Academic Literacy Needs Assessment (SALNA)

Know your strengths and where you could improve by assessing your academic literacy skills. Test your strengths with the Swinburne Academic Literacy Needs Assessment (SALNA) online quiz.

Take the SALNA online quiz

Swinburne Student Self-Assessment Survey (SSSAS)

The SSSAS provides you with personalised feedback, links to supports, and self-help resources that can help you improve the way you learn, your well-being, your employability and your overall student experience.

Take the survey

The Student Hub is available to you as a Swinburne College student to provide educational advice and workshops to improve your learning, as well as a safe space to be social and have community. Chat to us on Microsoft Teams, join us on the Hawthorn campus in TD140 Monday to Friday, or email us at

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Need advice?

studentHQ can answer any questions you have and put you in touch with the right Swinburne services.

Contact studentHQ