Established in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne since 1908, the Swinburne University of Technology today is the academic home to some 40.000 students. Its TAFE division takes great pride in educating its students in a way that maximises their future employment opportunities but addresses skill shortages in vital industrial sectors.



The TAFE is situated in the eastern part of Melbourne. This location makes all the comforts of the metropolitan area easily accessible. The bustling nightlife of the city, with spots like St. Kilda, affordable cuisine in Chinatown, spectacular museums and excellent shopping can be reached using the public transport system.
On the other hand there are always quite get-aways, should the busyness of the city become to tiring.

While it rarely gets too hot during summers, wintertime in Victoria can be rather cold, with ample rainfall.



The University features a network of modern and well-equipped campuses throughout eastern Melbourne. These include the following locations:

  • Hawthorn
  • Croydon
  • Prahran
  • Lilydale
  • Wantirna
  • Healesville

In addition to that, Swinburne operates a campus in Sarawak, Malaysia, where several courses are offered.



The TAFE division Swinburne University of Technology has a large selection of courses on offer. These are offered by the following schools within the division:

  • School of Arts, Hospitality and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Social Sciences

Entry Requirements

These may vary from course to course. In general, it is necessary to provide a school education that is the equivalent to the Australian years 10-12 with passes in English. Furthermore, enrolment at TAFEs in Victoria requires a minimum level of English language skills (equivalent of IELTS academic version min. of 5.5).


Student Activities

With its proximity to the Melbourne CBD the possibilities are sheer endless. Any number of shops, from major chain-stores to small specialty businesses can be found in the city and surroundings. The music-scene is very much alive and anyone will be hard pressed to find an evening without some live-tunes nearby. (Not only) on the weekend an abundance of nightclubs demand the dancing shoes. Acclaimed museums and galleries throughout the city cater for the cultural appetite. St. Kilda lures with some real “city-beach-life” and numerous shops, cafes and great restaurants.

Away from the bright city lights the Melbourne area has some great landscapes for the nature lover and a large number of National Parks can be accessed within close range.



Sounds like your place to be? The friendly people at AA education will be more than happy to provide information and assist you on your way to the TAFE division of the Swinburne University of Technology. Just email us to receive the application form and help with the usual administrative hurdles.