Swinburne and Bendigo Bank are working together to create positive economic and social impact. Find out more about what the partnership involves, what we have achieved so far and what lies ahead.
Key projects and outcomes
Learn more about what this partnership entails and some of the outcomes.
In 2019, Bendigo Bank opened Community Bank Swinburne. The initiative invests banking profits back into the Swinburne community and offers banking discounts and benefits to staff, students and alumni.
In 2019, Swinburne and Bendigo Bank co-created and launched the Master of Financial Technologies (FinTech). This first-of-its-kind postgraduate course is delivered through Swinburne’s Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE). The degree teaches students to apply technology concepts, critical thinking and problem-solving methodologies in financial contexts.
This partnership allows for Swinburne students to participate in a 12-month paid professional placement at Bendigo Bank. These placements provide valuable industry experience for the students as well as fresh insights and perspectives for the bank staff. Our first placement student was hired for a full-time position, Communications and Engagement Manager, at the completion of their placement.
Find out more about placements.
Bendigo Bank regularly hosts panel discussions and seminars to help educate Swinburne staff and students on financial topics such as home loans and property prices.
"Our strategic partnership with Swinburne is part of the continuing evolution of the Bendigo Community Bank model and represents a further opportunity to build on our partnerships and share value by feeding into the prosperity of the tertiary education sector."
Marnie Baker , Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Managing Director