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What will I learn?

Swinburne Foundation Year (Business) (8 months) is a pre-university program for international students. It is designed to help students meet the entry requirements for first-year university or progress to a UniLink Diploma.

Students will develop fundamental communication, information technology (IT) and mathematics skills. They will also get an introduction to specialised areas such as accounting, economics, law and marketing.

Units of study

Core units
Academic and communication skills A (EDU00010)
Academic and communication skills B (EDU00011)
Information technology (ICT00010)
Innovation and change (SOC00001)
Introductory mathematics (EDU00002)

Business stream units
Accounting (ACC00007)
Economics (ECO00001)
Law (LAW00001)
Marketing (MKT00001)

Career opportunities

Depending on the bachelor course students choose and the areas in which they major, students may find employment in accounting, finance, human resources, international business, management, marketing, project management, public relations, software development, systems analysis or tourism. They may also like to launch their own business.



Study options

Online/Distance (8 months)

Tuition fees
A$23,940.00 (13,16,832) per year
Start date

27 June 2022

Entry requirements

For international students

Completion of Australian Year 11 or equivalent.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 4 Upper Intermediate level) with overall 65%, all skills 60%

minimum IELTS overall band of 5.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 5.0

TOEFL (internet-based): 65 (with no individual band below 15)

Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 42 (no communicative skills less than 36)

any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.