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Not like we know it, no. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we’ve thrown out the rule book with Open Day this year. Which means we’re doing it digital-style and not just on one day.

And while we’ll miss seeing everyone on campus, we’re excited to try something new, too. Technically you’ll still be visiting Swinburne, it’ll just be a bit more… computery.

You’ll get the same welcoming vibe and all the same info – it’s just how you’ll get it that’s changing.

You can visit Swintopia starting 12 August, or sign up here to be given access before everyone else.  

Yes! Anyone and everyone. You can visit our alternate campus reality to find out about our certificates, diplomas, degrees and master courses, our community, our campus, or just play – complete missions, collect items in your virtual tote bag, talk to pigeons. There are no real rules to this thing.

Visit starting 12 August, or register here to be given early access.

Yes and no. We know Year 12 hasn’t been easy this year, so we’ve made a few changes that will take some of the pressure off. If you’re concerned about your ATAR, then our 2021 Early Entry Program might be for you. If you’re not? No problem. You can still apply as normal and rely on your ATAR if you’re confident that you have the academic thing in hand.

We recommend talking to your teachers and career practitioner about your options and what’s best for you.

With restrictions changing, we’re following government advice and making the health, safety and wellbeing of students and staff our top priority. And so for now, a lot of learning is still happening online.

To stay updated, you can follow the latest developments and how we’re doing things here or the fun way via our Instagram.

If you’re concerned about being able to afford uni, there are lots of kinds of help available.

The Australian government can provide income support if you’re studying – and you’re eligible – in the form of Austudy, ABSTUDY and Youth Allowance. There’s also HECS, HELP, Skills First funding, concession fees and more.

All of this (and then some) was covered by the experts in our Midyear Web Session Help With Fees, which you can watch back any time here.

We also recommend reading our article, Livin’ On a Prayer, which includes lots of tips and tricks for making university affordable.  

If you’re looking to study, you might qualify for Austudy, ABSTUDY or the Youth Allowance. Check out the government’s website about uni subsidies to find out more. 

Sure! If you’re not in Year 12, or you’re only wanting to apply for just one course, you can apply all year round without even leaving the Swinburne site. The sooner you apply, the sooner you could be starting your dream course.

If you’re a Year 12 student or you’re wanting to apply for multiple courses, you’ll need to apply through VTAC. You can visit their website to find out when and how to apply.

For advice on courses and enrolment, please book a virtual one-on-one with a course expert.

And to get a feel for Swinburne and what we’re all about, register for early access to  Swintopia – the alternate campus reality that lets you try Swinburne on for size – coming 12 August.

Need help right now? Just contact us!

Free TAFE is a Victorian Government initiative that pays your tuition fees for courses that lead to the kinds of jobs that’ll be most needed when all of this is over. Many Free TAFE courses take less than – or up to – a year to complete (they’re a quick way to pivot your career). See what Swinburne offers.

Still unsure? Check out our handy Free TAFE explainer. You can also discover lots of TAFE options in Swintopia this August. You can register here and be given early access to visit Swintopia before the rest of the world! 

Uni is all about achieving – and exceeding – your potential. A Swinburne scholarship might be just the thing to help you do that. Scholarships come in all shapes and sizes: for academic achievement, to assist with financial hardship or to help when you need to relocate.

Take a look at all the scholarships we offer at Swinburne and see the conditions here.

For more info on other kinds of financial assistance we provide, read our article, Livin’ on a Prayer and watch back our Midyear Web Session Help with Fees from June. Hear our experts cover everything from scholarships to Centrelink, Free TAFE and Skills First funding, loans, short courses and more.   

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