Swinburne is a provider of higher education and vocational education and training (VET) courses. Its main campus is in Hawthorn, with small campuses in Croydon and Wantirna.
- 2016 saw the introduction of 11 Professional Degrees in areas such as Arts, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Games and Interactivity, Health Science, Information and Communication Technology, Media and Communication, and Science. These degrees are for high-achieving students and incorporate a guaranteed, paid, full-time work placement. They feature a mandatory 12-month work placement which is normally undertaken during the third year of study. Students receive academic credit and gain valuable skills that will make graduates job-ready. The university will find appropriate placements for students.
- UniLink is quite a recent development at Swinburne. UniLink offers one-year courses for students who are unable to reach the required ATAR for Swinburne degrees. Around 80% of UniLink students are able to pathway into appropriate degrees at Swinburne in the following year.