Centres and groups

Federation University Australia is strongly committed to developing its commercial research, consultancy and education and training services - delivering to local, national and global clients. Schools and centres across the University's TAFE and higher education divisions provide a diverse range of industry-focused services and expertise.

Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI)

Through applied research, commercial activities and community engagement CeRDI promotes innovation through the application of new technologies. The Centre has established a strong reputation for quality services delivered across a diverse range of sectors, including agriculture, law, health, natural resources and sport and recreation.

Find out more at the CeRDI website.

Centre for Environmental Management (CEM)

The Centre for Environmental Management has been active in research and consultancy for both government and private organisations for over 20 years. It has built a strong reputation for its research and consultancy work in environmental management, land use management planning, flora and fauna survey and assessment, and experimental design, particularly across south east Australia and nationally.

Find out more at the CEM website.

Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation (CIAO)

CIAO is internationally recognised for pure and applied research in optimisation, data mining, internet commerce security, virtual reality and simulation, and health informatics.

Find out more at the CIAO website.

Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Engineering Research Group (GHERG)

GHERG works closely with government and industry to further improve the safety and sustainability of the open-cut mines that surround the Gippsland campus. Funded by the Victorian Government (through the Department of Primary Industries), GHERG focuses on the key issues affecting open-cut mines in the Latrobe Valley, including slope stability, groundwater impacts, environmental rehabilitation and the long-term sustainability of mine sites.

Industry Skills Centre (ISC)

The Industry Skills Centre provides a broad range of quality education and training programs and aims to be both innovative and adaptable to meet the skills needs of our region and beyond. Training solutions reflect state and national priorities addressing the training needs of individuals and industry in the specific areas of automotive, building and construction, manufacturing and engineering, food, hairdressing and beauty and rural sciences. The Victorian Skills Gateway (external website) is your one-stop-shop for vocational training information.

Find out more at the ISC website.

National Centre of Sustainability (NCS)

The National Centre for Sustainability is committed to working in partnership with industry, government, our students and our communities to create a more sustainable future. NCS provides educational leadership and undertakes program delivery, resource development, project work and applied research to support the development of sustainable practices. NCS also provides a broad range of specialist advice and training on sustainability themes and concepts.

Find out more at the NCS website.

Primary Industry Centre for Science Education (PICSE)

PICSE aims to attract students into tertiary science and to increase the number of skilled professionals in agribusiness and research institutions. The primary industries targeted by PICSE are those which focus on the sciences of agriculture, aquaculture, ecology, horticulture, water security, sustainability, climate change and the environment. To think of primary industry careers as purely agriculture or science based is only half the story. The most recent innovations in primary industry have come from mathematicians, engineers and IT professionals.

Find out more at the PICSE website.