Swinburne and Position Promo – facilitating the long-term education and employment of Indigenous Australians through tangible social impact initiatives.
Key projects and outcomes
Learn more about what this partnership entails and some of the outcomes.
The Swinburne Indigenous Bursaries are sponsored by Position Promo and were established in 2020 to support Indigenous students commencing their education at Swinburne.
The one-off bursary payment allows Swinburne Indigenous students to purchase the support materials they require, including textbooks, journals, laptops, stationary or public transport passes. This ensures these students have everything they need to reach their full potential.
Position Promo’s social impact fund continues to support the Westerman Jilya Institute for Indigenous Mental Health.
Developed by Njamal woman and Australian of the Year (WA) 2018 Adjunct Professor Tracy Westerman, the Institute aims to provide clinical and cultural best practice to train, develop and undertake vital research, enabling organisations to meet the needs of high-risk Aboriginal communities.
Dr Westerman’s vision is to support Aboriginal students with rural and remote connections to become psychologists, skilled in Indigenous-specific mental health, suicide prevention and intervention programs. To achieve this, Dr Westerman is striving to eliminate one very real barrier to Indigenous people studying at university – the financial barrier.
"Position Promo is thrilled to partner with Swinburne to bring the Indigenous Bursaries Program to life. Our mission is to deliver tangible and measurable social impact, and initiatives such as this help students with some of the financial barriers involved in tertiary study."
Nic Yeomans , General Manager, Position Promo