This information is for all new international pathway program students enrolling for the first time. New international VE students and new international higher education students have different enrolment processes.

You must accept your offer and make your payment of your fees deposit and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) before you can enrol as a new international student. 

If you’re enrolling in an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), the way you enrol is different. Refer to your acceptance confirmation email on how to attend an enrolment session or see the instructions on our international vocational education student enrolment page.

Note: If you have received an offer from the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) and plan to enrol as new international pathway student, your process for enrolment is a little different from the steps outlined on this page. Please refer to the VTAC offer guide for UniLink students for instructions on how to enrol.

If your offer has come directly from Swinburne (not through VTAC) and you are a new international pathway student, begin the enrolment process by following the steps below.

Need to defer?

If you need to delay the date you start your course or take time off from studying at the start of your course, you may be able to defer your course. You need to defer before the first census date in your course. Contact studentHQ to find out more and get help with deferring as an international student.

How to enrol and select your units

Before you start, you’ll need the following things on hand:  

  • Your offer letter email  
  • Your course planner to assist you with your enrolment 
  • Your Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t have one, you can get a USI here.
  1. To begin, you’ll need to log into your student portal, My Swinburne.  
  2. If this is your first time logging in, you’ll need to set your password. Your email address will be your student ID, as it appears in your offer letter, For example, 

    If you’ve logged in before, use your existing password. Forgotten your password? You can reset your password here using your student ID.

  3. At Swinburne, we use multi-factor authentication (MFA) to ensure your login details and accounts are well protected. If you’ve never used MFA before, you’ll need to set this up on your devices now. Find step-by-step instructions for setting up and using multi-factor authentication here.  
  4. Now you can log in to My Swinburne.
  1. To check that your student details are up to date, select the My Details tile. Not all details will be editable, as some will have been confirmed during the application process.  
  2. Update your details where necessary and click Save.  
  3. To return to the homepage, click the home icon

The My Tasks section of your student portal is where you’ll find your to-do list. This includes tasks you’ll need to complete before enrolling – like responding to terms and conditions and submitting your Unique Student Identifier (USI). 

There is some flexibility around how you choose to complete tasks, though you will need to complete all tasks marked ‘Mandatory’ before progressing to the next step.  

If at any time you’re unsure of what’s required of you, visit the My Tasks tile.  

To complete a task, click Respond and read the instructions carefully.

  1. Select the My Study tile. 
  2. Click on your course listed under Study Plans. This will open the Manage My Course page. You will see your core units as well as any other required selections for your course. You can also select Need your course planner? at the top of this page for information on selecting units. 
  3. Start by choosing a stream. Navigate to the ‘Select One Stream’ component and click Select
  4. Click the arrow button to view a stream, or select the stream by clicking Add to plan
  5. This will open a preview screen with the required units for that stream. Click OK to confirm, or Cancel to go back and select a different stream. 
  6. Once your request has been processed, your selected stream will be marked as ‘added to study plan’. Select the grey arrow next to ‘manage my course’ to return to the Manage My Course page. 
  7. Your selected stream and the included units will now be listed in your Study Plan. To remove a selected stream from your study plan, click the Remove button.
  1. Select the My Study Plan tile on the homepage, then click Plan and enrol
  2. The ‘Study Planner help’ window will appear on screen. Click OK to proceed to the Plan and Enrol page. 
  3. Some units only run during specific study periods. Units with assigned study periods will be automatically sorted into the relevant column. Units that have not been assigned are listed in the ‘unscheduled’ column. To schedule a unit, drag and drop into a study period column or click the Move button. 
  4. Can’t find a study period? Click on Plan a study period, then select the year and study period. You can then select units in your study plan to add to this study period, or allocate units later. Click Finish
  5. Click Enrol on a study period column to confirm your unit selection and view the enrolment summary screen. 
  6. Review your enrolment summary and click Confirm, then click OK on the enrolment quote window. You are now enrolled in this study period. 
  7. Return to the homepage.
  1. Select the My Calendar tile on the portal homepage.
  2. The units you selected will automatically show in your calendar. Select a date range to view your timetable for a particular week. Note: your calendar may take up to 72 hours to update with your timetable.
  1. To view your finances, make a payment, or see your outstanding fees, select the My Finances tile from the portal homepage.  
  2. The Transactions tab leads to a page where you can make full or partial payments. The View button next to each item provides more information.  
  3. Follow the prompts if you’d like to make a payment at any time. An outstanding fee will be marked Unpaid, while a paid fee will be marked Complete.

Congratulations, you're enrolled! 

Get started with tips on how to set up your email, find your way around campus and get your all-important Wi-Fi access.  

After you've gathered your documents and organised accommodation, sign up for your orientation session

Orientation is the best way to make new friends, meet new people and explore everything we have to offer. It's also a great way to learn how to get the most from your time here at Swinburne.

Need help with the enrolment process?

If you need help with the enrolment process, need technical support or are looking for more specialised advice as an international student, the enrolment team is here to help.

Help with enrolment