Swinburne Senior Secondary College

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Swinburne Senior Secondary College is a co-educational government secondary college located at 505 Burwood Road Hawthorn Victoria which caters for Years 11 and 12 students. The College offers Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

The college focuses on the learning needs, values and attitudes of young adults.


The college’s purpose is:

  • to provide innovative and relevant VCE, VET and VCAL senior secondary programs in response to identified needs
  • to take into account the spectrum of individual differences that exists among students and help each student achieve growth, both academically and on a personal level
  • to redress disadvantage and discrimination so that all students, irrespective of gender, ethnic origins or socio-economic background, are provided with a curriculum that is challenging, comprehensive and purposeful
  • to provide post secondary pathways, advice and support.


The college motto is Educating Individuals.


The following values are seen as being central to the life of the college:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Commitment

The college community applies these values to every aspect of college live and in the development of programs and policies.


The college was founded in 1913 and has undergone a number of developments since that time.

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Coordinates: 37°49′22″S 145°02′29″E / 37.82278°S 145.04139°E / -37.82278; 145.04139