Our social impact

Our social impact can be seen through the implementation of a range of strategies and initiatives for equality, diversity and social inclusion.

2014 highlights

Read about some of the key sustainability highlights on our social impact. 

Swinburne has a long history of commitment to gender equality. Our new Gender Equality Strategic Action Plan aims to achieve gender pay equity for all employees by 2020. We are a champion of equality in the workplace. Swinburne has been named an Employer of Choice for Women by the Workforce Gender Equality Agency for six consecutive years.

Equal pay for all

Gender Equality Strategic Action Plan

Pride @ Swinburne

Pride @ Swinburne is a strategic action plan to formalise our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

Staff and students who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex, and queer and questioning (LGBTIQ) are an integral part of our diverse community. The plan will help translate our commitment into clear and long-lasting actions. 

Committing to improving access for all 

Swinburne's AccessAbility Action Plan details our strategy to create a supportive, diverse and inclusive organisation that is also disability confident. 

The plan places an emphasis on developing and harnessing the ability of people living with disability and carers. It respects the diversity, individual strengths and natural talent that people living with disability and carers bring to Swinburne as students, employees and visitors.

Find out more about our equity and diversity initiatives.