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FedUni launches Big Dreams Youth Leadership Academy

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents will have the opportunity to reach their full potential as part of Federation University Australia’s new Baldau Yiooghen Big Dreams Youth Leadership Academy.

FedUni Living Leadership Exchange program recognised for best practice

Tuesday 22 May 2018

FedUni Living’s Manager Residential Communities Andrew Renfree has been recognised at the Asia-Pacific Student Accommodation Association (APSAA) awards, being awarded the Michael O’Leary Award for Innovation.

Elders visit Wayn-Gurr Derrk FedUni Bush Tucker Garden

Monday 21 May 2018

Federation University Australia was pleased to welcome the local Ballarat Aboriginal Elders to the Wayn-Gurr Derrk Bush Tucker Community Gardens at the Mt Helen Campus. The Elders visited on Friday 18 May for a picnic lunch in the gardens. The visit was hosted by FedUni Living and the Aboriginal Education Centre (AEC) for the Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative as a part of t...

University hosts major scholarship ceremonies

Friday 18 May 2018

Federation University Australia is presenting up to 150 scholarships to Higher Education and TAFE students throughout its campuses this month. “These scholarships recognise the excellent standards of our students and their contribution to the region in which they study,” Professor Helen Bartlett, Vice-Chancellor, said. “The University is pleased to provide ...

FedUni rated number one in Victoria for getting a job

Thursday 17 May 2018

A national survey of graduates has placed Federation University Australia number one in Victoria for overall employment and median salary. The QILT survey reveals FedUni graduates have an employment rate of 90.6 per cent and a median salary of $60,000, the highest of Victorian-headquartered universities. The University also ranked number one in Victoria for student support, ...

FedUni to launch MBA at Berwick Campus

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Professionals throughout south-eastern Melbourne will now have the opportunity to advance their career following the announcement that Federation University Australia will offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program from its Berwick Campus. 

Dominic Soh presents careers masterclass to FedUni students

Monday 14 May 2018

International speaker and motivator Dominic Soh has spoken to students at Federation University Australia about career development and the best methods to get the job they want. “To hear Dominic speak was a fantastic opportunity for many of our students at Mt Helen and Gippsland,” Jerry van Delft, Director of Student Connect, said. “It was a privilege to he...

Federal Education and Training Minister Birmingham in education forum at Berwick

Monday 14 May 2018

Federation University Australia hosted an education forum chaired by Senator Simon Birmingham, Federal Minister for Education and Training, at the Berwick Campus on Monday, 14 May. The visit, facilitated by Jason Wood, Federal Member for La Trobe, saw the Minister meet members of FedUni’s executive team, high school principals, community leaders and students. “I am very t...

Morwell exhibition to be showcased at Parliament House

Monday 14 May 2018

An exhibition featuring the hopes and dreams of the Morwell community will make its way to the halls of the Victorian Parliament in May. Following a successful showing at Switchback Gallery in Churchill last year, the ‘Our hopes for the future of Morwell’ photographic exhibition will be showcased at Queen’s Hall from 21-25 May. The exhibition was developed ...

FedUni graduates embark on their next journey

Tuesday 8 May 2018

More than 1400 students will graduate from Federation University Australia at graduation ceremonies in Ballarat and Gippsland from 9-24 May. “We look forward to honouring the many hundreds of worthy graduates from throughout Victoria a well as those students who study with our many trusted partners both here and in Malaysia,” Professor Helen Bartlett, Vice-Chancellor, said...

University researchers part of program to save wildlife

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Researchers from Federation University Australia have been selected by the Saving Our Species program to help save four threatened species from extinction. The program involving collaboration between research staff of the University and the Office of Environment and Heritage New South Wales has identified a threatened lizard, two bird species and a small mammal in need of protection.

Ballarat Tech School hosts Career Achievement Awards

Wednesday 2 May 2018

The Ballarat Tech School has hosted the CSIRO STEM Professional Career Achievement Awards at the SMB Campus. “A shared commitment, dedication and collaboration are essential to improving STEM education outcomes,” Sofia Fiusco, Director of Ballarat Tech School, said. “Partnerships with key stakeholders such as the CSIRO and the Aboriginal Education Centre at...

Success for Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre Program

Monday 30 April 2018

Federation University Australia has joined 15 other universities in being awarded funding for the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Program. Industry and other stakeholders in public health will join the universities in undertaking the challenge of galvanising the digital health sector. “The new CRC aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians...

FedUni major contributor to growth of regional Australia

Sunday 29 April 2018

Federation University Australia is a major contributor to economic productivity and employment within the regions it serves, according to a new impact study. The economic impact study conducted by the Nous Group in conjunction with the Centre for Policy Studies for the Regional Universities Network (RUN) demonstrated the impact and importance that Federation University Australia, Vict...

FedUni Education students excel in Literacy and Numeracy Test

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Education students from Federation University Australia have performed above the national average in the Federal Government’s Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education. More than 23,000 teaching students throughout the nation sat the Test last year to assess whether they had literacy and numeracy skills in the top 30 per cent of the adult population. In ...

Arts Academy students present Shakespeare productions

Friday 20 April 2018

Acting and music theatre students from Federation University Australia will perform two William Shakespeare plays in Ballarat over the next three weeks.   The productions, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Margaret of Anjou, will both be held at the Arts Academy, Camp Street. “Our second and third year students are delighted to present these two outstanding...

Women In Trades event held at FedUni SMB Campus

Friday 20 April 2018

The potential for more female students to undertake TAFE programs has been highlighted at the ‘Why Trades Need Women In Trades Event’ at Federation University Australia. Held at the University’s Manufacturing and Engineering Skills Centre, Ballarat, the event promoted trades for females as a career option. Regional female employers who promote female appren...

Satisfaction survey launched for VET students

Tuesday 17 April 2018

How has your VET program helped you achieve your goals? This is the question the Victorian Government is asking around 200,000 students in the annual Student Satisfaction Survey. Students who completed or exited any government-subsidised VET courses provided by registered training providers in 2017 have been sent a survey to complete online, via SMS or by mail. The survey ta...

Art and Design students showcase their professional development

Friday 13 April 2018

A new art exhibition, Eighteen and Over, by third-year students, academics and support staff at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Centre for Art and Design (GCAD). This project show is driven by students and demonstrates their creativity, endeavour and teamwork. Students curated, prepared content, designed collateral and installed the works in GCAD’s Switchba...

Hospitality programs to receive funding boost

Friday 13 April 2018

Federation University Australia will use increased funding from the Victorian Government to further the training of hospitality students in the Ballarat region. The bulk of the $158,000 funding will go towards course set up and delivery costs including materials development, industry expo events and the appointment of a specialist hospitality teacher. “This new funding...

University honoured to host Royal visit

Monday 9 April 2018

Federation University Australia showcased its students and research at a luncheon for His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO, at the Mt Helen Campus on Sunday, 8 April. The University’s student leaders and academics joined other dignitaries and business representatives for the special event. “The University is deeply honoured to host...

Groundwater data exchange to be relaunched

Monday 9 April 2018

The updated and modernised Visualising Victoria’s Groundwater portal will be launched by Associate Professor Peter Dahlhaus from Federation University Australia on Tuesday, 10 April. “The new portal will now include an on-line library of resources, a spatial map interface and a data download catalogue,” Associate Professor Dahlhaus said. “The system w...

Girls in Physics Breakfast held at FedUni

Thursday 5 April 2018

More than 70 young Western Victorian women have gathered in Ballarat to share and celebrate their enthusiasm for physics. The Ballarat event was one of a series across Melbourne and regional Victoria, encouraging school girls to meet with young women in the early stages of a physics-based career in the hope that they will be inspired to continue studying physics through the rest of sc...

Wayn-Gurr Derrk FedUni Bush Tucker Garden unveiled at Mt Helen Campus

Monday 26 March 2018

Federation University Australia is excited to launch the Wayn-Gurr Derrk Bush Tucker Community Gardens at the Mt Helen Campus. Wayn-Gurr Derrk is Wadawurrung language for 'Good Ground'. The University’s Campus Life and the Aboriginal Education Centre (AEC) have worked together on this unique project and are pleased to see it come together. &ldquo...

Assistance available to FedUni students affected by bushfires

Thursday 22 March 2018

Students from Federation University Australia who have been affected by the recent bushfires in Western Victoria may be eligible for assistance. The University’s Disaster Assistance Scheme enables commencing and continuing students to have their lost or destroyed items such as text books, uniforms and computers replaced if the students have suffered in fires. “Wi...

Bold experiment in social welfare can still shape Australia

Thursday 22 March 2018

A new book on Australian and international social welfare programs over the past forty years has been co-edited by Federation University Australia’s Professor Erik Eklund.  The collection, The State of Welfare, explores the influence of these programs throughout the Australian community and internationally.   A grassroots social welfare program from the ...

Westpac and FedUni renew collaboration agreement to conduct cyber security research at ICSL

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Research into cyber security will be boosted following the signing of a renewed agreement between Westpac Bank and Federation University Australia. The five-year contract between the university and the bank will financially support the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL), which is located at the University’s Mt Helen Campus. “The ICSL is a cyber securit...

Leading TAFE students receive awards

Monday 19 March 2018

Thirty awards to some of Federation University Australia’s leading students have been presented at the 2018 TAFE Awards for Excellence at the Mt Helen Campus. The awards, which recognise major achievements in TAFE study at the university, are nominated by FedUni TAFE and Federation College.  The 2018 Craftsperson Awards also were presented. These awards are a join...

Gippsland researchers to release book on transformative education initiatives

Thursday 15 March 2018

Gippsland educational researchers at Federation University Australia have secured a book contract with Springer for their edited collection entitled, 'Regional-global Transformations: On being relevant and responsive educational researchers’. 

Frank Golding honoured for care leavers work

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Frank Golding, an Honorary Research Fellow at Federation University Australia’s Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH), was recently invited to attend a historic policy announcement at Kirribilli House on child redress and institutional abuse.