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 of Technology.

Break into a new career during your coffee break

Bite-sized learning, on your device, your way.


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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, through to work placement. We’ve partnered with industry experts that need people like you, now. 

Swinburne Open Education online 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, to help you reach your career goals, anytime, anywhere.

Let's make a plan together


Why study online with us?

  • 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.

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.

Our 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.

Our passionate and dedicated team are here to provide support, keep you on track and help you achieve your study goals. 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

Online study FAQs

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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Swinburne Open Education is an online education provider and all courses are delivered digitally, allowing you to learn anywhere, anytime. 

Our learning platform is online native and can be accessed on any device. We’ve created a joyful experience with natively accessible information, alleviating the need to download presentations and allowing you to focus on learning the content rather than how to use our platform.

Online modules are broken down into topics and subtopics specific to the module. Each module contains a range of learning styles including written text, diagrams, instructional videos and formative activities that provide you with instant feedback and prepares you for summative assessments. 

Learning is supported by regular trainer-led online sessions. At the end of each module and prior to the sequential module, skills and knowledge are evaluated through summative assessments. Assessment consists of online quizzes, assignments and supervised tests. Through our learning platform you will:

  • Access your learning materials and assessments

  • Undertake and upload assessments

  • Engage and interact with your trainer

  • Participate in student forums and find a ‘study buddy’

  • Access your assessment grades and feedback

  • Access student support services.

More information about learning online with Swinburne Open Education can be found in our Student Handbook.

Support is offered via scheduled live Q&A sessions, all support sessions are recorded and made available for students to view in their own time. If a student has attended a live Q&A session and still needs additional support, a one on one video chat can be arranged with a trainer.

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.

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.



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