Swinburne Online provides a new approach to learning in Australia, offering students a highly engaging and productive learning experience.
Born out of a joint venture between SEEK and Swinburne University of Technology (RTO 3059), Swinburne Online focuses on providing you with industry-ready qualifications, from a university with over 100 years of history.
Swinburne Online students receive the same qualification as students at Swinburne University of Technology, an internationally ranked university with 30,000 students across its Melbourne and overseas campuses.
With Swinburne Online, your course has been developed specifically for online delivery, so you get the most out of your online studies. You will also have full access to the Swinburne online library.
The entire learning experience is designed to be supportive, engaging and collaborative. Your course content is supplemented by online communication technologies such as live chat, discussion boards, webinars and email.
In addition, student support officers are available by email 7 days a week to respond to any technical queries you may have.
Swinburne University of Technology extends many of its support services to Swinburne Online students. If you are located close to a Swinburne campus you are welcome to use the on-campus services.
The Learning and Academic Skills (LAS) Centre offers phone appointments to assist with study, writing, and language support.
Other online or over-the-phone services include:
If you’re ready to start, get in touch with your SEEK Learning Consultant, who can:
Your course fees will include tuition and student support, and you will be enrolled for the maximum duration of the course. You may need to pay for some study materials relating to your specific course.
Studying online gives you the flexibility to fit your learning to your lifestyle. To study online successfully, you need to:
You will need ongoing access to these items to ensure you can complete your online course.
As a Swinburne Online student you can download a free version of Microsoft Office for the duration of your studies.
If you have substantial work experience that directly relates to the course you are applying for, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning.
To apply for Recognition of Prior Learning, you need to compile evidence of your understanding and knowledge of each aspect of a unit, and how you have demonstrated each and every skill within the unit. Swinburne University of Technology can provide you with guides and checklists to help you compile your evidence.
You need to submit your application for Recognition of Prior Learning directly to Swinburne University of Technology before you enrol in your Swinburne Online course. For more information, contact your SEEK Learning Consultant.
If you are studying a Swinburne Diploma course and have professional experience that directly relates to the learning outcomes of a unit in this course, you may be able to fast track your study. You can do this by attempting to complete only the assessments in your unit. Successfully completing the assessments will demonstrate you have gained the required knowledge from your professional experience.
You can choose the ‘Assessment only’ option after you have enrolled in your course.
If you have completed recognised VET units at a Certificate IV level or higher, you may be able to apply for a credit transfer. A credit transfer will exempt you from the units you do not need to complete.
Once you have enrolled in your course, you will receive login details to a Swinburne University of Technology online portal called E-student. In E-student you will find your personal details and information regarding your academic progress. You will also use this system to pay your fees.
Swinburne Online will provide to all students:
And in return we ask you to:
You may be eligible for Austudy, Abstudy or Youth Allowance funding while you study your course. To find out more or determine your eligibility, visit the Centrelink website.
If you receive a Centrelink student payment while you study, you are expected to complete your course within the time allocated by Centrelink. You are also required to show consistent and regular progress throughout your course. If you don't, you may incur a debt which you will have to pay.
Please note that SEEK Learning is unable to advise you on eligibility for Austudy, Abstudy and Youth Allowance.
If you decide to stop studying your diploma, you’ll need to formally withdraw from the course.
To withdraw, you will need to send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
To avoid incurring a VET FEE-HELP debt, you will need to send your email to Swinburne Online on or before your census date. Swinburne Online will provide you with your census dates when you enrol.
If you paid your course fees upfront, Swinburne Online will send you a refund application form. You will receive a refund within 10 business days of processing the application form.
If you withdraw from your course after the census date, you will incur a VET FEE-HELP debt. If you paid your course fees upfront, you will not be eligible for a refund.
Once you have enrolled as a Swinburne student, you can defer your offer. If you wish to take leave during your degree (once you have commenced) it is referred to as ‘Leave of Absence’ and can be applied for at any time by contacting Swinburne Online. Normally only 1 year of leave is granted throughout a degree.