Alumni benefits and services
As part of the Swinburne alumni community, you have access to a wide range of services and special offers.
Careers and Employability
Need career advice to give yourself a professional development boost or help you secure your first role after you graduate? Our qualified Career Advisors at Careers and Employability provide one-on-one free sessions up to 12 months after you finish your final semester.
As Swinburne Alumni you can also access webinars, register for workshops, and search for job opportunities through SwinEmploy. This service is unlimited and provides you with a comprehensive suite of online career resources.
To find out more, contact the Careers and Employability.
Community Bank at Swinburne - Bendigo Bank
Swinburne and Bendigo Bank have partnered to create Community Bank at Swinburne.
The community banking model means that when you bank with Bendigo Bank through Community Bank at Swinburne, profits are reinvested into projects, people and programs that support Swinburne. For more information:
- Visit the Swinburne partnership website
- Call University Relationship Manager, Tanila de Silva, 0419 665 601 for a consultation
Offers and discounts
As a Swinburne alumni, you have access to a range of discounts and special offers from Community Bank at Swinburne. See the specials available to you: bendigobank.com.au/swinburne
All Bendigo Bank products and services are available, including home loans, credit cards, insurance and share trading.
Investing in the Swinburne community
Profits earned from Community Bank at Swinburne will be reinvested into our community – and our community will determine where the funding goes. Projects may include:
- Scholarships to support young people pursue their dreams
- Funding grants to help researchers become leaders in their field
- Sustainable infrastructure projects to make Swinburne an even better place to work and study
- Support for clubs, societies and community-building activities
Support the bank that supports Swinburne
To support the initiative, open an account or transfer your banking to Community Bank at Swinburne by:
- Banking online at bendigobank.com.au/swinburne or
- Visiting any Bendigo Bank branch across Australia – mention SWINBURNE
- Visiting the Community Bank at Swinburne customer hub located in Swinburne's Hawthorn campus in the ATC
A Bendigo Bank ATM is available on campus.
A community partnership
Community Bank at Swinburne is based on a model that’s given more than $229 million back to Australian communities.
An earlier survey of Swinburne staff, students and alumni showed considerable support for a partnership with Bendigo Bank. Swinburne has acted on this feedback, creating Community Bank at Swinburne where profits earned are reinvested into the Swinburne community.
An Advisory Board comprising representatives from across the Swinburne community has been established to make decisions on the projects and programs that are supported. An open application process will accept proposals for grants and sponsorships.
Opportunities to apply for funding will become available as the partnership strengthens. Stay tuned for information about how to apply for grant funding.
National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)
NICA is a national arts training institute that offers Australia's only Bachelor of Circus Arts. NICA also stages productions throughout the year and offers a 10% discount for Swinburne alumni on group bookings of 10 or more. This offer may not be available for matinee or already discounted performances.
National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)
39-59 Green Street
Prahran, VIC 3181
Swinburne Co-Op Bookshop
The Swinburne Co-Op Bookshop offers a 10% discount on many items. Their range includes books, stationery, Swinburne merchandise and computer software.
The Swinburne Co-Op Bookshop
Swinburne University of Technology
Level 2, 2 John St, Hawthorn VIC 3122
Former Swinburne students and staff may subscribe to the library as alumni.
There is an annual membership fee of $110. All memberships are per individual member and annual membership is valid for 12 months.
Swinburne Library requires proof of affiliation to take up membership. This could include an expired ID card, award certificate, statement of results or verification provided by the Alumni Office.
Please note, there are a few services limitations for Alumni members:
- Alumni members can borrow up to 10 items at a time.
- Videos, DVDs and equipment cannot be borrowed.
- Printing is not available.
- There is limited access to selected databases on campus only.
- Home access to Swinburne journals, databases, and online resources is not available due to contractual licences. However, a collection of online databases and resources are available to all Victorians through the State Library of Victoria.
Swinburne University of Technology
John St, Hawthorn VIC 3122
Swinburne Psychology Clinic
Swinburne Psychology Clinic offers low-cost counselling for Swinburne alumni, individuals, couples and families. Services at the clinic include psychological assessments and group therapy programs.
For more information, fees and to make an appointment, please visit the clinic online.
Swinburne Psychology Clinic
Swinburne University of Technology
Level 4, George Swinburne Building
Wakefield Street, Hawthorn VIC 3122
Alumni receive a 15% discount on professional development courses run by Swinburne Professional.
Alpha Dog Beds
Alpha Dog Beds is offering alumni 10% off store-wide.
With a wide range of Australian-made dog beds and other pet supplies available at our beautiful new online store, it's never been easier to keep your pooch in comfort and style. And with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can rest assured you're getting the very best for your dog.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the unique discount code to redeem this offer.
Boat O’Craigo Vineyards – wine club
Boat O'Craigo Vineyards proudly offers Swinburne Alumni a 20% discount on any 12 bottles of wine. Enter the 'SWIN' promo code at the checkout on the Boat O'Craigo Vineyard website.
When alumni purchase any 12 bottles of Boat O'Craigo wine using the promotional code, Boat O'Craigo will donate $1 per bottle to Swinburne Student Scholarships.
Boat O'Craigo was founded in 2003 by Swinburne alumnus and entrepreneur Stephen Graham (Dip Civil Engineering, 1973). He named the vineyards in memory of his ancestors. Boat O'Craigo comprises two distinct vineyards. The reds are grown within the rich volcanic soils of Kangaroo Ground and on the opposite side of the Yarra Valley, the Black Spur range of white wine is grown in the high-altitude 12-hectare site at Healesville. This is where Boat O'Craigo's Cellar Door and Kitchen reside.
Steve is a significant supporter of Swinburne University. He has a strong commitment to providing educational opportunities for young people, particularly giving a 'headstart' to students struggling with difficult circumstances. Steve also has a passion for leadership. He was the founding benefactor for the Centre for Leadership and Public Interest at Swinburne. Steve is pleased to be able to provide this service that benefits both graduates and current students.
Bonne Australia – merchandise supplier
Swinburne Alumni receive a 20% discount off all Bonne Australia products.
Bonne Australia is a merchandise supplier with products including backpacks, stationery, wallets and accessories.
To redeem this offer enter the discount code SWBALU-X9 at checkout.
BWA Accountants and Business Advisors
Alumni can access two offers from BWA. You'll need to mention you are Swinburne alumni when booking over the phone:
- receive a 50% discount on first year preparation of your personal taxation return and/or
- receive a complimentary business health check - one hour no obligation consultation (value $330).
BWA are a boutique accounting firm offering both traditional and progressive services, including taxation, bookkeeping and SMSF administration. They provide Corporate Advisory Services to small to medium business, including structuring, business valuation and the sale of business process.
BWA understands business. Focusing on all aspects of their client's needs, they are confident they can assist you in reaching long-term business and personal goals. They strive to create lasting relationships, and as a testament to this, some of their clients have been with them for over 20 years.
Canvas Fine Print – printing and design services
Swinburne Alumni receive 20% off all wholesale printing services such as advertising material, which includes car wraps, decals and labels.
To redeem this discount enter the discount code SWIN at checkout or mention the discount code when purchasing over the phone.
Canvas Fine Print is a one-stop-shop for all your printing needs. They specialise in high quality art printing and reproduction. Call 0410 441 747 and ask for Helen or email email@example.com and mention that you are Swinburne alumni.
Cardiotech – home fitness equipment
Alumni receive a 10% discount on all treadmills, exercise bikes and vibration machines.
CardioTech prides themselves on manufacturing Australia's #1 range of home fitness equipment. With their easy interest free payment plans buying couldn't be easier.
Exercise and work on your fitness in the comfort of your own home, day or night, 365 days a year. If you are after treadmills, exercise bikes or vibration therapy for improved health and fitness CardioTech has the gear for you.
Shop online or contact our dedicated customer service team who are happy to help with questions and enquiries.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an access code to unlock your discount.
Day Translations – translation services
Day Translations offers a 10% discount on translation services.
Day Translations offer a variety of services like certified translation, interpretation, transcription, subtitling, localization, desktop publishing, etc.
Their translations are done entirely by humans. They do not use translation software, ensuring 100% accuracy. They have translators experienced in different fields and always assign the translations to translators who are best qualified based on the content. Rest assured that as a professional translation company, they have the experience and management skills required to handle your translations with the utmost care, and as a company, take full responsibility for the work provided to you.
They put great care into our work and their main concern is that their clients are fully satisfied with their work. If you have any questions, feel free to contact them anytime. They are available 24/7 to assist you!
Email email@example.com and mention 'Swinburne University' to get your 10% discount.
Eko Connect – solar systems
Eko Connect kindly offers Swinburne alumni a 10% discount on electrical services.
Over the past five years, Eko Connect has completed countless solar and electrical projects. These projects, in both commercial and residential sectors, have a strong focus on energy efficiency. This in-depth experience enables Eko Connect to accurately advise which energy efficient application is the best for you, according to your needs and preference. With accredited A-grade electricians and fully trained installers, you can be confident in their workmanship and professionalism.
With a combined 15 years’ experience in the solar industry, directors and alumni of Swinburne University John O’Brien and Mark Gibb focus on using quality products and sticking with them.
26/148 Chesterville Road
Moorabbin, Victoria 3192
Experience Oz – travel experiences website
Experience Oz is offering alumni 10% off an extensive range of experiences.
Swinburne alumni have access to a discount on over 3000 things to do across Australia and New Zealand including theme parks, day trips, adrenaline activities, cruises and much more through Experience Oz.
Simply enter discount code SWINBURNE on checkout page and receive 10% off. This discount is available on top on already existing temporary "Hot Deals", making for the best price on "things to do" in Oz & NZ online.
Experience Oz is Australia's largest site for travel experiences, offering an easy, fast, online booking process for customers to enjoy some of the greatest adventures and attractions Australia and New Zealand have to offer. With fast mobile bookings, live availability, instant e-vouchers, and NO booking or credit card fees, Experience Oz provides a comprehensive and user-friendly hub for experiencing the best of both countries.
Experience Oz is also 100% Australian owned and operated, with live, local customer service. If you need help booking experiences, give their friendly team a call on 1300 935 532.
Fast Cover – travel insurance
Fast Cover offers a 10% discount on all travel insurance policies for Swinburne alumni.
Fast Cover provides Australian travellers of any age with a high level of cover via their competitively priced travel insurance policies.
Fast Cover offers Standard and Comprehensive policies which include:
- Unlimited medical cover
- Unlimited cancellation cover
- Cover for 44 pre-existing medical conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure and pregnancy up to and including the 23rd week
- Cover for a range of adventure activities, including trekking, scuba diving and motorcycling
- Free cover for up to 10 children when they travel with a parent
- You can add cover for rental vehicle excess
- Fast Cover also offers a Medical Only policy, which provides unlimited medical cover overseas.
Swinburne alumni receive 50% off all photography services. This includes:
- a studio session normally valued at $199
- event sessions for Petit, Classic and Grande Collections.
To redeem this discount enter the code SWIN at checkout or mention the code over the phone when booking.
Halina Photography will capture your style and taste that represents your individuality. They work with all business professional categories: corporate, construction, healthcare, arts, public service etc. Their studio is located in Croydon Hills, Melbourne and they also service the Melbourne metro area.
Call 0410 441 747 and ask for Helen or email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that you are Swinburne alumni.
HotelStorm – hotels
Alumni receive a 10 to 55% discount on hotels worldwide.
HotelStorm negotiates hotel discounts only available to Swinburne alumni. HotelStorm.com is an exclusive hotel discount site. It is the private brand of Rocket Travel, Inc. which is a subsidiary of the larger travel company Priceline.
Simply search the website for your favourite destinations. Whether business or leisure, you'll find savings of 10–55% compared to other online travel agencies.
In addition to 10–55% off on thousands of hotels worldwide, HotelStorm offers a customer service team. They can deal with any member’s requests like booking changes, cancellations or other concerns.
Email email@example.com for an access code to unlock your discount.
Little Bloke Fitness – home gym equipment
Alumni receive a 10% discount on all purchases over $100.
Little Bloke Fitness is excited to offer Swinburne alumni 10% off all purchases over $100. This offer excludes packages and already reduced clearance items.
Simply enter the code SWIN at the checkout.
Little Bloke Fitness sells in-home and commercial gym equipment. They stock traditional strength equipment (barbells, dumbbells and plates) in standard and Olympic sizes. They also have a full range of benches and power racks, kettlebells, medicine and gym balls and various other fitness accessories.
The team at Little Bloke Fitness believe you shouldn't be confused or overwhelmed in purchasing gym and fitness equipment. They aim to take the complication out of your purchase.
Located in Reservoir, Victoria, all equipment is available both in store and online, with fast delivery. If you need advice on the best gym equipment for your needs, the team will be happy to help.
As a Swinburne alumni, you receive one month free1 on Medibank’s combined hospital and extras policy. Benefits include:
- Unlimited Emergency Ambulance Australia-wide2.
- Claim 100% back on your yearly check-up with any of our 6,700 Members Choice dentists, excluding x-rays, when you join Medibank with any of our extras covers. Waiting periods apply.
- Get 100% back on optical, up to your annual limit, at almost any provider in Australia when you join Medibank with any of our extras covers. Some services, like lens coating, aren’t included.
- Get 100% back on included extras for kids - such as physio, chiro and major dental - at Members' Choice providers with our Settled Families and Growing Family Covers3
- Access to around-the-clock advice from Medibank nurses, through our 24/7 Health Advice Line.
Quote SwinburneAlumni at time of purchase
For more information:
Other discounts and benefits
You also get access to discounts across Medibank’s pet and travel insurance4.
- 15% discount for current Medibank members.
- 10% discount for non-Medibank members.
Quote Swinburne at time of purchase.
For more information:
- Call 134 190
- Visit www.medibank.com.au/pet-insurance
- Visit www.medibank.com.au/travel-insurance
- Ask on campus
- Ask in-store
Swinburne and Medibank have recently come together in a first-of-its-kind partnership to support the health and wellbeing of the Swinburne community and create opportunities for strategic collaboration between the two organisations.
These opportunities expand across research, career development for students and corporate education programs.
Medibank is Australia’s leading health insurance provider, helping Australians improve their health and wellbeing to lead a better quality life.
Terms and conditions
- Offer available for new members on new memberships who join combined hospital and extras cover by 18 September 2020. Must quote promo code “SwinburneAlumni” and set up direct debit when joining. Must hold cover for 30 continuous days to get the second month free. Not available on Accident cover, Ambulance cover, Visitors Health Insurance, Working Visa Health Insurance, OSHC, ahm covers, Corporate covers and other selected covers. Not available with any other offer.
- Waiting periods apply. For ambulance attendance or transportation to a hospital where immediate professional attention is required and your medical condition is such that you couldn't be transported any other way. Tasmania and Queensland have state schemes to cover ambulance services for residents of those states.
- Annual limits and waiting periods will apply, including 12 months for some dental services. This only applies to child and student dependants.
- Pet and travel insurance:
15% Medibank health member discount
Ends 11.59 pm AEDT on 18 September 2020. Inclusive of the standard 10% Medibank health cover member discount. For new policies purchased using the promo code ‘Swinburne’. Not available with any other offer or discount.
10% non-Medibank health member discount
Ends 11.59 pm AEDT on 18 September 2020. For new policies purchased using the promo code ‘Swinburne’. Not available with any other offer or discount.
Pet Insurance: Terms, conditions, exclusions and waiting periods apply. Medibank Pet Insurance is general insurance issued by the insurer The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd (ACN 090 584 473; AFSL 241436), administered by PetSure (Australia) Pty Ltd (ACN 075 949 923 AFSL 420183) and distributed by Medibank Private Limited (ACN 080 890 259 AR 286089). Any advice provided is general only. Please consider your own objectives, financial situation and needs and read the Combined FSG/PDS available from Medibank stores or http://www.medibank.com.au/pet-insurance to decide if this product is right for you.
Travel Insurance: Limits, sub-limits, conditions, and exclusions apply. This is general advice only. Medibank Private Limited, (ABN 47 080 890 259, AR 286089), an Authorised Representative of Travel Insurance Partners Pty Limited (ABN 73 144 049 230, AFSL 360138) arranges the insurance on behalf of the insurer. The issuer of the travel insurance is Zurich Australian Insurance Limited (ABN 13 000 296 640, AFSL 232507). Please review your own needs and consider the Combined FSG/PDS available from Medibank stores or http://www.medibank.com.au/travel-insurance to decide if this product is right for you.
Nappy Bag Store
Nappy Bag Store offers a 10% store wide discount to Swinburne alumni.
With a wide range of nappy bags and other baby goods, Nappy Bag Store pride themselves on being a one stop online store. They stock celebrity designer brands like Timi and Leslie and Vanchi and also chic and practical OiOi, Storksak, PacaPod, Iltutto and Gr8x. With Lassig they offer environment friendly bags and their Babymel collection offers high quality budget bags. PacaPod features unique Pods in the baby bag.
They cater to the needs of brand conscious mums and also mums looking for affordable and functional bags. Their under $99 category offers affordable and stylish baby bags handpicked from different suppliers. All their bags have distinctive features yet one thing in common: quality. All bags meet stringent quality standards.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your unique discount code.
Partners in Planning - financial planning
Partners in Planning have two offers for Swinburne Alumni on their insurance policy services:
- Receive a 10% discount on all insurance policies. Enter the code 'Swinburne Alumni' at check-out
- Enter the code 'Swinburne Alumni' at check-out and receive a complimentary financial health check
Partners in Planning are a proud independently-owned financial planning company. They have a range of insurance companies and can help you find the right product for your needs.
They can advise you on standard and comprehensive medically underwritten polices including:
- Life insurance: this is designed to pay out your dependents a lump sum if you pass away.
- Total and permanent disability insurance: this type of cover provides you with a lump sum if you are injured or fall ill and are unable to work permanently.
- Critical illness insurance: this provides you with a lump sum if you suffer a serious injury or illness as defined the policy.
If you want to build a solution with the help of an insurance expert, Partner in Planning advisers are here to understand your needs and run through your options.
They have offices in Cheltenham, East Brunswick and Los Angeles (USA). Phone: 1300 880 100
Pearly Whites Australia – teeth whitening products
Swinburne Alumni get 10% off the entire Pearly Whites range of whitening kits, strips, pens and accessories. Just use the code ALUMNISWIN at checkout.
Pearly Whites Australia provide a range of professional quality, NICNAS approved teeth whitening product that are safe, pain free and easy to use. The Pearly Whites DIY teeth whitening products provide you with the best way to whiten teeth, in the comfort of your own home, and at a price you can afford. They offer a selection of kits and strips so you can choose how you want to whiten your teeth.
Promotive – promotional products
Enter the promo code SWINALUM at Promotive's online enquiry page and receive:
- Two Gold Class tickets with the first order placed (minimum order value $1000)
- 10% more product for free (e.g. order 100 hats, get 110)
Why choose Promotive?
Promotive is a specialist promotional products company whose mission is to change the way you feel about branded merchandise.
They want your products to stand out, be talked about, and be remarkable!
Promotive are passionate about cool design, presentation, packaging and putting together promotional marketing plans where the product is the hero.
Their design inspiration comes from all over the world. One of their main strengths is an ability to create desirable and unique products with a ‘wow’ factor.
The ongoing trust in their ability to deliver for prestigious brands such as Uber, Accenture and TAG Heuer stands as testament to upholding their core values of creativity, quality, integrity and communication.
Thrifty – car hire
Alumni benefit from:
- Year-round fixed low rates
- The ability to earn Velocity points with Virgin Australia
- 24-hour roadside assistance
- Reduced vehicle damage liability excesses
- No credit card fees
- Client Care Card (for support and assistance during the rental)
How to book vehicles
Your Swinburne alumni corporate discount (CD) number is 4908006819.
To claim your discount:
t: 1300 365 564 and quote the CD number.
e: email@example.com quoting the CD number.
w: Go to www.thrifty.com.au, click on the “Corporate” tab at the top right of the home page. Fill in the corporate CD number then click “Login” (no need for password or e-mail address). You may then enter your booking information from there.
Thrifty has more than 210 convenient locations throughout Australia. Thrifty is at all major airports and metropolitan locations, and has one of the best networks throughout rural and regional Australia. Thrifty’s modern fleet of over 11,000 vehicles includes an extensive range of cars, trucks, vans, utes and buses. The Thrifty fleet is amongst the youngest in the industry. Their passenger vehicles have an average age of just six months!
Benefit from Blue Chip Membership
Become a Blue Chip Member today and enjoy all the exclusive benefits, including personalised and express service. Membership is free, so join today.
Waterman Business Centres
Waterman Business Centre is offering Swinburne alumni a 10% discount off a Hot Desk Membership when they enter the promotional code 'SWIN' at the time of purchase. This membership discount is valid for 6 months. Alumni will still need to pay the set up and security deposit fees.
Hot Desks are the use of Waterman Business Centres common areas and breakout spaces on a flexible basis of up to 60 hours per month. Hot Desk members may also use meeting rooms that are unoccupied, however they must vacate when a room has been booked.
Starting a business is tough, risky and has no guarantees but Waterman Business Centres are changing the landscape of small business in Australia by providing them with the right environment and resources they need to succeed. Home can be unproductive and lonely, while typical office space can be inflexible, lacking variety and expensive. By offering first class serviced offices and buzzing coworking areas, Waterman is leading the way in creating stylish and innovative workspaces designed to encourage collaboration.
Wholesome Hub – organic food delivery
Wholesome Hub offers a 15% discount on purchases over $50. Simply enter the SWIN promo code at the checkout.
Wholesome Hub (and sister company First Ray) was started by two mums, Sandy (Swinburne alumna) and Belinda. They're passionate about the health, social and environmental benefits of organic food. And they're on a mission to share this good food with others and make buying wholesome organic food and natural products easier.
Wholesome Hub, their online store, is jam packed with exceptional organic food brands and natural products. Plus they deliver straight to your door anywhere Australia-wide.
After gluten free food? Great! Want paleo? Perfect. How about vegan, raw or sustainable? Of course! Everything on Organic Door is 100% certified organic. They'll also look after all your special dietary needs whilst giving you information and transparency about what's really in the food. Enjoy!
Services for alumni
Find a classmate
We can help you get in touch with a Swinburne classmate. We can’t supply an email address due to privacy, but we can enable your classmate to respond to you. Email the Alumni team with some information about the classmate you hope to contact and we’ll get back to you.
If you would like to attend a reunion or participate as a class representative, please email the Alumni team.
Share your story
We’d love to hear what you're up to. Send us an email and let us know about the path you’ve taken since graduating.
For more information on these benefits and the eligibility criteria, contact the provider of the benefit. These benefits are subject to change. Swinburne makes all reasonable effort to ensure information on this page is accurate. If you believe any information on this page is inaccurate, email firstname.lastname@example.org.