2025 Strategic Plan

More than 100 years ago Swinburne opened its doors with a simple premise in mind: to provide education to a section of society otherwise denied further education.

More than a century later, we continue to persevere in our commitment to not only provide, but also transform education through strong industry engagement, social inclusion, a desire to innovate and, above all, a determination to create positive change.

Strategic framework

To realise our vision we will build our capability, investing in our people, processes and systems.

Future-ready learners

  • Confident and enterprising learners who create social impact
  • Learners prepared to find and solve complex problems
  • Adaptive learners equipped for careers of the future
  • Learners as global citizens

Research with impact

  • Transforming industries shaping lives and communities
  • Driving innovation built on excellence in science and technology
  • Global in action, presence and reputation

Innovative enterprise

  • Agile, resilient and market-responsive
  • Flexible, state of the art spaces and infrastructure
  • Connected with business, industry and community
  • Sustainable, inclusive and diverse 
  • Globally capable