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Studying a Single Unit

Studying a single unit is the perfect way to try online study as there are no minimum requirements.

Take the next step in your career and develop your professional skills by studying a single unit with Swinburne Online. Or complete two units to gain entry into one of our undergraduate degrees.

Why choose a Single Unit

All of the units available for study are full degree-level units, and have been specially chosen because they can be studied without any pre-requisite study. Whilst you don’t need any prior knowledge, you’ll walk away with the same skillset from each unit as a university student.

Our units are taught by eLAs, who are our academic staff with extensive knowledge on each subject matter. Additionally, they are often professionals working in the field they’re teaching, which means they’ll be able to bring real-life examples to the online classroom.

Once you’ve completed your unit successfully, you will receive a Swinburne transcript which you can add to your LinkedIn and resume to demonstrate your knowledge and skillset.

Our units

You can choose a total of up to four units to study on a single unit level. It is up to you whether you take multiple units in one teaching period, or spread your units out across multiple teaching periods. You can pick and choose the units that you want to study.

We currently offer units from a range of different areas, including design, sports management, understanding data and teaching.

We offer three intakes every year, in March, July and November and units vary depending on availability, so make sure to check the unit you would like to study is available at the right time.

Frequently asked questions View all FAQs

  • Am I able to study at Swinburne Online if I don’t live in Victoria?

    You can study at Swinburne Online from any state or territory in Australia, as long as you meet the entry requirements for your online course and have an Internet connection! Swinburne Online now accepts international students into our university degrees. You can find out more about our entry criteria for international students here.

  • Can I study abroad?

    Yes, most students will be eligible for some type of overseas study program, either longer term student exchange or short term study tours. For more information visit our Swinburne Abroad page on the Swinburne University of Technology website.

  • How do I stay on track with my study?

    When studying a degree and you are struggling with motivation, time management or simply need help with an assignment or some technical support, you can get in touch with our Student Advisors. Call 1300 937 765 from Australia, +61 3 9956 0777 for Australian citizens living overseas and 800 8001 1222 for international students, anytime between 9am – 9pm (AEST) Monday to Friday and 10am – 6pm (AEST) on weekends and public holidays – or fill out a Help Web Form to speak to one of our Student Advisors. If you’re enrolled in a TAFE course you will have support in MyQuest – your online learning environment. A dynamic live chat means you can find out who else is online at the same time as you and ask other students questions. There is also a discussion board where you can post questions that will be answered by a pool of industry trained teachers, waiting to help you.