The Learning and Academic Skills (LAS) team supports Swinburne students to be confident, autonomous and empowered learners.

Discover how LAS advisors can support your learning and academic journey through:

Find us on Canvas

You can find information about every Learning and Academic Skills activity on Canvas, including self-paced modules and workshops. Log in now to find more information about our programs. Plus, you'll receive alerts about new workshops and changes to our timetables.

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Get individual study support

Make an appointment

You can book an appointment to meet a LAS advisor on campus or online.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm, and last for 30 minutes.

You'll need your SIMS login and password to complete your booking.

Book an appointment

Drop in for individual study support

You can get individual help with your assignments at drop-in advice sessions – on campus or online.

On campus

Learning Hub, level 3 Hawthorn Library

  • Monday 11am–1pm
  • Tuesday to Friday 11am–5pm

Online via Teams

  • Monday 11am–1pm
  • Tuesday to Friday 11am–5pm
Join the drop in session

Take your study to the next level

Discover how you can build skills and strategies to support your time at uni and beyond through these LAS-powered workshops, online modules and groups.

  • Academic Skills Workshops

    Get ahead in your reading, writing, referencing and group work skills: join an interactive one-hour academic skills workshop.

    Weeks 1–6, topics include:

    • Planning and time management
    • Note-taking strategies
    • Essay writing

    Week 10:

    • Reflective writing
    • Exam preparation

    No registration needed. Earn a participation certificate for attending 3 or more workshops.

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    Study Smarter online modules

    Develop your study skills with this series of self-paced modules in Canvas. Tackle them in any order; each module takes approximately one hour.

    This program is an ideal way for students, new and old students, to learn about study skills that set you up for success.

  • Academic Language Resources

    Discover extensive resources in Canvas to further develop your academic writing and speaking skills. Resources include:

    • Videos and activities for you to do
    • Quick tip guides and templates
    • Study checklists
  • Work and Study Skills Workshops

    Are you prepared for the workplace?

    Build confidence before you graduate with our 3 hour workshops designed to help you level up.

    Held mid- and end of semester, topics include:

    • Writing job applications
    • Effective and engaging public speaking skills
    • Negotiation skills
    • Financial skills
    • Editing and proofreading skills
    • Workplace communication skills

    No registration needed. Earn a participation certificate for each workshop.

Support for students with English as an additional language

English conversation group


  • Wednesdays, 12.30pm–1.30pm (during semester only)


  • Hawthorn Library, Penang room LB311

Join other students from non-English speaking backgrounds to:

  • Practise your spoken English language skills
  • Increase your confidence
  • Improve your vocabulary and pronunciation 
  • Practice your listening skills
  • Learn about Australian culture and customs

The English conversation group is also a great way to make new friends! It's free to join and you don't need to book.

Contact the Learning and Academic Skills team

Need to chat? You can find advisors at each of our Melbourne campuses. You can also send the team an email at


Hawthorn campus: George (GS) Building, Level 1 (ground floor), TD345

Croydon campus: Room CB221

Wantirna campus: Room WD257

Get in touch

You can contact the Learning and Academic Skills team to find out how we can support your studies – send us an email to

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