Become a Swinburne Emerging Leader

The Swinburne Emerging Leaders Award program recognises the valuable skills you develop through activities undertaken alongside your studies. 

These activities help you develop valuable mentorship or leadership skills, and are an opportunity for formal recognition by the University. All awards will be detailed on your academic transcript and you can put this experience on your resume. 

The awards recognise many of the activities you are already involved in and encourage you to expand your experiences into new areas and get more involved in the community, online or off.

To enhance your employability, the awards give you the opportunity to reflect on what you have done and create linkages between these activities and the skills employers are looking for. 

There are seven award categories. You can apply for all the awards through the University with the exception of the Online Campus Award, where you can start the approval process direct through Swinburne Online.

To be eligible to be recognised as a Swinburne Emerging Leader you need to complete the Career Development Award plus three of the other awards. 

Online Campus Award

Are you an active contributor to Connect or Blackboard discussions? Do you help motivate and support fellow online students or act as leader in your online classroom? If so, you may be eligible for this award. Students must complete at 30-40 hours working as either a ‘mentor’ in Connect or a ‘leader’ in Blackboard to meet the criteria. 

This award has been tailored specifically for online students and you can start the approval process direct through Swinburne Online.

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University Awards

The following award categories can be applied for direct through Swinburne University of Technology

Career Development Award

Career Development Award

To apply for this award students need to complete career building activities such as attending a Swinburne Centre for Career Development webinar

Community Engagement Award

Community Engagement Award

Students must complete at least 40 hours of activities like charity work, fundraising, the SSAA volunteer program or participate in local government, indigenous or other community projects.

Global Citizenship Award

Global Citizenship Award

Students must complete at least 50 hours in an international activity, which can include study abroad, study tours, or internationally focussed projects.

Industry Experience Award

Industry Experience Award

Students must complete at least 50 hours in a workplace setting to meet the criteria for this award.

Research Award

Research Award

Students must complete a period of cadetship working with a research group or designated project.

Sustainability Award

Sustainability Award

To apply students must complete at least 50 hours on a sustainable activity from a range of options such as courses, projects, and specialised programs.