Our Indigenous Student Services team located at the Moondani Toombadool Centre are available to support you as an on-campus or online student or community learner to enable you to be in control of your own studies.

Moondani Toombadool means ‘embracing teaching and learning’ in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurndjeri People and the team there can help you achieve your academic goals through a variety of support services and programs for indigenous students.

You might be eligible for a scholarship!

At Swinburne, we offer a range of scholarships that are available for eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Learn more these scholarships and understand the financial benefits each one can provide.

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  • Indigenous student support

    Our team in the Moondani Toombadool Centre supports Indigenous students, including on-campus, online and community learners, to be in control of their own studies.

  • Three International study abroad students Sebastian (Mexico), Daniela (Mexico) and Edward (Scotland) in the AMDC.

    AccessAbility services

    At Swinburne, we offer an inclusive and welcoming environment for people living with a disability, medical condition, mental illness or with primary carer responsibilities.

Indigenous Academic Success Program

Work alongside qualified tutors and improve your study outcomes through the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP) that is provided free to Indigenous Australians here at Swinburne. 

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Our services

  • A professional child education therapist having a meeting with a child in a family support center.

    Childcare and parental support

    Swinburne students and staff have access to childcare centres located at our Croydon, Hawthorn and Wantirna campuses, operating Monday to Friday. We also provide safe and secure parental facilities for you to bring your children should they have to come to campus. 

  • Health and wellbeing

    We offer comprehensive professional health and medical services to support the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of the Swinburne community.

  • Female student standing under the roof line of the SPS building on the Hawthorn campus. Facing side on, looking at the camera.

    Learning and Academic Skills Centre

    Visit the LAS Centre for free consultations to improve your academic and language skills. Get advice on essay writing, making presentations, researching and help with exam preparation.

Indigenous research 

At Swinburne, we conduct research projects with Indigenous organisations, industry groups and other universities that focus on contributing to Australia’s economic and social objectives. Our aim is to provide high-impact research and partnerships creating positive change for Indigenous peoples, our students, staff and the wider Australian community.

We commit to research projects that directly support Indigenous peoples’ engagement in higher education studies, employment and career progression through our Reconciliation Action Plan.

Find out more about how our research projects are engaging with Indigenous organisations, industry groups and other universities via our Indigenous Research page.

Indigenous matters

We respect the sovereignty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges and are committed to authentic recognition within teaching and learning and research. Education is transformative, and as leaders in Reconciliation, Swinburne is committed to ensuring all graduates and staff are culturally competent.

Learn more about our commitment

Need to contact an Indigenous Student Adviser?

To get in contact with an Indigenous Student Adviser please email indigenousstudents@swinburne.edu.au or leave a voicemail on +61 3 9214 8481 Monday to Friday from 9am–5pm.

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