Prepare for study with FedReady

FedReady is open to anyone currently enrolled in a higher education degree at a FedUni campus. If you're a first year student looking to prepare for uni, or a current student wanting to polish your skills, FedReady is for you!

Register for FedReady

Registrations for FedReady Semester 2, 2016 are closed.

Registrations for FedReady may be closed, but you're still able to enrol yourself into Self-paced or attend FedReady on-campus variations without a registration!

Online: 4th - 15th July, 2016

Mt Helen: 11th - 15th July, 2016

Gippsland: 11th - 15th July, 2016

Want to attend on-campus FedReady? Look at our timetable here!

By registering for FedReady, it provides you with the opportunity to sign up for free accommodation, and ensures that you will be catered for at the provided lunches. You will also receive email updates and information as we near the start of the course. If you have any additional questions then please contact us at:

Phone: 1800 333 864

FedReady Online: Self-paced

Want to get FedReady in your own time? FedReady Online: Self-paced gives you the opportunity to learn the core academic skills at any time of the year, at your own pace. The course has no direct staff support, but you can contact us with any questions, and you can still upload the final essay for feedback on your academic writing skills.

Log in to FedReady Online: Self-Paced to complete the course online.

What is FedReady?

FedReady is a group course for all higher education students. The program will help you understand what is expected of you and what you need to do to succeed at university. FedReady provides a range of learning opportunities and regular feedback on practical tasks, and is available face-to-face and online.

Here are just some topics covered during FedReady:

  • Preparing essays and assignments
  • Using and citing references
  • Understanding the University library
  • Using the University computers
  • Participating in tutorials
  • Managing your study

If you are a first year student about to start your first semester of study or a current student wanting to brush up on your study skills, FedReady is for you.

Where is FedReady held?

FedReady can be attended in person at the Mt Helen and Gippsland campuses, or the program can be attended online.

How long does it take?

Our face-to-face program runs over one week and takes approximately 30 hours. We recommend you attend all the sessions for maximum benefit, however, you are also able to select which days/sessions you attend.

FedReady Online runs over the course of two weeks to allow for more flexible delivery and takes around 30 hours to complete.

Why should I enrol in FedReady?

FedReady will give you a head-start to understanding what is expected of you at university. The program will improve your skills in many areas, including referencing, academic expectations, essay writing and much more.

When is FedReady offered?

FedReady is offered in February and July each year. It runs for one week, full-time in person, or two weeks, part time online, just before each semester begins. FedReady is free to all domestic and international students who have been offered a place in an undergraduate degree program at FedUni.

FedReady Residential

Would you like to get a taste of residential living and stay on campus for FREE as part of the FedReady Residential program (4 nights free accommodation*)?

Take your FedReady experience to a new level with FedReady Residential, while also getting a taste of living on campus! Living on campus gives you the best start to university life with a range of options available, proven transition programs, lifelong friends, 24/7 support, planned experiences, instant networks, no hidden costs, and convenient locations. Visit for further details, and find out what our residents say.

*Subject to availability, limited places available. A FedUni Living team member will be in touch with your booking details.

Mount Helen accommodation is only available to students currently registered to stay on-campus residence during Semester 2, 2016.
No additional accommodation at Mount Helen is available. Gippsland campus still has limited places, subject to availability.

How much will it cost?

This is the great part: FedReady is free to all domestic and international students enrolled in a degree at a FedUni campus.

Family information session

It's important for first year students to have the support of parents, partners, family, and friends to help make the most of their university experience. That's why the FedReady team hosts a free evening session where parents, partners and family members can find out the inside information about supporting a student studying at FedUni.

This short session will include information about understanding uni-speak, the typical student workload, the range of support available, and where students can go if things get tough. In addition, current students will be available to answer questions and provide advice on how parents, partners, family, and friends can support first year students during their time at FedUni.

Want more information?

You can contact us by email at or call 1800 333 864 for any enquiries.