Our workplace

Swinburne welcomes new employees into a vibrant community of academics, teachers, professionals and students. Values that promote diversity and wellbeing guide our employees who create a great place to work.

Our organisational strategies and initiatives establish an intentional approach to creating a positive and inclusive workplace. This includes initiatives that foster equity and diversity. Swinburne has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency since 2007 and is enhancing gender equity and diversity by participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot program.

Our environment and the relationships we create support a healthy, productive work setting. We have smoke free campuses. We engage Indigenous education and reconciliation. And we focus on sustainability and environment. All contribute to a university that values our employees’ wellbeing. 

Culture and values

Great people drive our culture. We embrace values and behaviours that make a difference to the way we work and the community around us, while delivering excellence in education and research.

Our behaviours

Staff at Swinburne care about behaviours that build positive relationships: to communicate, listen and learn, collaborate, trust and act.


Say it – have the conversation, respect each other’s differences, give meaningful feedback and share honestly and openly.

Listen and learn

Hear it, learn from it – learn from one another, actively listen to each other, resolve conflict and be innovative.


Share it – work constructively together with a common purpose to achieve the University’s goals.


Trust it – be open to and with others, act with fairness and respect, inspire positive expectations and communicate honestly.


Do it – have a strong sense of immediacy, take practical action and see it through.