Medibank and Swinburne came together in 2017 to develop integrated health services, teaching collaborations and industry engagement activities. Find out more about what the partnerships involves, what they have achieved so far, and what lies ahead.
Medibank is an integrated healthcare company providing private health insurance and health solutions to 3.7 million Australians.
Backed by a shared passion to create future-ready learners and drive innovation, Swinburne and Medibank came together in 2017 to create a partnership involving integrated health services, teaching collaborations and industry engagement activities. Since then the partnership has prospered, launching a number of health programs, activations, study units and research projects.
Under the partnership, Swinburne staff, students and alumni have access to benefits and discounts across Medibank’s insurance range.
Improving student experience
Through regular professional placements, internships and recruitment
Created and co-delivered a study unit
The Managing Workplace Diversity and Inclusion unit for the Master of Human Resource Management
Opened permanent Medibank branch office
On-campus office for students, staff, alumni and public
Community engagements and achievements
In 2019, Medibank ran stalls and activations for students during O-Week and Mental Health Week, including the popular Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Foundation Planting Demonstrations.
Medibank also sponsors the Swinburne Cycling Club.
The partnership has seen Swinburne students participating in Professional Placements and Professional Internships at Medibank. These have provided valuable industry experience to the students and fresh insights and perspective for the business. Some students stayed on in full-time roles.
Swinburne is currently delivering education programs to Medibank employees on leadership, management and customer service.
Both Swinburne and Medibank are focused on the health and wellbeing of students and the wider community. Under the partnership, Swinburne staff, students and alumni have access to benefits and discounts across Medibank’s insurance range, including health, pet and travel insurance.
Medibank is also the preferred provider of Overseas Health Cover to international students at Swinburne.
Swinburne Medibank co-designed and now co-delivers the Managing Workplace Diversity and Inclusion unit as part of the AGSE’s, Master of Human Resource Management course. This unit introduces students to the roles diversity and inclusion have in enhancing the performance of employees and their organisation.
“We can share our experiences as a business with health at its core, while having access to the diversity of thought and enthusiasm that AGSE [Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship] students bring.”
Becky Hyde , Medibank General Manager Overseas and Corporate Portfolio
In the news
Swinburne and Medibank extend first-of-its-kind partnership
Swinburne and Medibank have renewed their three-year partnership to continue providing an integrated health services offering to the Swinburne community.Tuesday 30 March 2021
Revamped Library Latelab opens at Hawthorn campusAs part of a series of improvements to Swinburne’s Hawthorn Library, the Latelab has been refurbished to help students get the most out of their studies.Wednesday 07 August 2019
Swinburne and Medibank examine how virtual reality can treat chronic painSwinburne is conducting novel research that will investigate how virtual reality and augmented reality could be used to treat chronic pain.Friday 08 March 2019
Swinburne updates human resources course to address changing business needsSwinburne is launching a refreshed postgraduate course in human resources management commencing in Semester 1 2019.Wednesday 21 November 2018
Swinburne trials mental health program for students with Medibank and UpriseIn collaboration with Medibank, 70 students will trial an online mental health and performance solution created by Uprise.Wednesday 10 October 2018
Swinburne and Medibank forge health partnershipSwinburne and Medibank unite in a partnership that touches on all aspects of Swinburne’s business and 2025 Strategic Plan.Tuesday 06 February 2018
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