Golden Key International Honour Society, founded on 29 November 1977, is an academic honour society which recognises and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines. Golden Key is an invitation only honours society for the top 15% of university graduates.

The Society’s on-campus presence has reached over 375 chapters at colleges and universities in seven countries: Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.

The Society awards its members over $1,000,000 (USD) annually through numerous scholarship and award programs. Members are connected to exclusive career opportunities and assistance through Golden Key’s partnerships with major corporations and graduate programs. The Society provides campus and community service opportunities enabling personal growth and leadership development as well as collaborating with university faculty and administrators to develop and maintain high standards of education.

Swinburne University of Technology established a Golden Key chapter in 2006 and the first New Member Reception was first held on 2 October 2006. The chapter first achieved Gold Status (the highest rank attainable among Golden Key chapters) in 2007. Swinburne was also awarded Gold Status on several occasions and most recently achieved Gold Status in 2018.

At the Asia-Pacific Conference in January 2011 the former chapter advisor, Mr Derek Whitehead was awarded Chapter Advisor of the Year (2010) for the Asia-Pacific Region. This tremendous honour was in recognition to Mr Whitehead’s support and advice since the Chapter’s inception in 2006. The Chapter is tremendously grateful for Mr Whitehead’s assistance.

In addition, the Swinburne chapter helped organise the following events in conjunction with the Victorian Alliance

  • Monthly networking drinks
  • Career Connector (2018)

Contact Us

For any questions about the committee or you would like to register your interest in helping out on the committee, please feel free to contact us at president@swinburne.goldenkey.org.au

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