Employ a student or graduate

Is your organisation looking for a student or graduate to fill a casual, part-time or full-time role? Or would you like to increase your organisation's profile among our future gradutes?

Advertise vacant positions and tutor opportunities, promote your graduate program, run information sessions and more through Swinburne's Careers and Employability team.

Advertise vacancies to our students

Advertise your current employment opportunities to our students and recent graduates through the SwinEmploy online employment board. We accept advertisements for:

  • part-time positions
  • vacation positions
  • casual positions
  • graduate positions
  • full-time positions
  • internships.

All advertisements on SwinEmploy are subject to our guidelines listed at the bottom of this page. To advertise an employment opportunity you first need to register on SwinEmploy.

Advertise for a private tutor

Do you need a private tutor for primary, secondary or tertiary studies? Swinburne students are available to provide private tutoring in a range of subjects.

Complete the tutor request form and your details will be advertised to students. Interested students will contact you directly. Please refer to the employer guidelines below for more information.

Promote work opportunities to our students

We can help to promote your organisation and job opportunities to specific groups of students. We use either email or mail and can send customised messages to the student cohorts you select. It’s a great way to generate interest in your graduate program or other opportunity.

Promote your organisation

There are many ways you can raise the profile of your organisation with our students. We can help you to:

  • organise and promote on-campus employer information sessions
  • participate in webinars
  • join industry panels or present in classes and workshops
  • present or exhibit at our Student Careers Conference
  • participate in employer/student networking events
  • Host students as part of our business insight program. A small group of students will visit your workplace to learn about your workplace culture and professional roles.

Employing international students

If you’re interested in hiring international students, you need to know about government rules concerning visas and employment.

Current students are permitted to work, but have special conditions attached to their visas. Recent graduates can gain practical work experience to accompany their qualification through the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa.

Guidelines for employers

SwinEmploy is a web-based database used by the Careers and Employability team to advertise job vacancies to students and graduates of Swinburne University of Technology. It is designed as an employer self-service facility. The Careers and Employability team is not an employment agency and does not select or recommend students for any vacancy on SwinEmploy.

We reserve the right to refuse any persons or organisations use of this service, and to alter any aspect of advertisements approved for publishing. All jobs advertisements submitted to SwinEmploy must comply with the law. Swinburne will not be a party to any arrangement you and the student enter into.

Jobs we won't advertise

We will not accept advertisements for:

  • jobs that do not meet the minimum award wage
  • commission only and OTE (on-target earnings) jobs
  • independent contracting arrangements (self-employment)
  • work offering ‘piece rates’ i.e. where payment is per product, per delivery, per sale made
  • any work which requires the employee to purchase a product or service or requires a security deposit or similar as condition of employment
  • work involving any illegal activity
  • jobs offering profit share
  • positions that do not detail a specific vacancy, or those that require applicants to register with an agency / organisation for possible future opportunities
  • babysitting where students are asked to provide their own car to pick-up or drop-off
  • jobs that offer any sort of “board in exchange” arrangement where the student receives accommodation as payment for work performed
  • business and franchise ownership opportunities
  • jobs where applicants are asked to submit business ideas (intellectual property) to apply
  • overseas internship / voluntary opportunities that require the applicants to pay any fees or cover on their own expense
  • overseas ESL (English as a Second Language) teaching jobs
  • positions with employers who we deem to be unethical
  • any other job that in the opinion of Swinburne, offends the University’s mission, objects, principles or values.

Paid positions

For paid positions, a salary range, either hourly or annual, must be provided. If award rates are listed, the relevant award code must be provided. For information on pay rates and awards visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website.

Internships, work placements and voluntary work

We are unable to promote unpaid internships and unpaid work experiences to our students, unless the role is undertaken as a vocational placement or voluntary work in a registered not-for-profit organisation adhering to the guidelines of Volunteering Australia. Employers must provide evidence of appropriate insurance which specifically covers volunteers.

For more information refer to the Fair Work Ombudsman fact sheet on student placements.

Withdrawal of advertisements

Swinburne reserves the right to withdraw or refuse any advertisement where:

  • non-compliance of these terms and conditions has occurred
  • misleading or incorrect information has been provided
  • complaints about the advertiser have been received
  • the job opportunity is considered to be inappropriate
  • the behaviour of the employer is deemed by Swinburne to be unethical.


Swinburne is not liable to users and recruiters in respect of any loss or damage (including consequential loss or damage) which may arise directly or indirectly in respect of services supplied by Swinburne.

Advertisers agree to indemnify Swinburne and its staff against all claims, action, suits, costs and expenses incurred on any account by Swinburne as a result of their advertisement.

Swinburne does not recommend or endorse any organisation or service providers featured on SwinEmploy.

Employers agree that the information they provide in their advertisement is accurate and complete and contains information that is compliant with the law.

Use of data

We may use the employer’s email address to:

  • provide updates on our services and SwinEmploy
  • clarify vacancy details, when necessary
  • undertake labour market research.

We will not disclose personal information to third parties without your consent.

Jobs processing

The Careers and Employability team approves all submitted job advertisements before making them available to students and graduates. These are processed Monday to Friday from 9.00 am and 5pm, except for university, national and Victorian public holidays.