The University is very proud of the accomplishments of our graduates and the contribution our alumni give to their chosen industry/profession, communities, and beyond. Our alumni community is diverse and extensive, made up of people from every age group, all walks of life and found all over the globe!
So get to know some of our alumni and read about their experiences since they left the University - Profile listing
Graduation ceremonies are held each year in May and December at the Mt Helen campus.
Faculties select a graduate speaker for each ceremony, to speak on behalf of all graduates.
Below are the latest speeches:-
Tell us your story
We are always interested in hearing what you've been doing since you left the University. If you'd like to share what's been happening in your life, we'd like to hear it! Please complete the Graduate Profile (dotx, 220kb) and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of our alumni have gone on to achieve great renown in their respective fields both in Australia and overseas. Did you know that the following people graduated from University of Ballarat?
- Steve Bracks - former Victorian Premier was a graduate of the Ballarat College of Advanced Education (a predecessor institution of University of Ballarat)
- Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw - India's richest woman and CEO of Biocon, India
- Steve Moneghetti - runner and former Olympian
- Cyril Callister - the inventor of Vegemite was one of our SMB graduates in 1910!
- Roger Donaldson - Hollywood film director, studied Geology at SMB.
- Marcus Wills - 2006 Archibald Prize winner, studied art at the University of Ballarat (Horsham campus)
To view further prominent University alumni, check out the Honour Roll.
The Honour Roll celebrates the lives and achievements of past students and staff. The Honour Roll includes those associated with the Federation University Australia and its predecessor institutions:
- Ballarat School of Mines (SMB)
- Ballarat Junior Technical School (BJTS)
- Ballarat Technical Girls' School (BTJGS)
- Ballarat Teachers' College (BTC)
- State College Victoria
- Ballarat (SCVB)
- Ballarat Institute of Advanced Education (BIAE)
- Ballarat College of Advanced Education (BCAE)
- Ballarat University College (BUC)
- Yallourn Technical School
- Yallourn Technical College
- Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education
- Monash University College Gippsland
- University of Ballarat (UB)
- Monash University Gippsland Campus
Any former student or staff member is eligible for the Honour Roll, and suggestions for inclusion, and further information is welcomed.