Ballarat Campuses Open Day activities

Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about Federation University Australia at our Mt Helen and Camp Street campuses.

While Ballarat is home to four campuses of Federation University Australia, we have limited our Open Day activities to two of our major campuses, Mt Helen and Camp Street - giving you more opportunity to explore all study options with less traveling.

A range of program, general and scholarship information sessions will run throughout the day – to help you discover a little more about the FedUni community - as well as help you to understand the application processes, fees, support services, and all the other things you need to know about before you start university.

Free shuttle bus

A free shuttle bus will operate between the University’s Mt Helen and Camp Street campuses and the Ballarat Railway Station throughout the day. Make sure you grab a schedule from one of our Welcome Points on the day - or refer to the last page of either of the campus programs below.

Car parking

Mt Helen Campus - There are around 1500 free car parking spaces and event parking signage will be in place on Open Day.

Camp Street Campus - There are no free or permit parking spaces. Council-controlled parking is available in the surrounding streets, however many of these have time restrictions in place on Sundays. Free parking is available at the Ballarat Railway Station (no time restrictions) or Big W (2 hour limit) - both of which are a 5-minute walk from the campus.

Mt Helen Campus activities

Each major study area is host to a Discovery Point so if you’re looking to commence a degree program make sure you drop in and speak with staff and students about the programs on offer.

If you want a career in the trades - check out our Try-a-Trade Alley!

Along with program and application information you’ll also have the opportunity to check out a range of displays and demonstrations – you can also try your hand at some of the activities that our students participate in throughout the duration of their studies.

Download the Mt Helen Open Day program (pdf, 3.6mb)

Mt Helen discovery points

General information

Discovery point

Location: Albert Coates Complex, U Building
Learn about
  • Applications and offers
  • FedUni Living (accommodation)
  • Scholarships
  • Student fees
  • Support services, and clubs and societies
Time Location
Information session
Discover FedUni:
  • Fees and how to apply
  • Open access
  • Industry placement program
11:00am - 11:30am Albert Coates Complex
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Scholarships 10:30am - 11:00am
11:30am - 12:00pm
12:30pm - 1:00pm
1:30pm - 2:00pm

Federation College

Discovery point


Location: T101, T Building (Lower Ground Level - North)
Learn about
  • VCAL and youth programs
  • General Education for Adults (CGEA)
  • Foundation Access Studies (FAST)
Time Location
Information sessions
Foundation Access Studies (FAST) 10:30am - 11:00am T102, T Building (Level 1 - North)
12:30pm - 1:00pm T101, T Building (Lower Ground Level - North)

Science and engineering

Discovery point

Location: Foyer, Y Building, Mt Helen Campus
Learn about
  • Biomedical science
  • Civil engineering
  • Environment and conservation
  • Food and nutrition
  • Geological sciences
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechatronic engineering
  • Mining engineering
  • Veterinary and wildlife
Time Location
Information sessions
Bachelor of Science 10:30am - 11:00am Y016, Y Building
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Food and nutritional science 11.00am - 11:30am Y016 , Y Building
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Geoscience 11.00am - 11:30am Y017, Y Building
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Biomedical science 11:30am - 12:00pm Y016, Y Building
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Biotechnology 11:30am - 12:00pm Y017, Y Building
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Veterinary and wildlife science 12:00pm - 12:30pm Y016, Y Building
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Environmental and conservation science 12:00pm - 12:30pm Y017, Y Building
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Engineering 10:30am - 11:00am Y017, Y Building
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Displays and interactive activities
Biomedical science: interactive and hands-on investigations 10:00am - 3:00pm Foyer and labs, Y Building
Engineering: demonstrations and interactive activities 10:00am - 3:00pm
Environmental and conservation science and geoscience: demonstrations and interactive activities 10:00am - 3:00pm
Food and nutrition: hands-on investigations and sensory testing 10:00am - 3:00pm
Formula SAE race car simulator 10:00am - 3:00pm
Wild Action Zoo: Get up close with a range of Aussie animals including crocodiles, koalas, reptiles and dingos! 11:00am - 3:00pm

Business

Discovery point

Location: Foyer, C Building, Mt Helen Campus
Learn about
  • Accounting
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human resource management
  • Law
  • Management
  • Marketing
Time Location
Information sessions
Business undergraduate programs (including Bachelor of Applied Management) 11:15am - 12:15pm C001, C Building
Graduate business programs 12:30pm - 1:00pm B014, B Building

Education and humanities

Discovery point

Location: T203, Level 3, T Building, Mt Helen Campus
Learn about
  • Community and human services
  • Criminal justice
  • Education and early childhood
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • International studies
  • Social work
Time Location
Information sessions
Community, human services and social work 11:30am - 12:00pm T204, T Building
Early childhood education (including children's services) 11:30am - 12:00pm T101, T Building
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Joint education degrees 10:30am - 11:00pm T101, T Building
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Humanities and social sciences 11:00am - 11:30pm T204, T Building
1:00pm - 1:30pm
International studies 12:30pm - 1:00pm T204, T Building
Criminal justice 12:00pm - 12:30pm T204, T Building
Education (primary and secondary) and education studies 11:00am - 11:30am T101, T Building
1:00pm - 1:30pm

Psychology

Discovery point

Location: Dance Studio, P Building, Mt Helen Campus
Learn about
  • Psychology
Time Location
Information sessions
Psychology 11:00am - 11:30am B901, B Building
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Tours and interactive activities
FedUni Community Psychology Services Clinic virtual tour On demand Dance Studio, P Building

Information technology and mathematics

Discovery point

Location: IT Lounge, T Building, Mt Helen Campus
Learn about
  • Big data and analytics
  • Business information systems
  • Cloud and enterprise computing
  • Digital media
  • Games development
  • Mobile app development
  • Networking and security
  • Software development
  • Professional practice
  • P-Tech
  • Mathematical science
Time Location
Information sessions
Mathematical sciences 11:15pm - 1:45pm T127, T Building
12:45pm - 1:15pm
Information technology 11:45am - 12:15pm T127, T Building
1:15pm - 1:45pm
TAFE information technology 12:15pm - 12:45pm T127, T Building
Displays and interactive activities
Student IT projects All day IT Lounge, T Building
Immersive VR experiences
Drones and dogs
Meet IBM staff
Games zone T120, T Building

Sport, outdoor and physical education

Discovery point

Location: Dance Studio, P Building, Mt Helen Campus
Learn about
  • Clinical exercise physiology
  • Exercise and sport science
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Outdoor and environmental education
  • Physical education
  • Sport management
Time Location
Information sessions
Exercise science, health and physical education, sport management, outdoor environmental education and health sciences 10:30am - 11:00am C001, C Building
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Displays and interactive activities
Biomechanics/Fitness testing 12:00pm - 12:45pm Brown Gym (P802), P Building
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Climbing wall 11:05am - 11:55am Outside P Building
1:10pm - 2:00pm
Clinical exercise physiology (balance mobility and exercise) 11:00am - 3:00pm Rehab Centre (P702), P Building
Interactive video skills analysis (golf swing, hockey or basketball) 11:05am - 11:50am Brown Gym (P802), P Bulding
1:10pm - 2:00pm
VO2 max testing (submax on bike) 11:00am - 11:50am Brown Gym (P802), P Bulding
1:10pm - 2:00pm

Nursing and health

Discovery point

Location: S Building, Mt Helen Campus
Learn about
  • Health sciences
  • Midwifery
  • Health
Time Location
Information sessions
Health sciences 11:30am - 12:00pm F301, F Building
Nursing, midwifery and health 10:30am - 11:10am H101, H Building
12:00pm - 12:40pm
1:45pm - 2:25pm
Tours and interactive activities
Nursing lab tours and interactive activities 11:10am - 11:40am Starting from H101, H Building
12:40pm - 1:10pm
2:25pm - 2:55pm

FedUni Living

Discovery point

Location: FedUni Living, Ballarat campuses
Mt Helen
  • Tours leave from behind Albert Coates Complex
Jemacra Place, Elsworth Street and Victoria Street
  • Visit the residences for a tour
Time Location
Activities and tours
FedUni Living tours on demand 10:00am - 3:00pm Behind the Albert Coates Complex and FedUni Living
Living on campus provides you with the best start to your university experience with successfully proven transition programs, as well as support for academic, social, cultural and personal development, planned events and activities, easy and convenient locations and lots of fun!

Visit FedUni Living to chat to current residents, take a tour of the residences, submit your application and find out all about residential living. FedUni Living will be available across all campuses and residences. First year undergraduate students are guaranteed* accommodation during their first year of study!

*Conditions apply.

Visit the FedUni Living webpage for more information.

Try-A-Trade Alley

TAFE Try-a-Trade Alley

Location: Marquees, Central quadrangle, Mt Helen Campus
Learn about
  • Automotive
  • Engineering
  • Electrotechnology
  • Painting and decorating
  • Plumbing
  • Agriculture

  • Carpentry
  • Joinery
  • Cookery and bakery
  • Hair and beauty
  • Bricklaying
  • Horticulture
Time Location
Information sessions
Information technology 12:15pm - 12:45pm T127, T Building
TAFE (Non-trade)
Conservation and land management 10:00am - 3:00pm Foyer, Y Building
Information technology 10:00am - 3:00pm T Building
Nursing 10:00am - 3:00pm S Building
Business 10:00am - 3:00pm C Building
Graphic design 10:00am - 3:00pm Camp Street Campus
Live production 10:00am - 3:00pm Camp Street Campus

Camp Street Campus activities

Camp Street is home to our visual and performing arts programs – at  both TAFE and higher education levels. Our expert staff and current students will be based at each Discovery Point  -  so make sure you drop in and discuss the programs on offer.

Along with program and application information you’ll also have the opportunity to check out a range of workshops, displays and performances.

Download the Camp Street Open Day program (PDF, 1.4MB)

Camp Street discovery points

General information

Dicovery point

Location: Student Lounge, Old Library Building
Learn about
  • Applications and offers
  • FedUni Living (accommodation)
  • Scholarships
  • Student fees
  • Student Connect
    (support services, and clubs and societies)
Time Location
Activities and tours
Campus tours

Tours of FedUni Living will be available at the conclusion of each campus tour
10:00am - 10:30am
Outside the General Information Point
11:00am - 11:30am
12:00pm - 12:30pm
1:00pm - 1:30pm
2:00pm - 2:30pm

Visual arts and design

Discovery point

Location: New North Building Foyer, Camp Street Campus
Learn about
  • Communication design
  • Graphic design
  • Visual arts (Fine arts)
Time Location
Information sessions
Diploma of Graphic Design 11.30am - 12:00pm Level 5, Old Law Courts Building
Bachelor of Visual Arts 12:00pm - 12:30pm
C004 Lecture Theatre, Ground Level, Old Law Courts Building,
Honours, Masters and PhD 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Bachelor of Communication Design/Diploma of Graphic Design 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Displays and activities
Exhibition - BENCHMARK 16: Showcasing work by undergraduate Arts Academy Visual Arts students 10:00am - 3:00pm Post Office Gallery, Corner Sturt and Lydiard Street
Bachelor of Communication Design 10:00am - 3:00pm New North Building
Bachelor of Visual Arts 10:00am - 3:00pm 2D Studios, New North Building and Old Post Office Building
Mono printing demonstration with Jimmy Pasakos 11:00am - 11:45am Printmaking Studio, Old Post Office Building
Still life drawing class with Debbie Hill 2:00pm - 2:45pm Upstairs 2D Studios, New North Building

Performing arts

Discovery point

Location: Level 1 - Media Art Space, Old Law Courts Building
Learn about
  • Acting
  • Live theatre production
  • Music theatre
Time Location
Information sessions
Bachelor of Acting for Stage and Screen and Bachelor of Music Theatre 10:45am - 11:15am Helen Macpherson Smith Theatre
1:45pm - 2:15pm
Displays and activities
Music theatre dance class with Teresa Colantuono 10:00am - 10:30am Movement Studio 1, New South Building
Voice class demonstration with Julianne Eveleigh 11:30am - 12:00pm L201, Old Library Building
Open rehearsal of ‘As you like it’ by William Shakespeare. Directed by Kim Durban 12:10pm - 12:55pm Helen Macpherson Smith Theatre
Acting class demonstration with Ross Hall 1:00pm - 1:30pm Post Office Box Theatre, Old Post Office Building
Music theatre audition singing class with Dr Richard Chew 2:20pm - 2:50pm Movement Studio 1, New South Building

FedUni Living

Discovery Point

Location: FedUni Living, Ballarat campuses
FedUni Living
Mt Helen and Camp Street
  • tours leave from General Information Points
Jemacra Place, Elsworth Street and Victoria Street
  • visit the residences for a tour
Start Location
Activities and tours
FedUni Living tours on demand 10:00am - 3:00pm Behind the Albert Coates Complex and FedUni Living
Living on campus provides you with the best start to your university experience with successfully proven transition programs, as well as support for academic, social, cultural and personal development, planned events and activities, easy and convenient locations and lots of fun!

Visit FedUni Living to chat to current residents, take a tour of the residences, submit your application and find out all about residential living. FedUni Living will be available across all campuses and residences. First year undergraduate students are guaranteed* accommodation during their first year of study!

*Conditions apply.

Visit the FedUni Living webpage for more information.