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Swinburne Aviation Leadership Summit

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Date: Tuesday 10 - Wednesday 11 November 2015
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn, Vic, 3122

Swinburne Aviation Leadership Summit

Swinburne’s Aviation Leadership Summit provides networking and development opportunities for Australian and international professionals. In 2015 this long-running annual conference makes an important change, by evolving into the Aviation Leadership Summit. The overarching aim of the Summit is to not only support the development of leadership capabilities in our emerging leaders within the sector, but to also foster organisational capability in the field of leadership development.

Download the Swinburne Aviation leadership summit brochure 2015

Who Should Attend

The summit is an outstanding networking and development opportunity for senior and middle managers, identified future leaders, human resource practitioners and professional development executives in:

  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Government agencies, including regulators, accident investigators and air navigation providers,
  • Flight training companies
  • MROs
  • OEMs
  • Ground service and equipment organisations
  • Industry Bodies

Human Factors Forum

Supplementing the Leadership Summit is a technical day for human factors professionals. Internationally-recognised speakers will be discussing current approaches, issues and considerations in human factors, training and safety management systems.

Who Should Attend:

Human factors and safety professionals in aviation or other related industries.


The Conference fee is $395 ex GST for all days (FREE for swinburne postgraduate aviation students)


Collaboration partners

  • Australian Transport Safety Bureau
  • QBE

Major Partner

  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Media Partner

  • Australian Aviation



The nearest accommodation to Swinburne are The Quest and the Glenferrie Hotel, which are both only a few minutes walk to Swinburne.

The Quest Hawthorn (4.5 Star, AAA Rated)


616 Glenferrie Road,
Hawthorn, Victoria 3122
Web: Quest Hawthorn
Ph: +61 3 8803 7700 Location Map

Quest Hawthorn offers a unique serviced apartment hotel in the desirable Glenferrie Road precinct, just 7 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and 10 minutes walk from the venue, Swinburne University of Technology.

A studio Apartment comes with a King or Queen bed. The King bed can be split into two single beds. Apartments offer kitchenette, Foxtel, minibar, in-room safe, iPod/iPhone Dock, LCD flat screen TV, work desk with access to high speed broadband internet and reverse cycle air conditioning.

Apartments accommodate up to two guests in a Queen, King or two single beds.

Crown Promenade Hotel

Located in the heart of the Southbank, this hotel has all that luxury can offer. With the Crown Casino, restaurants and shops just a short stroll away. This hotel is less than 7km away from Hawthorn.


8 Whiteman Street
Southbank, Victoria, 3006
Toll Free (within Australia): 1800 776 612

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

The Grand Hyatt Melbourne Hotel is located at the top end of prestigious Collins Street in the heart of Melbourne's central business, shopping, theatre and restaurant district and is within walking distance of many of Melbourne's tourist attractions. This hotel is less than 8km away from Hawthorn.


123 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Tel: +61 3 9657 1234

Glenferrie Hotel


324 Burwood Road, Hawthorn (03) 9818 6530

Getting there

The summit venue is a short 3 minute walk from Swinburne's hawthorn campus or the glenferrie railway station and is located on the south east corner of Burwood and Glenferrie roads.

Public transport

The Hawthorn campus is bordered by Glenferrie Roads, Park Street, William Street and Burwood Road, Hawthorn.

  • Train: The Hawthorn campus is located approximately one minutes’ walk from the Glenferrie railway station. Trains on the Belgrave, Lilydale and Alamein lines travel from the city in 10 minutes.
  • Tram: The no. 16 tram stops on Glenferrie Rd directly in front of the Glenferrie train station.


Parking can be found behind the Arts Centre off Kent Street. Additional parking is also available a short walk from the Centre off Grace St and off Wakefield Street.

Please note there is very limited parking available on and around the Hawthorn campus and restrictions apply. Ticket parking is available around the Glenferrie area but is often limited to 2 hours. There is a multideck car park in wakefield street that costs $6.50 per day and may have limited spaces available.

Contact Information: Dr Peter Bruce
Tel: +61 3 9214 8507