Swinburne is a comprehensive VCE and VCAL centre, focusing on educating individuals. In keeping with an adult learning environment, students are expected to develop responsibility for preparatory reading, organising and presenting work, participation in class activities and the completion of set tasks. A work placement and careers guidance program provides direction in choice of career.

Facilities: Beautiful new gallery, auditorium and performing arts complex, library, computer rooms (MAC and PC), well-equipped technology studies and specialist classrooms, video-editing suite and darkrooms, modern ECA centre for gym and basketball, tennis courts and fields for sports.

Curriculum: More than 45 studies are offered in a challenging curriculum, with personal student programs in the fields of Arts (Performing and Visual), Business/Information Studies, Humanities, Film/TV and Photography, Hospitality and Fashion, Industrial Technology (Automotive, Building, Electronics and Engineering), Mathematics, Personal Development and Science (including Agriculture, Applied Science, Biology). Students are given the opportunity to complete the VCE over two or three years. Private TAFE provider: First-year Diploma of Arts in Visual Art. Range of VCE/VET offerings through cluster. The college has established links with Swinburne University.

Sport: Inter-school sport is played.

Extra-curricular activities: College drama and dance productions and music performances, as well as the annual arts show, enable students to demonstrate their abilities in acting, theatre production, music, dance, visual arts, graphic design, media and photography.

Student welfare programs: The college has a well-established pastoral care program and a welfare co-ordinator.

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 11 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 440 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: Free (Government School) -
  • Address:505 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122
  • Phone:03 8862 4400
  • Fax:03 9819 6186

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