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Diplomas and certificates

Diplomas and certificates are TAFE (Technical and Further Education) qualifications which are part of the Vocational and Education Training network in Australia.

These courses are recognised around the world as being among the best trade qualifications available.

  • TAFE courses are based on acquiring skills required for employment
  • All courses have practical, work-based elements
  • Swinburne works closely with industry to develop courses and assessment
  • TAFE students work to industry expectations, using equipment found in workplaces
  • Teachers have mostly worked in or are currently working in the industry and area they teach
  • Over 30 professional and accrediting bodies in Australia recognise our TAFE qualifications
Course title Fee* Duration Intakes   Campus
Advanced Diploma of Accounting A$6850 (total for 2015) 6 Month/s (Students are generally required to complete the C... March, August
  • Hawthorn
Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology A$14,990 (annual for 2015) 1 Year/s (Students are generally required to complete the Ce... March
  • Hawthorn
Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering A$15950 (annaul for 2015) 2 Year/s March, August
  • Hawthorn
Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical A$15950 (annual for 2015) 2 Year/s (In addition to the tuition fees for the Advanced D... March, August
  • Hawthorn
Advanced Diploma of Events A$6,850 (total for 2015) 6 Month/s (Students are generally required to complete the D... March
  • Hawthorn
Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media A$16,000 (total for 2014) 1 Year/s March
  • Hawthorn
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care A$6750 (total for 2015) 6 Month/s March, August
  • Hawthorn
Certificate IV in Accounting A$6,650 (total for 2014) 6 Month/s March, August
  • Hawthorn
Certificate IV in Business A$6850 (total for 2015) 6 Month/s (Students are generally required to complete the C... March, August
  • Hawthorn
Certificate IV in Circus Arts A$16650 (annual for 2015) 1 Year/s January (NICA)
  • Prahran
Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology A$14990 (annual for 2015) 1 Year/s (Students are generally required to complete the Ce... March
  • Hawthorn
Certificate IV in Design A$16500 (annual for 2015) 1 Year/s March, August
  • Hawthorn
Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games A$14990 (annual for 2015) 1 Year/s (Students are generally required to complete the Ce... March, August
  • Hawthorn
Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking A$14990 (annual for 2015) 1 Year/s (Students are generally required to complete the Ce... March
  • Hawthorn
Certificate IV in International Trade A$6850 (total for 2015) 6 Month/s (Students are generally required to complete the C... March, August
  • Hawthorn
Certificate IV in Marketing A$6850 (total for 2015) 6 Month/s (Students are generally required to complete the C... March, August
  • Hawthorn
Diploma of Accounting A$6850 (total for 2015) 6 Month/s (Students are generally required to complete the C... March, August
  • Hawthorn
Diploma of Business A$6850 (total for 2015) 6 Month/s (Students are generally required to complete the C... March, July, August
  • Hawthorn
Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games A$14990 (annual for 2015) 1 Year/s (Students are generally required to complete the Ce... March, August
  • Hawthorn
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care A$13,500 (annual for 2015) 18 Month/s (Students are generally required to complete the ... March, August
  • Hawthorn
Diploma of Events A$13700 (annual for 2015) 1 Year/s (Students are generally required to complete the Di... March
  • Hawthorn
Diploma of Graphic Design A$16,500 (annual for 2015) 1 Year/s (** see above) March
  • Hawthorn
Diploma of Information Technology Networking A$14990 (annual for 2015) 1 Year/s (Students are generally required to complete the Ce... March
  • Hawthorn
Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration A$16500 (annual for 2015) 18 Month/s March, August
  • Hawthorn
Diploma of International Business A$6850 (total for 2015) 6 Month/s (Students are generally required to complete the C... March, August
  • Hawthorn
Diploma of Laboratory Technology A$14500 (annual for 2015) 2 Year/s March, August
  • Hawthorn
Diploma of Marketing A$6850 (total for 2015) 6 Month/s (Students are generally required to complete the C... March, August
  • Hawthorn
Diploma of Screen and Media A$16500 (annual for 2015) 1 Year/s March
  • Hawthorn
Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (specialising in civil units) A$15950 (annual for 2015) 2 Year/s March, August
  • Hawthorn
Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (specialising in mechanical units) A$15950 (anuual for 2015) 2 Year/s March, August
  • Hawthorn
Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (specialising in robotics and mechatronics units) A$15950 (annual for 2015) 2 Year/s March, August
  • Hawthorn

*The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students studying on-campus in Australia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.