Your new best thing, on your device, your way.

Earn an online qualification that's backed by
Swinburne University of Technology.


Find your new best thing (in between other things)

Flexible learning that fits around your life.


Level up in your downtime

Earn a mobile-first qualification that's backed by Swinburne University.

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Break into a new career during your coffee break

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Studying with Swinburne Open Education

We are focused on helping more and more Australians achieve their career aspirations and ensuring they're prepared for future workforce needs. We support you to achieve your career goals, from work integrated learning, though to work placement. We’ve partnered with industry experts that need people like you, now. 

Swinburne Open Education TAFE courses are delivered and assessed by UP Education, one of the largest private education groups in the Asia-Pacific. All qualifications are nationally recognised in Australia and are awarded by Swinburne University of Technology. 

Together, UP Education and Swinburne have built Swinburne Open Education – a world-class, online native learning platform, to help you reach your career goals, anytime, anywhere.

Let's make a plan together

Study online with our world-class learning platform

  • Designed and delivered online so you can learn anywhere, anytime

  • Study on any device - desktop, tablet or mobile

  • Learn through regular trainer-lead online sessions and native content

  • Engage with your learning community through online forums and messages

Why study online with Swinburne Open Education?

  • World-class online learning allowing study to fit around your life

  • Balance work, family, social life and study

  • Study on any device – anywhere, anytime

  • Real people helping you reach your goals.

 Designed with industry, for industry

As our economy continues to grow and change, there is an increasing demand for skilled workers in specialised industries. We’ve developed our courses in partnership with industry leaders to fuel the future workforce needs of Australia.

World-class online learning, anywhere, anytime

Our world-class learning platform focuses on keeping our students motivated, entertained and focused on achieving their career outcomes. Our fully accessible platform allows you to study anytime, anywhere to fit study around your busy life.

 Real support to help you reach your goals

Our trainers  are just a call, text, or video chat away. Our passionate and dedicated team are here to provide support, keep you on track and help you achieve your career goals. Let’s make a plan together.

We understand you need to fit study around your busy life. Our online learning platform is designed with this in mind, so you can study on any device, anywhere, anytime.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Q. How can I access trainer support?

You can access our dedicated trainer support using your choice of communication – online chat, email, phone call, or video chat.

Q. Do you help me find a job once I graduate?

At Swinburne Open Education, it’s not only about qualifications. We know you want to get a good job when you finish your studies, and our Careers Team will help you with valuable job-hunting skills such as CV writing and interview techniques. We are here to support you every step on the way. Our job finishes when yours starts.

Q. Can I pause my study if something in my life changes?

Self-paced learning gives you the flexibility to fit study around your life. We understand life doesn’t always go to plan. You can apply for extensions for up to 6 months (3 months per extension) if needed. See more details in our full FAQs.

Q. What if the course end up not being right for me?

If you are less than half way through your enrolment period and it’s not working out, you can opt-out of the second half and reduce your course fee liability to 50% of the total course fee. Refer to the Student Agreement for full terms and conditions.