TAFE January intake
Regardless of whether you are looking to upgrade your skills and knowledge for your current workplace or changing career direction, Swinburne has a TAFE course that fits your career goals.
One-on-one appointmentsWe're offering you an opportunity to book an appointment with a course adviser who will help you identify your long-term objectives, study options and the best course for the career you want.
Courses starting in 2014
* Note: Courses may start on or after the intake starting date, please check starting dates before commencement
You can apply directly to Swinburne for TAFE courses commencing in 2014 applying online, by email, post or in person
Our TAFE courses have multiple intakes throughout the year to allow you to start your studies at a time that suits you.
Courses available for future intakes are released closer to the start date. Please contact us on 1300 275 794 if you have any questions.
Start dates for pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships and traineeships often vary from the scheduled intakes. Please call us on 1300 275 794 to confirm the start date for the course you're interested in.
Courses and study areas
Choose the style of learning that suits you.
TAFE certificates to diplomas across a wide variety of areas:
- Arts and social sciences
- Business, commerce and management
- Digital media
- English language and study skills
- Environment and land management
- Film and television
- Health sciences
- Information and communication technologies
- Media and communications
- Performing and creative arts
- Pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships and traineeships
TAFE certificates: skills, trades and training for the workplace.
Diploma and advanced diploma: applied learning, skills, work-ready and a pathway to university.
Please note, not all courses are offered for every intake.
Swinburne offers short courses specialising in professional development for businesses and trades.
Courses available for the September intake are offered across our Hawthorn, Prahran, Croydon, and Wantirna campuses and online.
Please check campus availability for your course of interest to confirm the locations available.
Reasons to choose Swinburne
We help you build practical skills and technical expertise regardless of your previous experience.
Preparation for work
Throughout your studies, you'll work to real-world expectations, using the latest equipment and technology you'll encounter once you start your job.
All of our programs have work-based elements, which can include work placements and projects, work scenarios and simulations to ensure you're work ready.
You'll have access to services such as career planning, housing and finances. There are also services such as counselling and disability support. Find out more by visiting Student Services.
You can be assigned a Learner Mentor who will help you select and plan your course and assist you with all aspects of your learning and assessment experience.
The Victorian Government offers subsidised places for students who meet the eligibility criteria.
Tuition and amenities fees depend on the course and eligibility for government-subsidised fees.
Some courses have materials and ancillary fees to cover the costs of materials you'll use.
VET FEE-Help is a loan scheme available to those students who pay full fees.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
On-the-job experience, informal training or previous study may count towards Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
- Paid work
- Volunteer work
- Formal study not completed
RPL and credit exemptions can save time and money. Complete your course in less time and advance to a higher qualification if you wish.
Pathways to higher education
Swinburne offers pathways across our TAFE and university courses.
TAFE studies act as credit, fast-tracking you into the later stages of a degree.