In order to study with us, you will have to provide a variety of supporting documents to accompany your application — but don’t worry. This page outlines and explains what forms you need to provide us.
As part of the university application process, all students studying at Swinburne are required to provide a number of supporting documents. Some documents are required by all students, while others are required for specific areas of study.
All supporting documents must be certified as a true and correct copy of the original. Documents can be certified by the issuer or by a police officer, chemist, doctor or accountant.
Note: Photocopies of previously certified documents will not be accepted.
Supporting documents required by all students
If you’re an Australian citizen, you require a current Australian passport, a birth certificate (if you are born before 20 August 1986), or a citizenship certificate (if you were born after 20 August 1986).
If you’re a permanent resident (including a humanitarian visa holder), you must provide your current passport showing your permanent resident visa or your permanent resident visa documents.
All other students (including international on-campus students) must provide a current passport (including a visa) or an ImmiCard (for visa holders who can’t obtain a passport as recognised by the Australian Government, such as refugees or asylum seekers).
Don't have a passport?
Are you an Australian citizen but don’t have a passport? We will require two forms of identification from you which must include at least one form of photo ID.
Choose two from the following:
- Australian Driver’s Licence
- Australian Visa (with Foreign Passport)
- Australian Citizenship Certificate
- Medicare Card
- Australian Birth Certificate
If you’ve previously completed academic study and it is relevant to the next course you’re applying for, we will require your academic transcript (translated to English if necessary).
An academic transcript is an official document signed by the University Registrar or training organisation that states your course, subjects and results, completion date and conferral date.
Have you previously studied at Swinburne?
As a previous student at Swinburne we will have your academic records on file, so you won’t have to do anything. You can view an unofficial copy of your academic results at anytime through My Results.