Academic Preparation Program

Preparation program Sydney CRICOS code: 058166K

Improve your English skills at Swinburne.

The Academic Preparation Program (APP) is designed to develop English Language proficiency for students to succeed in their tertiary education course.

Your APP course duration depends on our assessment of your English language level. Course duration is between 10 to 30 weeks. Students may progress from one APP level to another and upon the successful completion of APP3, students may enroll in their chosen Bachelor or Master courses at Swinburne University of Technology, Sydney.

To check if you are eligible to enrol in APP, you will need to take Pearson’s  Versant English Placement Test.


10 to 30 weeks


10 June 2019, 21 October 2019

Study modes

Full-time, part-time, online

Study fees

AU$380 (per week for 2019)*

*The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student’s study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.