Orientation is your chance to prepare and gather all the tools you need for your study journey ahead. Orientation is also a great way to meet new people and discover all that Swinburne has to offer.

With many of our international students starting their studies at Swinburne online from home this semester, Orientation is going to look a little different.

But don’t worry, we’ve got a jam-packed program ready to deliver to you online. In addition to the usual information and events hosted by your faculty, you’ll also have access to resources that will connect you with our key support services and help you to navigate life at Swinburne, both if you’re studying onshore in Australia or offshore from your home country.

We’ll be sending all of the details to you by email, so keep an eye on your inbox for more information. 

You can also find out more about how to access your Orientation activities at our main Orientation web page.

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Additional sessions

In addition to Orientation sessions that are organised according to your faculty or department, there are some sessions just for international students. These include help with enrolment, help with finding a place to live, and special sessions for English-language (ELICOS), UniLink and Foundation Year students.

ELICOS Orientation sessions are currently being held online via Zoom. You’ll receive an invite to your orientation session by email with all the details.

To help you prepare for your orientation session, please:

  1. Make sure that you can access Zoom on your device

  2. Set up your password

  3. Provide your current contact details to pathwayssupport@swinburne.edu.au

  4. Set up your Swinburne student email

  5. Access the current students section on the Swinburne webpage 

Doing this before your orientation session will help you feel more prepared to start classes, and allow us to help you on the day if you need assistance. If you have any questions please contact our team at pathwayssupport@swinburne.edu.au.

Orientation sessions for UniLink and Foundation Year students are currently being held online via Zoom. You’ll receive an invite to your orientation session by email with all the details.

To help you prepare for your orientation session, please:

  1. Make sure that you can access Zoom on your device
  2. Set up your password.
  3. Provide your current contact details to pathwayssupport@swinburne.edu.au
  4. Set up your Swinburne student email
  5. Access the current students section on the Swinburne webpage

Doing this before your orientation session will help you feel more prepared to start classes, and allow us to help you on the day if you need assistance. If you have any questions please contact our team at pathwayssupport@swinburne.edu.au.

Enrolment help and advice

We have a number of supports available if you need help understanding course structure and selecting your core units, majors and minors.

If you are an international student commencing your studies from outside of Australia, a Course Advice Specialist will be assigned to help develop your personalised study plan. They will contact you via email to provide details and an opportunity for you to seek further advice. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email us or call us in Australia on +61 3 9214 8444.

If you are an international student commencing your studies in Australia and need help with your enrolment, you can you can contact Library and studentHQ, send us an email or book a phone appointment with an Enrolment Advisor or Course Advice Specialist.

You can also refer to our enrolment Help Guides for support.

Enrol online

Haven’t enrolled yet? As an international student you can enrol in our courses using the online enrolment tool that guides you through the process step-by-step.

Enrol now