Improve your study and academic skills through our Learning and Academic Skills Centre. Attend workshops, advice sessions, and access support for students facing challenges.
Assignment writing guides and samples
If you're looking for useful guides for assignment writing and language skills check out our range of study skills resources
Get help from other studentsImprove your results in study groups and by meeting with student mentors and peers in the Swinburne community to help you achieve your academic goals.
Learning and Academic Skills Centre
Visit the LAS Centre for free consultations to improve your academic and language skills. Get advice on essay writing, making presentations, researching and help with exam preparation.
Mathematics and Statistics Help Centre
If you’re a student studying in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology (FSET) units, you can access the Mathematics and Statistics Help (MASH) Centre.
Academic Development Advisers
If you’re having trouble with your studies or feeling unsure about your course, we’re here to help you get your studies back on track.
Student systems, hardware and software
Swinburne has a wide range of student systems, applications and software you can use to help with your studies including the Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office 365.
Programming and computer networking skills
If you’re studying Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology (FSET) units, you can access the Programming helpdesk and the Computer Networks helpdesk and develop your programming and computer networking skills.
Swinburne Academic Literacy Needs Assessment
Assess your academic literacy skills through the Swinburne Academic Literacy Needs Assessment (SALNA) — an online quiz for undergraduate and UniLink students at Swinburne.
Thesis writing and research skills
If you’re doing a masters by research or a PhD degree, we can help you develop your thesis writing, research and communication skills to help you achieve your academic goals.
While you're studying, you'll have the opportunity to take part in training sessions, workshops, seminars and events.
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.
Swinburne learning advisers are available to provide one-on-one support in helping you develop your thesis writing, research and communication skills.
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.
Assignment cover sheet
If you’re submitting an assignment in hard copy, make sure you attach this Swinburne cover sheet.
Past exam papers
View past exam papers to help you study and prepare for your upcoming 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.
Swinburne Student Self-Assessment Survey (SSSAS)
The SSSAS provides you with personalized 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.
If you’re studying an ELICOS course, there are free services available to help improve your English skills. These are held at the Independent Learning Skills Centre (ILC) and include additional tutorials, access to language software and one-on-one academic support.
The Independent Learning Skills Centre is located at Room TD140, Level 1, TD Building and is open from 10.00am–5.30pm, Monday to Friday.