When you choose a career at Swinburne you will benefit from a wide-range of staff support, discounts and services.

We promote diversity and nurture career development. Plus Swinburne offers great opportunities to create the flexible work you need for a balanced life.

Career development

Swinburne places a big focus on developing our employees. You can design a career pathway uniquely suited to who you are, your skills and lifestyle.

  • Undertake training courses on campus
  • Enjoy 50% study fee reduction
  • Study leave options
  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs
  • Create a development plan that is reviewed annually
  • Swinburne graduation discounts
  • Mentoring programs
  • Access online learning through Swinburne’s LinkedIn Learning Staff Subscription

Flexible working arrangements 

Swinburne’s flexible working arrangements can support your individual needs. We have a range of family support services that enable you to make the most of your career and family life. Our options include:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Paid parental leave for primary caregivers and secondary caregivers
  • Extended parental leave options
  • 48/52 employment cycle options
  • Onsite childcare at all campuses
  • Adoption leave
  • Onsite school holiday programs at our Hawthorn campus

Health and wellbeing

Looking after your health and wellbeing is vital, which is why Swinburne has partnered with a range of organisations to offer you fantastic discounts and services.

  • Counselling and Support – Employee Assistance Program and on-campus counsellors
  • Onsite health services and vaccinations
  • Private Health Insurance discounts with Medibank
  • Weekly yoga and pilates classes
  • Multi-faith facilities and resources
  • Discounted and special offer gym memberships around all 3 campuses – including the Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre (HALC)
  • Free access to the HALC swimming pools

Campus Facilities

  • Onsite parking and easy access to public transport
  • Childcare facilities at all campuses
  • Parents’ room facilities
  • Social functions through the Swinburne Staff Club
  • Access to Library resources across our campuses
  • Multi-Faith Facilities at our Hawthorn campus


Swinburne partners with UniSuper. It is our dedicated superannuation fund for most employees with up to 17% employer contributions for eligible staff. You can check an individual job advertisement for the superannuation on offer.

You can also elect to salary package voluntary contributions to UniSuper, or a fund of your choice. 

Salary packaging

Salary package your car parking, superannuation, and vehicle lease plans. It can help you get the most value from what you earn.

Discounts and Offers

  • Discounted annual Myki cards are available to Swinburne staff.
  • Travel discounts such as Qantas Club Membership offers
  • Vehicle Lease Plans and Car Hire discount options
  • Special discounts through the Swinburne Bookshop, such as discounted movie tickets, and computer and software discounts
  • Community Bank ® at Swinburne