Join a vibrant community of academics, teachers, professionals and students, where your work can directly impact society.  

Swinburne delivers excellence in teaching and research in science, technology, business, law, design and innovation. As a multi-sector provider, there are opportunities to apply for jobs in higher education, vocational education and pathways. There are also opportunities marketing and communications, customer service, information technology, finance, human resources and administration. 

Our mission is to create economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. In doing so, we want to attract those with similar values who can help us make a difference. 

As an employer we promote diversity, support career development, provide flexibility and offer competitive salary packages. 

  • “Swinburne seemed to be one of the best prepared universities to do good things with online learning.”

    John Hopkins , Business lecturer and researcher

Our values

At Swinburne, we embrace behaviours that make a difference to the way we work and the community around us. This involves promoting diversity, equity and career development.

What happens to my personal information if I participate in a survey?

In accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, any information collected from a participant in any of our research studies will be kept completely confidential. All information will be stored securely on Swinburne University of Technology servers and only accessible by the research staff labelled on the corresponding research ethics documentation. Each study has been approved by the local research ethics board at Swinburne University of Technology.

If you would like to learn more about the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, please visit the National Health and Medical Research Centre website.

Staff behaviours

Staff at Swinburne care about behaviours that build positive relationships: to communicate, listen and learn, collaborate, trust and act.


Say it
Have the conversation, respect each other’s differences, give meaningful feedback and share honestly and openly.

Listen and learn

Hear it, learn from it
Learn from one another, actively listen to each other, resolve conflict and be innovative.


Share it
Work constructively together with a common purpose to achieve Swinburne’s goals.


Trust it
Be open to and with others, act with fairness and respect, inspire positive expectations and communicate honestly.


Do it
Have a strong sense of immediacy, take practical action and see it through.


Working at Swinburne comes with a wide range of benefits including flexible working arrangements, staff discounts and career development opportunities. 

Swinburne places a big focus on developing our employees. You can design a career pathway uniquely suited to who you are, your skills and lifestyle. You can also:

  • Undertake training courses on campus

  • Enjoy a 50% study fee reduction

  • Pursue study leave options

  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs 

  • Create a development plan that is reviewed annually

  • Enjoy Swinburne graduation discounts

  • Participate in mentoring programs

  • Access online learning through Swinburne’s LinkedIn Learning Staff Subscription. 

Swinburne’s flexible working arrangements can support your individual needs. We have a range of family support services that enable you to make the most of your career and family life. Our options include:

  • Paid parental leave for primary caregivers and secondary caregivers

  • Extended parental leave options

  • 48/52 employment cycle options

  • Onsite childcare at all campuses

  • Adoption leave

  • Onsite school holiday programs at our Hawthorn campus.

Looking after your health and wellbeing is vital, which is why Swinburne offers the following services and discounts to employees:

  • Counselling 

  • Onsite health services and vaccinations 

  • Private health insurance discounts with Medibank

  • Weekly yoga and Pilates classes 

  • Multi-faith facilities and resources

  • Discounted and special offer gym memberships around all three campuses, including the Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre (HALC) 

  • Free access to the HALC swimming pools.

  • Onsite parking and easy access to public transport

  • Childcare facilities at all campuses

  • Parents’ room facilities

  • Social functions through the Swinburne Staff Club

  • Access to library resources across our campuses

  • Multi-faith facilities at our Hawthorn campus.

You may be eligible for up to 17% superannuation through our partner UniSuper

Check your individual job advertisement for the superannuation on offer.

Note: You can also elect to salary package voluntary contributions to UniSuper, or a fund of your choice. 

Learn more about UniSuper
  • Discounted annual Myki cards

  • Travel discounts such as Qantas Club Membership offers

  • Vehicle lease plans and car hire discount options

  • Special discounts through the Swinburne Bookshop for movie tickets, computers and software 

  • Community Bank ® at Swinburne.

Are you a current staff member?

If you already work at Swinburne you can search and apply for positions through the intranet