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How to Apply

Begin your study journey with Swinburne Online by applying in 3 easy steps. Have any questions? Get in touch with a Course Consultant.

Apply in 3 Easy Steps

At Swinburne Online we know that deciding which course to study isn’t always easy!

That’s why your application will happen over the phone, with one of our course consultants. They will coach you through the process – from choosing which course to study to submitting your application.


Step 1

Chat to a Course Consultant

Call and speak to one of our dedicated course consultants on 1300 069 765. They are skilled in helping you select the right degree. Your course consultant will take time to understand your needs, talk to you about course entry criteria, and make sure that your study options will help you reach your career goals.


Step 2

Send through your documents

Once you select your degree, the next step is to make it formal.

Your course consultant will take you through the enrolment process, step-by-step. They’ll help you complete any necessary documents and find out whether you’re eligible for other benefits such as HECS-HELP/ FEE-HELP or credit transfers for past work experience or study.


Step 3

Finalise your enrolment

It’s that easy! Once you complete the application process over the phone you’ll be enrolled in your course. Your course consultant will give you the information you need to begin your course.

What are other students asking?

Yes, Swinburne Online accept applications from international students for our higher education courses. The process of applying to enrol is exactly the same as for domestic students. Simply fill in a request for information and submit any documentation required or speak to one of our Course Consultants on 800 4002 0400.
If you are applying to study a degree at Swinburne Online, enrolments close approximately 10 days before the start of each teaching period. Our teaching periods run three times a year, from March to June, July to October and November to February. For TAFE students, you can enrol at any time and begin your self-paced studies at a variety of start dates that suit you. For full details about start dates, visit our key dates page.
We can potentially offer students unit exemptions for our undergraduate courses, based on diploma and higher education qualifications undertaken within the last 10 years.
Previous studies don’t necessarily need to be related to the field you’re looking to pursue with us to make you eligible for exemptions. We can also award unit exemptions towards our postgraduate courses, where previously completed studies are considered academically equivalent (i.e. postgraduate level) and have been completed within the last 10 years.
TAFE students may be eligible to receive credit for previous study and work experience. If you’ve completed units or certificates at another recognised institute or training organisation, you may be able to apply for a credit transfer. Alternatively, if you have significant work experience related to your studies, you can apply to have this recognised through recognition of prior learning.