Application process

Familiarise yourself with our application process for the best chance possible to get the job you want.


To apply for a job at Swinburne, create or log into your account via the Jobs at Swinburne website. You can set up a job alert, edit these alert preferences at any time, and apply for jobs all within the MyProfile section of our jobs system. You'll need to supply the following documents with your initial application:

Cover letter: The purpose of the cover letter is to formally confirm your interest and candidacy in the specific position you are applying for – it should include the position title. Your contact information, and confirmation you have supplied all requested documents.

Resume: A summary of your experience, skills, education and accomplishments – all experience mentioned in your Key Selection Criteria needs to be listed here.

Key Selection Criteria: You may be asked to address the Key Selection Criteria in your application, depending on the requirements of the role. This is a summary of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for a position. You should address the criteria one by one with a short paragraph. Describe a situation when you’ve applied your skills and abilities, along with the resulting outcomes and personal learning.

Visit this page for information on preparing your application.

Interviewing and assessment

At Swinburne, we shortlist candidates based on merit. This means your application will be assessed by a panel against the selection criteria stated in the position description.

Depending on the position, we might also ask you to complete presentations, case study/pre-interview questionnaires, IT proficiency tests, and psychometric assessments before the interview.

The interviews are conducted with a panel of staff members contributing to the assessment process.

Visit this page for more information about your Swinburne interview.

Next steps

You will be contacted with an outcome of your application. Unsuccessful applications will receive an email to the address supplied in the application.

If you’re successful, you will need to supply proof of your relevant qualifications, which we will verify before making a formal offer. We will also complete reference checks at this time. We will only contact referees when required as part of the decision-making process by the panel.


Assuming all goes well, you’ll receive an initial verbal offer. After verbally accepting the offer, we’ll issue a formal offer of employment via email. If you have not received an update, we recommend contacting the contact person listed on the job advertisement for an update.


We will provide feedback for candidates who have been interviewed and are not unsuccessful in being offered a role.

Contact us

For further information about a job refer to the contact provided in the position information.

If you experience technical difficulties with your application, contact the recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 or by email at

For all Visa enquiries relating to your application, contact the People and Culture Assist team by phone on +61 3 9214 8600 or by email at

Your information and privacy

Learn how we manage your personal information when you apply for a job at Swinburne.