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.  

Indigenous Employment at Swinburne
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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:

  • feedback and tips for your resume

  • interview preparation

  • guided walking tour around campus

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.

The ancestors' call: Andrew Peters, lecturer in Indigenous studies
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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

Indigenous Workforce Strategy

The Indigenous Workforce Strategy 2020-23 details a plan of actions to achieve the employment-related targets in the 2020-23 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Our initiatives

  • Two students chat outside the Moondani Toombadool Centre for Indigenous students

    Moondani Toombadool Centre

    Established in 2018, the Moondani Toombadool Centre is responsible for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters at Swinburne

  • Reconciliation Action Plan

    Swinburne’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) builds on our long standing commitment, over two decades, to the education and training of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities.