Position Promo is an independent, Aboriginal-owned and operated company specialising in branded merchandise, apparel, print solutions and office supplies. 

Swinburne has partnered with Position Promo to deliver tangible social impact for Indigenous Australians. The partnership focuses on enabling the long-term education and employment of Indigenous Australians, facilitating economic empowerment and social inclusion. 

As a preferred supplier at Swinburne, a percentage of every dollar spent with Position Promo through the Razor Shop is reinvested to fund the participation of Indigenous Australians in tertiary education.


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Position Promo donated to Indigenous Bursaries for Indigenous students at Swinburne

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A percentage of every dollar spent at Swinburne’s Razor Shop directly contributes to social impact initiatives at Swinburne

Indigenous mental health

Position Promo proudly supports the Westerman Jilya Institute for Indigenous Mental Health

Key projects and outcomes

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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.

In 2020, Swinburne Student Life announced the launch of its first ever officially co-branded Swinburne X Razor merchandise store, the Razor Shop

Razor is Swinburne’s loveable mascot and in partnership with Position Promo, sales from the Razor Shop directly contribute to Indigenous Bursaries at Swinburne.

Through working across the university, the Indigenous Student Services team created a NAIDOC Week art competition for Indigenous students. The winning designs by Katie Bugden, a student and Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist, told a story of how lockdown had affected Victorians. 

Position Promo featured Katie’s artwork on a limited-edition collection of reusable face masks that showcased her bespoke Indigenous designs. A percentage of the sales from these masks directly supported social impact initiatives at Swinburne.

  • Katie Budgen's winning design from the 2020 NAIDOC Week Indigenous art competition is available as apparel for sale via Swinburne's Razor Shop
    Katie Budgen's design won the 2020 NAIDOC Week Indigenous art competition. Her design was made available on apparel for sale via Swinburne's Razor Shop.
  • Student Katie Bugden's design for 2020 NAIDOC Week Indigenous art competition
    Finalist Katie Bugden's 2020 NAIDOC Week Indigenous art competition design: "The artwork represents the way our culture has moved through time, the contemporary colours represent us, the new generation, following in our ancestors footsteps. We have always belonged to this land and we always will."
  • Student Rudi Louis Taylor-Bragge's design for 2020 NAIDOC Week Indigenous art competition.
    Finalist Rudi Louis Taylor-Bragge's 2020 NAIDOC Week Indigenous art competition design: "For both artworks I have incorporated the infinity sign, reaffirming that this continent is, and always has been Aboriginal land. I have reimagined the MTC logo with traditional Kulinic art styles and included Bunjil, our creator spirit."
  • Student Emily Gittins's design for 2020 NAIDOC Week Indigenous art competition
    Finalist Emily Gittins's 2020 NAIDOC Week Indigenous art competition design: "My piece interconnects with itself through a story of our people, the feet representing different generations which walk this land. In the hand, the story of the beginning with birthing caves and the future above, growing."
  • Student Isabeau Colls's design for 2020 NAIDOC Week Indigenous art competition
    Finalist Isabeau Colls's 2020 NAIDOC Week Indigenous art competition design: "The hands show that our ancestors are the life of the land. The native Australian Pink Heath flower grows relentlessly, just like our culture, it will never be destroyed. The circle shows the sun rises and falls with us, always ours."

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

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