Inclusion at Swinburne
We are committed to an inclusive culture at Swinburne. Our vision is 'people and technology working together to build a better world'. To achieve this, we need a culture of inclusion where students and staff can bring their whole selves to Swinburne and be celebrated for who they are and the contribution they make.
This diversity and inclusion framework applies to all our Swinburne community; staff, students, alumni and the broader community and partners we engage with. Our aim is to ensure inclusion for all current and prospective members of our Swinburne community.
Our commitment to being diverse and inclusive is a cornerstone for how we will remain an innovative enterprise that is agile, flexible and connected.
Our diversity and inclusion framework recognises that identity is an intersection of many factors, and that for some of our staff and students one or more components of their identity can lead to disadvantage and exclusion, unless we implement proactive actions that ensure access to equitable and culturally appropriate services, support and development.
With this in mind, our framework incorporates an intersectionality approach that aims to enable and improve access to employment and education, whilst supporting all of staff and students to thrive.
Working together to create an inclusive culture
We are all responsible for creating an inclusive culture that respects and recognises the rights and responsibilities of all who make up our Swinburne community. Where we all work together to understand alternative worldviews and grow in our ability to understand and respond to the needs of our staff, our students, and our community.
With our ability to think differently and to consider a range of perspectives, we know that our effectiveness, our engagement and our innovation increase. This benefits our Swinburne community and our ability to achieve our 2025 strategic vision for Swinburne.