Year 11 and 12 students

Swinburne is committed to helping you choose the right course, transition smoothly from school to university and get on track to your chosen career.

Get the right advice

If you’re unsure which course is right for you, Swinburne provides personalised advice from careers experts on our Course Information Hotline: 1300 275 794. You can also book a one-on-one appointment with a course adviser to discuss your study options.

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We run a range of events throughout the year for Year 11 and 12 students. You can attend information sessions, and speak to staff and current students to find out all the information you need about studying at Swinburne.

Study at Swinburne while you’re still at school

Vocational Education and Training for Secondary Students

Vocational Education and Training for Secondary Students (VETSS) allows you to take on skills-based learning while completing your VCE or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning. You’ll study one of our certificate-level courses and gain practical hands-on skills while you’re still at school.

Visit the Swinburne Hub

The Swinburne Hub provides one-to-one consultation on:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Skills and job advice
  • VCE Connect and VCAL
  • VET Programs for Schools
  • Vocational Education and Training

Deferring your study

If you want a break before starting your course, you can take advantage of our mid-year entry or deferment options.

Swinburne offers most new undergraduate students the option to defer their study for up to two years. Diploma and certificate applicants can usually defer for up to one year.