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. 

Find out more about Professional Placements.

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

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