Your first four weeks of TAFE life can be fun but also a bit overwhelming. Here are our tips to make adjusting to life at SWTAFE a little easier for you.

Week 1 - Activate
During your first week of classes it's a good idea to:

  • ensure your access to SWTAFE IT services is working correctly
  • keep up-to-date with the academic calendar
  • buy your textbooks
  • Familiarise yourself with your department and classrooms
  • visit the library, student hub and student services.

Week 2 - Explore

Start exploring what else is on offer and check out:

  • your campus and the local area, shops and cafes
  • language and learning support resources
  • services for current students

It's also good to start introducing yourself to other students in your class now that you'll be feeling a bit more settled.

Week 3 - Immerse

You may be feeling more at home but still adjusting and finding a balance between study, work and play. Check out:

  • events and campus life activities, such as volunteering or leadership opportunities
  • clubs and societies
  • counselling services
  • wellbeing services

Week 4 - Check in

By now you should be progressing with your studies and have an idea whether you are happy with your chosen course. 

If you want to change your subjects, defer or withdraw, you must do so by the census date. This is the last chance to change your enrolment without financial penalty.

Other dates to note

2018 Graduation & Award Ceremony for 2018 Graduands - 14 March 2019

Public holidays:
Labour Day - 11 March 2019
Good Friday - 19 April 2019
Easter Monday - 22 April 2019
ANZAC Day - 25 April 2019
Warrnambool Cup Day - 2 May 2019
Queen's Birthday - 10 June 2019
AFL Grand Final Friday Public Holiday - 27 September 2019
Melbourne Cup - 5 November 2019