Principal’s Message

Welcome to Swinburne Senior Secondary College’s website. Regardless of whether you are a student, parent or member of the public, I believe that you will find accurate and up to date information about all aspects of our school by exploring this site.

As one of only ten senior government secondary colleges in Victoria, Swinburne Senior Secondary College is a unique educational institution. Importantly, Swinburne Senior enrols students in Years 11 and 12 only. Consequently we specialise in teaching the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) in a young adult learning environment.


Our college motto is Educating Individuals. We aspire to provide our students with a safe and supportive learning environment that encourages them to be the young adult that they want to be. They are encouraged to be independent, thoughtful and creative young people as they navigate their way through adolescence into adulthood. The three values that the college maintains as essential to a person functioning successfully in a modern society are respect, responsibility and commitment. Young people at Swinburne Senior are encouraged to make good decisions based around these values in their day to day activities and programs and in their general lives.

I hope that you find the information that you are seeking regarding Swinburne Senior on this website. If not, please do not hesitate to contact the college for further information or clarification. Your feedback is welcome and encouraged.

Michael O’Brien