Our workplace

Swinburne has excellent opportunities to welcome talented employees into a vibrant community of academics, teachers, research areas, professionals and students.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. Swinburne’s mission is to be a world-class University, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise. We want to attract those who can make a difference.

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 a proud recipient of the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) since 2007. The citation recognises our long standing commitment to creating an inclusive culture in which men and women can participate equally at all levels.

We have also achieved an inaugural Athena SWAN Bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot program. This award recognises our commitment to advancing gender equality in STEM disciplines and beyond.

Good company culture rewards positive actions and decisions. At Swinburne, we celebrate your achievements, encourage broader collaboration and ensure you maintain that work-life balance with our flexible working arrangements. We have smoke free campuses, we engage Indigenous education and reconciliation, and we focus on sustainability and environment. All of these 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. Shape your career pathway with our ongoing training and development opportunities that will give you the chance to build on your strengths, acquire new skills and broaden your professional experience.

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.