Our vision is to build a university culture that promotes and practically supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This includes our Indigenous Workforce Strategy (2020–23), which focuses on attracting quality applications for academic and professional positions at all levels across the university. We also provide an internal environment that promotes professional and personal growth for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.
Applying for positions
We are focused on assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to secure a job with our university. We can help by providing the following services:
During your employment
We are committed to supporting our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to excel by offering:
tailored professional development activities to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff members so you can excel in their chosen careers
monthly lunches for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to get together, yarn, share experiences and offer peer support
all other benefits available to Swinburne staff.
Ensuring a culturally safe environment
We take cultural safety seriously at Swinburne. Not only because it's our social responsibility but because we know that our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff will excel when their unique cultures and experiences are respected and valued.
To help ensure a culturally safe environment at Swinburne:
All staff are expected to complete a compulsory Indigenous Cultural Competency online module on commencement
We are designing an overarching Indigenous Cultural Competency Framework to ensure that different staffing cohorts receive the appropriate type and intensity of Indigenous Cultural Competency training