Orientation key dates

Higher education

Semester 2, 2022: 25–29 July

We're working on the details and will send you an email closer to the date.

Vocational education

Multiple events

Check your email invite for information about your Orientation.

UniLink and Foundation

Teaching Period 2, 2022: 24 June

We're working on the details and will send you an email closer to the date.


Teaching Period 4, 2022: 28 April

We're working on the details and will send you an email closer to the date.

Don’t know what group you fit into? Here's a guide.

Higher education: If you’re studying a bachelor or master degree, a graduate certificate or a graduate diploma. 

Vocational education: If you’re studying any diploma or a certificate that is not postgraduate or a UniLink course. 

UniLink and Foundation: If you’re studying a UniLink or Foundation Year course. 

ELICOS: If you’re studying an English language course. 

If you’re not sure when your classes start or what intake you’re a part of, check your offer letter or the Swinburne Academic calendar.

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  • Getting started at Swinburne

    Are you a new student to Swinburne? Welcome! All the vital information you need to help you get started at Swinburne and settle into university life is on this page.

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    Student Life

    The student experience is about more than just books and late-night library visits. We have a wide range of clubs and societies for you to meet like-minded people and make life-long friends as well as volunteering opportunities and tickets to organised events.

  • Swinburne Student Union

    Live your best student life with Swinburne Student Union – your go-to for events, student representation and free student support activities. During Orientation, you'll get free online workshops and presentations, live music, a trivia nights and plenty of opportunities to get social with us. Welcome to Swinburne Student Union!

Congratulations! Here are the winners of the Orientation survey competition, who will each receive a $100 Visa gift card.

  • Eliza from Ferntree Gully
  • Rebecca from Southbank
  • Mia from Frankston South
  • Harrison from Mildura
  • Cael from Reservoir

All winners have been contacted.

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